Carl D. Francis
Chief Executive Officer
Carl joined Eyoto Group Limited as Chief Executive following a decade in the consumer electronics industry. Most recently, he was CEO of the P2i Group, leading the business from pre-revenue tech start-up to dominant player in its sector. Prior to this, Carl spent three years as CEO acquiring, running, and successfully exiting Adria Ltd, Ireland’s largest textile business. He was previously Group Managing Director of the Caudwell Group, Europe’s then biggest privately-owned mobile telecommunications support business with sales of £1.5bn. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive of Flexonics, the principal division of global precision engineering group Senior plc, and Divisional President at SIEBE plc where for three years he ran the group’s worldwide recovery division.
BSc, University of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA)
Certified Public Accountant (USA)
Member of Mensa
Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan’s background is in senior IT and technology management. He has a Computer Science honours degree from the University of Exeter. Prior to joining EYOTOTM, Jonathan spent 10 years managing teams developing key commercial and bespoke technology in both the Fire & Rescue and the Education sectors. He has extensive experience running and teaching teams using Agile development methodologies, particularly the Scrum methodology. Jonathan is a keen advocate of using design patterns in technology development. An expert in internet, cloud, and data management technology, he has developed extensive network connected data processing and analysis systems. Jonathan leads the development of all technology at Eyoto Group and serves as a member of the group's Board of Directors.
Bachelors Computer Science (Honours), University of Exeter
Professional Member, BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
Chief Financial Officer
Bruce has significant experience both as a CFO and as a corporate finance practitioner. His career spans banking, industry and private equity including successfully floating a US-based tech business on London’s AiM market. In industry, he led the expansion of Scottish & Newcastle’s leased pub division. In private equity, as Head of Corporate Finance, he was responsible for a myriad of transactions in both leisure and real estate including raising both debt and equity components. More recently, as CFO/COO of an FMCG business, he managed the growth of a fast-paced business which yielded a substantial return upon successful disposal.
MBA (Merit) University of Strathclyde
Member of the Institute of Bankers
VP of Product Development
Claire started her career as a computer engineer working in both the private and public sectors within the UK. After several years working on healthcare technology within the NHS, she specialised as a PACS Engineer and moved to a large American Private Healthcare company. With over 10 years’ experience in Medical Technology, DICOM/HL7, and Project Management, Claire was previously Head of UK Operations for a major international healthcare technology provider. Her experience and knowledge of both the software and hardware components of products puts her at the forefront for leading the EYOTOTM Product Development team.
Non-Executive Board Members
John is the Non-Executive Chairman of EYOTOTM. An experienced Private Equity practitioner and winner of Midlands Dealmaker Awards four times with Bridgepoint (once) and LDC (three times). A seasoned Non Executive Director having held numerous board seats in a private equity and independent capacity during that period. Previously John was an Investment Committee member of LDC and currently chairs the Investment Committees of Finance Birmingham and CCF (Capital Creative Fund) in London. John has led a number of significant transactions including a major MBO which resulted in Lloyds Development Capital’s largest ever gain exceeding £60 million on a £6.75 million investment. John sits on the ASCEND SEIS Fund II & III Investment Committee and brings a wealth of investment experience and expertise to the team.
Bsc, Managerial & Administrative Studies, University of Aston, Accountancy
E. Dean Butler founded LensCrafters in 1983. He served as its Chief Executive Officer until 1988. In that same year, Mr. Butler founded Vision Express in Europe, which merged with the French retail group, GPS, to form Grand Vision in late 1997. Mr. Butler served as Chairman of Vision Express (UK) Ltd. Group from 1988 to 1997.
Previously, Mr. Butler held several different positions in the advertising and marketing division of The Procter & Gamble Company from 1969 to 1983. He has served as the Chairman of Eyeshop, a private optical concept company, Chairman of Sight Resource Corporation, and a Director of 1-800 Contacts Inc., the publicly held Utah-based contact lens retailer. He currently is on the Advisory Board of CooperVision, and a Director of Neurolens.
Master of Science (MS), Theoretical Chemistry (Honors), Michigan State University
Masters Business Administration, Michigan State University
As a highly successful entrepreneur and investor, Peter brings 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, holding numerous directorships across a wide range of life sciences businesses. Over this period, Peter has been involved with a number of high profile turnarounds and exits within the sector, including the acquisition of Surgicraft’s loss making business where, as Managing Director, sales quadrupled within three years and the business was subsequently sold to ISIS Equity Partners. Other key healthcare positions held, both previously and currently, include Bridges Ventures, Cisiv, Diagnostic World, Spring Active and Newtech Ortho.