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MIKE TRUP

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Personal Summary

Over 30 years experience in a wide range of sales and marketing roles, including a family business, several Fortune 100 companies, a Big 4 consultancy and a start-up, which I took from just me to 50 people and £38 million in sales.

I have now exited in a trade sale and am looking at consultancy and non-executive roles as well as investment opportunities. I post regular thoughts on Sales and Marketing on my blog at http://www.theinvisibleceo.com

Professional Summary

I grew Interactive Ideas Ltd. from just me and a phone into 50 people generating £37 ($60) million in revenues and achieved a compound annual growth rate since establishment of 24%. We held Investors in People Silver Status, won CRN Specialist Distributor of the Year Awards in 2011 and 2013 and were commended for the CRN Software Distributor of the Year in 2011 in competition with billion Dollar companies. We were also ranked in the Sunday Times Fastrack Export and the Daily Telegraph medium sized business award.

I believe passionately in the power of education and lecture at two universities occasionally on business, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Specialties: Software distribution, linux products, enterprise software, professional services, open source innovation, new venture management, international business culture, deal structuring, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, business turn around, angel investing.

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travel, meditation and psychology, history, martial arts, soccer.

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