Chelsea Apps Factory appoints Karen North from IBM

Chelsea Apps Factory, one of the UK’s fastest growing tech firms and experts in business mobilisation, today announced the appointment of Karen North as Business Development Partner. Karen is now responsible for driving new business for Chelsea Apps Factory, working with the existing sales team.

Karen joined Chelsea Apps Factory from IBM Global Services, where she was Associate Partner in Strategy & Transformation. She has worked in the technology sector for over 30 years and has a diverse set of skills – from writing code and systems design to programme management and business development. Previous roles have seen her operate out of New York and Silicon Valley, and she has worked for companies including Swiss Re Group and global commerce experts Salmon.

Chelsea Apps Factory recently celebrated its fifth year in business, and announced its new growth plans, which include an intention to IPO the company.

Mike Anderson, CEO of Chelsea Apps Factory, said: “We are a growing business and are building a world-class management team to match our ambitions. We have worked with Karen for a number of months now and are delighted to confirm her position as a Partner of the business.”

Karen North said: “In my initial work with Chelsea Apps Factory it was clear that there’s a huge opportunity out there to grow the business and deliver key mobile solutions to some of the world’s biggest brands. I’m delighted to have joined the team at this hugely exciting time.”