Scottish tech company appoints VP of sales

Derek Burgess, VP of sales at Brainnwave
Derek Burgess, VP of sales at Brainnwave

Scottish tech company, Brainnwave, has boosted its senior team with the appointment of a VP of Sales.

Derek Burgess brings over 10 years’ experience in sales and business development to the Edinburgh-based company. He joins from DigitalGlobe, and prior to working in sales and business development, was an engineer and data analyst. At Brainnwave, his focus will be on expanding the company’s work with global businesses across the oil & gas, mining, utilities and housing sectors.

Steve Coates, Co-Founder and CEO of Brainnwave, said: “This is a key appointment for us as we look to move forward with our growth plans. Derek’s expertise and in-depth understanding of the sectors we operate in will be invaluable to demonstrating how we can work with businesses, using their data to make a real impact on their operations, and strategies.”

Derek Burgess, VP of Sales at Brainnwave, added: “I’m thrilled to join the Brainnwave team. It’s a growing, ambitious business that is already working with global leaders in the energy and housing sectors, and I’m looking forward to contributing to its journey.”

Based in Edinburgh Brainnwave has already delivered projects with such blue chip companies as Aggreko, helping them to secure greater insights from their data to drive viable business decisions. The company is also currently working on a major project to support in the management of gas flaring activities around the world.

Brainnwave’s unique champion product, Ossian, is a tool for businesses that blends proprietary customer data with relevant open data sources and visualises and simplifies the outputs. It harnesses complex information and makes it useful so that businesses can make informed, strategic decisions.

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