Tech consultant hedgehog lab names first Chief Growth Officer


Richard Meirion-Williams has joined global tech consultancy hedgehog lab in the newly created role of Chief Growth Officer, with a remit to build on the momentum generated by the recent acquisition of Netsells, a leading digital agency specialising in app development.

Chief Growth Officer

With 25 years’ experience of working in the business consulting, IT software and services market, Richard joins from Emergn, where as Chief Revenue Officer he increased booked revenues to over $50m in 2022.

In his previous role at Zuhlke he delivered 30% revenue growth within two years. His career also spans IBM, Intel, Hitachi Consulting, and a number of start-up companies in software and IT services.

Reporting to hedgehog lab CEO and founder Sarat Pediredla, Richard’s team will include Head of Growth Rob Bellingham and Head of Client Engagement Clare Weightman and their teams to bring the whole agency on board with hedgehog lab’s continued growth trajectory.

Together the team will ensure that the agency capitalises on the opportunities gained from the Netsells acquisition, which allows the expanded combination of resources and expertise to bring new digital transformation services to the market.

Sarat Pediredla hedgehog lab CEO and founder, said: “I’m thrilled to announce the appointment of Richard as our new Chief Growth Officer, a pivotal move aligning with our audacious goal to grow the business 5-fold in the next five years.

“His proven experience is not just a match for our ambitions, but his values are a mirror image of the culture we’ve worked so hard to build.

“This appointment marks not just a step, but a leap toward a future of unparalleled growth and shared success.”

Commenting on his appointment, Meirion-Williams said: “I am very excited about joining hedgehog lab and growing sales in line with the expectations and alignment of the company strategy.

“I see a great opportunity for all those working in the organisation to have a vested interest in all sales activities and winning new business which is challenging and interesting in delivery, benefiting customers and our employees.”