Jonathan Breeze appointed as CEO

We are proud to announce that Jonathan Breeze has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer.

Jonathan spent many years working closely with Symplectic as a project and programme manager for research at Imperial College London, eventually joining as VP for product development in January 2012. Jonathan will be replacing Daniel Hook, founder and CEO of the company, whose new position will be director of research metrics at Digital Science. Daniel remains a director of Symplectic and will maintain an ongoing connection with the company in his new role while bringing his expertise to expanding the Digital Science portfolio.

“I am very excited to be handing over to Jonathan”, says Daniel Hook. “He brings tremendous leadership, experience and vision to the role and has been instrumental in both the expansion of the product and the growth of the company over the past few years. I can speak for the board when I say that he can only lead us to greater success”.

In his role as VP for product development, Jonathan has been responsible for product quality and standards, including the major overhaul of the UI that launched near the end of last year. He has over 12 years of experience delivering IT solutions within higher education, including six years as a client of Symplectic at Imperial College London.

“I’m immensely proud of my time at Symplectic, of the team we’ve put together, our community engagement and of the product we continue to develop in partnership with our growing client base” says Jonathan Breeze. “Symplectic operates in a very exciting space and I am really looking forward to taking a leading role in shaping the company’s future”.

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