Barry Napier: CEO & Chairman of Cubic Telecom

Barry Napier - Most Inspiring Business Leaders 2021

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Barry Napier is the CEO and Chairman of Cubic Telecom. Napier has resourceful experience of over eighteen years in the Telecom field. He is a seasoned executive for successful M&A transactions. Barry has led 3 mergers and acquisitions, most recently in 2008 when he took over as CEO of Cubic Telecom. Cubic is privately held with over €110 million in funding and has grown to over 180+ staff. Prior to that Barry led the acquisition of the Nasdaq-listed Brightpoint Inc (Brightpoint Ireland) at the end of 2003 where he steered the company from 15 staff/$35 million revenue p/a to over 80 staff/$200 million revenue p/a in 2009. Barry also holds board seats on a range of high-growth companies and was recently selected and proud to be the first Irish entrepreneur on the Endeavour Leadership Program

Global Awards and Honors:

  • IoT Breakthrough Awards – ‘Connected Car Platform of the Year’ winner in 2019. ‘IoT Analytics Innovation’ winner in 2021
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant – Named ‘Niche Player’ in 2019, and ‘Challenger’ in 2021
  • IoT Global Awards – Winner of ‘Automotive, Transport, and Travel’ category in 2020 for PACE
  • Frost & Sullivan – Key Technology Innovator 2019

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