Ed Ralph PhD – chief operating officer
Ed brings to Quartix extensive experience and a proven track record in technology management, digital marketing and eCommerce. From 2001 to 2015 he built and led the technology team at Abcam plc, having joined the company as the 7th employee and at a time when its revenues were just £200k. In 2006 Ed formed the eCommerce and digital marketing functions at Abcam and built a team that focused on delivering the leading website and digital marketing in the industry. As CIO he led an international team across both technology and digital marketing functions, numbering over 70 people across four offices. When Ed left the company in 2015 Abcam had revenues of approximately £140m p.a.
Since leaving Abcam Ed has served in non-executive or consultancy roles related to technology and marketing at a range of Cambridge-based companies, including Red Gate Software, Axol Bioscience and Congenica. He also conducted consulting projects for Quartix in 2016 and, as a result of this appointment, he will focus his full-time attention on Quartix.
Ed has a first class honours degree in biochemistry from Southampton University, a PhD in molecular biology and biotechnology from Sheffield University and was conducting post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge prior to joining Abcam.
Commenting on the appointment, Andy Walters, managing director of Quartix, said: “having worked with Ed over the past few months, I am delighted that he has accepted this senior-level position in the Company. Ed brings proven skills in digital marketing, technology and eCommerce which will be invaluable to Quartix in the next stage of its development. We look forward to working with him.”