Non-Executive Chairman – Microscopy
Accelerating commercial development and spearheading growth
Phase Focus Ltd is a rapidly growing, high technology spin-out from the University of Sheffield.
Established in 2007, it is focused on the commercialisation of a patented disruptive lens-free technology – the Phase Focus Virtual Lens®.
This technology is revolutionising microscopy and imaging by eliminating the limitations and imperfections of conventional lenses and bringing greater fidelity, accuracy and magnifying power to bear in markets as diverse as contact lens manufacture and drug discovery.
With the ongoing support of experienced investors, Phase Focus has been able to accelerate the commercialisation of its technology and invest in the development of new applications.
As the business embarked upon this transition into a commercial entity, it was seen as the ideal time in the company’s evolution to augment the board.
This led to a requirement for an industry-focused Chairman with the profile, knowledge, contacts and experience to confirm the commercial strategy and spearhead the next phase of growth.
Having worked together previously, Phase Focus chose to partner with Intramezzo for this pivotal appointment, based on the search firm’s experience in helping boards of early stage businesses.
The role required an exceptional Chairman to help shape and deliver a strategy for growth that would build shareholder value and put the company on a path towards a successful exit.