Pod Group, a provider of platforms like software and connectivity services for the Internet of Things (IoT) has appointed Sam Colley as their New Group CEO.
Sam Colley, who has worked for Pod Group for the last eight years, most recently CEO of US Office. He will take over the role of company founder Charles Tower-Clark who will become Chairman of Pod Group.
Following his appointment, Sam will continue to be based in the San Francisco office.
The company says that this promotion has come about as a result of transparency and autonomous decision-making as part of the distinctive culture of the company. The culture describes by Charles Towers-Clark in his book The W.E.I.R.D CEO has widely covered in the media and referenced as a “blueprint” for the survival of companies faced with the challenges of the next industrial revolution of Automation and Artificial Intelligence(AI).
Mr. Charles Towers-Clark said, “I am pleased to be able to step into a chairman role knowing that I am leaving the day-to-day management of the company in the very capable hands of Sam and all my colleagues.”
“By taking this role I will be able to focus more time on educational initiatives related to the W.E.I.R.D philosophy.”
Sam has specialized in business development within the global M2M/IoT ecosystem throughout his entire career, has given his 100 percent to Pod Group’s US presence over the last five years to achieve growth of the company.
Since 2014, after the establishment of the US Office, further offices have been added in Mexico, Nicaragua and Hong Kong, extending the reach of the company across the worldwide.
On this occasion Colley said,
“The culture we enjoy at Pod Group has enabled us to create an incredibly strong and committed team whereby the talents of every individual are maximized,”
“Although my new role is officially Group CEO, many other people in the company will contribute to the decision-making both on a day-to-day and strategic level. I look forward to working with my colleagues across all geographies to increase Pod Group’s presence in new and existing markets.”