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Top Influencers: 101 UK Chief Operating Officer’s To Follow in 2022

Chief Operating Officer play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Chief Operating Officer role. We have selected these Chief Operating Officer’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Chief Operating Officer’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Andrew Robb

Chief Operating Officer @ Farfetch

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Andrew Robb have a broad mix of experience gained from strategy consulting, an internet and mobile music startup, a leading e-commerce company and the UK’s largest magazine publisher. His strengths include general management, strategy analysis, creativity, marketing, product development, business development, strategic partnerships and team leadership & management. His focus is on general management and his goal is to create new businesses, products and services that add value to people and businesses. Specialties:Online marketing, affiliate marketing, product development, strategic partnerships, business development, sales management, customer segmentation, qualitative and quantitative research, financial analysis, economic modelling, project management, team management, leadership. Learn more about Andrew Robb on Crunchbase…

Farfetch is an online luxury fashion retail platform. Read more aboutFarfetch on Crunchbase…

Omid Ashtari

Chief Operating Officer @ Streetbees

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“Words are events, they do things, change things. They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it. They feed understanding or emotion back and forth and amplify it.”

A love letter to real human conversation: https://www.themarginalian.org/2015/10/21/telling-is-listening-ursula-k-le-guin-communication/

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Omid is General Manager at Citymapper and deals with everything business related that needs to be taken care of! He recently joined Citymapper after spending 2.5 years as a MD of Foursquare where he grew the international user base and revenue through strategic partnerships and ad sales. Before that he spent 7 years with Google in Dublin, London and San Francisco. During his Google tenure he held multiple positions in sales and business development, working with a broad range of clients and partners across the globe. This meant closing strategic deals for products like Google Search, Maps, Product Search, Google+ and selling the full suite of Google ad products. Omid holds a bachelor’s degree in European Business Administration from Cologne Business School Germany and graduated with Honors. He is currently based in London, UK. Learn more about Omid Ashtari on Crunchbase…

Streetbees is a human intelligence platform that collects and analyzes offline consumer behavior. Read more aboutStreetbees on Crunchbase…

Alexander Cohen

Chief Operating Officer @ Disputify

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Have they tried turning it off and then on again? #cloudflare #outage

Read more aboutDisputify on Crunchbase…

Chris Stylianou

Chief Operating Officer @ Sky UK

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Chris Stylianou was appointed Chief Operating Officer, UK and Ireland, in March 2016, expanding his previous role – Managing Director of Sky’s Customer Service Group – which he has held since August 2011. He is responsible for Sky’s sales and service operations (including our contact centres, digital capability, in-home service and retail division), as well as our property and data departments, Sky Business and OTT services in Europe. Chris was previously joint Deputy Managing Director, Customer Group, and before that Deputy CFO. He joined Sky in January 1996 from KPMG where he was a senior manager in the Media practice. Learn more about Chris Stylianou on Crunchbase…

Sky is an entertainment company, serving 22 million customers across satellite, OTT, and broadband in five countries. Read more aboutSky UK on Crunchbase…

Alex Macdonald

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @ Velocity Black

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Alex MacDonald is Co-Founder of Velocity Mobile Limited and serves as its Co-Chief Executive Officer. Alex MacDonald was a Turnaround Chief Executive Officer in his previous career at a privately owned industrial group. He managed the acquisition, optimisation and growth of multinational manufacturing companies, ranging in size from $50 – $150m in sales. He also has front-line experience managing restaurants and bars in France and is passionate about creating the perfect dining experience. Learn more about Alex Macdonald on Crunchbase…

Pioneering the future of luxury lifestyle. Read more aboutVelocity Black on Crunchbase…

Andy Macguire

Group Chief Operating Officer @ HSBC

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Andy Maguire is Group Chief Operating Officer, HSBC, responsible for leading HSBC Operations, Services and Technology and the bank’s Chief Operating Officers. He joined the bank in December 2014 and was appointed to the Group Management Board in August 2015. He began his career at Lloyd’s Bank, where he worked in retail, corporate and private banking. He then worked as a consultant specialising in large transformation programmes in Europe, the Americas and Asia. He joined Boston Consulting Group in 1998. At Boston Consulting Group he was the Head of the Banking and Customer Services practices, Managing Partner of the UK and Ireland and a member of the firm’s global executive committee. From 2010-14 he led Boston Consulting Group’s relationship with HSBC. He holds a double honours degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin. Learn more about Andy Macguire on Crunchbase…

HSBC is a banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services. Read more aboutHSBC on Crunchbase…

Patrick de Nonneville

Chief Operating Officer @ October

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La recette @October_EU depuis 8 ans ? Un mix agile de particuliers et institutionnels! Vendredi nous avons célébré le dernier investissement de notre fonds n°4 (1120 prêts pour 280m€ à son actif) et ce lundi nous célébrons le 1er investissement du fonds n°5 #neverstoplending 1/2

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Patrick is Chief Operating Officer of October. As a Partner at Goldman Sachs in London (2007 to 2014), Patrick was co-head of the European rates business and member of the Global Operating Committee for Rates. He began his career at JPMorgan in Paris and London (1997-2003) as a “market-maker” on Treasuries, before joining Deutsche Bank (2003-2007) where he led the complex products trading activities and Inflation products. Patrick is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique. Learn more about Patrick de Nonneville on Crunchbase…

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Mark Allsop

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer @ Dixons Carphone

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Dixons Carphone is an electrical specialist and telecommunications retailer and services company. Read more aboutDixons Carphone on Crunchbase…

Sophia Guy-White

Chief Operating Officer @ Groupladder

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Sophia Guy-White is Co-founder & Chief of Staff Learn more about Sophia Guy-White on Crunchbase…

Groupladder is a provide a unique mortgage product. Read more aboutGroupladder on Crunchbase…

Jamie Hindhaugh

Chief Operating Officer @ BT Global Services

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Jamie started his TV career as a transport co-ordinator at the BBC. After that he had several roles in the BBC, inlcuding Head of Sourcing Production Resources and culminating as the Head of Production L2012 – responsible for the BBC’s multi-platform coverate of the Olympics, Paralympics and other key national events in 2012. Jamie lives in Chiswick, West London, and has three children. Jamie joined BT on 15th October 2012 as Chief Operating Officer to build the infrastructure, broadcast chain and operating model for the launch of their ground-breaking TV service and the UK’s newest sports service, BT Sport. In August 2013 BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN all started broadcasting from the brand new purpose build studio facility on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Today their 24-hour broadcasting across up to 13 channel outlets (including Europe’s first dedicated 4K Sports channel to the home) covering Barclays Premier League Football, exclusive Champions League and Europa League, FA Cup, Moto GP, UFC, boxing, cricket and Aviva Premiership Rugby, comes from four expansive, industry leading studios with a 160 strong audience holding area. Studio highlights include:- – Biggest TV studio in the UK – Biggest LED lit studio in the world – 9 galleries – 24 editing suits – production office for 300 people Learn more about Jamie Hindhaugh on Crunchbase…

BT Global Services plc is a division of United Kingdom telecommunications operator BT Group. Read more aboutBT Global Services on Crunchbase…

Tony Hoggett

Chief Operating Officer @ Tesco

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Tony joined the Executive Committee on 1 April 2017. Tony is responsible for developing the operational capability and strategy across the Group as well as leading the operations of the UK business. Tony also has responsibility for Tesco’s joint ventures in both China and India. Tony joined Tesco in 1990 and has served in a range of leadership roles in the UK and Asia over the last three decades. Between 2007 and 2011 he held the roles of VP South China, as well as President North China, before moving to Turkey as Chief Operating Officer for Tesco Kipa. In 2011, Tony returned to the UK and held Managing Director roles across all of our large store formats. He also joined the board of Tesco Mobile in 2012. In 2014, he joined the UK Leadership Team as Retail Director and then was appointed Chief Operating Officer UK in 2016 and CEO, Asia in 2017. Tony was appointed to his current role on 1 June 2018. Learn more about Tony Hoggett on Crunchbase…

Tesco PLC is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England. Read more aboutTesco on Crunchbase…

Ian Welch

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @ Callsign

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Ian Welch is the COO of Callsign. Previously he held positions at Ladbrokers and Ascot Racecourse. Ian has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Coverntry University Learn more about Ian Welch on Crunchbase…

Delivering digital trust through simple secure customer interactions Read more aboutCallsign on Crunchbase…

James Hatchley

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (Europe) @ Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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James Hatchley (London) is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (Europe) for KKR with local responsibility for the operations of KKR’s businesses across the MENA region. Mr. Hatchley joined KKR as Co-Chief Executive of Avoca Capital in 2014 where he has responsibility for business strategy, strategic fund raising and oversight of non-investment functions. He joined Avoca in May 2012. Previously, he spent 23 years working in the City of London as an investment banker with Schroders, Greenhill and Freeman & Co. Mr. Hatchley established Freeman & Co.’s European business in 2006. During his time as a banker he provided independent strategic and financial advice to a wide range of banks, insurance companies and selected institutional investors. Mr. Hatchley qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. He has a first class B.Sc (hons) Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Surrey in the UK. Learn more about James Hatchley on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutKohlberg Kravis Roberts on Crunchbase…

Eliza Eddison

Chief Operating Officer @ Rentify

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Rentify is an online platform that helps individuals market and manage their properties. Read more aboutRentify on Crunchbase…

Seamus Carr

Chief Operating Officer @ Karro Food Group

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Seamus has more than 20 years’ experience and proven delivery in the Pork industry in senior roles within VION, Unipork, Almarai and Glanbia. With his background firmly rooted within the Pork Industry, Seamus has extensive knowledge and hands–on experience of the pork supply chain: farming through to processing. Learn more about Seamus Carr on Crunchbase…

Karro Food Group is meat processors with pork processing plants. Read more aboutKarro Food Group on Crunchbase…

Marc Schipper

Chief Operating Officer @ GB News

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GB News is a British television news channel that provides news, opinion, and debate for all of its viewers. Read more aboutGB News on Crunchbase…

Simon Arnell

Chief Operating Officer @ Configured Things

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Attending my first #CyberLates hosted by @saj_huq from @PlexalCyber. The panel topic is #disinformation. Panellists are @elisabethbraw from @AEI, @Lyric_Jain from @LogicallyAI and Colin Kelly from @AdargaAI. A well informed panel, would recommend.

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Simon Arnell is the Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder at Configured Things. Learn more about Simon Arnell on Crunchbase…

Creating richer possibilities for Connected Places with real-time policy-bound federated sharing of systems and data between organisations Read more aboutConfigured Things on Crunchbase…

Samantha Wren

Group Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer @ NEX Group

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Samantha was appointed to the role of Group Chief Financial Officer of NEX in May 2017, joining the board of directors. In addition to her role as Group Chief Financial Officer, Samantha also took on the position of Global Chief Operating Officer in October 2017. She joined the Group in 2009 as Group Treasurer and has held a number of senior finance, operational and commercial roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Broking division and Chief Commercial Officer for the Group, recently supporting NEX Markets. She chairs the Global Operating Committee and the Group Finance Committee. Learn more about Samantha Wren on Crunchbase…

NEX is a technology-based services company that offers customers better ways to execute trades and manage risk. Read more aboutNEX Group on Crunchbase…

Stephen Murdoch

Chief Operating Officer @ Micro Focus

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As COO, Stephen is responsible for the day to day execution of Micro Focus operations. Stephen has a 25 year track record of success in the IT industry.Most recently, Stephen was the General Manager of EMEA for Dell’s Public Sector and Large Commercial Enterprise business unit. Stephen joined Micro Focus in November 2012 as General Manager of Products and Marketing Strategy. Learn more about Stephen Murdoch on Crunchbase…

Micro Focus is a software company with 40 years of experience in delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions. Read more aboutMicro Focus on Crunchbase…

Nigel Moss

Chief Operating Officer @ Wireless Infrastructure Group

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Nigel joined WIG in 2014 from Lloyds Development Capital where he was Managing Director for Scotland. For the past decade Nigel’s focus has been managing investments in companies that have operating businesses with real assets. At WIG, Nigel ensures operations run smoothly for customers and plays a leading role in new infrastructure development. Learn more about Nigel Moss on Crunchbase…

Wireless Infrastructure Group is an independent infrastructure company. Read more aboutWireless Infrastructure Group on Crunchbase…

Uzair Bawany

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder @ Traydstream

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Founder of a boutique search firm, Fairway Search Partners which predominantly focuses on retained mandates in the front office within three distinct areas. They are Global Transaction Banking, Private Wealth / Asset Management and Equities Capital Markets – Sales & Sales Trading. Chairman of the Contact Recruitment Group. In Jan 2003, he initiated an MBO and acquired the company and then sold this business in November 2011. He was Vice Chair of an industry trade body which is the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). APSCo provides a powerful unified voice for the Professional Recruitment market and is proud to represent, promote and support such vibrant and innovative sectors of the recruitment industry. Board Director of the National Advisory Board and Chair the London Regional Group of Mosaic which is a Prince’s trust Charity. It focuses on mentoring and developing under privileged school children. Learn more about Uzair Bawany on Crunchbase…

Traydstream automates the most critical aspects of converting, checking and managing trade finance documents. Read more aboutTraydstream on Crunchbase…

Luis Phillips

Chief Operating Officer @ Black Swan Equity Partners LLP

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Luis has over 30 years of international experience in investment analysis, investment banking, portfolio management and Private Equity. Luis is a member of the firm’s executive management and investment committee. Additionally, his responsible for assisting in the development of the firm’s overall strategy with a focus on external strategic partners and key investors. Luis has extensive expertise in investment analysis, having been trained as an investment analyst at a number of leading stockbroking firms (Hoare Govett, Dillon Read, Morgan Grenfell, BZW) in the City of London, culminating in his appointment as Head Global Sector Research at BNP Paribas (London and New York). The function involved the co-ordination, development and marketing of products from teams of 50 analysts across the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He was also appointed Head of Asset Allocation Strategy interfacing with the firm’s strategists and economists before moving to the buy-side. Luis moved to investment banking in 2009, with a focus on Asia and China in particular as Head of Global M&A at CITIC Merchant Limited Hong Kong, a merchant banking arm of CITIC GROUP of China. Luis was one of very few foreign-born senior members of the management team, which exposed him to extensive interaction with the senior management of state-owned enterprises, National Policy Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds. Luis has a first-class honours degree in Economics from University College London and completed the PED (as part of the Executive MBA program) at IMD Business School, Lausanne, Geneva. He is also fluent in Spanish. Learn more about Luis Phillips on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutBlack Swan Equity Partners LLP on Crunchbase…

Kate Newhouse

Chief Operating Officer @ Kooth

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Personalised Digital Mental Healthcare Available for All Read more aboutKooth on Crunchbase…

Guy Farrant

Chief Operating Officer @ Booker Group

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Guy is the Group’s Chief Operating Officer. Guy has a wealth of food experience having worked in the food industry for 30 years rising to be Director of Food and, latterly, Operations and Retail Director at Marks and Spencer plc. Learn more about Guy Farrant on Crunchbase…

Booker Group plc is the United Kingdom’s largest food wholesale operator offering branded and private-label goods. Read more aboutBooker Group on Crunchbase…

Marc D’Abbadie

Head of Equity and Chief Operating Officer @ Alliance Fund Managers

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Read more aboutAlliance Fund Managers on Crunchbase…

Tony Buffin

Group Chief Operating Officer @ Travis Perkins

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Travis Perkins plc, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the UK’s leading companies in the builders’ merchanting and home improvement market. Read more aboutTravis Perkins on Crunchbase…

Natalie Pankova

Chief Operating Officer @ Metadvice

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Dr Natalie Pankova is the Chief Operating Officer at Metadvice, a digital health startup building artificial intelligence – driven clinical decision software to enable doctors and pharma executives combine the avalanche of newly available medical information into real time decision making. Dr Pankova holds a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, has worked as a scientist and executive in pharma, biotech and healthtech companies. She has led operations in drug discovery and development, health technology and machine learning, building novel technologies from the ground up, and understands the massive problems facing the healthcare landscape, the ways that technology is poised to challenge the status quo of these systems, and the complex journeys startups face in this space. She previously led healthcare efforts at the Government Blockchain Association in the UK, participated in technology initiatives within the Pharmaceutical Users Exchange Group (PhUSE), All-Party Parliamentary Groups at the UK Parliament, Research Data Alliance, and the British Standards Institute. She is a Digital Health Expert at the World Health Organization, an Associate Lecturer at Claude Littner Business School, and is on the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Blockchain Journal, as well as an Advisor and Mentor to early stage innovative startups. Learn more about Natalie Pankova on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutMetadvice on Crunchbase…

Andy Randall

Group Chief Operating Officer @ Halfords

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Halfords is the retailer of motoring, cycling, and leisure products and, through Halfords Autocentres. Read more aboutHalfords on Crunchbase…

Roland Fasel

Chief Operating Officer @ Aman Resorts

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Aman Resorts is a group of hotels specialized in hospitality and destination management. Read more aboutAman Resorts on Crunchbase…

Ben Russell

Chief Operating Officer & Compliance Officer @ GVQ Investment Management

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Ben was appointed the COO and Compliance Officer for GVQIM in January 2016. He was previously Head of Finance & Operations and joined the company in 2006. Prior to joining, Ben worked for Schroder Investment Management for 12 years in a number of finance, operations and project roles. Ben is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Learn more about Ben Russell on Crunchbase…

GVQ Investment Management is a manager of public equity funds. Read more aboutGVQ Investment Management on Crunchbase…

Steve Butterworth

Partner & Chief Operating Officer @ Kameleon

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Kameleon is an award-winning Content Marketing agency Read more aboutKameleon on Crunchbase…

Nishil Patel

Partner and Chief Operating Officer @ Origin Asset Management

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Nishil is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Origin Asset Management with primary responsibility for business infrastructure, operations, finance and compliance. He joined Origin in November 2017. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1999. Before joining Origin, Nishil was a Director and Deputy COO of London-based asset manager, Heptagon Capital LLP. Previously, Nishil worked as a Board Member and COO for UK-based asset manager, Quality Capital Management Ltd. Previous roles include Financial Controller at Legal and General Investment Management and Finance Manager for a London based family office. Nishil is a fellow member of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and completed an Executive MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He has also completed the CFO Management Program at Wharton. Nishil is a graduate of Loughborough University with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance. Learn more about Nishil Patel on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutOrigin Asset Management on Crunchbase…

Sarah Harvey

Chief Operating Officer @ Prodigy Finance

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Sarah is an experienced leader who is passionate about growing innovative businesses. Recently the Head of UK at fast-growing fintech Square, and previously the COO of Tough Mudder, Sarah has worked across 22 countries and is no stranger to international landscapes. Sarah started her career with large company experience at Diageo and Bain & Company, and at not-for-profit organisations in Africa where she worked on projects ranging from supply chain management for a medical charity in the DRC to advising on public health financing facilities for the Gates Foundation in Tanzania, Nigeria and Senegal. Sarah is also a board member for Securities Trust of Scotland Plc. Outside of work Sarah loves to read as many novels as possible whilst travelling, watch England play rugby and improve her boxing skills. MA Hons, University of Cambridge. Learn more about Sarah Harvey on Crunchbase…

Prodigy Finance provides postgraduate student loans to international students to attend a top school. Read more aboutProdigy Finance on Crunchbase…

Haydn Clulow

Chief Operating Officer @ Atomic Weapons Establishment

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AWE has been central to the defence of the United Kingdom for more than 50 years. Read more aboutAtomic Weapons Establishment on Crunchbase…

John Jakobsen

Chief Operating Officer, LEGOLAND Resorts Group @ Merlin Entertainments

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Merlin Entertainments is the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe. Read more aboutMerlin Entertainments on Crunchbase…

Angie Ma

Chief Operating Officer @ Faculty Science

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Angie is cofounder and COO of ASI Data Science, a London-based AI tech startup that offers data science as a service. ASI, since founding in 2014, has completed more than 200 commercial data science projects in multiple industries and sectors and regarded as EMEA-based leader in data science. She is passionate about applying machine learning to solving real world applications that generate business value for companies and organisations. She has experience delivery complex projects from prototyping to implementation. Prior to founding ASI, Angie, a physicist by training, was a researcher in nanotechnology working on developing optical detection for medical diagnostics. Learn more about Angie Ma on Crunchbase…

Faculty provides data science and engineering training services. Read more aboutFaculty Science on Crunchbase…

Michael Anstey

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer @ Proteorex Therapeutics Inc.

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Michael Anstey is an Investment Director specialising in healthcare investments. Before joining CIC he was a Principal in the Healthcare Practice Area at The Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) Toronto office. Michael has experience in advising multinational healthcare businesses across North America, Europe, India, and Japan on a broad range of topics, including corporate strategy, sales and marketing, new launches, R&D and medical strategy, and M&A. Michael was co-founder and COO of an early stage biotechnology company focused on developing small molecule drugs that target protein-protein interactions implicated in disease. Prior to BCG, Michael worked in venture capital, where he focused on investing in early stage healthcare and life science businesses. Michael earned his DPhil in Zoology in the field of neurobiology, jointly supervised by professors at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. Michael sits on the board of Bicycle Therapeutics. Learn more about Michael Anstey on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutProteorex Therapeutics Inc. on Crunchbase…

Chris Hornung

Chief Operating Officer @ TotalMobile

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Chris Hornung is a Chief Operating Officer at TotalMobile. He was responsible for Achilles’ operating strategy and performance. Since being appointed in 2010, he has established a network of operational hubs in Asia, Eastern Europe, America, India, and South America. Additionally, he has developed standard processes across these locations allowing Achilles to offer a unified service to suppliers and buyers globally. He has 12 years’ experience of working at a senior level to improve business processes and performance within the global telecommunications industry. After 8 years in the British Armed Forces, he joined the mobile operator Orange in 1999 completing a number of roles before being appointed as the Director of Strategy Implementation. He joined Cable and Wireless in 2006, becoming the Director of Customer Service Transformation in 2007 before taking up the role of Director of Operational Performance in 2009. Chris is married with two children and has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology and Biological Sciences from The University of Birmingham. Learn more about Chris Hornung on Crunchbase…

TotalMobile is an enterprise mobile application platform designed to provide complete mobile working solutions. Read more aboutTotalMobile on Crunchbase…

Vicky Hodgson

Group Chief Operating Officer @ Onebright

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Read more aboutOnebright on Crunchbase…

Lewis Tasker

Chief Operating Officer @ JustPark

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JustPark is a parking app reinventing parking for the digital era. Read more aboutJustPark on Crunchbase…

Frankie Kearney

Chief Operating Officer @ Sliide

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Frankie Kearney is the coo of sliide. Learn more about Frankie Kearney on Crunchbase…

Mobile technology company that work with MNO, MVNO and OEM partners globally to increase engagement, drive revenue, and decrease churn. Read more aboutSliide on Crunchbase…

Johan Venter

Chief Operating Officer @ Atalian Servest

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Johan joined Servest in August 2013 as Group Chief Operating Officer. Previously, a director at Mitie, Johan comes from a strong operational background spanning both the UK and South Africa. He has run a string of successful businesses, as well as being involved in Servest’s early years. Learn more about Johan Venter on Crunchbase…

Servest Group is a multi-service facilities management provider. Read more aboutAtalian Servest on Crunchbase…

Jim Hytner

Global Chief Operating Officer @ IPG Mediabrands

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Hi @MarcusRashford My boys, George and Sam, were so inspired by your campaigning, they wanted to do something to help FareShare. They gave up sleeping in their beds for Lent and have just completed 40 uncomfortable nights! They raised £800, which is on its way today!

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Jim understands what needs to be done to get results for our network and clients. He’s held a variety of roles within UM, Initiative and most recently served as CEO IPG Mediabrands G-14 and President, Global Clients, where he held responsibility for brands headquartered outside of the US, including AB InBev, Unilever and BMW. Jim is a graduate of Wharton Business School, a proud Trustee of Comic Relief, the Chairman of Logan Sports, a member of the Commercial Committee at BAFTA. Learn more about Jim Hytner on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutIPG Mediabrands on Crunchbase…

Andrew Wyatt

Chief Operating Officer @ Lumeon

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Andrew Wyatt is Chief Operating Officer at Lumeon. Learn more about Andrew Wyatt on Crunchbase…

Lumeon is a digital health company providing management care solutions to the healthcare industry. Read more aboutLumeon on Crunchbase…

Felicity Stinton

Chief Operating Officer @ Big Fish

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Read more aboutBig Fish on Crunchbase…

Sam Martin

Chief Operating Officer & co-founder @ Peckwater Brands

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Peckwater Brands is a provider of delivery franchises to kitchen operators. Read more aboutPeckwater Brands on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Hughes

Co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer @ Pollinate

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Jonathan Hughes is the Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer at Pollinate International. Learn more about Jonathan Hughes on Crunchbase…

Pollinate Networks is a platform that works with banks to create data-driven experiences for merchants and consumers. Read more aboutPollinate on Crunchbase…

Gordon Samson

Chief Operating Officer @ CPA Global

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As COO, Gordon is responsible for ensuring that operational delivery and efficiency is maximised across our company. He is also responsible for customer experience, to ensure that every part of our organisation is aligned to deliver a seamless customer journey. Gordon brings years of senior management and operational experience from a variety of international businesses including, most recently, international marketing services company Williams Lea. Learn more about Gordon Samson on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutCPA Global on Crunchbase…

Michael Williams

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer @ Glory Global Solutions

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CFO since May 2014 and COO since April 2018, Michael is responsible for the company’s Finance, Supply Chain and IS functions. He joined Glory Global Solutions from Hitachi, where he was most recently European Finance Director. Michael’s extensive experience has included consistent delivery of growth and profitability in established global businesses as well as that of large-scale projects such as mergers, acquisitions and divestments. ‘Big Four’ accountancy firm qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Michael has led technical accounting conversion projects, process efficiency drives and IT implementations. He has also been instrumental in developing and bringing to market start-up solution businesses. He has experience across a range of sectors including retail, rail, manufacturing, leasing and motor. Learn more about Michael Williams on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutGlory Global Solutions on Crunchbase…

Daniela Menzky

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @ Angoka

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ANGOKA is an IoT security company focused on protecting machine-to-machine communications for Smart Cities and Mobility. Read more aboutAngoka on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Hodge

Chief Operating Officer @ RateSetter

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Oversees the RateSetter technology and operations platform and supports the wider operating quality and efficiency of the business. Jon is a Chartered Accountant and worked in the Financial Services & Corporate Finance teams at PwC, having begun his career in the British Army. Learn more about Jonathan Hodge on Crunchbase…

RateSetter is a P2P lending platform allowing users to lend and borrow money directly from each other according to their own interest rates. Read more aboutRateSetter on Crunchbase…

George Evans

Chief Operating Officer @ Leumi UK

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Leumi UK is a financial service provider company. Read more aboutLeumi UK on Crunchbase…

Sherden Timmins

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer @ Camallergy

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Sherden led the formation of Camallergy and spin-out from Cambridge University Hospitals following his MBA at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He designed the Cambridge Peanut Allergy Clinic, and led start-up funding rounds and early drug development in preparation for clinical trials. An engineering graduate from Imperial College London and a former management consultant at top-tier firms Booz & Co. (now Strategy&) and Accenture, Sherden has experience across a range of industries in strategy and managing complex and technical programmes. Learn more about Sherden Timmins on Crunchbase…

Camallergy develops and provides new treatments for common food allergies. Read more aboutCamallergy on Crunchbase…

Mike Birch

Chief Operating Officer @ F2G

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F2G discovers and develops novel drugs for the treatment of life-threatening fungal diseases. Read more aboutF2G on Crunchbase…

Tom Macura

Chief Operating Officer @ WiseAlpha

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Tom is managing WiseAlpha’s day to day operations, joining us after a 10 year career at Goldman Sachs where he became head of Europe Credit Trading Strategies. The European Credit Trading Desk helps Goldman’s institutional clients meet their investment objectives by facilitating transactions in corporate bonds, loans, and credit derivatives. Tom’s team was responsible for the mathematical models used by the desk for managing market, counterparty, and liquidity risks as well as the algorithmic quoting of bonds on electronic liquidity venues. Tom has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge and dual BS degrees in Math and Computer Science from University of Maryland (UMBC). Learn more about Tom Macura on Crunchbase…

WiseAlpha is the UK’s leading digital bond market giving investors access to the world of corporate bonds. Read more aboutWiseAlpha on Crunchbase…

Steve Morrison

Partner and Chief Operating Officer @ Bridges Fund Management

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Steve is a Partner & Chief Operating Officer at Bridges Ventures, having joined in 2013. Prior to his current role, Steve had a successful 25 years in banking where he spent 14 years in Leveraged Finance with Bank of Scotland, culminating in leading this business as Head of Structured Finance. Other Key Executive roles included Strategy & Planning for Private Equity/Investing, Credit Risk and more recently as Head of Credit Risk for Lloyds Banking Group’s Business Support Unit where he supported corporate restructures in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He has a wide range of experience across industries and supports the various funds within Bridges. Steve is a Non-Executive Director of Charity Bank and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He was also a founding member of the Board at Big Society Capital, where he stepped down in 2013. In 2009 Steve attended the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurs Programme (ISEP) and supports a number of charities and social enterprises on a pro-bono basis. Learn more about Steve Morrison on Crunchbase…

Bridges Fund Management is a specialist fund manager dedicated to sustainable and impact investment. Read more aboutBridges Fund Management on Crunchbase…

Neil Jones

Chief Operating Officer @ Huntsworth

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Huntsworth plc is an international consultancy group focused on public relations and integrated healthcare communications. Read more aboutHuntsworth on Crunchbase…

Graham Corfield

Chief Operating Officer @ Just Eat

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Graham is the UK Managing Director, responsible for running the UK business and driving its continued growth. He joined Just Eat in July 2011 as UK Finance Director and was instrumental in helping just-eat.co.uk to its current market leading position. Graham began his career with KPMG, where he trained as a Chartered Accountant. Before joining Just Eat, he held a number of senior financial and management roles at technology and service-based companies, helping scale businesses during periods of aggressive growth and expansion, integrating acquisitions and turning around loss-making operations. Graham has an Honours degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Loughborough University. Learn more about Graham Corfield on Crunchbase…

Just Eat provides convenient and easy access to a huge variety of delivery restaurants and order food online. Read more aboutJust Eat on Crunchbase…

Lee Hudson

Chief Operating Officer @ AppyWay

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Lee has spent 20 years bringing cutting edge technology and services to consumers in retail, online and app sectors, leading operational strategy for turnaround and growth. At AppyWay, Lee is responsible for developing strategic IOT and Connected City partnerships and scaling operations for global expansion. Learn more about Lee Hudson on Crunchbase…

AppyWay is a kerbside management & technology firm enabling intelligent mobility for cities. Read more aboutAppyWay on Crunchbase…

Tony Lissaman

Chief Operating Officer Private Equity @ 3i Group

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Tony Lissaman In his role as Chief Operation Officer (COO), Tony is responsible for the operational running of 3i’s international Private Equity business. His responsibilities include the strategic development of the business, financial planning and reporting, business processes and systems, resource management, portfolio monitoring and valuations. Having previously qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, Tony joined 3i in 1998 initially working in 3i’s Group Finance team. Over his career at 3i, Tony has been involved in the reshaping of 3i’s Private Equity business, including its international development and integration. Tony has a Geography degree from Loughborough University and is a qualified chartered accountant. Learn more about Tony Lissaman on Crunchbase…

3i is an international investment manager focused on mid-market Private Equity, Infrastructure & Debt Management. Read more about3i Group on Crunchbase…

Alan Manuel

Chief Operating Officer – UK & Europe @ Currie & Brown (Australia)

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Read more aboutCurrie & Brown (Australia) on Crunchbase…

David Brindley

Chief Operating Officer @ Rational Vaccines

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David is an international thought-leader in healthcare risk management, with a particular interest in regenerative medicines. His multi-disciplinary research seeks to evaluate and develop systematic, rigorous and transparent risk management tools supporting the translation of life-science innovations into commercially viable products and services. Learn more about David Brindley on Crunchbase…

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Arman Tahmassebi

Chief Operating Officer @ LendInvest

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Arman began his career at IG Group where he started as a graduate trainee before progressing over the following 15 years to hold several senior management roles overseeing the Technology, Business Development and Operations departments. During his time at IG Group the business grew from a small UK only entity to over 1,400 staff located in 17 countries around the globe with operations underpinned by industry leading proprietary technology. Latterly Arman was CEO of ETX Capital, an award winning provider of retail trading technology and services. Learn more about Arman Tahmassebi on Crunchbase…

LendInvest is the leading marketplace platform for property finance. Read more aboutLendInvest on Crunchbase…

Nick Lench

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Scientific Officer @ Congenica

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We’re looking forward to the @SAEMGPharma #Oligonucleotide #Therapeutics and #Delivery Conference & Workshop in London, 20–22 Sep. Come and talk to us to find out more about what we do and how we can partner with you: http://www.natahub.org/news #OligoTx #NucleicAcidTherapies

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Nick was previously Director of the NE Thames Regional Genetics Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, with responsibility for the strategic and operational management of a genetics service that provides DNA diagnostic testing to a population of approximately 4.5M people. Nick is an honorary Reader at the UCL Institute of Child Health, London and has over 25 years of research experience in human molecular genetics and was awarded a personal chair in Medical Genetics at Cardiff University in 2005. As founding CEO of London Genetics Ltd and Programme Director at Oxagen Ltd, Nick has gained significant expertise in establishing and managing academic, healthcare and commercial partnerships in biomedical discovery and diagnostics. Learn more about Nick Lench on Crunchbase…

Congenica is a biotechnology company that provides a diagnostic decision support platform. Read more aboutCongenica on Crunchbase…

Warwick Hunt

Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer @ PwC

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PricewaterhouseCoopers is an accounting firm that provides tax, HR, transactions, performance improvement, and crisis management services. Read more aboutPwC on Crunchbase…

Lee Everett

Chief Operating Officer @ Radius Payment Solutions

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Lee joined the Group in 2010, leading the development of the Group’s European fuel card business. In 2014 Lee was appointed as Managing Director of our UK and Ireland businesses. As Chief Operating Officer, Lee now holds overall responsibility for the Group’s global fuel card business which provides market leading Oil company and Own Brand fuel card solutions to over 1.2m cardholders, spanning Europe, South-East Asia and the U.S. Lee has a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Finance and more than 20 years’ experience in the fuel card and payment industry. Learn more about Lee Everett on Crunchbase…

Radius Payment Solutions operates as a service provider to the fleet and logistics market. Read more aboutRadius Payment Solutions on Crunchbase…

Jekaterina Orlova

Chief Operating Officer @ Augnet

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Jekaterina Orlova is an authority in business development and strategy, in particular in setting up early-stage tech companies for success. Following ten years at Skype and Microsoft, where she was a Business Development Manager, Jekaterina worked as a Senior Technology Consultant at Deloitte, specialising in Cloud services, Connectivity and Digital workplace transformation within the financial services industry. Following this, she advised and scaled tech start-ups and SMEs. In 2018 Jekaterina joined Augnet, where her boundless energy and focus have moved the company at a fast pace towards its goals, and have enabled it to push past every milestone ahead of target. Learn more about Jekaterina Orlova on Crunchbase…

Augnet is a London-based technology start-up set to revolutionise the SMS and messaging space. Read more aboutAugnet on Crunchbase…

Jason Etherington

Chief Operating Officer @ East Lodge Capital

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East Lodge Capital is an investment firm that provides hedge funds, asset-based lending, commercial mortgage and employee benefit services. Read more aboutEast Lodge Capital on Crunchbase…

Jesper With-Fogstrup

Chief Operating Officer @ comparethemarket.com

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comparethemarket.com is a company which allows customers to save money by comparing prices in a wide range of goods and services. Read more aboutcomparethemarket.com on Crunchbase…

Chris Barnes

Partner and Chief Operating Officer @ Atomico

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Chris is Partner & Chief Operating Officer at Atomico. Based in London, he works across all aspects of Atomico’s operations. He oversees portfolio management, fund management, investor relations, resource allocation, finance, legal and HR. Chris joined the company after thirteen years at private equity company Terra Firma, where he was CFO and a member of the Investment and Management Committees. While at Terra Firma, Chris was involved in the structuring, funding and execution of all of the portfolio investments, as well as the management of the firm’s operations. Prior to Terra Firma, Chris worked in the Private Equity group at Arthur Andersen for 10 years. Chris is a Chartered Accountant and has a Double First in Economics and History from Cambridge University. He ran his first (and last) marathon at age 12, which may explain why he now has a titanium hip and the knees of a ninety year old. A talented footballer in his youth, Chris gave up the chance of a playing career in the top flight to follow his dream of becoming an accountant. Learn more about Chris Barnes on Crunchbase…

Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. Read more aboutAtomico on Crunchbase…

Daisy Hill

Chief Operating Officer @ Zzish

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8 years in high-growth tech ventures after creating her own music education startup. Organises chaos at Zzish. History geek, wannabe boxer. Learn more about Daisy Hill on Crunchbase…

Zzish is a valuable classroom digital teaching tool for teachers that provides real-time feedback on the progress of their students. Read more aboutZzish on Crunchbase…

Richard Sargeant

Chief Operating Officer @ Faculty Science

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In 2016, Richard joined ASI Data Science as a Director to grow the consulting team of expert data scientists. ASI are bringing the power of artificial intelligence to everyone. We solve practical business problems using statistical and symbolic AI; provide modern software tools for analysts and data scientists; and deliver to equip and empower data scientists, executives, and analysts to take advantage of AI. Previously, he worked in the Government as Director of Transformation in the Home Office. Before this he was one of the founding directors of the Government Digital Service. He was Head of Energy Market Design at the Department of Energy & Climate Change, leading the Electricity Market Reform programme to secure an additional £200bn of capital investment into the UK Power Generation market. Before that he was at Google as their UK Head of Public Policy. Richard was a senior policy advisor in HM Treasury. His first role in Government was in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, writing papers on innovation in the public sector and happiness, as well as unpublished work on education and healthcare. He co-founded Engineers Without Borders UK in 2001 while studying Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University. Learn more about Richard Sargeant on Crunchbase…

Faculty provides data science and engineering training services. Read more aboutFaculty Science on Crunchbase…

Andy Tomlinson

Chief Operating Officer @ Cuvva

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Radically better insurance, fit for the future. Read more aboutCuvva on Crunchbase…

Clement Luton

Chief Operating Officer @ SumUp

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Clément Luton is the chief operating officer at SumUp. Learn more about Clement Luton on Crunchbase…

SumUp is a financial technology company that enables businesses to accept card payments at the Point-of-Sale or on the go. Read more aboutSumUp on Crunchbase…

Pete Shannon

Chief Operating Officer @ HelloDone

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97% of WISMOs ('Where is my order' enquiries) are now handled automatically at Quiz. Facebook releases a "Success Story" about how Hellodone has made this happen.
https://developers.facebook.com/success-stories/quizclothing/

Automating social messaging for online retail brands Read more aboutHelloDone on Crunchbase…

Francois Devillez

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer @ AlphaSwap

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My @nestframework course is almost done. It took a bit more time than expected because I also have a full-time job. But (without bragging), it's probably the best NestJs course out there 😀
https://www.codewithvlad.com/
#typescript #javascript

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Francois is a Blockchain consultant and entrepreneur. He previously consulted at Espeo Software, Larvol and various multinationals. Francois has a Master in Law from Free University of Brussels, a Master in Tax Management from Solvay Business School and a Master in Business Management from Vlerick Business School. Learn more about Francois Devillez on Crunchbase…

AlphaSwap is an investment technology platform, bundling its analyst community’s best stock ideas into Data-as-a-Service Read more aboutAlphaSwap on Crunchbase…

Emmanuel Couteau

Director and Chief Operating Officer @ 54 Capital

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Emmanuel Couteau is a Founding Partner and the Chief Operating Officer at 54 Capital, an Africa-focused asset management group. 54 Capital was created in 2013 and today manages c.US$ 100 million of assets. Emmanuel has 15 years of investment banking experience in London. Emmanuel holds an MSc in Business Risk Management and an MSc in Finance from SKEMA Business School. He is a French citizen. Learn more about Emmanuel Couteau on Crunchbase…

Read more about54 Capital on Crunchbase…

Oke Eleazu

Chief Operating Officer @ Bought By Many

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Oke is Bought by Many’s COO. He’s an expert in creating customer-centric services and is proud to be able to build insurance products that really work for people. When he’s not at work, he loves listening to good music and spending time with his family and friends. Learn more about Oke Eleazu on Crunchbase…

Bought By Many is a pet InsurTech company that provides insurance products and a streamlined customer experience. Read more aboutBought By Many on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Kestenbaum

Chief Operating Officer @ RIT Capital Partners

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Jonathan Kestenbaum is the Chief Operating officer. Until 2011 he was Chief Executive of Five Arrows Limited. He is also an adviser to the philanthropic foundations connected to Lord Rothschild. He was previously Chief Executive of NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts). Prior to this he was Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Apax, Sir Ronald Cohen. In January 2011, Jonathan Kestenbaum was appointed to the House of Lords and became Lord Kestenbaum of Foxcote. Learn more about Jonathan Kestenbaum on Crunchbase…

RIT Capital Partners plc is an investment trust listed on the London Stock Exchange with net assets of some £1.9 billion. Read more aboutRIT Capital Partners on Crunchbase…

Simon Brown

Chief Operating Officer @ Lion Capital

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Simon Brown is Lion Capital’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Lion Capital, Simon was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at private equity firms Equistone and Cognetas. Previously Simon was Chief Operating Officer of Lord Rothschild’s family office and Finance Director of Lawrence Graham. Simon received his BA in French and Spanish from Exeter University, he is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Learn more about Simon Brown on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutLion Capital on Crunchbase…

Bob Adams

Chief Operating Officer @ Embark Group

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Bob is a specialist in infrastructure and large-scale technology and global operations environments. Over his 25-year career, he has worked across asset management and banking sectors and has particular expertise in the deployment of complex front-to-back technology solutions. Before joining in 2013, Bob was Managing Director & Global Chief Information Officer at UBS Global Asset Management. Learn more about Bob Adams on Crunchbase…

Embark Group provides retirement and financial services. Read more aboutEmbark Group on Crunchbase…

Michelle Chuang

Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer @ Supersolid

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As part of #OneSpecialDay's 15th edition, our collaboration with @SpecialEffect offers One Special Snake on @supersolidgames' PVP snake game, Snake Rivals!

@SpecialEffect is on a mission to make gaming accessible for as many people as possible - this offer benefits their work!

Supersolid is a mobile games studio based in London, UK. Read more aboutSupersolid on Crunchbase…

Grady Womack

Chief Operating Officer @ ANV Holdings

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Grady is responsible for the financial management and global oversight for operations and best practices across the ANV Group. Prior to joining ANV, Grady was the COO/CFO of HCC Global International. Grady oversaw the finance, information technology, human resources and marketing departments for the company, which included 23 nationalities doing business in 63 countries. He was also a member of various HCC group steering committees and task forces. Prior to HCC Global, Grady launched Goal.com, the online video streaming subsidiary for Mediaproducciones S.L., a broadcast, production and rights distribution group located in New York and Barcelona. Grady was the CFO for Special Operations Group Inc., a professional security firm in Washington D.C. and worked as a Manager within the Transaction Services Group of PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Richmond, London and Santiago, Chile. Grady is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Learn more about Grady Womack on Crunchbase…

ANV Holdings is an insurance and reinsurance company. Read more aboutANV Holdings on Crunchbase…

Archie Woodhead

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer @ InCrowd Sports

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Archie Woodhead is a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at InCrowd Sports. Learn more about Archie Woodhead on Crunchbase…

Incrowd builds sponsorship activation platforms to give fans an in-stadia experience. Read more aboutInCrowd Sports on Crunchbase…

Christina Drews

Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Member of Executive Committee @ Helios Investment Partners

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Ms Drews has 27 years of professional experience; and has overall responsibility for the operations of the firm, including oversight of finance, administration, human resources and compliance, as well as development and implementation of the firm’s agreed strategy. Prior to joining Helios in October 2018, she spent 25 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director and Global CAO for the Investment Banking Division (IBD), spending two years in the New York office, as well as COO and CFO for IBD in EMEA. She worked in M&A in London for seven years, after which she moved to the Executive Office as Chief of Staff to the co-heads of EMEA, before returning to IBD. She began her career as a management trainee at Bayer AG. Ms Drews holds an MA in Social & Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and speaks German and French. Learn more about Christina Drews on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutHelios Investment Partners on Crunchbase…

Stephen Dracup

Chief Operating Officer @ Chess ICT

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Chess ICT provide services including product supply and installation, storage, hosted and cloud solutions. Read more aboutChess ICT on Crunchbase…

Glenn Friedrich

Chief Operating Officer @ Kymab

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Dr Friedrich has led efforts to create new companies from early technological conception through business plans, equity financing and intellectual property strategies through to full operations. His strengths are in drug research and development, project management, operations, strategy and intellectual property protection. His experience includes: Lexicon Genetics, Ceros Pharmaceuticals, Progression Therapeutics and Moleculin. Dr Friedrich also served as Venture Associate with BCM Technologies, the venture subsidiary of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Dr Friedrich worked on the founding of Kymab with Professor Bradley in 2009. Learn more about Glenn Friedrich on Crunchbase…

Kymab is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing fully human monoclonal antibody therapeutics. Read more aboutKymab on Crunchbase…

David Summers

Chief Operating Officer @ Simply Business

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David helps the business innovate and grow through data-driven decision making, maintaining a culture of empowerment and learning throughout the business. With customer insight at the core, David’s responsible for our product development and operations, amongst other things, utilising our tech and data capabilities to drive the business forward. David joined Simply Business in 2006 from Accenture, where he was a Management Consultant. Before stepping into his role as Chief Operating Officer, David oversaw our Northampton contact centre, whilst working on a number of growth-accelerating projects and partnerships. Learn more about David Summers on Crunchbase…

Simply Business is a business insurance broker that offers tailored business insurance quotes to its clients. Read more aboutSimply Business on Crunchbase…

Peter Gibbs

Chief Operating Officer @ Permira Credit

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Peter joined Permira in 2001 and has been closely involved with Permira Debt Managers since its inception in 2007. He is responsible for all operational aspects of the Permira Debt Managers business with a particular focus on capital raising, legal and compliance issues as well as the investment process. Peter oversees the finance and administration function.Peter continues to be Chief Fund Counsel for Permira’s Private Equity business and is responsible for legal and structuring issues relating to the raising‎ and ongoing operation of private equity funds.Prior to joining Permira in 2001, Peter worked as a Solicitor for Clifford Chance in the Private Equity Group. Learn more about Peter Gibbs on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutPermira Credit on Crunchbase…

Julian Cork

Chief Operating Officer @ LANDBAY

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🔵 On 'Blue Monday' it's more important than ever to consider our mental health. 🔵

To support our employees our fantastic HR team has sent us all care packages and offered confidential drop-in sessions if anyone needs to talk.The little things matter.

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Julian joined Landbay in 2015 and is COO and board member of Landbay. He is also a non-executive director of Bud Financial and member of various advisory boards in the wider Fintech space. Julian is a strong supporter of innovation in financial services with over 25 years’ experience in the sector. Prior to Landbay, Julian held executive/MD level roles at JPMorgan and Macquarie Group in New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney. Learn more about Julian Cork on Crunchbase…

Landbay is a specialist Buy to Let mortgage lender using peer-to-peer technology to fund its loans. Read more aboutLANDBAY on Crunchbase…

Christopher Vann

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer @ Autolus

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Christopher Vann leads commercial activities for Autolus. An industry veteran with 30 years’ experience in both development and business roles, he joined Autolus from Hoffmann-La Roche’s Swiss headquarters, where he was latterly responsible for leading the lung cancer commercial team and general management of the Tarceva brand. He has extensive experience of global lifecycle management of oncology products as well as implementing marketing strategy at a regional and national level. This includes launching several oncology, immunology and transplant products in countries such as China, Japan, Romania, Russia, South Africa, the UK and the USA. He gained his degree in toxicology and pharmacology from the School of Pharmacy, University of London. Learn more about Christopher Vann on Crunchbase…

Autolus is in T-cell programming and manufacturing technology. Read more aboutAutolus on Crunchbase…

Emma Nicol

Chief Operating Officer @ Kin and Carta

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Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation business that advises, creates, and connects marketing and customer experience. Read more aboutKin and Carta on Crunchbase…

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