Carmen Carey, Chief Executive Officer
Carmen Carey was appointed as Chief Executive, effective from 18 February 2019. Carmen initially joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2017. Carmen is an IT industry veteran whose career to date encompasses leadership roles as an executive in fast-growing global VC-backed and publicly traded technology companies.
She was most recently the COO of artificial intelligence company Unbabel. Prior to Unbabel, Carmen was CEO of Apica, CEO of Big Data Partnership, COO of MetaPack, CEO of ControlCircle, COO of MessageLabs and VP of Global Services at BroadVision. As CEO, she successfully led the exit of Big Data Partnership and ControlCircle to Teradata and Alternative Networks, respectively. She was also a Non-Executive Director for Arts Alliance Media through its acquisition by Luxin-Rio. In 2017, Carmen was recognised with the Bronze Stevie Award for Most Innovative Woman of the Year in Technology – one of the world’s top honours for female executives.
Martin Thorneycroft, Chief Financial Officer
Martin joined Brady as Group CFO and Company Secretary in January 2014, bringing with him a wealth of experience in both the finance arena as well as the financial services software space, having held various senior financial positions during his 30-year career in both public and private companies based in the UK and the US. Most recently, Martin spent 8 years as Group Finance Director at AIM listed financial services software group Patsystems plc, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial control and reporting, legal, HR, administration, company secretarial and investor relations across its worldwide operations.
Prior to Patsystems, Martin held CFO and other high-ranking financial positions at companies such as EY, Profile Media Group plc and McMullen and Sons Ltd, where he successfully delivered sustained growth, profitability and increased shareholder value.
Martin has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1986, after graduating from Birmingham University with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Sara Mottus, Global Head of Human Resources
Sara joined Brady in June 2017 and leads HR for all of Brady PLC. She is of Swedish origin and has also spent time living and working in New Zealand before moving to the UK. She brings proven HR leadership experience gained within the B2B software space with global Jade Software Corporation and crime-fighting software company Wynyard Group and security analytics business Cognevo.
Sara brings strong experience in organisational design driving business performance through forward-thinking talent acquisition and competence development strategies. Most recently she has developed her own HR consultancy for SMEs in growth mode when we were fortunate enough to attract her to lead our global HR function here at Brady. She is a well-rounded experience with a strong commercial understanding and is accustomed to partnering with leadership teams and delivering HR for comparable organisations with an international footprint.
Scott Hestenes – Head of Value Enablement
As Global Head of Value Enablement at Brady, Scott manages both the account management team, securing positive long-term customer relations and the sales team, which is responsible for securing new clients. He brings to the role a breadth of experience in the energy and commodities sector, including over 20 years of leading software delivery to support financial trading and clearing, physical trading and complex settlement and invoicing.
Scott started his professional career working for a small innovative spin-off company, that was later acquired by the OM Group, as a part of the sizeable £30m energy exchange system delivery to the California Power Exchange. Subsequently, as one of the senior co-founders of Navita, he facilitated the business into becoming one of the most visible European based ETRM vendors. By combining strategic account management in the Nordics with a strong drive in new sales of a number of significant blue-chip companies, the company secured market growth, recurring revenues and international growth.
After Brady acquired Navita in 2012, Scott was promoted to Head of Energy Data Management (EDM); a core product line within the energy market. During his 3 year tenure in charge of EDM operations with full operational and financial responsibility of the local P&L of the business, Scott continued to grow the size and profitability of the EDM business unit. More recently as Brady evolved its core strategy with the support of its latest organisational model, Scott has transitioned into his current roles as Global Head of Value Enablement and a key member of the Executive Management team at Brady.
Rebecca Wright – Chief Legal Officer and company secretary
Rebecca joined Brady to establish the in-house legal department in February 2015. With a demonstrated history of working in the software industry for both B2B and B2C companies, Rebecca previously served as Legal Counsel at Rosetta Stone for the EMEA businesses. She was responsible for providing legal and compliance advice across multiple jurisdictions, covering various key areas including corporate and commercial, regulatory, intellectual property, company secretarial and data protection.
Rebecca manages the global legal function as Chief Legal Officer for Brady and is skilled in and passionate about providing practical and business-focused advice. She was appointed as Company Secretary in March 2017.