Piers Linney is an entrepreneur with a wide breadth of professional experience, having qualified as a solicitor specialising in private equity and worked as an investment banker, venture capital fund CEO and hedge fund manager.
He has been involved in high-growth technology, media and telecoms companies as a founder, investor or adviser since starting an internet-based pharmaceutical research business in 2000. In 2007, he and his business partner, Simon Newton, structured a buyout of a mobile voice and data reseller business from a FTSE 100 company.
Today they are major shareholders and joint CEOs, and under their leadership the company, rebranded as Outsourcery, has become a world-leading provider of cloud IT and unified communication services for businesses.
Linney sits on the governance board of the Cloud Industry Forum and was featured in The Power List 2011, a compendium of the top 100 most influential black people in Britain. Linney has also featured in an episode of Channel 4 series The Secret Millionaire.