Rob Dobson has served as a non-executive director of Singletrack since the company’s formation, when he was closely involved as an advisor and investor.
He had previously founded Actix, a mobile phone network optimization business that, as CEO, he’d grown into a world leader with over 200 employees in 8 offices worldwide.
By 2005 Actix revenue exceeded $50m and Rob sold a majority stake to US private equity firm Summit Partners and moved from CEO to become a non-executive director in 2007. In 2005 Rob was named London Technology and Communications Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and The Times. Actix was featured in the FastTrack, TechTrack, Fast 50 and Red Herring listings on several occasions as one of the UKs fastest growing profitable technology companies. In 2004 Actix was awarded the TechTrak award for International Expansion.
In addition to mentoring and investing in a number of early stage technology businesses, Rob is a non-executive director of RadioOpt (based in Dresden, Germany) and a Trustee of Southbank Sinfonia, an orchestra which helps prepare outstanding young musicians as they enter the profession.