Lori Vokes

COO, Rest Less


London, UK

Public Speaker for Leaders First Event: ScaleUp Your Business (online) May 25, 2021

Lori Vokes is the COO of Rest Less. Rest Less’s mission is to help the over 50s get more out of life. Lori recently joined the leadership team to help scale it’s next wave of growth.

Prior to Rest Less, Lori was at Cisco for 18 years, 9 of which were leading M&A go-to-market integration where she was involved in over 60 acquisitions. Also while at Cisco Lori led the partnership with British Telecom globally and spent many years as the Director of Strategy and Planning for EMEA.

In 2001 Lori was a management consultant with Turnkey Management Consulting in Canada. She was also part of the founding team that started up and led Group Telecom through to IPO.

Lori is passionate about scaling and accelerating growth and change in tech businesses. She has extensive experience at a global level and has a solid history of driving revenue growth through the development and execution of innovative strategies and practices.

Lori has a Masters of Arts from Royal Roads University (Canada) where she focused on Leadership and Growth in Tech. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Kinesiology at Queen’s University (Canada) and has attended IMD for Executive Education.

Curriculum Vitae:

2020 - Present Chief Commercial Officer, Wireless Innovation / Ground Control, Churcham

2011 – 2020 Senior Director M&A and GTM Strategy, Cisco, London & San Jose

2008 – 2011 Director Global Operations for British Telecom, Cisco, London

2007 – 2008 Director Global Strategy and Operations for Linksys, Cisco, London & Irvine

2002 – 2007 Director Strategy and Planning EMEA / Emerging Markets, Cisco, London & Paris

2001 – 2002 Consulting Manager, Turnkey Management Consulting, Toronto & Brussels

1999 – 2001 Director, Group Telecom, Calgary & Toronto

1996 – 1999 Business Manager and Facilitator, Eagle’s Flight, Calgary & Vancouver

1992 – 1996 Founder, Workplace Health Consultancy, Toronto

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