Experienced tech advisor joins hyper-growth digital services firm
Technology solutions and services provider Solutionize Global has appointed a former Dell Technologies managing consultant as it gears up to more than double its turnover – with ambitions of eclipsing £100 million by the end of 2020.
Mike Lewis has been brought in as solutions director following a 30-year career spanning technology and business consulting positions. His vast experience has seen him advise various C-suite leaders and their organisations in a broad range of sectors across Europe, USA and South Africa.
Joining Yorkshire and London-based digital, professional and business process services firm Solutionize Global – which tripled its turnover and recorded £42m in 2019 – Mike will spearhead the company’s ambitions to further help enterprises in accelerating change management projects. He will also utilise his specialist knowledge to support in how businesses can roll-out successful digital transformation programmes.
The team has continued to recruit throughout the ongoing turbulence of COVID-19, with Mike becoming the 17th addition this year. Despite the difficulties during the current climate for many businesses, Solutionize Global is still on track to grow from a team of 40 to a 60-strong workforce, as well as achieve a nine-figure turnover by the end of 2020.
Commenting on his new appointment, Mike said: “This company has gone through a period of reinvention in order to firmly meet its clients’ evolving demands – which is something that really drew me to the position.”
“From my very first interaction with the team, it felt like a place that was all about people and culture – with no egos or pretence. It’s a strong dynamic with a genuine intent to make a real difference to customers’ digital evolution.”
Speaking about his ambitions in his new role, he added: “I’m focused on growing our existing portfolio of services and also want to assist in planning – and executing – organisational transformation so our clients are equipped with actionable insights that deliver real business benefits.”
The past 12 months have seen Solutionize Global become a Dell Technologies gold partner, rework its entire brand identity, launch a ‘digital desk’, open an office in Mayfair – with plans for a third to be unveiled in the south – and quadruple its headcount.
Commenting on the organisation’s evolution and critical addition of a new solutions director, Alex Wilkinson, chief operating officer, said: “There has been no doubt that 2020 has presented instability and change across all sectors.”
“However, Mike’s arrival further cements our ambitions to keep developing an agile and adaptable workforce that’s bursting with tech leaders and creative talents that our customers can rely upon.”
He added: “The team is critical to our overall business growth and with Mike on board, he can help us provide an even greater level of tech solutions, services, and consultancy so that we’re able to add even more strategic value for clients that deliver true business benefits.”
The company is set to unveil an academy that will empower internal and external apprentices to become technology managers in a bid to further tackle the skills gap throughout the UK.