Appointment of Jim Darragh part of TotalMobile’s strategy to ensure the business continues to grow and innovate
Jim Darragh, former CMO Compliance chief executive, has been appointed as chief executive of Belfast-based TotalMobile, the award-winning mobile software provider, taking over from Colin Reid, who is retiring from full-time work.
Darragh’s appointment is part of ambitious plans to treble the size of the business in the next three to five years.
David Carman, chairman of TotalMobile, said: “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Darragh who has over 20 years’ experience in building successful international corporate software businesses.
“After an extensive search, we chose him from a large field of candidates as he’s a proven strategic thinker with a strong focus on growth. This appointment is part of our strategy to ensure TotalMobile continues to grow, innovate and deliver for its customers.”
Darragh, whose father was born in Belfast, joins TotalMobile from CMO Compliance, global provider of enterprise health, safety, environment and quality software. Previously he was chief executive of Ipanema Technologies, the WAN optimisation company acquired by InfoVista; chief executive of Zeus Technology, which was acquired by Riverbed; and senior vice president at SAP.
“TotalMobile is a fantastic firm with solid foundations and the strong potential for further growth,” he said.
“What attracted me to the firm is that it makes a real difference to people’s lives. Because of TotalMobile’s software, employees in industries like health and social care save time and get the chance to focus on doing the best job possible, which boosts morale, and increases retention and service quality. In addition to our current markets I see great opportunities for the business in other vertical markets.”
Reid felt it was the right time to hand over the reins and will move to the role of non-executive director after a short period of transition.
He said: “Establishing and successfully growing TotalMobile has been the highlight of my career. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s-most-talented employees who have helped propel the business forward. As a result, we now have tens of thousands of users who love TotalMobile’s software and the service we provide. I am delighted to be handing over to Jim who will lead the business to even greater success. I look forward to supporting the firm’s continued growth as a non-executive director.” >