David Bowes

Chief People Officer, Xalient


I am David Bowes, I am currently Chief People Officer at Xalient, a UK-based supplier of global networking and cybersecurity services, which received investment from Volpi Capital in 2022.

Previosuly I was Chief People Officer for Phlexglobal, a high growth technology and services company which provides solutions to the Pharma industry globally. I joined Phlexglobal in 2018, when it was in its third round of private equity backing with Vitruvian Partners. We sold Phlexglobal in January 2022 to a PE backed trade buyer in PharmaLex. Having merged the two businesses, a trade exit to AmerisourceBergen was announced in September 2022, valuing the combined Group at €‎1.28bn.

Prior to Phlexglobal, I was Chief People Officer at WDS, a technology enabled service provider in the Telecoms sector, where I helped grow and scale the business profitably over a 10-year period, leading to an acquisition by Xerox.

I’d be delighted to support PepTalks members who are dealing with challenges in:

  • Organisational development
  • Talent strategy
  • Leadership and culture

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