People

At Trumpet911 we operate as a collective where our affiliates each bring specialist skills, and as a whole form a formidable management team –¬†ready to support your business.

Brian Watson

Business Consultant and Founder: successful entrepreneur and business innovation specialist.

Brian’s LinkedIn profile

Brian has thirty years of board-level experience, having co-founded a successful high-tech service business which was sold to a conglomerate, and from which he morphed into a specialist in high global growth through intensive investment and mergers & acquisitions.

Brian has vast experience in running a medium-sized enterprise as well as working at director level in a large corporation, uniquely backed-up with a technology background and science education.

Main focus areas

  • Start-up support and fundraising
  • Strategic planning and support for high-growth
  • Planning for exit and sale of the business
  • Business efficiency and turn-around
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Steve Roper

Technical Consultant: radio systems architect, radio spectrum management and regulatory product approvals

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Steve is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a European Engineer (Eur. Ing.) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) with a First Class Honours degree in Electronic Engineering from Bath University having specialised in radio systems engineering and radio wave propagation. Steve helps businesses design radio systems infrastructure and to access the radio spectrum resources they require. He can also assist with regulatory product approvals (such as CE marking for example) for devices that incorporate embedded radio modems.

Main focus areas

  • Radio system design and optimisation
  • Cellular mobile communications systems planning and implementation
  • Strategic planning
  • Wireless and telecommunications product certification
  • Technical support for high-growth businesses

Mike Suter

Strategic Consultant: specialising in B2B development and assisting profitable growth, in a sustainable manner.

Mike’s LinkedIn profile

Mike has many years of experience and offers a bespoke service for major clients be they retailers, suppliers, manufacturers or trade bodies, primarily concerning, Sales and Marketing strategies and Sales Team and Manager Evaluation. Supply chain planning, advocacy, internal/external communication and environmental issues.

Working for Blue Chip and Fortune 500 companies, Mike is a commercially astute executive and has demonstrated achievement with P&L improvement initiatives, sales, negotiation and knowledge-based category management, with an instinctive feel for what clients and their customers will need.

Main focus areas

  • Evaluate and enhance Sales Teams to drive profitable growth
  • Maximising CRM and its effective implementation
  • Evaluation of marketing function & process including digital footprint
  • Market Focus based on analytics and customer insight
  • Alignment of the Sales and Marketing functions to common aims

Hugues Thiebeauld

Cybersecurity Consultant: specialising in security evaluations for systems used in secure transactions, including mobile devices and banking products.

Hugues’ LinkedIn profile

Hugues is a cybersecurity expert with intensive and hands-on expertise spanning 15 years in the attack techniques of embedded systems and corresponding security protection, including cryptography side-channel, hardware fault injection and logical attacks.

Hugues gathered this experience by setting up the security laboratory and working as principal expert in Oberthur Technologies, before managing the Transaction Security cybersecurity services for UL in the UK.

Main focus areas

  • Security of cryptographic algorithms in embedded systems
  • Security evaluation methodologies
  • Secure applications: mobile payment, chip & PIN payment, eGovernmental secure products
  • Security resources: secure element, Trusted Execution Environment, mobile platforms
  • Hardware attack techniques