Chepstow, 11 July 2017 – Smart building technology company enModus raises £3m from three investors including shopping centre giant intu. Total funding to date amounts to £9m – £6m in seed investment since launch in 2010. Ambition to grow customer base worldwide with ground-breaking powerline communications technology
Andy Heaton, Founder & CEO
Andy is a technology industry veteran, with 30 years spent in blue chip semiconductor companies and technology start-ups in the UK and US. Operational, Engineering and Senior Management roles in Plessey, Philips, Motorola and ON Semiconductor were followed by senior roles in start-ups SiConnect, Xmos and Air Semi. He has led organisations of thousands across the world and small design teams alike.
Andy founded enModus based on an idea he conceived in 2006, and as part of the enModus team, he brings leadership, strategic vision and drives execution to plan.
Phil Young, Co-Founder & CTO
Phil has spent nearly 30 years at the forefront of advanced digital systems design. Among many achievements in his career, he has developed architectures for Bluetooth, powerline and GPS chips for startups Jennic, nSine and Nemerix, and has performed a variety of technical roles with companies such as Plessey, National, NEC, VLSI, Qualcomm and ST-E.
Phil joined Andy to co-found enModus in early 2010 and is the technical lead in the company and the inventor of Wattwave.
Andrew Maynard, CFO
Andrew has spent the last 20 years in Finance roles with fast growth businesses. This experience covers a variety of sectors and has involved working both within businesses as a CFO and externally in the role of Venture Capitalist and advisor. A common theme across all the roles has been to ensure a sustainable business model has sufficient funding in place to enable growth to occur and, in turn, to deliver value to shareholders.
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant who trained with PWC and KPMG and joined the team at Enmodus in 2015.
Neil Richards, Applications Manager
Neil has held a variety of international technical, commercial and management roles over a 30+ year career. Previous customer facing roles have included VP of Customer Engineering and VP Operations at start-up XMOS Ltd in the UK, and Field Technical support at Inmos/ST Micoelectronics.
Neil’s engineering roles also include VP Engineering at Connexant in USA, Engineering Manager at Globespan Virata, and a variety of positions at Marconi Instruments and Wandel and Goltermann comprising the design and development of hardware and software systems.
Andy Bell, VP Engineering
Andy is responsible for managing the Engineering Team at enModus.
Before joining enModus he was CTO at Zinwave where he managed the design & development of the world’s 1st wideband fibre-optic radio distributed antenna system. Prior to this Andy had been responsible for the system design of Samsung’s 1st 3G mobile phone chipset and NEC’s Programme Manager for the world’s 1st dual-mode (GSM/UMTS) mobile phone. Andy served as Vice-Chairman of the ETSI WCDMA standardisation committee. He obtained his BSc from Bath University in 1989 and became a Chartered Engineer with GEC-Marconi.
John Wanklyn, VP Sales and Marketing
John has 25 years’ experience selling sophisticated IT, networking and telecoms solutions. He has successfully brought innovative technology to market for early stage companies, but also has extensive senior management experience in large Corporations having been Managing Director of Marconi’s International business and EVP of their Optical Networks division.
John started his career at Rank Xerox and held senior Commercial positions at UB Networks, FORE Systems, Marconi and Streamshield. John has particular expertise developing effective routes to market through partnerships and alliances, both to drive the early adoption of new technology but also to enable rapid growth and International expansion.