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In the Eggplant team at Keysight Technologies, our people are at the core of everything we do. We bring our passion and creativity to work every day to solve our customers’ biggest testing challenges.
Teddy is a senior HR executive with considerable experience in a number of industries and commercial sectors including FinTech, legal and creative services. She is passionate about delivering solutions on HR and people issues to enhance business performance. She has experience in all aspects of HR, notably strategy development, talent management, performance management, employee relation and employee engagement.
Gareth is a proven leader of product marketing, product management solutions, and Pre Sales teams. Prior experience includes Progress Software where he held several positions including Director of Product Management and Principal Software Architect. He was also part of the founding team of Apama where he was Director of Pre Sales & Principal Architect prior to its acquisition by Progress Software. Smith has a doctorate in computer science, with a focus on collaborative user interface design, and spent over a decade in academia.
John is a visionary technologist and highly accomplished business leader. He pioneered the space of streaming analytics as Co-founder, President and CTO of Apama. He previously served as EVP of Corporate Strategy, CTO at Progress Software, CTO of Big Data and more recently, CEO of Plat.One (acquired by SAP in 2016). John holds a doctorate in computer science from Cambridge University, U.K., and is the author of the book “Thingalytics: Smart Big Data Analytics for the Internet of Things.
Michael is a Managing Director and Head of the Europe Technology advising group at Carlyle—and sits on the board at Eggplant. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2001, Michael worked in investment banking and in the technology sector. His previous investments include The Foundry, KCS.net, ADA Cosmetics, Personal & Informatik AG, UC4 Software, FRS Global, Apama, Inc., and SmartTrust AB. Michael received his MBA from Mannheim University in Germany and the University of Texas at Austin.
Charlotte is an Associate Director in the European Technology fund at Carlyle, advising on European buyout and growth investments—and sits on the board at Eggplant. She joined Carlyle in early 2010, and has been actively involved in investments in FRS Global, The Foundry, Graze, Itconic, and Eggplant. Prior to joining Carlyle, she worked in the Investment Banking Divisions at Merrill Lynch and UBS in London. Charlotte received her MPhysPhil in physics and philosophy from Oxford University.
George was co-Founder of Eggplant with Jon Richards and was CEO through its formative years, before his move in 2017 to Non-Executive Director. Prior to Eggplant, George served as CEO of The CityMeeting Group, a collaboration services business, acquired by MeetingZone in 2007. Prior to this, George was CEO of GeoConference, a 3i-backed multimedia conferencing services specialist, sold to Global Crossing (Now Level 3 Networks) in 2000.
Chris is a proven CFO with extensive experience in financial planning, corporate governance, fundraising, MBOs, M&A, and patent litigation. Prior to Eggplant, he served as CFO of Packet Exchange, a global networking company, and Future Route, a machine learning specialist. Chris is a qualified chartered accountant and held roles with KPMG and major banks before focusing on the technology sector.