In a strange twist of fate we were nominated for two separate awards and two separate awards ceremonies and won them both!
The first award was at the techMark 2012 awards dinner in London in the Emerging Star category. Panmure Gordon’s tech analyst George O’Conner picked up the award on behalf of us. Thank you George, Panmure, LSE and event sponsors PWC.
The second award was at the Shares Awards 2012 also in London in the Best IPO category. Thanks to Steve Frazer and the Shares Magazine team.
Awards are always nice for the ego, but as a company we are more focused on execution. We didn’t attend these awards, not because we didn’t want to, we are simply too busy at the moment.
The only “W” quote I like is his comments on honors and awards…“To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.”
About David Richards
David is CEO, President and co-founder of WANdisco and has quickly established WANdisco as one of the world’s most promising technology companies.
Since co-founding the company in Silicon Valley in 2005, David has led WANdisco on a course for rapid international expansion, opening offices in the UK, Japan and China. David spearheaded the acquisition of Altostor, which accelerated the development of WANdisco’s first products for the Big Data market. The majority of WANdisco’s core technology is now produced out of the company’s flourishing software development base in David’s hometown of Sheffield, England and in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
David has become recognised as a champion of British technology and entrepreneurship. In 2012, he led WANdisco to a hugely successful listing on London Stock Exchange (WAND:LSE), raising over £24m to drive business growth.
With over 15 years' executive experience in the software industry, David sits on a number of advisory and executive boards of Silicon Valley start-up ventures. A passionate advocate of entrepreneurship, he has established many successful start-up companies in Enterprise Software and is recognised as an industry leader in Enterprise Application Integration and its standards.
David is a frequent commentator on a range of business and technology issues, appearing regularly on Bloomberg and CNBC. Profiles of David have appeared in a range of leading publications including the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.
Specialties:IPO's, Startups, Entrepreneurship, CEO, Visionary, Investor, ceo, board member, advisor, venture capital, offshore development, financing, M&A