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Gavin Patterson joins Beamery as Lead Independent Director
Fri, 3rd Nov 2023

Beamery, an AI-powered talent lifecycle management platform, has heralded the appointment of Gavin Patterson as its new Lead Independent Director. Patterson, with his thirty years of prestigious experience in the technology and telecommunications industry, will lend his undisputed knowledge to Beamery's expertise at a board level.

The former Salesforce President and Chief Revenue Officer, and CEO of BT, Patterson now joins Beamery as it continues to amplify its senior-level expertise. Throughout his career, Patterson has demonstrated critical skills that Beamery hopes will further solidify its position as a pioneer in AI-driven talent management, with a strong focus on guaranteeing all individuals have equal access to work and skills.

Prior to his role at Beamery, Patterson helmed Salesforce as President and Chief Revenue Officer. Before Salesforce, he acted as CEO of BT for six years, overseeing the company's acquisition of EE, the launching of BT Sport, and the expansion of BT's cybersecurity practice. Additionally, Patterson has held esteemed positions at Virgin Media and Procter and Gamble. He has also contributed as a board member for both private equity-owned and AIM-listed companies, and as a member of the Governing Council of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Beamery's CEO and co-founder, Abakar Saidov, expressed his gratification with Patterson's appointment: "We are delighted to have Gavin Patterson join the board of Beamery. With his hugely impressive track record leading highly respected companies to success and his deep understanding of global market dynamics, Gavin will provide unparalleled strategic guidance as Beamery continues to grow in the UK and globally." Saidov also highlighted Patterson's extensive knowledge as being extremely beneficial for the continued transformation of organisations on a talent basis and the development of talent-centric business solutions.

In his response, Patterson shared his enthusiasm for the new role, stating, "I am very much looking forward to joining the board of Beamery and working with such an exciting business that continues to innovate to help client organisations turn their workforce into a real competitive advantage. Beamery stands out in the market by offering companies the tools needed to retrain, retain, upskill and redeploy their workforce, in a way that enhances efficiency and quality, but also promotes fairness and reduces bias. I am delighted to help contribute to this important mission."

Beamery's Talent Lifecycle Management platform equips companies with the resources to comprehend the skills present in their workforce, construct agile workforce plans and effectively attract, retain, upskill and redeploy their existing workforce. In doing so, they are able to implement change at a rapid pace, retain critical skill sets, promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and design the workforce of the future.