RapidSpike appoints CEO as it aims to be a Yorkshire Unicorn

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by Stephen Chapman

Website performance monitoring firm, Rapidspike, has appointed a new chief executive.

Gav Winters founded The Test People in 2006 and then merged it with Centre4Testing in 2015, to create Ten10, the largest independent testing company in the UK.

He joins Leeds-based RapidSpike to “take the company to the next level.”

“I’m delighted to be the new CEO of RapidSpike and looking forward to working with some great people. The platform, the company setup and the team building it are a rare gem. Rapidspike is a great all round monitoring platform but there are particular aspects that I believe are world leading, and we intend to focus on ensuring that we use these to grow the business to its full potential,” he said.

The company was co-founded by Andrew Mason and Robin Hill after selling RandomStorm to Accumuli (now NCC) in 2014.

“We were looking for an industry leading CEO to take RapidSpike to the next level and the timing was perfect for Gavin to join the management team and lead the future direction of the business,” explained Mason.

“Having known Gavin for the last few years. we are excited to finally be leveraging our combined talents to transform RapidSpike into a world beating platform.”

Mason added that the ultimate aim was to join SkyBet and CallCredit to become another 'Yorkshire Unicorn'.

“It feels like the stars have lined up and I am delighted to welcome Gavin to our senior management team. Gavin’s appointment as CEO, reflects the progress we are making as we continue to focus on expanding opportunities in both the retail and digital sectors,” added Hill.