Ciesco Commentary 10 October 2023

Ciesco appoints Matt Bruun, a SaaS, DevOps and Cybersecurity specialist, as Senior Advisor

London, 10th October 2023 – We are thrilled to welcome Matt Bruun to the Ciesco team as Senior Advisor. He will work with the team as a Technology & Software sector specialist and a Strategy advisor.

Matt joins us with an impressive background and a proven track record in the industry, with over 25 years of dedicated service in the dynamic Technology & Software sector. Matt’s exceptional track record includes his latest role as SVP EMEA for Sauce Labs, a global automated testing solutions provider. There, he was responsible for the leadership of the full EMEA GTM (go-to-market) team and aligning that to the customer journey – from marketing and business development,  through sales and solution engineering (enterprise, commercial & self-service models), to implementation services and customer success, resulting in significant improvement in the EMEA performance and efficiency.

Before his tenure at Sauce Labs, Matt held senior leadership positions at Forcepoint and Symantec, global cybersecurity corporations. He also contributed his expertise as CRO at Brightpearl, a leading SaaS-based retail management system, later acquired by Sage in 2021.

Matt’s core competencies revolve around shaping and executing effective strategies, aligning teams with the customer journey, and recruiting and developing top-tier talent. His experience and track record showcase a talent for driving sales execution, fostering GTM innovation, and ultimately elevating revenue, profitability, and customer satisfaction.

With Matt’s extensive experience, strategic perspective and practical knowledge, he will be an invaluable asset to Ciesco clients. Whether clients find themselves in the early stages of business development or are more mature, seeking fresh business development opportunities, Matt’s guidance will prove instrumental.

Matt holds a Degree in English, History and Media Studies from the University of Portsmouth.


For enquiries, please contact:

Matt Bruun, Senior Advisor:

Annabelle Pugh, Marketing & Operations Manager:


About Ciesco

Ciesco is a leading specialist M&A firm with a focus on the technology, media, healthcare and sustainability sectors. Headquartered in London, Ciesco operates globally offering a unique combination at partnership level of senior industry practitioners and sector specialist investment bankers. This enables an extensive network of contacts and strong relationships that reach into organisations worldwide at C-suite sponsor levels. Ciesco is well regarded in the market for its specialist advice derived from the deep understanding of the sector, industry and buyer landscape insights, and execution expertise.


We are thrilled to welcome Matt Bruun as our Senior Advisor, joining our team to enhance our capabilities in DevOps, Software Testing, and Cybersecurity. Matt has an exceptional track record of driving growth and innovation, making him a valuable addition to our organisation and clients. Matt's extensive strategic knowledge and sector insight will be instrumental in assisting our clients in navigating the rapidly evolving industry. His expertise aligns perfectly with our commitment to excellence and innovation, and we look forward to achieving new heights together.