For release 11th September 2023

Altia announces new Chief Revenue Officer

Altia has, today, announced the official appointment of James Grew as its new Chief Revenue Officer.

With a distinguished track record in propelling revenue growth and nurturing dynamic sales teams, James Grew’s appointment marks a pivotal moment in Altia’s journey. James’ strategic acumen, honed over years of transformative leadership, coupled with a profound understanding of the technology landscape, positions him as a pivotal force in driving the company’s ongoing expansion.

Prior to this appointment, James’ previous roles have seen him orchestrate significant revenue milestones across various domains, with a focus on the public sector. His knack for fostering strategic partnerships, building agile sales teams, and achieving revenue targets is evident in his history of accomplishments. Prior to joining Altia, James had a successful career spanning 20 years in commercial leadership roles at Serco, Advanced, Community Brands, and Impero where he led the company’s expansion leading to a successful investment from Investcorp.

Rob Sinclair, CEO Altia, said:

“I’m delighted that James is taking on the role of CRO at Altia. James’ appointment embodies our pursuit of excellence and innovation. As we continue to expand our footprint and redefine what’s possible in our industry, his visionary leadership will be integral. James’ alignment with our values and his unparalleled expertise make him a valuable addition to the Altia team.”

James Grew’s arrival coincides with a period of strategic growth for Altia. The company’s range of solutions designed to streamline workflows and enhance compliance in critical investigations, are set to drive further innovation and impact.

James, CRO Altia, added:

“I am delighted to join Altia as Chief Revenue Officer. Having witnessed firsthand the transformative potential of technology in shaping industries, Altia’s dedication to fostering a safer world resonates deeply with me. The company’s innovative products, combined with its commitment to impact and innovation, present an exciting opportunity. I was particularly impressed with Altia’s managed service solutions leveraging levering the security, scalability and powerful cognitive services of Microsoft Azure. I am eager to collaborate with the Altia team, working towards realising our growth ambitions and making a meaningful difference.”

Editor’s notes:

About Altia

Altia develops specialist investigation software for government departments, law enforcement agencies and private sector businesses in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and several other countries. Altia’s investigation solutions include digital casefile and business workflow management software, toolkits to analyse data in financial investigations as well as enterprise application software for covert operations.

Altia is led by CEO Rob Sinclair, who led a management buyout (MBO) in November 2020, alongside NorthEdge.

About NorthEdge

NorthEdge is a lower mid-market private equity firm headquartered in the North, owned, and built by its senior team, supported by a global blue chip investor base. They have £900m AUM across four regionally focused funds.

Headquartered in Manchester, with offices in Leeds and Birmingham, the NorthEdge team has a 25-year track record of investing in businesses with ambitious management teams and significant growth potential.

NorthEdge looks to invest in like-minded businesses and management teams who have real ambition and the potential to shape global markets. They back management teams, in the Technology, Healthcare, Business Services and Specialised Industrials sectors, who recognise the value of having an experienced business partner alongside them, supporting them to build a better business.

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