Instant Group appoints chief client officer
The flex office marketplace has hired Dominic O’Connor in a newly created role in its UK business.
Instant, which merged with coworking giant IWG last year, created the UK CCO position to drive its growth strategy among both enterprise and digital clients.
With a raft of digital platforms and tools for the flex office market, Instant lists meeting rooms, virtual offices, flexible office space and coworking memberships. The company also advises clients on real estate management.
In his new role, O’Connor will be responsible for “identifying, developing and nurturing” client relationships.
He previously spent a decade at Telefonica and was most recently VP for EMEA at Spirent Communications.
Lucinda Pullinger, MD for the UK at Instant, said: “Recruiting someone with knowledge and a skillset that complements and enhances our capabilities was a key focus for the CCO role.
“Dominic’s highly effective leadership and specialist knowledge in growing and engaging teams aligns perfectly with Instant’s future-looking vision as it continues to cement its place as the world’s largest marketplace for flexible workspace.”
Period of significant growth
O’Connor’s appointment follows the hiring of Steve Homan as chief technology officer in November.
At the time, Tim Rodber, CEO of Instant, said the company was in a period of “significant growth”, having completed a series of acquisitions to grow its client base to more than 30,000 businesses per month while operating in 175 countries.
O’Connor said he was “thrilled” to join the business, adding: “Instant’s brand is empowered by its deep data-driven insights into the sector and the skills and ambition of its innovative team. This means that Instant can truly put customers’ needs first and help them deliver on their strategic aims.
“With 20 years’ experience leading sales teams in the digital, IT and telco markets, and successfully delivering complex solutions for clients, I’m excited to bring my experience of scaling businesses to this growing company.”