Board and advisors
Adam de Courcy LingCHAIRMAN OF THE BOARDAdam de Courcy Ling was one of the leading M&A bankers in the technology sector in Europe. He headed technology M&A in Europe at Credit Suisse until 2003 and was a partner at Arma Partners until 2010. He was an investor and director in fintech software vendor Multifonds, sold in 2015 to Temenos AG, and lead investor and director in artificial intelligence vendor Expertmaker, sold in 2016 to EBay Inc.
Lord Evans of WeardaleBOARD ADVISORLord Evans of Weardale was Director General of MI5 from 2007 to 2013. He spent 33 years with MI5, defending the UK against threats to National Security such as terrorism and cyber-attack. Lord Evans was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 2013 and was made a life peer in 2015. As part of our private advisory board, he provides Blackdot Solutions with strategic assistance and advice.
Shaun O'MahonyFOUNDER AND NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORShaun founded Blackdot Solutions in Cambridge in 2011. Since then he has seen it take on investment and new directors, and grow to a team of over 40 staff working in offices in Cambridge and London. Prior to founding Blackdot, Shaun worked as a Solutions Architect at Detica (now BAE Systems).
Robert Farrer-BrownSHAREHOLDER AND ADVISORRobert Farrer-Brown is a shareholder in Blackdot Solutions. In his capacity as an active investor in the company Robert is available to be consulted informally by Lord Evans and the Advisory Board drawing upon his extensive experience as a lawyer in private practice and investment banking.
Zac BrechCEOZac joined Blackdot Solutions as an investor and Executive Director in 2014. A former investment banker, Zac spent 15 years at Credit Suisse, where he was Managing Director and Head of UK Mergers & Acquisitions. Zac is a qualified chartered accountant and holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.
Dom ScarboroughEXECUTIVE DIRECTORDom joined Blackdot Solutions as an investor and Executive Director in 2014. Before this, Dom had engaged the company to support his own risk advisory practice, founded after spending the first part of his career in UK government service where he gave distinguished service in several international specialist operational roles. Dom holds an MA in Modern History from Oxford University.
Adam Lawrance-OwenHEAD OF PRODUCTAdam has been with Blackdot Solutions since its earliest days, and has helped grow the company and develop our software ever since. He leads Blackdot's Product Team, which manages the direction and continual evolution of Videris. Adam holds a PhD in Genetics and Experimental Psychology from the University of Cambridge.
Mark StevensHEAD OF CLIENT ENGAGEMENTMark leads Blackdot’s Client Engagement Team, advising licence clients on how to use our software to maximise their own investigative capabilities. Prior to joining Blackdot, Mark spent ten years in government service managing investigations across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mark and his team of account executives support all of our licence clients and enable them to get the best out of the software.