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Former Entrepreneur of the Year and multi-world record holder Matt Franklin joins Newbury-based CyberCrowd as non-executive director



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Roc CEO takes role as at cyber security firm.

Mr Franklin, chief executive at Greenham Business Park-based IT solution and managed service provider Roc Technologies, will help steer the company’s business strategy.

He is a serial entrepreneur in the tech industry and an experienced business leader, who has assisted several technology businesses to realise spectacular growth and successful exits for their owners.

Matt Franklin
Matt Franklin

He sees Newbury-based cyber security firm CyberCrowd’s speciality security expertise to be complementary to the work of businesses such as Roc and is looking forward to leveraging his experience in building on its business plan and growth strategy.

“Information security is the number one priority for any company now operating in the digital space – which really is every company,” said Mr Franklin. “I am excited by any business with a compelling capability.

“I want to help the CyberCrowd team harness every opportunity and direct growth.”

Former winner of Entrepreneur of the Year, Mr Franklin isn’t all business.

He holds a Guinness World Record for the world’s highest game of rugby – on Mount Everest. He has also raised more than half a million pounds for the children’s charity Wooden Spoon.

CyberCrowd chief executive Mike Robinson said: “We are delighted to have an industry titan such as Matt Franklin working with us at CyberCrowd.

“Having him help us to negotiate the next stage of our growth will be very valuable.”

CyberCrowd restructured its board in 2020/21 and has doubled its team with a forecast of £10m turnover in the next four years.

The company recently opened its own Security Operations Centre to support its SME and large public and private corporation client base.



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