Our Team

Leadership Team

Brendan Gill

CEO

Brendan has spent a dozen years bringing to market innovative solutions to help people improve mobile service and understand real-world mobile network experience. Brendan is deeply committed to supporting the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. He has served as a TechStars London mentor for several years. In 2017, he was recognized as a telecom industry leader and innovator in the Global Telecoms Business Power100.

Andy Burns

Chief Operating Officer

With more than 25 years of experience in the telecom industry, Andy leads day-to day business operations to drive global adoption of Opensignal’s analytics solutions among mobile network operators, regulators and analysts.

Patrick Dowling

CFO

Patrick leads Opensignal's finance, legal and administration functions. Drawing on more than 20 years of corporate financial experience, he works with the company’s leadership team to plan, execute and accelerate the company’s commercial growth strategy and vision to become the global standard for measuring mobile network experience.

Shirin Dehghan

Chairwoman

Shirin has over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry and was the founder and CEO of Arieso, a leader in network geolocation solutions which was acquired by JDSU for $85m. Shirin has won a number of prestigious industry awards, including Blackberry’s Top Woman in Technology, Best Woman in Mobile, Business Woman of the Year 2013 and European Entrepreneur of the Year 2013.

Sam Westwood

VP Engineering

With over 10 years of experience working within the telecom industry, Sam leads Opensignal’s engineering team responsible for a suite of enterprise products built on a high-concurrency architecture, capable of handling large quantities of data.

James Robinson

VP Research and Innovation

James leads the Opensignal team pioneering the next generation of mobile network experience measurement. Previously, he led the team responsible for the development and adoption of Opensignal’s mobile apps which have been downloaded on over 32 million consumer devices (and counting) around the world.

Iain Marsden

SVP Products and Solutions

Iain has deep knowledge of mobile network operators and the wireless industry gained from more than 20 years working with telecom businesses around the globe. He oversees product management of Opensignal’s mobile analytics solutions and technical product delivery to Opensignal’s global operator customers.

Melissa Ayres

VP Global Marketing

Melissa has over 20 years of technology marketing experience. Managing a cross-office team, she oversees all aspects of the global marketing function to drive lead generation and brand leadership across EMEA, APAC, LatAm and North America.

Ian Fogg

VP Analysis

Ian leads the team of analysts behind Opensignal’s industry-leading analysis and insights. Formerly an analyst at Forrester, IHS Markit, and Jupiter Research, he has a broad complement of knowledge and experience across the end-to-end mobile telecom market.

Greg Kustudia

Regional VP, Americas

Greg has over 15 years of experience building market leadership and domain expertise for high-growth telecom companies. He leads Opensignal’s business across North and South America.

Rob Lerner

Regional VP, APAC

Rob has over 15 years of experience leading high-performing business development teams for fast-growing software businesses in the mobile telecom industry. He leads Opensignal’s business in Asia-Pacific (APAC).

Stefan Schoofs

Regional VP, EMEA & India

Stefan has more than 20 years of experience working across the telecom industry with companies ranging from established brands to high-growth start-ups. He leads Opensignal’s business in Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East.

Wolfgang Sixl

VP Business Solutions

With more than 20 years of telecom industry experience, including senior positions at mobile network operators, Wolfgang heads the Business Solutions team dedicated to tailoring Opensignal’s Analytics solutions to provide unique insights and intelligence driving commercial gain for mobile network operators.

Investors

Jason Ball

Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures

Jason provides combined tech and investment professionalism, concentrating on AR/VR, Mobility, AI and IoT, as Managing Director for Qualcomm Ventures, Europe. Beforehand Jason focused on internet technology investments while Investment Director at London Seed Capital.

Eileen Burbidge

Partner, Passion Capital

Partner at Passion Capital, the leading early-stage technology venture capital investment firm in Europe. Eileen also serves as the Chair for Tech City UK; in the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group; HM Treasury's Special Envoy for FinTech, Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London.

Mark Jacobson

Partner, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures

Mark is a Partner at OATV (O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures), the VC fund he co-founded with Tim O’Reilly, based in San Francisco. Prior to OATV, Mark was an Executive VP at O’Reilly Media and holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Malcolm Ferguson

Principal, Octopus Ventures

Malcolm is a Principal at Octopus Ventures, a London and New York based venture capital firm. Prior to joining Octopus, Malcolm spent a number of years in the investment banking industry, firstly within the TMT team of Bank America Merrill Lynch in London and then subsequently at GP Bullhound, focussing exclusively on technology businesses

Marieke Christmann

Principal, Octopus Ventures

Marieke Christmann is a Principal At Octopus Ventures, a London and New York based venture capital firm. Prior to Octopus Marieke was an investment manager at Zouk Capital and draws on almost 10 years experience in investment banking and private equity.

Board of Advisors

Finnbar O'Neill

Finn brings diverse talents and extensive expertise from his time as Chief Executive of JD Power, the consumer intelligence, data and analytics company. A licensed attorney, Finn was previously CEO for Hyundai Motor America, Mitsubishi North America and Reynolds and Reynolds.

Steve Livingston

Steve is an accomplished veteran of the telecoms industry having held senior marketing roles with AT&T, AirTouch and Cellular One and more recently was a senior VP at Byte Mobile.

Seamus McAteer

Seamus is an experienced mobile entrepreneur with over 20 years experience building companies that leverage mobile data and analytics. He was founder and CEO of M:Metrics (acquired by Comscore) and recently founded MetaResolver and Datasnap.io.

Gary Cohen

Gary brings over 25 years experience in the mobile industry, providing network quality insights to mobile operators. He held senior positions at Telephia, Nielsen and most recently Director of Mobile Research for ITG.

Isaac Babbs

Isaac is a serial entrepreneur, executive, and advisor in the mobile space and currently CEO and Founder of Handmade Ventures. Isaac has held senior leadership positions at Millenial Media, Qualcomm and Macromedia.

Alex Trewby

Founder and COO of Divide which was acquired by Google and now forms part of Android for Work. Now a PM on Android Wear, Alex was previously a VP at Morgan Stanley for 11 years.

Sina Khanifar

Sina is a co-founder of Opensignal and currently CEO of RSRF, an in-building wireless solutions provider headquartered in California. He is also a technology policy advocate and a Technology Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.