Adam Hale joins ScaleUp Group to grow more Global Champions

Adam Hale has joined the Scale Up group – the team of leading entrepreneurs committed to grow more Global Champions from the UK Technology sector.

Adam was previously CEO of multi-award wining Fairsail – the leading HR/People cloud software business for mid-size businesses – where he grew revenues from £1m to £10m, built the team from 15 to 130 people and was ranked by Megabuyte as #1 growth scaleup in UK.  Adam led the scale up through 4 rounds of angel investments, £10m growth capital from Sage plc in 2016 then full acquisition by Sage plc in March 2017 for £110m and subsequently successfully transitioned Fairsall to Sage People.

Adam said :  “I’m excited to be joining ScaleUp Group with its unique network of experienced entrepreneurs who have jointly achieved over £4Bn in exits and offering that unrivalled knowledge to companies looking accelerate growth.”

With Adam as CE0, Fairsail received multiple awards and was a member of the Future Fifty, Deloitte Fast 50, Tech Track 100 and FT1000. Adam was recognised as ‘CEO scale up of the year’ at the 2016 WCIT Enterprise Awards (“The Oscars of the UK Technology Industry”)

John O’Connell, Chair at ScaleUp Group said : “I’m delighted that Adam is offering his rich experience at Fairsall, Sage People and previously Russell Reynolds to benefit UK technology companies wanting to successfully ScaleUp to make a global impact”

Adam is the third recent addition to ScaleUp Group with Graeme Mair and Malcolm Thorp also joining to bring their leadership experience, specific executive skills and connections to improve ScaleUp growth outcomes.

Notes for Editors :

ScaleUp Group was formed by experienced entrepreneurs to Grow Global Champions by offering unrivalled knowledge, insights and connections to successfully ScaleUp.

Total aggregate exits achieved by the ScaleUp team members – £4billion+

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