Consult Red appoints new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Technology R&D partner recruits Steve Donachie, an industry executive in Broadband, Wireless, Telecoms & Digital TV, to drive further growth

The Shipley-based technical professional services specialist, Consult Red, has recruited Steve Donachie as it embarks on a new chapter of growth as an employee-owned company.

Consult Red works with the world's leading media operators, including Liberty Global (Virgin, UPC), Comcast (Sky) and AT&T (Directv), and in the last 12 months, it has grown its team in the UK, Poland and the US by 40%

Driving further growth

In his role as CCO, Steve will be responsible for driving further growth propelled by increasing demand for 'Internet of Things (IoT) smart, connected products, video and broadband end-user equipment, streaming TV devices, networks and platforms. Connected devices and systems developed by Consult Red are currently in more than 30 million homes around the world.

Consult Red has Europe's largest RDK R&D team and a track record of successful product launches in multiple countries. The team brings the experience and depth needed in the Telecoms & Media industry to help clients achieve ambitious cost targets and achieve a competitive advantage in IoT across sectors.

Experienced track record

Before joining Consult Red, Steve had his own consultancy company, working with technology & engineering clients. He was the Chief Commercial Officer at Triax HQ for three years, where he led sales, marketing, and commercial management teams across Triax's EMEA subsidiary companies. Before this, Steve was at Pace plc (now Commscope), where he held several senior management positions as a VP leading Pace's satellite business in the EMEA region.

Steve Donachie, CCO, said:

"I am delighted to be joining the Consult Red Executive team at this exciting time in the company's journey and hot on the heels of its transition to an employee-owned company.”

“Over the last 15 years, Consult Red has delivered a solid track record of innovation in the media sector. Now we want to build on the company's heritage as a connected technology partner in the media and connectivity sectors to reach more customers and to help them develop their propositions in IoT or 'smart' markets. Our track record and experience can help clients deliver digital transformation, managing risk and getting to market faster."

“Consult Red's experience across intelligent edge and cloud-connected devices over secure platforms means that we are a great engineering development partner for organisations that want to adopt technology and make it work for them.”

Andrew Stewart, Consult Red CEO, said:

"We're excited to welcome Steve to the team. Steve's international, sales, marketing & commercial experience in the Telco, Digital TV & connected devices industry will lead us towards achieving further growth for the business."


Notes to Editors

About Consult Red

Consult Red works with many of the world’s leading media and connectivity brands, including Virgin Media, Liberty Global, Sky, Comcast and AT&T. Over the last 20 years has built a strong reputation as an influential partner developing and delivering cutting-edge technologies to market. Connected devices and systems developed by Consult Red are currently in more than 30 million homes around the world.

Consult Red has recently transitioned to employee ownership, a move that CTOs and R&D commissioners have applauded as a governance model that will attract and retain the best talent – the talent needed to provide the agility, skills, and momentum that modern competitive businesses need to access to succeed.

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About Consult Red

We’re a technology consulting company helping clients deliver connected devices and systems, supporting them through the entire development journey. We apply our cutting-edge experience in product development, hardware, embedded and cloud technology to help companies in all sectors to deliver connected devices and systems. We work with clients to take an idea from concept through to complete product development – in short, we make their products ‘smart’ and turn their digital ambition into a reality. Clients value our deep product design, development and systems integration experience to help them drive innovation and deliver new products to market. For two decades, we’ve been innovation partners to some of the world’s leading media brands, helping them to be at the forefront of technology in the home.

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