Simon Mighall Joins Flare Audio from Bose
The long-standing former financial controller at the Bose Corporation, Simon Mighall, has joined professional and consumer audio manufacturer Flare Audio as chief financial officer (CFO). Mighall's role will include putting in place financial systems enabling Flare to "grow seamlessly and realize its potential to rival the world's major audio brands," supplying high-end professional and consumer audio products globally.
Flare's loudspeakers use the company's own patented technologies to deliver a sound almost indistinguishable from that made by the performers on stage or in the studio, while, last year, its ISOLATE ear protectors raised over £2.2m on crowdfunding websites.
"Prior to joining Flare, Simon Mighall spent 20 years at the UK subsidiary of Bose Corporation, whose turnover in this country went from less than £3m to over £100m during his tenure," says Flare founder and CEO Davies Roberts. "Simon's deep functional expertise, ownership, tenacity, and entrepreneurial spirit position him well for life at Flare."
"Flare Audio exudes excitement and enthusiasm," says Mighall. "When I met Davies and the other directors, I caught the bug. This company is destined for great things and I have an amazing opportunity joining Flare at such an early stage."
"When I joined Bose, it was similar in turnover to Flare's today. Having been through a steep growth path with a company before, I understand the challenges Flare will face. Everything we put in place today has to be scalable for the future because that turnover is only going in one direction, upward."
John Banerjee, chairman of Flare Audio says: "Simon will be instrumental in driving the commercialization of Flare's considerable body of Intellectual Property via new and exciting products in both consumer and pro-audio markets, in alignment with Flare's long-term strategy."