Alastair is Founder and Chairman of Six Degrees Group. Prior to stepping into this role in February 2017, he was CEO at start-up and under his leadership, Six Degrees grew from 5 to 500 people and to more than £100m revenue.
An M&A expert, Alastair has a strong track record of delivering shareholder returns, both at Six Degrees and in his previous role as CEO of AIM-listed SpiriTel plc. His companies have been recognised in many awards and accreditations for technology excellence, corporate social responsibilities and all-round performance; Alastair himself has won numerous entrepreneurial accolades.
Alastair is passionate about nurturing a fantastic workplace environment, with a strong culture where employees are valued and are integral to both the success of the company and to the delivery of a customer experience that sets Six Degrees apart from its competitors. He believes strongly that developing brilliant people with shared values is integral to success.
In his spare time, Alastair is a keen sportsman and is happiest either on the slopes or the waves. He holds a Day Skipper license and enjoys spending active family time with his wife and two sons. Alastair is also dedicated to charity work; he is an ambassador for a children’s charity, WeSeeHope, and has established his own charitable foundation.
David is a 25 year veteran of numerous technology industries and Chief Executive Officer of Six Degrees Group. Prior to Six Degrees, David was President of Zayo’s International business and a member of the Executive team that grew the company from $80m to $700m of annual EBITDA at industry leading EBITDA margins, and successfully floated the company on the NYSE in 2014.
Before Zayo, David held a number of senior roles with Level 3 Communications. He served as Senior Vice President of Customer Service Management overseeing customer and network operations for all of Level 3’s data, voice and colocation services. David started his telecoms career constructing metro fibre networks and colocation facilities for MFS Communications in Europe and Asia.
A native Yorkshireman, David has spent the last 16 years in Boulder, Colorado, and has relocated back to the UK with his wife and teenage sons to take up the role of CEO of Six Degrees, which he began in February 2017.
David is a keen cyclist and skier and enjoys active holidays with his family. He has also been actively involved with a charity focused on helping talented children from under-privileged backgrounds get through University with financial and mentoring support.
Mike has over 25 years of experience in the Internet and telecommunications industries. With a background in electronics engineering, he started his career at Cable & Wireless working on optical transmission systems and project managing submarine cable rollouts.
A seven year stint at Level 3 followed, where Mike performed a variety of roles, including a two year secondment to their Denver HQ where he managed global customer service. His last role at Level 3 was SVP Operations for Europe. Subsequently, Mike joined PacketExchange as Chief Operating Officer. During his 6 years as COO, the company more than trebled their revenues.
Mike joined Six Degrees Group in 2012 as Group Business Operations Director and is now Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the company including sales, engineering, operations, product and P&L performance.
In his free time, Mike enjoys most sports, mainly as a spectator these days, and spending time with his wife and three children. The family also love to holiday at their bolt-hole in Cornwall.
Gerry joined the Six Degrees Group Senior Management Team as CFO in October 2016, bringing significant experience of working in private equity backed companies in the fixed B2B telecoms sector. He has extensive experience in finance operations, integration, financing and M&A
Gerry’s most recent role was as CFO at GTS Central Europe. At the time of its sale to Deutsche Telekom in 2015 GTS had €376m revenue and €104m EBITDA. Prior to this he held roles at Global Telesystems UK, Cable and Wireless and KPMG.
After 16 years at GTS, Gerry took a well-earned break to travel the world with his family. Venturing to Japan, Hawaii, Peru, Guatemala, the Bahamas and Cuba, to name a few, he came back fresh for a new challenge at Six Degrees.
In his capacity as CFO, Gerry is responsible overseeing all financial operations as well as tax and treasury.
Paul joined Six Degrees Group as Group Sales Director in November 2016 bringing 10 years’ sales management experience in the IT managed services space. He has a strong history of delivering across a diverse mix of verticals and products creating innovative high performing sales teams.
In his most recent role as Head of Sales at Rackspace UK, Paul served the mid-market and SMB customer base. He oversaw the reorganisation and delivery of the UK-based mid-market and acquisition team, lifting revenues from c. £120k MRR per month to over £200k in just 18 months. Prior to this he held sales leadership positions at JT Global and Maxima Managed Services.
In his capacity as Group Sales Director, Paul oversees all sales activity, encompassing legacy and new acquisition teams across the group. He is responsible for increasing Six Degrees’ market share in the mid-market space through wide product spread into the customer base and driving a closer engagement model for customers.
When he gets a spare minute, Paul loves to sail, whether for leisure or competition, go to the gym and spend time with his family at home in Romsey.
Jonny started his telecoms career with ACC Telecom in 1997. He was headhunted in August 1998 to become one of the founder members of Carrier 1 UK Limited. Carrier 1 offered wholesale voice and data services throughout Europe and North America and he was soon promoted to group commercial director. It was in this position in 2001 that he first met Alastair Mills who was a customer at Telewest.
In May 2002, Jonny was then approached by Arbinet, who two years later carried out a successful IPO generating $200m of investor funds on NASDAQ in December 2004 and he was subsequently appointed as VP of EMEA in 2005. In January 2007 he joined SpiriTel plc as managing director of SpiriTel Technologies Ltd.
Jonny was Group Commercial Director at Six Degrees Group when the company was founded, moved to the position of Group Operations Director and is currently the UC and Data Line of Business Director.
Jonny is a keen sportsman, enjoying cricket and golf. As an ambassador for WeSeeHope, he competed in the 15 peaks challenge in 2010 and the 2012 London Marathon.
In his capacity as Commercial Director for Mergers and Acquisitions, Daemonn brings a wealth of industry knowledge to Six Degrees Group. He started his career in technology in Scotland in 1987 as a programmer, however realising that online services were the future, he moved to London to join Telemap who were running an online magazine on Prestel. Here Daemonn had his first experience of M&A when BT acquired Telemap and he managed the technical development of commercial online services onto the BT’s various online platforms.
Daemonn then went on to lead the technical operations of a leading UK Hosting and ISP, Direct Connection, to prepare it for sale to Netscalibur in 2000. At Netscalabur Daemonn integrated further acquisitions into the business before it was bought by Claranet in 2003. From 2004 to 2008, Daemonn was Technical Director at Mistral Internet Group in Brighton. He was a member of the board that grew the business from £5m turnover to £22.2m and integrated seven acquisitions into Mistrals platforms and technical teams. When Mistral was bought by Kcom in 2008, Daemonn oversaw the integration process as Head of Hosting.
Daemonn joined Six Degrees Group at the end of 2015, taking care of P&L for newly acquired companies, delivery of cost savings, cross selling, and planning for the future integration of these companies into the group.
Daemonn is a very keen cyclist and is out on his bike 7 days a week, come rain or shine. In late 2016 he successfully completed a rigorous 400km bike ride in 40 degree heat through Malawi to raise money for WeSeeHope. Amongst all this, he still finds time to volunteer as a Police Officer!
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