Walr appoints Richard Thornton to its board

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Walr, the res-tech company behind the cutting-edge data creation platform, has welcomed Richard Thornton to its board. 

Thornton joins Keziah Wonstolen as Non-Executive Director at Walr.

The news follows the appointment of Ben Walton as the first chief commercial officer (CCO) in June and demonstrates the company’s rapid growth. 

Since it was founded in 2020, Walr has acquired the technology firm QuenchTec and grown the team to 70 employees.

Richard Thornton

Thornton joins with over 20 years’ experience in consulting and commercial roles, within the data and insights industry; most recently as an operating partner for J12. 

Prior to this, Thornton was part of the management team at Cint Group and led the business to a successful Initial Public Offering in February 2021.

“In less than two years since inception, Walr has shown astounding growth and potential”, Thornton said. 

“I haven’t ever seen a business scale this quickly and effectively from a standing start, underpinned by an obsessive focus on customer success. 

“Lewis and the team are creating something special, so it is an honour for me to join the board at such a crucial point, as it aims to establish itself as a key technology player in the insights sector.”

Lewis Reeves, Walr Co-founder and CEO, said, “Board members with the wealth of knowledge and expertise that Richard has are difficult to find. 

“I am very much looking forward to learning from Richard and I know that he will help us achieve our far-reaching business goals. I can’t wait to see how the business develops with him as part of the team.”