Ground Control, the trading name for Ground Control Systems, Inc, Rock Seven Mobile Services Ltd, and Wireless Innovation Ltd, is pleased to announce a new strategic appointment to its leadership team, with Alastair Macleod joining as chief executive officer.
Alastair joins us following his CEO role at Swiss big data start-up Teralytics, a world leader in population-scale human mobility analytics. He joined at the beginning of full-scale commercialisation and was responsible for delivering significantly enhanced financial performance and preparing the business for global scaling.
As a sales-driven technology business leader, Alastair has an abundance of experience in data services, telecommunications and platform software, which he gained from a variety of corporate and private equity-backed technology companies. He’s worked both in the UK and globally in a number of industries, across a wide range of business sizes and ownership structures.
Prior to Teralytics, Alastair held positions as the CEO of EurotaxGlass’s (now Autovista), as regional managing director at Solera, and as the UK vice president of business services with Orange. He’s also well practiced in advising top investors, boards, and management teams on turnaround, growth, and performance acceleration of technology companies.
Alastair is also a regular speaker at global technology and telecommunications events such as the Mobile World Congress in 2018 in Spain and NOAH Berlin in 2019.
Alastair graduated from the University of York and the London Business School. He is passionate about sailing and motorbikes and in his spare time will be seen on the boat or bike, or spending time with his wife, son and daughter in their home located just outside of London.
On joining Ground Control, Alastair said: “I’m excited and proud to join the group. My new colleagues are spectacular when it comes to connecting machines to machines in remote locations, with high availability and sophisticated security requirements, and where minimal connectivity alternatives or even power sources exist. The market growth is exciting and I look forward to building on the great foundations put in place by my predecessors and working with my new global team to create a category leader in our market.”
Ground Control is in rapid growth and we’re always on the lookout for experienced individuals with the vision and drive to join us in this exciting time. Contact us now with your CV and covering letter to let us know why you’d be a great fit.