Xergy, the company behind revolutionary digital platform, Proteus, has appointed a former Dons striker to grow sales across the UK.
Scott Michie, who played for Aberdeen Football Club (AFC) between 1999 and 2004, joins the new start-up technology firm as business development director.
Based at Xergy’s UK headquarters in Aberdeen, Michie will be responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of sales across the UK. This will include growing revenue and market share across different regions, whilst delivering the best service to clients.
Michie joins after almost 10 years of working in the oil and gas market, most recently as sales manager – Sub-Saharan Africa for NOV Wellsite Services.
During that time, he helped boost profits and oversaw the awarding of several large contracts. Michie also played a key role in helping the company enter new markets across the globe.
He explains, “I’ve been working within the oil and gas industry for almost a decade, initially as an engineer and then more recently moving into sales roles. I’m at my best, when I’m hands on, in fast moving, pressurised environments.”
“There’s nothing more exciting than an entrepreneurial tech company – and with the changes to the world that we’ve all been experiencing in recent months, there’s no better time to be selling Proteus,” Michie adds.
Proteus, which was launched at the start of summer, is a new digital operating system that changes the way projects are resourced, improving utilisation rates, reducing fixed overheads and matching the best suited freelance talent to these projects as and when needed.
Scott Michie is the most recent in a series of key appointments at Xergy. Headed up by industry stalwarts, Colin Manson and James McCallum, the company has already recruited, Andrew Conway into the role of chief technical officer, and Nigel Filer as chief operating officer. In addition, the company has grown its sales and technical support teams in the UK and Middle East significantly.
Founder and chief executive, Manson, says, “James and I have been working on our initial idea of a digital platform for around 3 years. Although we had always planned to launch this year, the last few months of enforced remote working, which Proteus was designed to solve and support, has become more prevalent and relevant than ever before.”
“With market demand for this kind of digital platform increasing, we’ve accelerated our recruitment plans and have now brought together a strong team of knowledgeable experts with diverse experience who share our passion for Proteus and what it can do for business. Scott brings with him a strong commercial focus whilst being an invaluable team player. His years as a professional footballer have set him up with a fantastic ethos for hard work and determination. As a former striker, I’ve no doubt he’ll be lining up plenty of opportunities for Proteus to score,” continues Manson.