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Announcement: Livingstone Group appoints Chris Allan as CEO

Reading, UK – 9th February, 2021.  Livingstone Group, the leading independent, global provider of software and cloud portfolio management and optimisation services, today announced the appointment of technology industry veteran Chris Allan as Chief Executive Officer. Chris joins Livingstone Group with an impressive track record of leading fast growth firms and will focus on scaling the company’s operations to meet growing demand for its services from clients across the world. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Reading.

In his role of CEO, Chris will be responsible for consolidating operations at Livingstone Group, which was founded following the integration of four best-of-breed cloud and software management and optimisation specialists: UK-headquartered Livingstone Technologies, CloudOptics and Derive Logic, as well as US-based, Siwel. In addition to maximising Livingstone Group’s multidisciplinary strengths, Chris will also focus on technical innovation and the development of new services.

Prior to Livingstone Group, Chris was CEO at insurance industry data specialist, Vast:Visibility. Before that, he held the same position at marketing tech specialist SmartFocus. Chris also has vast experience in the technology sector, including a nine-year tenure at Quantum Retail Technology, where he held a variety of senior management roles, including that of CEO. He has also worked as a Managing Director at Accenture.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris to the Livingstone team,” said Trevor Rolls, Chairman at Livingstone Group. “Chris leads from the front and has an unrivalled record of scaling innovative companies so they can identify and maximise market opportunities. His broad expertise gives us a new, complementary perspective on how to propel the company forward.”

“Chris has proved he can help innovative technology companies unlock new markets, drive additional revenue and streamline operations. His strategic thinking makes him an incredibly strong addition to the team, so we are delighted to welcome him onboard,” said Fernando Chueca, Managing Director at the Carlyle Group, majority investors in Livingstone Group.

“Livingstone Group has developed an incredibly successful formula for helping organisations reduce costs, minimise risks and extract maximum value out of their cloud and software investments,” said Chris Allan. “I am thrilled to be joining what is an exceptionally strong and knowledgeable team and look forward to embarking on the company’s next chapter.”


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About Livingstone Group

Livingstone Group is the leading independent, global provider of software and cloud management and optimisation services. It helps its clients optimise their software and cloud portfolio to avoid unnecessary cost and risk, whilst driving value from their investments throughout their lifecycle. It has a strong track record of delivering proven up-front savings that average 38%.

The organisation’s growing team of 150 experts provide the intelligence its clients use to govern their digital transformation journeys. It has a diverse global client base including many Fortune 500 clients, public sector and mid-market organisations that we regularly work with in over 20 countries, while also managing clients service contracts spanning over 138 countries.

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