Six Degrees Group (6DG) today announces two significant senior appointments into newly created roles designed to fuel further expansion and growth. With immediate effect, Adrian Howe joins the team as Corporate Finance Director and Mike Ing has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
Adrian was previously CFO of Geo Networks, sold by Alchemy Partners to Zayo. His appointment comes at a time where the board and senior management are actively planning the next stage of the company’s evolution. Adrian’s remit will be to review corporate development opportunities, including M&A, and their related funding requirements.
Mike has been on the senior management team at 6DG for nearly three years and his new role sees him take on full responsibility for sales, service implementation, support and technical operations.
Discussing the announcement, Alastair Mills, CEO at Six Degrees, said: “These appointments are testament to our desire to continue with both organic and acquisitive growth and to consolidate our position as one of the UK’s strongest converged technology infrastructure providers. Adrian’s corporate finance and M&A experience in our industry will be invaluable as we look to take our growth plans to the next level. At the same time, having Mike assume the COO post will provide more ownership and accountability for our customer experience through a simplified management structure that improves our ability to execute those plans.”
Mike Ing, COO, stated: “I’m delighted to have taken on this expanded remit at 6DG. I have enjoyed my time here enormously and it is personally very exciting for me to have such a broad operational mandate. I am passionate about delivering a rich customer experience and helping the company to cross-sell its unique converged portfolio to our mid-market client base.”
Adrian Howe, corporate finance director, also commented: “I’m excited to be joining such a talented team at a pivotal moment in their evolution. I look forward to working with Alastair and the rest of the senior team as we build a capital structure suitable for rapid expansion.”