Executive Search

DR Michael Rudgyard

Portman Partners Associate


Portman has a network of senior executives who bring a wealth of experience to assist organisations with Interim, Executive & Non Executive Search, Board Advisory and Consultancy. Our network covers a wide range of disciplines & skillsets, selected to provide a full service to Datacenter Leaders around the world.

Michael Rudgyard.jpg

Dr Michael Rudgyard

Specialist areas: High Performance Computing, data processing and AI within the data centre; engineering simulation; data centre monitoring.

Michael is an entrepreneur and ex-academic with extensive experience of High Performance Computing (HPC) within research, industrial and start-up environments. He has acquired a broad set of skills during a 30-year career, including the deployment and operation of large-scale HPC systems and best practices for monitoring data centres with regard to environmental, computational and application-level efficiency.

Michael is a hands-on leader with significant experience of people management, strategic and financial planning, fund-raising, growing and restructuring teams, delivering complex software and hardware projects, as well as business development and evangelism. He has held multiple director-level positions as CEO, CTO and NXE, reporting to a number of company boards and their investors.

Michael has a D.Phil from Oxford University in Mathematics, and was subsequently involved in academic research in scalable computing before moving into the commercial world.