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Xergy Group appoints new chief technical officer

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ABERDEEN-based Xergy Group has appointed a new chief technical officer.

Andrew Conway is joining the firm to lead the Proteus development team in Karachi, Pakistan.

He will also be responsible for planning and implementing a range of tech strategies to further enhance the profit-boosting operating system.

Proteus, which was launched in May amidst the coronavirus pandemic, is a cloud-based work management system that allows companies to find the right people for projects as and when they are needed.

Mr Conway, based in Broughty Ferry, joins after working closely with Xergy’s chief executive, Colin Manson, to develop the initial functional requirements of Proteus.

Mr Conway, the former managing director of Scottish digital consultancy, Kolabo, said:  “Since starting on the project, I have acted as a sort of ‘stand-in’ CTO for Xergy as we developed Proteus. This has included architecting the technical and functional aspects of the platform and then managing the development team in Karachi, holding in-depth deep dives on the functionality and regular troubleshooting sessions.

“With Xergy going from strength to strength, it was clear a full-time CTO was needed to support this growth.  Following a successful fundraising exercise, interest in the platform was accelerated by the oil price crash and Covid-19 as businesses look to solutions which support and enhance remote working in the long-term. The opportunity to join full-time was one I couldn’t resist.”

Mr Manson said:  “Since engaging with Andrew a couple of years ago, I have been hugely impressed by both his digital expertise and his commercial savvy.

“His work ethic and determined attitude, paired with a unique ability to communicate his technical knowledge to even the least ‘technical’ stakeholders, has been instrumental in the development of Proteus as an industry disruptor.

Mr Conway’s appointment as CTO comes just months after the new tech company hired Nigel Filer as chief executive officer, whilst also making several other appointments across its sales and technical support teams in the UK and Middle East.

The company has invested significantly in recruitment after securing £3million in private investment.


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