The AeroCloud team are energetic customer supporters, super-smart technology engineers, and deep industry experts focused on working with you as a partner.

Meet the founders

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George Richardson, CEO

George is AeroCloud’s energetic CEO. He is passionate about building a tech unicorn in the North West of England. George leads AeroCloud’s commercial operations and is one of the fastest ever successful applicants to the US Federal Government purchasing schedule, gaining AeroCloud vital traction to speed up the complex government procurement process. Before co-founding AeroCloud Systems, George was a professional race car driver who competed in the European Le Mans Series and was the youngest British driver ever to podium at the Indianapolis Brickyard.

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Ian Forde-Smith, CTO

Ian is AeroCloud’s sharp and perceptive CTO and has been in the aviation industry for 30 years. Ian combines cutting-edge software skills with deep industry experience and is the lead architect behind AeroCloud System’s world-class SaaS-based technology platform. He is passionate about the application of AI and machine learning to solve real problems faced by airports. Ian has previously built and sold businesses in the airport operations sector. He was a co-founder of FS Walker Hughes, where he led the development of its Chroma Suite technology, acquired by Amor Group in 2011.

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About AeroCloud

AeroCloud’s mission is to become the largest provider of operation automation software for the small to medium-sized airport market globally. We entered the U.S. market in 2017, establishing partnerships by understanding the most pressing problems faced by US airports and solving those complex challenges through a co-creation model.

The result - our intelligent airport management platform was formed and continues to make operations teams' lives easier by increasing situational awareness, centralizing all airport data, automating tasks, predicting passengers, managing gate usage, and ensuring every stakeholder across the airport gets the information they need in real-time.

The AeroCloud platform is 100% cloud-native, meaning it's available anywhere on any device. The platform includes leading-edge features like AI and machine learning at a price point within reach of airports of all sizes. AeroCloud aligns operations across multiple departments and has helped rapidly-growing airports across the USA and Europe.