Byzen Digital Team
Chris Percy, President & CEO
Chris began his early career in electronic security, where he quickly progressed from engineer to a challenging business development role. In 2003, he used the broad skills acquired over years in the industry to set up Direct CCTV & Security Systems, servicing a broad international clientele, including Bank of America, Amazon and Geopost.
When the company went public as Direct Security Integration Inc in 2014, Chris stepped down to consult technology companies on structure and sales. In May 2018 he was approached by Byzen Digital to take the reins and completed a successful corporate action with FINRA.
Tom Beckett, COO
Tom is a capable business professional with a keen attention to detail and a shrewd but fair attitude to deal making.
Born and raised in Manchester, Tom’s advanced education in polymer science and technology initially led to an early career as a development chemist.
In the 90s Tom went on to gain advanced qualifications in psychotherapy and practised as a cognitive behavioural therapist. He had been proposed to complete a PhD in counselling at Manchester University when the world of business caught his attention.
At the turn of the millennium, Tom founded his first company in B2B telecoms. He was quick to establish an industry reputation and the venture flourished.
Since then he has founded and owned businesses in holographic film manufacturing, property sales, investments, residential lettings management and the claims industry.
Tom’s current business interests now come together in The Axiom Partnership, which boasts an impressive portfolio of active and passive holdings in some of the world’s most innovative businesses.
Kieron Meakin, CTO
During an 18 year career in the tech sector, Kieron has progressed from creating front-end applications to the development and sale of multi-million pound SaaS and cloud tech.
He has experience of a wide range of technologies in diverse markets, and in leading teams in the sale of software as a service and cloud solutions to blue chip organisations. He is a senior business leader operating at board level to develop and execute strategy, and support organisations in making the best use of tech to achieve aggressive growth targets.
Kieron is the founder of Kognisant - a design and data analytics business with a sales led focus, specialising in SAP, SuccessFactors, Workday and Oracle applications.
More recently, as a consultant to a leading UK tech venture builder, he has been responsible for creating strategic and commercial frameworks to help new Fin Tech start-ups achieve series B and C investment.