Adrian is an experienced engineering professional with many years of business management and product development experience gained in both industry and consultancy.
His experience ranges from strategy and business development through to technical and programme management, with a track record of supporting early stage technology ventures, as well as managing complex engineering businesses and development projects.
He also provides regular mentoring to students on technology commercialisation projects at the University of Cambridge, and acts as an assessor on Innovate UK funding competitions.
His career has included roles at Racal Communications, Watkins-Johnson, Spectronics Microsystems, MDSI, Scientific Generics and Sagentia.
He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and holds a BSc in Engineering Science from the University of Durham.
Adrian's network of business and technology professionals provides further access to high calibre resources as appropriate to the specific needs of Quintaxiom's clients.
We believe there are five key principles to achieving success when early stage companies are working with external consultants and advisors :
There are few substitutes for experience when encountering uncertainty in an early stage venture, and much can be learned from other industries and technology areas.
Arms length support is rarely effective and close integration with the internal team is a prerequisite for success.
Technology development and commercialisation is a complex process and a wide field of view is essential when interpreting situations and determining appropriate responses.
The skills needed tomorrow are rarely foreseen today and the ability to adapt and evolve to deal with the unexpected is essential.
Strong external networks are key to success when addressing complex or unfamiliar situations and markets.