Xergy, the company behind 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. Mr Michie also played a key role in helping the company enter new markets across the globe.
He explained: “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.”
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.
Founder and chief executive, Manson, said: “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.”