Alan is an experienced sales oriented business director managing accounts from $500k to $185m pa. Having worked in the security and asset location and tracking industries in production and manufacturing, solutions design, consultancy, process control, distribution and international business management, Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of all areas of supply chain and manufacturing processes. Able to recognise and capitalise on ROI opportunities, Alan has brought savings and process improvements to household names like BT, Sainsbury and Asda/Walmart as well as industry specific B2B companies.
Drawing on the technical start to his career in electronics and manufacturing and applying experience learnt working with SP’s, SI’s and tier one retailers, Alan can recognise benefits for, and create ROI models to bring value to national and international organisations whilst managing complex stakeholder requirements, leading to profitable strategic relationships.
o International Business Director – Managing a $185m global account with 150 people in 72 countries
o Strategic Client Manger – Retail Intelligence. Responsible for (at the time) the UK’s largest RFID clothing strategy for a £1.8bn clothing retailer
o Business Development Manager – EMEA. Responsible for the growth of Security, VMS and distribution partners
o Strategic retail manager – Security. Providing consultancy to end user retailers for design, implementation and on-going support across national tier 1 retailer estates
Today Alans roles are:
o Business Development Director at Acumentive, an Internet of Things auto-ID solutions company
o Co-owner of Wild to Wonderful Planting Design, a planting and landscaping company
A self-confessed motorcycle fanatic, Alan has toured Europe, parts of the USA and Africa both on and off road and has taken part in competitive events ranging from enduro to short track road racing in both solo races and as part of a endurance racing team.
He is married to Cathy, a successful garden designer, living in Oxfordshire since they moved there in 1995.