Callcredit Marketing Solutions chief Tim Pottinger has quit after nearly eight years with the business – following its sale to venture capitalists GTCR – to pursue new opportunities.
He joined the company in June 2005 as database solutions director, but moved up to commercial director in November 2008. Pottinger has already secured a non-executive role at MarketDeveloper and will start at the firm once he has worked his notice period.
He started his career at The Computing Group – the data division set up by WWAV (now Rapp) – in 1981, and stayed over 20 years with the company, during which time it changed its name to Identex. It has since rebranded once more under the Rapp name.
Pottinger rose through the ranks to become managing director of the business but quit in 2005 to join EuroDirect as database solutions director, staying for 18 months before moving to Callcredit.
Callcredit was sold to Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR in February, in partnership with the management team led by chief executive John McAndrew. It had been owned by Vitruvian Partners since 2009.
Potter’s decision to leave has been fuelled partly by this deal and partly by the huge commute between his home in Sussex and the various Callcredit offices around the country.
On LinkedIn, former Royal Mail head of data sales Rob Brogan – who is a consultant at the Post Office – said: “Tim brings a clear view and focus to all projects that he works on. I have worked with him on a number of occasions looking at key strategic projects and have always found him to be mindful of costs, delivery and execution whilst never losing sight of the overarching objectives.”
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