Julian has been an Angel Investor since 2007 and an entrepreneur since he formed his first business, STASYS, with his then business partner John in 1986.
Julian was founder and Managing Director of UK company STASYS Limited which he sold to Lockheed Martin in 2005. Julian was responsible for the growth of STASYS to a £17M+ business with 230 staff, with subsidiaries in USA, Germany, Australia and Malaysia prior to sale to Lockheed Martin. STASYS had a worldwide reputation in Defence and Air Traffic markets for interoperability, network centric consultancy and systems support. Julian originated the iSMART process which is in use by military forces around the world to this day. Julian’s management responsibilities encompassed the complete range from Board level vision, direction and control to business development, operational, finance and technical leadership. Julian Left Lockheed Martin in June 2007, having been Vice President International Strategic Development, responsible for development and execution of the international strategy for the Systems Integration business group of IS&S, Lockheed Martin.
Since 2007, Julian has provided management and technical consultancy to a wide variety of businesses and been an angel investor in many businesses, mainly technical in focus, including such successful businesses as Astrobotic, Hailo and DataSift.
Julian also founded an Innovation Hub, iBundle, which has been responsible for a number of new businesses, including SocialSafe, of which Julian is founder and Chairman.
Julian is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IMechE, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers and graduated from Imperial College, London with a BSc (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering in 1984.