Ivan Bartolo is a Digital Entrepreneur and experienced business leader.
Prior to founding 6PM in 2001, Ivan served on the International Board of Directors of the Dynamic Systems Development Consortium based in London. Throughout this time Ivan worked with Global Companies such as Verizon (USA), Manulife Financial (Canada), British Airways (UK) and Storebrand (Norway) amongst many others. His involvement with these organisations was that of an Agile Trainer, Coach and Consultant introducing Agility both as a process and a mindset. Ivan’s training style is driven by his passion to ignite a fire within his audience to engage people’s hearts and minds.
Ivan’s passion for training and coaching, working with individuals and teams has most definitely been his positive contribution in his own business as 6PM grew from a one-man band in 2001 to a workforce of 170 ICT specialist by 2017. A workforce in four geographic locations (Malta, UK, Ireland and Macedonia) with one Culture and one Vision – “Making Health an affordable commodity in the 21st Century”.
Throughout the 16 years journey, Ivan was responsible to reinvent the 6PM business model several times taking the business from its early days of offering professional services based on a time and material commercial business model to a software products business serving the Health (NHS) vertical in the United Kingdom based on a software licensing commercial business model.
As CEO of the 6PM Group, Ivan was the driving force behind the IPO process in 2007 when 6PM Holding PLC listed on the Malta Stock Exchange. This was preceded by a Rights Issue in 2011 and a Bond Issue in 2015. Ivan has been involved in several business acquisitions and sales both in Malta and the United Kingdom. This experience has lead Ivan to appreciate the pains of both organic and by acquisition business growth and the impact both have on the organisation’s culture and values. In this regard, Ivan’s ability to work with individuals and teams through the “Building Team” processes are second to none. Ivan is nothing less than convinced of the huge need to first “Build Teams” and thereafter focus on “Team Building”.
6PM was acquired in 2017 and Ivan moved on to new horizons in February 2018. Ivan has founded BITS Limited (Business Innovation, Transformation and Simplification) and is now focusing on motivating and inspiring business leaders through his passion for sharing his life and business experience, knowledge and wisdom.
In business the only constant is change. Change is driven by Technology, Market Conditions, Strategic Talent Development and Corporate Governance. Throughout his 35 years’ working experience, Ivan has continuously experienced change imposed by these business change drivers.
In 2015, Ivan was awarded the degree of “Doctor of University” Honoris Causa from Middlesex University for his life time achievements in Digital Entrepreneurship.