Joined in: Co-founder (2005)
Location: Bracknell, UK (Global Headquarters)
Sean Taylor is the co-founder and Global CEO of Content Guru.
In 1993 Sean co-founded sister company Redwood Technologies, a cutting-edge provider of multi-channel communications servers, which has supplied large enterprises, government bodies and CSPs (Communication Services Providers) in over 50 countries. At the end of 2005, predicting the emergence of what are today called ‘cloud services’, Content Guru was established. Leveraging Redwood’s technology, Content Guru offers omni-channel communications services from the cloud via storm®. The company has grown rapidly and become a market leader in ‘communications integration™’, which includes services such as cloud contact centers.
As with Redwood, Sean is heavily involved with the strategic direction of the Content Guru, working at a technical level with the core teams that define high-level product design and commercially on the company’s go-to-market strategy, including the establishment of key partnerships.
Before co-founding Redwood and Content Guru, Sean worked in the engineering team of Rhetorex Inc. (acquired by Lucent), a pioneer in the field of Computer Telephony, both in the UK and in San Jose, California. He was a member of the CBI’s Enterprise Forum and is currently part of its AI Working Group.
In January 2018 Sean was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire, and he serves with numerous charitable and voluntary organisations in the area, including as a Trustee of Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF), a charity specializing in the care of vulnerable adults and children. Having represented Berkshire at county level in cross-country running as a teenager, he is now President of Bracknell Athletics Club.
Sean holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Electronics and Computer Science from King’s College, University of London and maintains links with the university through the annually awarded Redwood Technologies Prize for Best Performance in the MSc Telecommunications and Internet Technology programme.