Meet the team

Read on to meet some of Darkbeam's core leadership.

James Bromhead, Chairman

James Bromhead has over 35 years experience in funding SMEs.

  • Founder investor and Chairman of Immersive Labs, now Non Executive Director, Return to date 20x.
  • In 2012 James co-founded EastWest Partners, and was Chairman of Cyberlytic.
  • In asset management, key funder of Syndicate AM, Equity Pre-IPO and Cobra Capital.
  • Founder of Beeson Gregory, sold for £100m.
  • On the board of 2 private companies.
  • Mentor at CyLon, strong access to deal flow.

Charles Clark, CEO

Charles is an experienced and well-regarded senior executive. He co-founded Rosslyn Data Technologies Plc and Darkbeam whilst also serving as an advisor for a number of other successful technology and investment companies.

Charles’ particular interest is helping young companies achieve their dreams. With an MBA from City University Business School, Charles focuses his skills on raising capital, building sales distribution channels and marketing.

Prior to this he was an Executive Director of the asset management division of Panmure Gordon, managing £1.3bn globally, where he had a particular interest and focus on technology.

Charles’ passion for intelligence insights stems from his time serving with the British Army where he served on active service in theatres of operation. Today, Charles is proud to be a mentor for ex-servicemen and actively supports charity work. When he’s not busy trying to change the world, Charles loves his golf!

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Paul Kenealy, COO

Paul is an accomplished cyber security leader with a wide range of experiences across industry and government verticals. He has a significant track record of developing and promoting truly global and diverse teams since 2003.

Paul was previously the CISO for an AIM quoted cyber service group, overseeing cybersecurity across 6 companies in an ever expanding cyber portfolio. He was also the Director of Threat Intelligence at Digital Shadows who was responsible for the strategic direction and day to day operations of the core Intelligence Product.

Ross Garrigan, Head of Marketing

Ross is a successful Marketer with experience spanning consumer goods, media and high-tech subscription services. 

Ross is at his happiest when disrupting an industry and spreading the word of a transformative product like Darkbeam's Horizon platform. 

His background bringing new brands to market and managing campaigns for some of the world's largest and most recognisable technology companies compliments Darkbeam's high-growth and innovative culture.

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Andrew McConnell, Partner Manager

Andrew joins us to manage Darkbeam’s customer and partner community. With more than thirty years’ experience working in commercial roles within the IT industry Andrew brings a wealth of relevant knowledge.

Prior to Darkbeam Andrew has also managed major partners for the likes of Cisco and Rackspace, as well as being a divisional manager in the Morse Group.

In his downtime Andrew’s real passion is scuba diving, with his annual trips to far-off and exotic dive sights only being interrupted by the need to earn enough money for the necessary funding.