Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

Fuller brings a vast background in technology, business development and government to lead Impero’s next phase of growth 

Simi Valley, CA, Feb. 19, 2018 – Impero Software has announced the appointment of Richard Fuller as its new CEO to drive the company’s next phase of growth as it bolsters its global business plan. In the U.S., that plan includes opening a new U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas.

  “I’m thrilled to be taking on this new challenge,” said Fuller of his new role. Fuller formerly served as an operating executive at Investcorp Technology Partners, which assumed ownership of Impero in August 2017. “With such a passionate team behind me, a great product portfolio, backing from Investcorp Technology Partners and many, many ideas for delivering further customer value, it’s an exciting time for everyone connected to the business. We’re also looking forward to expanding our U.S. operations in Austin to better serve our growing number of customers in that region. ”

Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and is the home of the Texas Computer Education Association. Impero’s new offices will be located at 823 Congress Avenue.

Impero is a leading provider of classroom management, network management and online safety software to schools throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. The company partners with schools to provide online monitoring software that can alert instructors or administrators if it detects students typing or searching for certain keywords related to sexting, cyberbullying, radicalization, self-harm and more. It also provides anonymous reporting features and tools to help schools and IT departments manage multiple devices.

Fuller has a wealth of global experience in business development and strategic consulting in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia.  He has helped launch several small businesses and serves as chairman of OpSec Security, which provides security technology and products to companies and public institutions. As a partner of global strategy consultant LEK Consulting, Fuller worked in its Sydney, Manila and Los Angeles offices.   

In addition to his business experience, Fuller also served as the Member of Parliament for his home town of Bedford, England from 2010 to 2017. He championed entrepreneurship, excellence in schools, local apprenticeships and employment opportunities for graduates.

Fuller earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford.

Fuller took over for Sam Pemberton, who moved to a non-executive board position with the company. 

In addition to providing safeguarding software to schools, Impero also promotes good digital citizenship. The company has partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits. It also released an Online Safety Handbook in 2017 which provides resources and best practices for schools that are using Impero Education Pro. It also released a video highlighting the dangers of bullying and sexting, and how online monitoring software can help schools detect problems before they escalate.

About Impero Software

Impero Software offers remote monitoring and management software, relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 million devices in over 90 countries. Impero is used by over 1,400 UK high schools and in over 500 U.S. districts.  

Impero’s cutting edge EdTech software consolidates a range of powerful classroom, network and device management features enabling schools and colleges to reduce costs and improve both staff and student productivity. Impero’s sophisticated online safety functionality uses keyword detection technology to help schools safeguard students online.

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