Former Avanta Serviced Office Group Plc Chief Executive, Alan Pepper appointed new CFO at flexible workspace technology market leader, essensys
London, United Kingdom, Friday, 20 October 2017– essensys is excited to announce the appointment of Alan Pepper as Group Chief Financial Officer. Alan is a proven industry leader with more than a decade’s executive experience in the flexible workspace sector.
Alan was part of the original start-up team at Avanta and was instrumental in its rapid growth and subsequent management buy-out. As chief executive Alan continued to lead the business as a public company following its acquisition by the Aim listed Serviced Office Group Plc. The business was finally acquired by Regus (now IWG Plc) where he spent a year as Chief Commercial Officer of the UK business.
Alan joins the Board of essensys with immediate effect and will take responsibility for the direction and management of the Group’s financial affairs as well as bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience of the flexible workspace industry, general management and capital markets to the essensys executive team.
Prior to entering the flexible workspace industry Alan spent time in private equity having had an initial professional career in the corporate finance teams of two major professional accountancy firms. Alan Pepper joins at a significant point in the growth of essensys.
Commenting on the appointment, essensys Founder and CEO, Mark Furness said: “I am delighted that Alan will be joining the growing essensys team. His experience across all segments of the flexible workspace sector will be hugely valuable as we continue to grow our business globally and gain deeper understanding into the needs of our customers. I think Alan’s ambition for business matches my own and I’m excited that he is joining at such an exciting time for our industry.”
Alan added, “I am excited at the prospect of working with such an innovative and forward looking business. Essensys has always developed and delivered innovative world-class products and generating continual value for customers. Our ambition across the UK and US is to dominate the workspace technology market and help our operators to deliver efficient processes, increased revenues, and profitable growth.”
essensys is a multi-award winning, market leading software and technology provider to the flexible workspace industry. Delivering workspace management software and fully automated infrastructure as a service to flexible workspace operators across 27 countries globally. Founded by Mark Furness in 2006 the company is focused on serving major shared workspace operators in core markets in the United Kingdom and United States.