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27 September 2017

RP's third leader for Fuse Universal: Tim O'Donoghue joins as CTO

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce a third appointment to the senior team at London-based blended learning platform, Fuse Universal. Taking responsibility for the platform at the heart of Fuse’s learning engagement offering, Tim O’Donoghue joins as Chief Technology Officer.

Fuse Universal is an award-winning learning and communications platform, designed to support learning experiences which leverage social and mobile technology to engage and drive continuous improvement. Fuse Universal successfully raised $10m from private equity house Education Growth Partners, in June 2015 and today has 85 employees and over 100 clients in the UK alone, including: Vodafone, Panasonic, Lloyds Banking Group and GSK.

For over 20 years, Tim has managed the technology roadmap for cutting-edge quoted and PE/VC-backed digital businesses across a range of sectors from financial services to enterprise software. He has run development teams for Misys (a team of 170+ for the banking IT giant), Yahoo (VP, Engineering for Europe and Canada, then VP, Custom Advertising Solutions, International), Sungard (CTO, Alternative Investments), Cloudpay (CTO, VC-backed SaaS payroll platform active in 160 countries) and Elsevier (SVP Engineering across the research business’ multiple platforms).

Reporting directly to CEO and founder Steve Dineen, Tim will be responsible for creating and communicating a technical strategy that allows the company to continue to remain at the cutting edge of learning engagement; taking full responsibility for Fuse’s ambitious technology development plans.

Alex Watson of Renovata Partners comments, “Fuse Universal says ‘Technology is no longer a barrier to our imagination’ – it’s a public commitment to world-class technology which delights learners instead of frustrating them. In Tim, the business has an IT leader with a consistent track record of delivering beyond the expectations of businesses and their customers, no matter what the sector. We are delighted to continue our excellent relationship with Fuse, and to bring such a high calibre IT talent to the organisation.”
 
About Fuse Universal
Fuse is an award winning, global learning solutions company; revolutionising learning, knowledge sharing and communication in the workplace. Described as 'truly transformative', Fuse’s customers experience unprecedented levels of engagement in learning, leading to exceptional business performance.

The core team at Fuse was born out of the e-Learning company, Fuel. Following Fuel and a year of non-compete, Fuse CEO Steve Dineen set about creating a social enterprise that would provide worldwide access to high quality education, free of charge. Fuse’s corporate learning is a key component of this ambition. The team’s collective experience includes designing online learning and knowledge solutions for over half of the FTSE 100 and over 50 Fortune 500 companies.

For more information, please see www.fuseuniversal.com

About Renovata Partners 
Renovata Partners is a leading international executive search firm focused on the digital, mobile and software sectors. For 15 years, the team has worked with entrepreneurs and private capital investors to recruit world class boards and management teams for technology and digital companies throughout Europe and the US. Renovata Partners has offices in the UK, Sweden, Germany and the US.