Hyperoptic Appoints VP of Revenue
January 09, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsJanuary 9, 2015, London, UK: Steve Holford has been appointed as VP of Revenue at Hyperoptic, the UK's leading Fibre-to-the-Home provider. Steve will oversee all aspects of the company's marketing operations and customer acquisition programmes.
Steve has over a decade of experience marketing both B2B and B2C Internet solutions. Previously he was the Chief Marketing Officer at the UK2 Group, a global group of web hosting companies. Prior to that he oversaw the marketing operations at Rise Partners, was Chief Marketing Officer at Fasthosts Internet Ltd and was Director of Internet Services at Video Networks Ltd – which was later bought by Tiscali and then transformed into TalkTalk TV.
As VP of Revenue, Steve will be creating and implementing go-to-market strategies for Hyperoptic's award-winning services. He will be developing and managing a revenue generation and customer acquisition machine to enable the company to realise its goal of passing 500,000 homes by 2018, and becoming the UK's gold standard in broadband connectivity. Steve will also be delivering the product strategy, making sure it meets customer needs for fast, reliable fibre broadband. In this newly created role, Steve will oversee a team of eight and report directly to Dana Tobak, Managing Director of Hyperoptic.
Steve Holford, VP of Revenue, Hyperoptic comments: "It's every marketers dream to join a business with such a differentiated product that is redefining the very market it occupies. As the Internet continues to change all aspects of our lives, it couldn't be more an exciting time to work for the fastest broadband provider in the UK and be at the forefront of true fibre services."
Dana Tobak, Managing Director, Hyperoptic adds: "Steve's experience in revenue development, and the fact he could evidence that he practiced what he preached, made him a perfect fit for Hyperoptic. There are certain characteristics that we look for in new recruits – drive, accountability and entrepreneurism – and Steve has these in spades. We are delighted to welcome him to the Hyperoptic family."
Hyperoptic is the UK's leading Fibre-to-the-Home provider, delivering a quantum leap in online connectivity. Its hyper-fast gigabit symmetrical service is over 56 times faster than the current UK average, and ten times the speed of its nearest competitor.
Hyperoptic works with freeholders, developers, property managers and residents to bring its award-winning services to residential and business developments, providing an unrivalled connection that increases the attractiveness of each property. It aims to have its hyper-fast service available to over half a million homes in the next five years.
Founded in 2011, Hyperoptic received a £50m investment in May 2013 from Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd, a private investment vehicle managed by Soros Fund Management LLC. The company was named 'Best Superfast Broadband' provider and "Best Use of Digital' at the 2014 Internet Service Providers' Association Awards, "Most Innovative Provider 2013" by Broadband Genie and "Best Urban Network Enterprise" at the NextGen 12 Challenge Awards.