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Data Consultancy Dufrain has appointed Mark Fowle as Chairman. He will work with the firm’s senior leadership to support it through its next stage of growth.

Founded in 2010, Dufrain is a UK-headquartered consultancy helping customers around the world across a wide range of industries. The firm helps clients harness data, gain valuable insights and make better informed decisions, while optimising data to drive and grow businesses.

Looking ahead, Dufrain is at a pivotal point in its development. It recently received an investment from private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners, as part of a management buy-out.

Mark Fowle, Chairman, Dufrain

As the firm looks to commence this new stage of development, it has installed Mark Fowle as Chairman. Fowle brings substantial and invaluable experience to the board. He is a successful and established tech entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, having co-founded and led multiple businesses in this space including Xplora, Connect-2 and Attenda, a provider of IT Managed Services to large businesses, that he subsequently sold to Ensono for over £100 million.

Since then, Fowle has established himself as an experienced and successful private equity chairman. Following successful tenures at Ensono, MC Ventures and Datum, he currently serves as Chairman at both CTS, a provider of hosted and managed IT services, and CSI, which specialises in IBM and data centric IT services. All of these businesses have benefitted from private equity investment, making Mark a clear fit for Dufrain.

Joseph George, Chief Executive Officer at Dufrain commented, “Mark’s experience will be invaluable as we look to deliver our exciting plans for growth. With Mark’s expertise and demonstrated history of driving growth in our space, Dufrain will be well equipped to attract top talent to drive our innovative projects and we look forward to working with him as Dufrain charts a course into a bright and fascinating future.”

Fowle will now work closely with George, to ensure accelerated growth across all markets. Dufrain is set to expand by up to three times its current size across all regions. To do so, it will expand its services into new sectors to help more clients better manage and optimise their data. The company’s diverse range of solutions offer a reliable service to help clients make best use of their data via data management, data platforming, cloud engineering and analytics.

Speaking on the challenge, Fowle added, “I’m excited to be a part of it and I’m confident we can build upon the team’s already stellar work to make a powerful impression in the global data management sector.”