Siceo is a boutique strategic consultancy founded by industry veteran Ian French after many years' senior management experience in global IT markets. 

We work with companies with strong services or solution propositions who are seeking to expand or evolve their offerings. The emergence of a services-led engagement replacing the product-led legacy approach, and the growth of annuity and flexible engagement is driving huge change, enabling nimble and intelligent newer players to succeed.

We work mostly in the evolution of model space and increasingly this is embracing digital innovation and transformation. We seek to drive operational excellence, clear stratgegic vision, and delivery with the objective of achieving strong profitable growth.

We work with agencies, manufacturers, distributors ,and resellers in the IT and telecomms markets but increasingly are focussed on digital development and transformation.

We have also developed a close relationship with a select group of consultancies to offer a wider range of specialisms without diluting our core offering.


Ian French

Prior to setting up Siceo, Ian led the boards for both US and UK Listed Companies, served as European President for a $3 billion IT distributor and helped drive the creation of a $500 million Continental European distribution business from start up.


As well as providing management support and Board challenge, Siceo assists in growth, merger and acquisition strategies and provides support in seeking funding for smaller organisations and/or potential exit options. 

We also advise investors, manufacturers, resellers and distributors as they plan for channel evolution and the growth of annuity models as the primary customer engagement. 

As well as driving strategy, there is often a need for funding and Siceo has successfully supported and managed numerous fund raising activities, investments, and trade sales.



“The deal wouldn't have happened without him. I recommend Ian for anyone wanting to buy or sell a technology company or to sit on a board as an external advisor...or purely as an executive coach.” 

Jonathon Bradshaw
CEO, Portal

“Ian is a strong mentor and challenges thought processes, he’s always a pleasure to work with and will add value to any growing business.”

Jason Allaway
Area Vice President 
RES UK and Ireland

“As a strategic rainmaker, Ian has brought momentum and fun to Azlan - as a colleague he has been challenging, supportive and incredibly thoughtful in equal measure. I have enjoyed working with Ian and hope to remain friends well into the future.” 

Lee Perkins
CEO M24Seven 
(formerly Director UK, Azlan)

“Ian leads, empowers, coaches and also gives clear direction when required. I've gained a great deal of knowledge in this past year and I hope we can work together again in the future.” 

Joel Chimoindes
Managing Director 
Beta Digital Media Solutions

The Siceo Ecosystem

Siceo is a boutique consultancy founded by industry veteran Ian French after many years' senior management experience in the global IT market.


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