Subomi Fapohunda, HBD
Chloe Shakesby

This week's London appointments

Subomi Fapohunda, HBD

HBD has boosted its London headcount, welcoming Subomi Fapohunda as senior project manager.

He joins the property developer from WeWork where he was senior development project manager, responsible for the delivery of more than 500,000 sq. ft. of shared office space across the UK and Ireland.

He commented: “It’s great to be joining HBD at such an exciting time for the business.

“I look forward to working alongside the development team to deliver HBD’s South East schemes.”

Senior director, Adrian Schofield, added: “We’re lucky to have the benefit of a fantastic in-house project management team at HBD, which is stronger still with the addition of Subomi.

“He brings with him a huge amount of experience and we’re very pleased to be able to welcome him to the team.”

Edward Coulson, Offices.co.uk

Flexible workspace expert Edward Coulson has moved to office space start-up Offices.co.uk to head up their new London sales team.

Edward commented: “Flexible workspace is an ever-growing industry and I am proud to be part of an expanding start-up, with big plans for the future.

“During uncertain times I am confident we have the ability and expertise to enable companies to transition through this period of change as we plan to get back to a new normality.”

CEO Jonathan Ratcliffe added: “We are really excited to have Edward head up the London team at Offices.co.uk – his personality is amazing, and the relationships he enjoys with the operators is second to none.

“He’s worked for one of the leading brokers in the office space industry, and this is his opportunity to help grow a fast-moving start-up in an exciting time for flexible office space”.

Sloane Googin, Axiom

Axiom, a legal talent company, has announced Sloane Googin is its next CFO.

Sloane brings to Axiom a track record of driving value, supporting accelerated growth, creating process efficiencies, and facilitating acquisition activity across a wide range of industries including business services, technology, and data analytics/research.

As an experienced leader and CFO, Googin will help Axiom seize on the tremendous growth opportunities before it.

As CFO, Googin will lead Axiom’s finance, accounting, facilities, and IT functions.

Elena Donio, CEO of Axiom, commented: “Our industry is at the tipping point for real, lasting transformation.

“Even before COVID, legal had seen an ongoing shift to flexible talent models.

“We believe that recent events will trigger a more accelerated transformation, and we think that Sloane is the absolute right person to help us navigate through that transformation and to help support our continued, ambitious growth plans.

“Sloane is not only an accomplished CFO, he is a creative thinker, and an enthusiastic driver of growth, at scale. I couldn’t be more excited to partner with him.”

Sloane added: “We are at an inflection point for the business – a time where Axiom’s value proposition couldn’t be any stronger or more relevant.

“I’m excited to join the company at what I believe to be a transformational moment in Axiom’s story – and I look forward to partnering with Elena and the rest of the executive team to write our exciting next chapter.”

Arnold Blinn, LegalShield

LegalShield, a provider of legal and privacy protection plans, has announced the appointment of Arnold Blinn as chief architect.

Arnold will be responsible for the design and modernisation of the company’s technology, as well as ensuring the architectural integrity and consistency across the entire organisation, both in the US and UK.

He will also be responsible for guiding technology investments at many levels within the organisation and will work closely with the marketing and business teams across the globe to ensure the systems are effectively serving customer needs.

Prior to joining LegalShield, Arnold was the chief product architect at GoDaddy where he spent seven years helping to redefine the product architecture, integration, and technical strategy of the company.

Jeff Bell, CEO of LegalShield, commented: “Arnold brings a level of leadership, experience and results that will materially increase our ability to pursue our just cause – to protect and empower more people.

“In our 48th year, LegalShield continues to serve more people with legal and privacy management services.

“Arnold brings a tremendous amount of technical and large-scale web services expertise, dedicated to meeting customer needs and expectations. It is an honor to have him join us.”

Arnold added: “I’m excited to join a company with such large ambitions, which creates an exciting opportunity not only for me but also for the entire LegalShield family.

“I look forward to working closely with Jeff and all my new colleagues, as we create a customer experience for legal services and identity protection that is second to none.”

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