History

in reverse chronological order my experiences are as follows:

2016-2018 – CCO at Wercker;
Wercker was a container-native CI/CD solution enabling developers to test and deliver software systems to the cloud. Now part of Oracle Corporation.

  • Designed and delivered go-to-market strategy and team
  • Developed partnerships with tier 1 corporates
  • Supported Series A fundraising ($4.5m)
  • Worked on internal acquisition team leading to the successful sale to Oracle

2014-2016 – Vice President, Notion Capital
Notion Capital is a leading B2B SaaS venture capital firm based in London and operating across Europe

  • Designed and delivered European deal acquisition strategy
  • Led seed investment strategy
  • Investigated and evaluated over 500 B2B SaaS companies in Europe
  • Sat on investment committees and worked on many of the 22 deals completed in Notion Fund II
  • Supported portfolio companies including board roles
  • Conference Speaking Roles

Mentor and Investment Committee of the following accelerators:

  • Techstars, London
  • Seedcamp, London
  • Startup Wiseguys, Estonia

2009-2012, Snr Management, Viadeo
Viadeo is a professional social network which was at the time competing globally with LinkedIn having offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

During this fast growth phase of Viadeo’s development (80-450 people, Series B&C VC rounds) I held roles in European marketing, UK country director and global communications director executing against the following responsibilities:

  • Managing international teams and country operations
  • Media / Press management inc. 2 VC raises
  • Strategic Partnerships (w/ WSJ, CNN, and other tier 1 media companies)
  • Marketing & Communications

2002-2008

  • Product & Marketing Management; various products, j4b plc (Manchester, UK)
  • Application Architect / Software Engineer: Pan Atlantic Software (Dallas, Texas & Manchester, UK)

1998-2002

  • Software Engineering Degree, Manchester (2:1)