LDC Top 50 2021
Andy Rogers and Vlad Nanu
Today, technology developed by Amdaris supports hundreds of thousands of students a year. The Bristol-based digital transformation specialist works with organisations of all sizes to help them tackle modern-day technological challenges.
Joint CEOs Andy Rogers and Vlad Nanu have supercharged the business since taking over in 2016, more than doubling the headcount to 380 people. “Now, we talk about how we can build a billion-pound company,” says Andy. “We have big dreams and we’re throwing everything we’ve got at this business. For us, the vision is to build a company with a compelling story and an amazing reputation around the world.”
For us, the vision is to build a business with a compelling story and an amazing reputation around the world.”Andy Rogers
What was your vision when you took over?
Andy: We started with three founders, and it became a lifestyle business. But Vlad and I felt we wanted more, and the other partner moved on. We revitalised Amdaris and embraced our dreams. We were able to focus on what mattered: for us, the vision is to build a company with a compelling story and an amazing reputation around the world.
What are you doing to brings more skills into technology?
Vlad: We are super proud that we are investing in cultivating new talent. We have an established internship programme in Bristol. We have created apprenticeships. We are sponsoring universities in less wealthy countries. And we are building an auditorium for a technical university in Moldova, where I am from. We are growing the talent pool and creating the future generation of talent.
How has having a co-leader impacted your success?
Vlad: The fact that we’re co-leaders fosters a model of collaboration in the company – there are no dictators here. We do disagree but all disagreement is healthy. We encourage our team to disagree too, and model open debate as a route to the best answers.
Andy: It’s taken 12 years of blood, sweat and tears to forge this relationship. We have worked at it and the hard work has paid off.