Adam Hale


Our chairman, Adam, has spent more than 30 years helping technology-centric businesses to become global leaders – and is particularly passionate about the connection between technology and people.

30Years experience in industry

1Years with DevOpsGroup

13Honors & awards received

About Adam

Having always had a fiery passion for technology, he started coding as a teenager before going on to study computer science at Bristol University. Adam’s first taste of the technology industry was when he joined professional services company Accenture, where he spent ten years learning how to look after clients and run complex projects and sale campaigns.

After leaving Accenture, he became a headhunter and spent 16 years at management consultancy firm Russell Reynolds, where he helped more than 200 technology companies and investors expand their leadership teams and boards. Building on this experience, he became CEO of SaaS HR business Fairsail, where he grew the team from 14 people to over 300 within just four years.

Here, Adam also enabled the company to scale up by raising angel funding and growth capital, before negotiating its acquisition to Sage Plc for £110 million. During his tenure at Fairsail, he not only cultivated and led a talented team but won many customers and awards along the way. In late 2017, he became a board advisor to scale-ups.

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Studied at?

University of Bristol

Favourite Sport?

I'm a big NBA fan

Fun Fact?

Only employed by 4 firms in 31 years!

Read Adam's favourite blogs

DOES 2018: Why DevOps is the lynchpin of the modern business world

Our chairman, Adam Hale, attended DevOps Enterprise Summit 2018, here are some of the key things he took away from the event.

How automation will revolutionise the business world

Steve Thair, co-founder and chief product officer of DevOpsGroup, discusses the role automation will play in the business world over the next few years.

DevOpsGroup Expands into the Home of Fintech

Hear what we have to say about our recent expansion to contemporary tech hub Rise London a place that fits with our company values and ethos.