Updated: Feb 5
Introducing Simon Hunt
Vpod is pleased to announce that Simon Hunt has joined our team as Director of Sales and Marketing.
Simon joins Vpod Visitor Management from his previous role at Condeco Software, where he was Global Partner Director and Director of Strategy Partners and Alliances. Previous roles in the Facilities Management industry include Regus/IWG, where Simon spent 13 years in a variety of commercial roles both on the Office and Meeting Room products before developing their digital trading capabilities as Global Product Director eTrading & Channels.
During his time at Regus/IWG, Simon developed the world's first online meeting room booking system system. He grew the Meeting Room business from £6m to £18m in 3 years, in the height of a recession.
Simon brings with him a wealth of experience in Sales and Marketing and will be bringing this to Vpod to drive revenue from a high dependance on hardware-based revenues, helping to convert it into a software and data business with a higher percentage of recurring revenues.
Sam Farrant commented “Being customer centric is part of Vpod’s DNA and core to everything we do, which is why we thought Simon would be a particularly great fit for us.
Simon’s firm belief is that winning requires 125% of effort, that you only give, when you love your challenge (i.e not just a job). He believes that Vpod which has a terrific culture already, will benefit moving forward from three key ingredients, he sees as essential for success:
A culture of hard work, commitment and passion (40%)
A passion for teamwork to drive results (60%)
A focus on moving the right numbers in a positive direction (25%)
We have a great team here at Vpod and have recently added some young talented team members.
Simon commented "Growing people and empowering them, so they can act independently and move quickly, is something I'm really enjoying here"
We have recently hired three "digital ninja's" all graduates with Marketing and Communications Degrees who "eat a task and love to learn". Its especially enjoyable to see the speed they learn and move at.
Simon is a passionate believer in the connected workplace and moving every workplace from being a simple "dumb real estate container", to one that is an intuitive workplace, instinctively reacting to the needs of the people in it. He believes that if a workplace doesn’t become intuitive, with a superb experience, the workplace could become irrelevant.
His goal to help that Intuitive workplace transition, is to make Vpod extremely relevant with a unrivalled partner ecosystem in the industry, that focuses on delivering the connected workplace to a growing customer base, of Blue Chip customers.
“Vpod are delighted to welcome Simon who joins as us as Sales and Marketing Director at an exciting time for the business, and will play a key role in supporting our accelerated growth. I have known Simon for a number of years and have witnessed first-hand what he’s capable of achieving.” - Sam Farrant, Vpod MD.
Simon is also author of Communications Edge, a blog series that discusses many aspects of the Connected Workplace, from visitor management, Covid-19 impacts, to flexible working and more.
If you’d like to schedule a meeting with Simon, you can do so by clicking here.
About Vpod: Vpod create unique digital visitor management solutions, combining people and technology to improve efficiency and enhance the experience. We do this through Vgreet, which delivers an end-to-end visitor management process that starts with a meeting invite and ends when your visitor leaves your building.