Shaw is a refugee from the maker of expensive printer ink Hewlett-Packard. He was recently managing director and vice president of HP Defence UK.
His task is doubly daunting since Pulsant was formed from merging four different outfits: Scolocate, Lumison, Dedipower and Bluesquare.
This year will be the first financial year the Pulsant brand has operated as a single entity.
It has been doing well since the merger and managed growth of over 50 percent in 2012 compared to 2011.
Pulsant CEO, Mark Howling, said that Shaw has a track record in delivering high quality services in complex technical environments. He is also very experienced at managing large organisations over multiple sites.
Shaw replaces Aydin Kurt-Elli, who founded Lumison as an Internet Service Provider in 1995 and was its CEO until it was acquired by Pulsant in October 2010, when he became COO of the new company. Kurt-Elli remains at Pulsant as a non-executive director.
Howling said Shaw brings a wealth of experience and capabilities to the role of COO and understands how to take best practice from some of the world’s largest technology organisations.