Cornwall’s leading AI company puts a new CEO at the helm for its growth phase

27 May 2022

Christopher Weavill, CEO of Hertzian
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Hertzian, which was established in Launchpad, has announced that Christopher Weavill will succeed Garry Barter as the new CEO of the company.

Hertzian’s current CEO, Garry Barter, will step down from his role and leave the business after seven years in post. He said: “The aim of the last few years has been to achieve a level of sustainability that provides Hertzian with a solid foundation to build on and I’m extremely proud to have delivered this through our Hertzian and Player XP services.

“I’m extremely proud of the quality and level of service delivered to our clients every day. I leave the business with a highly efficient and knowledgeable team in place, who are ready to take it to the next level. My thanks go out to all the customers, partners and team members who have helped us reach this level.”

In making this appointment, the Board of Directors expressed its appreciation for Garry Barter and his services and achievements during his appointment: "After seven years of faithful service with Hertzian, CEO Garry Barter is stepping down from the position of Chief Executive Officer. His service with the business has helped Hertzian establish its reputation and standing in the marketplace today. Moving into a period of high sustained growth, the Board now believes that Hertzian is well-placed to accelerate and extend its product offerings on an international scale. The execution of the company’s growth strategy is key to its future success, and we have therefore reviewed our leadership to ensure we have the right people in post.

“The new Executive team will be made up of Christopher Weavill as our new CEO, who has the right communication and leadership abilities and is the natural successor to deliver improved execution and financial performance for Hertzian, alongside Andrew Husband as CTO, who has a proven track record of delivering technical excellence and innovation.”

Hertzian is a leading UK AI company that specialises in helping businesses identify the context within their customer’s digital discussion using highly tailored, industry-leading Machine Learning & Natural Language applications.

Christopher Weavill said: "I am excited to be leading Hertzian under this new appointment as its Chief Executive Officer and am grateful for the trust the business and shareholders have put in me. I am fortunate to have Andrew, my business partner and CTO, on our team. It is my firm belief that Hertzian's technology matters in giving consumers a voice to their clients through digital media and feedback.

"While operating out of Cornwall, I intend to expand our reach and build on our international reputation, while promoting local business development and digital skills, to put Hertzian and Cornwall on the world stage as technical leaders in this space."

Working with international customers and partners, Hertzian’s technology is helping increase the speed to action for large and small organisations across digital entertainment and healthcare. With Hertzian’s technology, businesses can easily identify the pain points of their customers, discover new purchasing motivations and respond intelligently to customer queries and complaints.

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