David Kilpatrick: Edenbrook

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David Kilpatrick
Age: 34
Company: Edenbrook

In 1997 Kilpatrick and two colleagues, quit their jobs at Oracle to start an independent IT consultancy called Fulcrum. Within two years it had 175 staff, US offices and was sold in 2000 to Whittman-Hart. It wasn't long before the trio left to set up another IT consultancy, Edenbrook, with £1m from Elderstreet, which in two years has reached a turnover of almost £8m with a workforce of more than 60.

2016 update:

Kilpatrick remained as director of Edenbrook until the company was acquired by Hitachi Consulting, the global business and IT consulting arm of Hitachi, in 2009. As part of the deal, the entrepreneur became the managing vice president of Hitachi Consulting in the UK. He left in 2011 to take up the role of information strategist at business consultancy Cloudpoint. Since 2013, Kilpatrick has worked in information strategy and data science at Altius Consulting, which uses data platform solutions to support machine learning and data science solutions.

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