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DriveWorks Welcomes Experienced Business Tech Leader to Support Further International Growth

Sharon Baylay Joins DriveWorks

As a global software development company, we are delighted to welcome experienced senior business leader, Sharon Baylay as Non-Executive Chair. Sharon’s appointment follows investment earlier this year by BGF, the UK’s most active growth capital investor.

We are a fast-growing technology company developing DriveWorks software, a design tool to automate SOLIDWORKS, the world’s leading 3D CAD design platform. An increasingly virtual world has brought further opportunities through 3D Product Visualisation and Configure, Price Quote (CPQ) for Manufacturing.

CEO, Glen Smith said “We are delighted to have attracted a Non-Exec of Sharon’s calibre. Her input into the business is already helping to communicate the benefits of our Design Automation and CPQ capabilities to a wider audience across the manufacturing sector worldwide.”

With a 30-year career in the tech sector, backed by extensive commercial and marketing expertise – most notably board positions at Microsoft and the BBC – Sharon Baylay’s executive career has been dominated by roles that have helped transform user behaviour through the utilisation and implementation of technology. Sharon has also developed a wide-ranging portfolio career and currently holds several non-executive directorships.

VP, Maria Sarkar added, “We are already benefiting from Sharon’s insight and experience and are confident that she will help us accelerate growth and address the significant market demand for automation and 3D product visualisation for manufacturing businesses in an increasingly virtual world.

Sharon has worked with several BGF and other Private Equity-backed companies over the last few years. She is now connecting us with other technology innovators and business leaders. With so many opportunities ahead of us, Sharon’s experience will also help us to manage our relationship with BGF and target our investment into the right areas of our business and markets to accelerate growth and exceed customer expectations.

Sharon added “With BGF’s support, we will build on DriveWorks’ market-leading Design Automation and 3D product visualization position with businesses with SOLIDWORKS across the globe.”

Sharon Baylay’s experience spans 30 years in and around technology

About DriveWorks

The fast-growing technology company was co-founded by CEO Glen Smith and VP, Maria Sarkar in 2001 when they launched DriveWorks software as a design tool to automate SOLIDWORKS, the world’s leading 3D CAD design platform. An increasingly virtual world has brought further opportunities through Configure, Price, Quote and 3D Product Visualization.

The firm has been recognized for its achievements with Queens Awards for Innovation and International Trade. It is represented by Value Added Resellers across 51 countries and used by thousands.

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