Fixflo Appoints Michael Murphy MBE as Non-Executive Chairman

PropTech company Fixflo (www.fixflo.com) which provides repairs and maintenance software used in hundreds of thousands of properties, has announced the appointment of Michael Murphy MBE as non-executive Chairman and the formation of a heavyweight Advisory Board.

Michael is a widely respected business leader who has an extensive operational track record in high-growth and digital subscription businesses such as the Financial Times, Quidco and Friends Reunited, and in providing support for such businesses at board level with previous roles at companies including Instant Offices, Datamonitor and Multimap.

Fixflo has also announced a formal Advisory Board comprising John Davis (former CFO of Yell Group plc and Pearson Inc), Mike Wroe (former CFO of JustEat), Tim Ward (former marketing director of the Financial Times) and serial entrepreneur Steve Pankhurst who co-founded Friends Reunited.

Michael Murphy said: “Fixflo is a hugely exciting business which is already adding value to thousands of businesses around the world and I’m looking forward supporting the team on their growth journey.”

Rajeev Nayyar, Managing Director of Fixflo commented on today’s announcement:

We’re absolutely delighted that Michael has agreed to lead our board and that John, Mike, Tim and Steve are to become formal advisors to Fixflo. We’ve been leaning on advice from Michael and others on an informal basis over the past months, in some cases, years. At this stage of the company’s maturity, it made sense to formalise arrangements and assist us in the next phase of our growth.

2017 was a record-breaking year for Fixflo in terms of the number of people we helped with property repairs and maintenance management, and we had the one millionth repair managed through our systems in the UK. We also meaningfully expanded beyond the residential property sector that Fixflo is best known for, into providing maintenance solutions for property companies managing assets including petrol stations, offices and industrial estates in different countries around the world.

Having delivered 37 system upgrades during the course of 2017 at no additional cost to our clients, through 2018 we remain relentlessly focused on supporting our clients in delivering service excellence.

To all of our clients who have supported us on this journey thank you and please make sure your teams know how to get the most out of your Fixflo system through our free training program.”

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Michael Murphy MBE

Michael is a widely respected business leader who has an extensive operational track record in high-growth and digital subscription businesses. Michael’s senior executive experience includes 20 years with Pearson PLC, Westminster Press and the FT as well as roles with Friends Reunited and Quidco.com. In addition, Michael has previously held the position of Non-Executive Chairman with truRating, DLG and Instant Offices; Non-Executive Directorships with The Racing Post, Datamonitor PLC (Senior Independent NED) and Multimap. Michael was awarded the MBE for services to Business and Digital media in the New Years Honours List 2014.

John Davis

John is currently an investor and Non-Executive Director in a number of start-up companies including 3D Repo, and aLL Design. John has held a number of senior executive roles within the media sector including Chief Financial Officer of Yell Group plc, Group Finance Director of The FT Group, Chief Financial Officer of Pearson Inc and Director of Corporate Finance and Treasury at EMAP plc. John has a Masters in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Steve Pankhurst

Steve was the Founder of Friends Reunited. After successfully selling Friends Reunited to ITV, Steve has become a highly respected and experienced investor in and advisor to numerous startups and scale-ups.

Mike Wroe

Mike is an award-winning CFO with 20 years’ experience across a range of ecommerce/ internet and services business including Just-Eat plc the leading global online takeaway business. Mike led Just Eat as CFO from pre-series A start up to highly successful FTSE 250 listed business operating in 13 countries with 2,500 people valued at c£4bn. Mike has held senior executive positions at Nexagent, Innovision Research & Technology plc, Integral and Servisair.

Tim Ward

Tim has spent 15 years in various senior marketing roles at BellSouth, Vodafone, and the FT, leaving to be part of Friends Reunited. Following the successful sale of Friends Reunited to ITV, Tim became an investor in early-stage and fast growth companies. His investments include All Design, TapDaq, Retronaut, Design my night, TruRating, Mitomics, Carbon Clear and Red Monkey.

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