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Martin Whitten, Head of Business Development Corporate, Criticaleye

Martin Whitten

Head of Business Development Corporate

Martin has almost 20 years’ B2B experience, the last decade of which has been at Director level in the business services sector.
Most recently he grew arena21, a leading support services specialist, from a turnover of £¼m to just under £10m in under seven years, initially as Business Development Director and as Managing Director for five years, from 2004-09. Arena21’s clients were almost exclusively blue-chip organisations and included Marks & Spencer, 3i plc, Allen & Overy, BDO Stoy Hayward, Lloyds TSB, UBS and McKinsey & Company.
Previous to arena21, he was a director of Celemi, a specialist Swedish Management Consultancy, where he ran the UK consulting operation, before taking responsibility for the development of a range of new business consulting tools and their roll-out throughout Europe and the USA.
He has a 20-year-old daughter and enjoys tennis, golf, skiing and running.