One of Dundee’s leading software development companies has appointed a new chief executive as part of a boardroom reshuffle.
Chris Martin, a former marketing consultant with GFI Software, was appointed chief executive of Waracle. Mr Martin, already the Waracle chairman, replaces Michael Romilly as chief executive officer.
Mr Romilly will now take on the role of marketing director, having recently secured high-profile contracts for Waracle with Highland Park Whisky and Imperial College London.
Mr Romilly said: “The time is right for Chris to take the reigns, which enables me to focus all of my energies on lead generation and marketing.”
Mr Martin began working with NCR in 1993 and since then has started a range of software companies.
In 2003 he founded HoundDog Technology, which was acquired by GFI software six years later. He also founded Shackleton Technologies.
“We’ve been successful in taking our services to some of the UK’s biggest and most well-known businesses but, in reality, these are probably the early-adopters,” Mr Martin said.
“Increasingly, software will be developed ‘mobile-first’ in future. We’ve got an eight-year track record in doing that and, importantly, how to monetise that investment”.
Waracle is one of Scotland’s leading app developers, creating applications for mobile phones and tablet computers.