Former LinkedIn European Business Leader of the Year, Tech world and Smarta Winner, David Murray-Hundley is a chairman, adviser and NED of a number of tech companies. He is CEO of Adaro Red and now, having once been a humble employee of the very same firm, he is the new founder of Commerce One "the next generation". Yet, even with a workload to rival a few peoples schedules put together he still doesn't feel like he actually "works" for a living.
Murray-Hundley started developing games at a young age and published his first ... for Superior Software at just 11 years old (only BBC nerds will get that). He worked for the first internet companies when people still asked him for ID. He was one of the founding team members at Commerce One long before it peaked at a $22bn market cap. In 2002, the same company also bankrupted him.
DMH moved onto his first CEO role at 27, messed that up, learnt from it too and became CTO for Utility One. More recently, he has been working with the public sector and, much to his frustration, the NHS in particular. He's an advocate of the 'we should all have a go at changing the near impossible for the better' attitude.
Murray-Hundley's a book 'The Grumpy Entrepreneur' is due out this year. He hopes it will answer the some of the questions he is asked repeatedly most days.