Zetifi is very pleased to announce the appointment of ex-GME CEO Warwick Clancy to the role of Chief Operating Officer as part of a new-look leadership team.
Warwick began his career in Wagga Wagga before commencing a 24-year stint at globally recognised radio communications developer and manufacturer GME, including 5 years as General Manager Operations, and 7 years as CEO & Managing Director between 2013 and 2020. He brings extensive experience in the design, manufacture, development and distribution of electronics and radio communications products.
As COO, Warwick will be responsible for driving operational excellence, scaling manufacturing, and key commercial negotiations with distribution and channel partners for the ZetiRover and ZetiCell product lines.
He will work closely with CEO Dan Winson to execute on the mass-market growth strategy outlined as part of the company’s recent Series A capital raise.
“I began my career with an electronics trade in Wagga Wagga many years ago, so it seems fitting that I now have the chance to contribute the experience I’ve accumulated since to help Zetifi realise the potential of the technology they’ve developed,” said Warwick.
“I’ve been impressed by the talented team they’ve assembled, their innovative technology, and strong vision for solving rural connectivity, and I look forward to contributing to their continued success.”
Zetifi CEO Dan Winson points to Warwick’s industry connections and understanding of potential manufacturing and commercial partners for similar electronics products as being an ideal fit for the business.
“We’ve proven ourselves to be very capable of developing unique solutions through our iterative design process, prototyping, and batch manufacturing for these products, but we’re now at a stage where we need to scale these ideas and products to capture a broader market,” said Dan.
“It’s a critical commercial juncture so we’re absolutely delighted that Warwick has agreed to join us and apply his experience and leadership to guide us through this scale-up phase as we know it will have its share of challenges.”
Warwick’s appointment has also enabled some other important changes to the Zetifi leadership team as they commence 2023. The Zetifi leadership team is now as follows:
- Dan Winson, Chief Executive Officer (2017 – present) – Dan founded Zetifi in 2017 and has served as CEO since that time. He will continue in this role.
- Warwick Clancy, Chief Operating Officer (2023 – present) – Warwick began at Zetifi on February 1st, 2023.
- Paul Maybon, Chief Product Officer (2023 – present) – Zetifi’s longest-standing employee after Dan, Paul transition from the COO role which he has held for the previous three years to lead product engineering as Chief Product Officer.
- Ben Letchford, Chief Technology Officer (2021 – present) – Ben will continue as CTO. He recently returned to the company’s Wagga Wagga head office after spending the last 12 months in Rochester, NY, USA, where he established a satellite technology office for the business.