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James Riley

Partner, Appos Advisors

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Member since: 2014

Current Roles:

Partner - Appos Advisors - 2020 - Present

With a passion for helping energy and utility companies survive and thrive against the backdrop of major market disruption, we are a team of go-to-market visionaries, researchers, strategists and marketers who help technology companies resonate with their utility customers in unique and powerful ways.

Board Member - Utility 2030 Collaborative - 2020 - Present

Built by utilities for utilities, we are a community of utility executives collaborating to create practical solutions for the challenges of the next decade.

Independent Digital and Analytics Advisor • 2017 – Present

Full time adviser responsible for Customer Analytics and Digital Transformation at tier-one gas and electric utility.

 


Previous Experience:

Chief Strategy Officer • Vertex • 2014 – 2017

Executive Vice President responsible for sales, marketing, and the go-to-market strategy. Built, branded, and marketed the VertexOne Cloud CIS solution. Shifted industry attitude through 180-degrees, established momentum with quick wins, and built sales pipeline of more than $1.2bn.

Global Head of Innovation • HCL EAS • 2010 – 2013

Senior Vice President and board member responsible for investment, product development, marketing and solution architecture across the disruptive technologies of mobility, cloud, and big data for the Enterprise Application Services division of $6bn IT services company.

Global Head of Solutions • HCL EAS • 2008 – 2009

Managed more than 100 of the companies' most experienced consultants, responsible for product development, solution architecture and marketing across all industries and services lines. Designed, developed, and marketed innovative new solutions to create competitive advantage across multiple industries.

Global Head of Business Intelligence• Axon • 1998 – 2007

Managed practice of more than 125 business intelligence consultants globally. Relocated from the UK during a series of acquisitions as part of a management team that grew the North American business to more than $150m in revenue in just 2 years.

SAP Managing Consultant• Druid • 1995 – 1998

Worked with multinational companies to drive operational efficiencies and increase market share through large scale transformation projects.