Piers Linney is the Joint CEO and a major shareholder of Outsourcery, a world-leading Cloud Service Provider. Outsourcery was named the Microsoft worldwide Hosting Partner of the Year 2010 and Piers is regarded as one of the UK’s cloud computing pioneers. He sits on the governance board of the UK’s Cloud Industry Forum.
Although Piers is best described as an entrepreneur, he has a professional background in the City. After studying Accounting and Law at The University of Manchester, he qualified as a solicitor in the City with SJ Berwin. He left law to join the UK investment banking team at Barclays de Zoete Wedd and then Credit Suisse where he specialised in M&A and LBOs.
Piers left banking in 2000 to start an Internet business and have since been involved in a number of technology, media and telecommunications businesses as a founder, director, investor or adviser. After becoming the CEO of a corporate finance boutique, Piers became a Partner in an alternative investment fund providing structured debt and equity financing to small cap public companies.
In May 2011, Piers featured on the Channel 4 series, ‘The Secret Millionaire’. He is a trustee of the Powerlist Foundation. Piers will be leading one of the Accelerator Academy sessions.