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Winner... JOHN LYNCH


CEO of Maytech United Kingdom


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CEO INSIGHT What are


important your most professional


achievements at your current company?


Building the right team, resources and processes to manage our accelerating growth.


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How did you do that? Clear vision and drive.


What education or prior experience


helped


succeed at your current company?


My marketing background has taught me to constantly look at things from a customer perspective so we are always refining our customer journey and product experience. Previous experience has taught me you must develop products that solve customer pain points.


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What lessons did you learn on your way to becoming a


CEO?


A great team is vital. You need people you can trust, who take ownership, are ambitious and most importantly who can tell it like it is.


What lessons have you learned as a CEO?


Saying less is more, ask the right questions and acknowledge if you are


you


not in control of an issue and get in control quickly.


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What are the key success factors for a CEO?


To have integrity, purpose and a great team.


What are Prioritising the challenges for a CEO? which opportunities


to pursue. This becomes easier the clearer the strategic vision.


How did you overcome those challenges?


Keeping sight of the goals we are all aiming to achieve.


How do you manage the relationship


Board of Directors?


We are in constant contact, so they are pretty close to the business and know our challenges.


They are very supportive and I seek their advice regularly on all sorts of areas.


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What do you look for in your successor?


Integrity, drive, great communication and ability to quickly establish rapport at all levels.


John Lynch, CEO of Maytech Website: www.maytech.net


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How do you manage organizational


politics,


and conflicting personalities, interests, and views?


By making sure everyone has a voice, is aligned in what we are doing and where we are going all the time and distilling key values of integrity and ownership into the team. Sounds simple but its effective.


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What advice do you give to rising CEOs?


For a technology business, make online / digital marketing a core competency, understand your CAC (customer acquisition cost) payback period and provide great service as well as great software.


Do you admire another CEO or a leader (current or historical)? Why?


I’ve been fortunate to have worked with a few really good CEOs whom I’ve learned a lot from and who were fantastic at articulating their vision across the organisation and following up with tremendous amount of drive and energy. Seth Godin is a leader I admire most today he is full of great insights about business and marketing.


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How do you compete in a global


environment?


By building technology that solves business pain points and maximising digital marketing.


How do you see the future of your industry?


Growing bigger and faster.


What advice would you give to policy makers to


help the economy and your business?


Its predictable but its one of the biggest hurdles to economic growth, access to the right kind of finance on the right terms for SMEs.


Can you please share any life or personal


lessons that other CEOs might relate to?


Never go against your gut, remain genuine and know your values and stick to them.


Can you share with us a CEO humour?


In God we Trust; all others bring data (a quote from Dr Edwards Deming).


About Maytech Maytech provides a cloud platform for secure data transfer over a global network with hubs in Europe, America, China, UAE and Australia. Organisations in 35 countries spanning 60 industries rely on Maytech for mission critical workflows and global data distribution and acquisition. The company is privately held and backed by MXC Capital, a specialist in the TMT sector. Maytech’s head office is based near London in the UK.


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