Meet The Duo

Core Team Members
Excelsior Group

Excelsior is a technically focused global investor in innovative businesses specifically in the cyber security, healthcare and education sectors.

Robert Cavan

Joint Co-Founder & CEO 

Robert has been the Joint Co- Founder and CEO of Excelsior Global Group since 2019.

He Graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with Distinction in Psychology and Economics.

He pursued a Top Level Corporate  Executive Career focused on Technology. Robert won multiple promotions , numerous achievement awards and gained significant International experience.

His Blue Chip Corporate track record includes Harper Collins , Dun & Bradstreet , Cap Gemini , BT and Orange ( Global One ) . Achievements included D&B’s Global Citation Award and becoming Cap Gemini Sogeti’s youngest Managing Director.

In addition to his Corporate Career , Robert gained significant Entrepreneurial experience over the last 25 years. With the backing of USA Investors , Robert became the first European Executive in Via Networks as Vice President of Sales and  Marketing.

Following multiple acquisitions in Europe , Via achieved rapid  Value Creation after a $1Billion IPO Flotation on Nasdaq and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

Robert has acquired significant funding, start up , scale up , MBO , M&A , VC , PE expertise. He has held numerous MD and CEO roles with PSI Net , 118800 , Infonet ( sold to BT ) Redstone ( led MBO and then merged with Aim listed Group.

Prior to Co – Founding Excelsior,  Robert Founded IEMS , a  C – Level Interim Executive Consultancy focused on AI , Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation.

Excelsior Global Group are now poised for rapid velocity in Stakeholder , Investor and Social Impact Growth.

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David Kay

Joint Co-Founder & Co-CEO

David Kay has spent over 42 years in the IT industry working for Burroughs, Data General, Sequent and IBM.

During the last 30 years, he has worked in a variety of senior sales and general management positions. In his role as IBM UK and Ireland Sales VP, David was responsible for over 2,000 sellers, delivering significant billions of dollar revenues annually in IBM’s third largest global business. David played the lead role in transforming the IBM sales model to focus on sales eminence, and on the importance of personal brand in the sales community.

David was also responsible for developing IBM’s relationships with Business Partners, Managed Service Providers, Consultancies, Outsourcers and Systems Integrators across Europe, helping these businesses to transform to take advantage of new business models presented by the digital economy.

Always involved in new and exciting industry areas, in 2012 David launched IBM’s Big Data Strategy in the UK in conjunction with senior academics at Saad Business School, Oxford. David was also significantly involved in leading IBM’s liaison with UK Government and Academic Research and was a key IBM sponsor in launching ethical, socially and environmentally conscious, business initiatives with major companies.  David has also written articles on CyberSecurity, focusing on the increasing threats to businesses and civilians posed by CyberAttacks and CyberCrime.

Whilst at IBM, David was Chairman of the IBM UK Pension Trustee Board, supporting over 40,000 retired and active employees.

David has also undertaken consulting projects centred around go-to-market and sales force revitalisation and has written about, presented on and coached executive leadership skills. He continues to mentor CEOs and key executives of IT and digital companies. 

David is the Joint Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Excelsior Global Group since 2019, non-executive director, board advisor and an Angel investor.

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