Zach Leonard, former Managing Director, UK and EMEA, of the Financial Times has joined The Cloud as Chief Operating Officer. Zach will lead the commercial arm of the business, taking overall responsibility for marketing, sales and business development at the company. Whilst at the FT, Zach launched and managed FT YourMoney and FT MarketWatch.
The Cloud have also recently acquired Peter Elliot, formerly heat of international IT at Orange and Gerard Small, ex-Group Finance Director at Colt Telecom.
The Cloud is Europe’s largest public access WiFI network, with more than hotspots in more than 4,300 location – and growing by at least a 100 more every week.
On the news, Zach Leonard said: “I am very excited about my new role and the challenge of developing new business opportunities for The Cloud. My main focus will be to articulate and implement new customer propositions, to acquire new site estates, to build awareness of The Cloud, and, ultimately, to manage The Cloud’s drive to build wireless broadband access in the enterprise market. The wireless broadband sector has enormous potential, and I am looking forward to being part of a team that is focused on making wireless broadband a success.”
George Polk, CEO of The Cloud, said: “We are delighted to welcome Zach to the team. His appointment, combined with our recent hires in technology and finance, provides The Cloud with a very strong and seasoned senior management team. The company will benefit greatly from this combination of individual expertise and broad experience, which will ensure The Cloud is perfectly placed to meet the challenges inherent in its continued growth and development.”