Scottish start-up rebrands and strengthens board of directors

STEVEN Guggenheimer, an experienced technology executive with a track record of advising businesses on digital transformation, is among a number of additions to the board of Edinburgh tech firm Forrit, formerly Cortex Worldwide.

Mr Guggenheimer is corporate vice president of AI & ISV engagement at Microsoft and was recently appointed a non-executive director at HSBC bank.

He is joined by Austen Mulinder, a former corporate vice president at Microsoft, former chief executive officer of Ziosk and veteran of multiple start-up and growth company boards, and Carolyn Jameson, chief legal and policy officer at Trustpilot, former chief legal officer at Skyscanner and head of International M&A at Ctrip.

Peter Proud, Forrit chief executive officer and founder, said: “We are moving rapidly from a technology services company to a cloud-first global software business.

“Overall, we’ve got big ambitions and having Steve, Austen and Carolyn join the board demonstrates our aspirations for the business.”

Mr Guggenheimer said:  “Forrit has focused on building the level of product truth that most start-ups struggle to accomplish in their initial phase.

“Mix this with strong execution and financial discipline and Forrit is set for substantial growth and scale. 

“I look forward to working with Peter and the other board members to help navigate the next phase of the company’s growth.”


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