Garry Diver is the epitome of a serial entrepreneur with investments in over 20 early stage companies. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Ultimedia, a full service software and consulting company, based in Stockport.
Garry started his career in the then fledgling computer industry and after a number of years, moved into a management role ending up as Director, Operations EMEA for American Express Co. He then joined a Middle East owned multinational, initially running a Kuwait based computer services company before moving to the US to run a portfolio building company in Texas. During this time he was involved in the venture capital arm of the same company, advising on technology start ups.
Following a short period running his own computer services company he advised a VC firm on another early stage company subsequently taking over as CEO, growing and positioning the firm for a sale.
For the next 20 years he held executive, mainly CEO, positions in a number of start up and early stage technology companies as a turnaround specialist. During this period he was retained by various venture capital firms to take over and run portfolio companies with an emphasis on restructuring. As part of the turnaround process he positioned the sale of companies to Microsoft, Rockwell and FMC Corp.
Garry returned to the UK in 2004 to become Chief Operating Officer for City Asset Management, a London based asset management firm and in 2009 joined Ultimedia as CEO and Investor. Garry divides his time between the UK and his home in Atlanta GA.