Digital transformation specialist GFT has hired Pete Coulter to lead the regional operations in Manchester following the launch of its innovation hub in September 2021. Pete will head the UK expansion of GFT and its investment into Manchester, joining the business’ global team of over 8,000 specialists.
Bringing 23 years of experience in tech consultancy, Pete has worked across a range of industries, supporting businesses of all sizes in upscaling their technology capacities to support building a culture of innovation.
Pete joins from Infinity Works, where he was responsible for leading the business’ north west digital consultancy operation. In his new role at GFT, Pete will be responsible for building the business’ presence in Manchester and growing a team of progressive digital experts whose experience and skills can support GFT’s growing clients within the banking, insurance, asset management and industrial sectors.
The Manchester innovation hub has roles for all levels, from university graduates to technology professionals already making an impact in the city’s tech scene and beyond. Pete’s experience and passion for encouraging innovation in all sectors is fuelling his ambition to lead GFT UK’s digital offering with the team, out of the Manchester hub.
Pete Coulter, Regional Director at GFT said: “I am thrilled to be joining GFT at such an exciting time of regional expansion. Manchester is a thriving hub for tech talent, and we’re excited to explore this further in 2022 as champions of a nationwide expansion. I am looking forward to taking advantage of the talent in the Northwest and building a truly innovative team culture. GFT is an industry-leader in sustainable digital transformation and our innovation hub will allow the great services we’ve become famous for to grow across the north west and beyond.”
Carlton Hopper, Managing Director at GFT said: “Pete brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to lead our Manchester team, and we are looking forward to supporting his exciting plans for 2022. We’re committed to investing in the Northern economy and delving into what Manchester has to offer. We look forward to supporting the tech community there, helping people develop specialist skills and in turn learning from the brilliant knowledge they have, to help strengthen our offering for clients across the globe.”