Paul Rose, MCIPS

Paul has been an advisor to The Mercator Group since 1999 and has worked with Mercator on International business development and "go to market" strategies. Paul has over 20 year experience in technology, e-commerce business services, procurement, sales and marketing. Paul is an owner of Icon Connect and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. Icon Connect is a designer and installer of "Smart Home Technology" into Super Yachts, Highend Housing and Commercial environments such as Stadia and hotels. This includes, custom information technology, multimedia, telecom and security systems. Prior to Icon Connect, Paul founded Adicia, an outsourced accounting services firm. Prior to Adicia, Paul was Director of Sales and Business Services for Basaar, a provider of Oracle e-procurement as an out-sourced service. Prior to Basaar, Paul was the General Manager EMEA at MRO Software. Prior to MRO, Paul was the VP of Europe of, where he was responsible for selling, marketing and deploying electronic commerce systems for companies around the world. Paul has had successful careers across multiple functions including purchasing, sales and marketing and product management for companies including LANTEC Information Services (formerly Businessland), NeXT Computer, NetFrame, Acorn Computer and Rank Xerox.

Paul has gained formal qualifications in Business Studies and from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He is retained by a number of leading organizations in the e-commerce, supply chain and procurement fields as well as being a founder of the e-procurement best practice network and an advisor to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply on e-commerce.