Nick Earle is a sales operation and change management leader with over 30 years of experience spanning large corporations and start-ups in global IT and transportation industries.
Nick currently leads Virgin Hyperloop One’s Global Field Operations organization. He is responsible for all customer and partner activities around the world and runs the company’s sales, consulting and business development organizations. Virgin Hyperloop One is the only company in the world that has built a fully operational hyperloop system. The company is leading the world in designing and building the first new mode of mass transportation since the airplane.
Prior to Virgin Hyperloop One, Nick was responsible for the Cisco Systems’ global cloud go-to-market strategy and also led Cisco’s Services worldwide field organization, growing the business to over $10B US in revenue. He was tasked by the CEO to lead the company’s efforts to transition from hardware-centric company to a cloud, software and services-led company. He has also held senior executive roles at Hewlett Packard, where he ran the Worldwide Enterprise Marketing function and was appointed by the CEO to define and roll out the HP Internet strategy to transform HP for the dot com era. This makes him unique in having led the cross-company transformation programs for two $50B global corporations. This experience is proving invaluable in Nick’s current role leading the disruption of the $1T global transportation market.
Nick is an authority on emerging and disruptive business models. He has co-authored two books; Mesh Collaboration: Creating New Business Value in the Network of Everything (2008) and From Dot.com to Dot.profit (2000). He was voted #2 in Computer Reseller News list of the 25 most ‘Disruptive Channel Executives in IT globally’ and was recognized as one of the top four Global Cloud Executives who ‘have shaped cloud’s present and will likely have a major impact on its future’ by CIODive.
Nick holds a first class honors degree and an Honorary Doctorate in Computing from Liverpool University, and is an Associate fellow of the University of Bradford MBA program.