About us

Founded in the UK in 2009, GlobalReach Technology is an award-winning captive portal, cloud-RADIUS / AAA wireless platform.

Built on proprietary technology GlobalReach is used by leading wireless service providers and their customers to create, monetize and manage multiple, complex wireless services for any type of deployment - consumer to large enterprise - in any industry.

Working with Cisco, Aruba, Google, BT and Virgin Media, our platform supports billions of authentications and concurrent users, using hundreds of devices and networks. Only GlobalReach supports the largest number of wireless operating systems and devices, and provides secure connection and roaming using the industry’s top standards.

We were first to deliver an advanced robust public Wi-Fi for the London Underground; first to deliver large-scale municipal Passpoint™ Hotspot 2.0 deployment connecting San Francisco and San Jose Public Wi-Fi, and the first and only online signup server for all major operating systems & Passpoint™ Hotspot 2.0 devices.

We have been awarded by technology publications and wireless industry organizations for our work, and have grown into an international cloud software business with offices in four countries, including a professional services division in Ireland supporting GlobalReach deployments.

Our vision

To connect anyone and any device to any network, anywhere.

  • World’s largest and first live city-to-city Hotspot 2.0 service in San Francisco & San Jose

  • First to design and build a mesh wireless network for the River Thames, London

  • First to deliver public Wi-Fi for the London Underground

  • World's first Hotspot 2.0 mobile app with integrated online sign-up solution (OSU)

Recognising our work

Shortlisted “Most Innovative Hotspot”
WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2014

Shortlisted “Best New Venture”
WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2014

Winner “Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation”
Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2013 (with Ruckus)

Winner “Best Broadband Innovation” & “Best Wi-Fi Service”
uSwitch Awards 2013 (with Virgin Media, London Underground Wi-Fi)

Shortlisted “Most Innovative Hotspot Venue”
WBA Wi-Fi Industry Awards 2012 (with Virgin Media)

Wireless Broadband Alliance
 
GlobalReach Technology is proud to be a ‘Partner Member’ of the Wireless Broadband Alliance

Board

  • Nigel Wesley Chairman

    Nigel built, ran and sold a series of a fast-growing, entrepreneurial businesses during the late 1990s and early 2000. His experience spans business development, product design and sales & marketing across telecommunications, utilities and construction. A business angel since early 2000, Nigel has invested in SMEs and several start-ups in these sectors, to bring together the best developers in the Wi-Fi sector to create the GlobalReach Technology platform.

  • Mark Williamson Chief Executive Officer

    Mark leads company strategy, business development and operations. With internet and telecoms experience dating back to 1998, Mark held senior positions at COLT Telecom, and as Head of Internet Data Products at 3, where he managed a number of award-winning internet services. Before joining GlobalReach in 2014, Mark was Head of London Wi-Fi for Virgin Media, leading out-of-home Wi-Fi including the London Underground service.

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  • Dr Chris Spencer (D.Sc) Chief Technical Officer

    After 11 years in the public sector providing technology advice to SMEs, Chris moved to the private sector and wireless technology. He now leads technology development, creating high-performance, secure wireless solutions in WiMax, Wi-Fi, GSM, 3G, 4G, CDMA, HSDPA and competing technologies.

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  • Louis Wesley Chief Operating Officer

    Louis leads the company's strategic direction, new product, business development and launch, from delivery to operational support. He has overseen GlobalReach's growth from start-up to growing business, dealing with group operational, commercial and contractual activities.

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  • Marjorie Leonidas Vice President, Sales

    Marjorie has worked in the Wi-Fi industry for over 13 years. After launching BT’s Wi-Fi Wholesale and International Roaming business, she signed the first wholesale deals with the UK’s mobile network operators (for 3G offload), and led international roaming and strategic business development. A work group lead for the Wireless Broadband Alliance for over seven years, she supports the industry’s development of easier connection, roaming and a better wireless user experience.

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  • Sangita Shah Vice President, Corporate Finance

    A qualified accountant, previously a senior manager at Unilever, Mars, EY and KPMG, and a past president of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, Sangita is a senior consultant. She was voted Britain’s top 40 media asset and speaks at forums including the European Parliament and the European School of Management.

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  • Mads Lillelund Board Advisor

    Mads Lillelund has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications, data networking and high tech markets. His career includes senior international management roles at Fortune 500 companies, privately-held organisations, and mid and early stage start-ups.

    Mads previously led the successful sale of venture capital-backed Bluesocket to Adtran, and was Bluesocket's CEO from 2006-2011, where he led the company to become an industry leader in wireless network innovation. Mads also holds a number of company advisor positions.

    Lillelund was named Massachusetts 2011 CEO of the Year for privately-held companies, awarded by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

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