Ian Benn is Global Head of Strategy for a payments giant, Ingenico, a division of Worldline Group. He has held an unusually broad portfolio of senior roles during his career including Founder, MD, SVP, COO, Sales Director and CMO; all of which has given him a wide exposure to the operational as well as commercial challenges of building and scaling a business. His experience spans hardware, software and services businesses including FIS, Misys, Unisys and Computer Associates. In addition, Ian is a member of the advisory board at the Pennies Foundation. the microdonation charity.
He has written books on both outsourcing and proposal writing and has recently completed the Henley Management School Executive Coaching programme. In addition, Ian is an advisor and angel investor for a number of tech start-ups including, most recently, www.sealIt.io and www.sama.io
Based in London, Ian and his wife have twin daughters, both of whom are now old enough to be off the family payroll (more or less). Now the race is now on for them to spend all the money before the kids can inherit any of it.