Lyons takes chair at Pinnacle Technology

Gavin LyonsPinnacle Technology Group has appointed Gavin Lyons as executive chairman as it looks to accelerate growth and enhance value.

Dr James Dodd, non-executive chairman, will remain on the board as a non-executive director until the company’s annual general meeting in March.

Mr Lyons has enjoyed a career in the TMT sector, most recently joining IT security specialist Accumuli as chief executive in 2012, and spearheading a successful buy and build strategy that saw it sold to NCC Group for £55m in October.

Prior to Accumuli, he was head of telecoms & utilities UK & Ireland at SAP and held various senior positions at Trend Micro, having also worked at Xerox, Compuware and The Caudwell Group.

During his career, he has been involved in three exits, generating close to £100m in value, as well as completing several acquisitions and integrations.

He is a partner at MXC Capital, the AIM-quoted technology-focused merchant bank, appointed by Pinnacle to advise on the company’s strategy and identify acquisition opportunities.

Non-executive director of Pinnacle, Tom Black said: “We believe that Gavin’s experience of buy and builds and track record of achieving transformational growth will be a powerful asset to the company.”



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