We’re delighted to announce the promotion of our Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Paul Templar, to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Paul has been with VIPR since its inception, 10 years ago, and has been promoted to the role of CEO as we make structural changes to support our growth strategy. He succeeds our co-founder, Bob Brown, who has now taken on the new role of Chairman.
Paul assisted in the launch of VIPR in 2009, having previously worked as head of IT at Moneynet, which was also owned by VIPR’s co-founders, brothers Bob and Richard Brown. The trio have worked together ever since, with Paul overseeing the development team and becoming a driving force in the creation of our software solutions.
“As our client base has grown, Richard and I have recognised the need to strengthen the management team and bring on new talent to support our growth. With the recent appointments of Stewart Williams as COO and Greg Denham as CIO, it seemed only natural to review all roles and responsibilities and to promote Paul to CEO,” says Bob Brown, co-founder and newly-appointed Chairman. “Paul has been with us from day one, playing a huge part in shaping the company. He has been pivotal in the development of new products and bringing on new clients, so it was an easy decision for Richard and I to offer him the role.”
VIPR co-founder & director, Richard Brown adds, “VIPR is growing at such a fast pace in our 10th year, so it was the perfect time to reflect on the company’s infrastructure to make the necessary changes within the team. Bob and I will continue to manage the business at a strategic and board level.”
In his new role, Paul will continue working on product development and client relations, but will also take on a strategic focus for VIPR, working closely with COO, Stewart Williams. “I’m absolutely delighted to be promoted to CEO,” says Paul, “I know I’ve got big shoes to fill, but I am excited by the role and the challenges it will bring. I am looking forward to steering the company forwards and continuing its success.”