Dennis has over 35 years of experience at Board-level in high-tech SMEs and at Business Units in larger corporations including Willett International and Leica Microsystems Imaging Solutions. He has managed cross-functional teams and global roll-out of photonics products through wholly-owned subsidiaries and distributors. Key Account Management is central to his sales experience.
Dennis has specific corporate experience in private equity funding of technology start-ups and company exits by trade sale.
His consulting activities in the university research sector can cover the whole process of assessing the commercial viability of new technologies, IP strategy and business planning prior to new company incorporation, followed by executive management and implementation of spin-outs. Clients include a number of UK Universities such as Imperial College London, Oxford and Manchester.
Dennis has an engineering background in applied physics and he graduated with an MSc in optics from Reading University, UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics UK, elected by panel for his contribution towards the successful commercialisation of innovative photonics technologies.