Jonathan joined in January 2011 to help Reevoo capitalise on unprecedented levels of interest and lead rapid geographic and vertical expansion. Jonathan, a serial entrepreneur, ran successful sales programmes for Sun Microsystems, Informix and Prime Computer before founding AssetHouse. He grew AssetHouse to become one of Europe's leading players in ipTV and digital entertainment and led its sale to Amino Communications in 2008. Subsequently he founded Exploitmedia, a digital commerce consultancy with clients in Europe and North America.
Richard is passionate about the power of social engagement to drive sales and customer loyalty for brands, whilst helping consumers make better choices. Prior to founding Reevoo with Ben Griffiths and Guy Logan, Richard was a senior strategy consultant at KPMG covering the technology, media and telecoms space; interim Head of Group Planning at Orange, covering 22 countries; and part of the small deals team managing investments of up to £5 million at 3i. He has a PhD and MBA from the Cranfield School of Management.
Michael joined the Reevoo team in August 2008 as Director of Business Operations, before moving to the executive team in 2011. Prior to this he gained extensive experience of pan-European corporate strategy projects with OC&C Strategy Consultants, covering retail, technology, telecoms and private equity industries. He has an MA in Economics from New York University, undertaken as a St Andrew’s Society scholar, and a first class BA from Edinburgh University in Economics and Mathematics.
Steve joined Reevoo in August 2012 to establish the North American operation prior to being promoted to the executive team to lead the company’s global sales expansion. Steve has extensive experience of growing companies on a Worldwide basis, and has served at Ingres Corporation, Landmark Graphics, Scopus Technology and Foresee Results in executive leadership positions. He founded Net Perceptions in Europe prior to relocating to the United States to manage the global operation through a successful IPO and Secondary Offering. Steve has been involved in ‘digital marketing’ since 1998 and is passionate about promoting closer relationships between retailers, brands and consumers.
Peter joined Reevoo in July 2012 to drive Reevoo’s marketing effectiveness and build its channel and alliances programs worldwide. Prior to joining Reevoo, he held senior roles in Alliances and Marketing at Openwave, Cramer, Secerno and Oracle. At Secerno, he led marketing and alliances that successfully repositioned the company and built the partnership with Oracle that ultimately led to an acquisition of Secerno by Oracle in August 2010. At Cramer, he built an Alliance program with the leaders in the IT and Telecom space, including Nokia, Ericsson, IBM, Accenture and Amdocs that drove Cramer’s rapid global expansion and revenue success. He has an MA in Marketing from University of West of England and Diploma from The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Andy Phillipps was co-founder and CEO of Active Hotels, which he helped to grow to become the largest on-line hotel booking company in Europe. He sold the business to Priceline.com for $161 million in 2004 and was retained by Priceline.com to run their international operations. He resigned as CEO in Q4 2005 following record profits for the international operations and was retained as a non-exec until Q2 2006. He has subsequently helped found, expand and/or invest in a number of start-ups, including Reevoo, I2O, Toptable and Moyses-Stevens and is Entrepreneur in residence at INSEAD business school. Andy has a PhD from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.
Roger Graham has been involved with the IT, Communications and Marketing Services industries for over forty years, recently as a Director of Close Brothers Corporate Finance Ltd. For 24 years, as Chairman and CEO, he built the BIS Group from start-up to a firm of 1800 employees operating globally. For the past 14 years he has been an active business angel, investing in some sixteen early stage enterprises involving technology and ecommerce. He has exited 9 of these investments and has secured a substantial growth in the value of shareholders' investments through close working and encouragement of the companies' top management teams.
Philippe is a Partner of Banexi Venture Partners, in charge of investments in the Internet and Mobile sectors. He brings 12 years of European investments as well as extensive international and business development experience. Philippe started his career in a start-up, Dassault Systemes, the current worldwide CAD/CAM/PDM software leader. From 1982 to 1996, he held executive positions, including three years as International Operations Director and four years as Business Development Director. In 1996, he re-launched the French operations of Partech International, a US Venture Capitalist Firm. He was during almost eight years General Partner, in charge of IT software investments such as JobPartners, I-Progress, Mediapps and In-Fusio. In 2004, he became Partner of Banexi Ventures Partners, a leading European venture capitalist (Kelkoo, AdenClassifieds, Soitec ...), and currently serves at the Board of Kewego, Violet, Tedemis, Mobibase and Reevoo. He has a MSc. in aeronautical Engineering from ESTACA and an executive degree from HEC.
Ben is a partner with Eden Ventures, a leading European early stage investor. Ben has 20 years' experience advising and investing in privately-owned and venture capital-backed business in Europe and North America. He spent the first 18 years of his career in corporate finance, advising on over 75 transactions and specializing in the software and digital media sectors. Ben worked in London and New York before joining Broadview International (now Jefferies Broadview) in 1993. At Broadview, Ben was a Managing Director in the European office, was Co-head of the software, services and media global market group and led the development of the global digital media group. He has advised on transactions involving Yahoo!, IAC, Vivendi, News Corp, Microsoft, Openwave, Lagardere, British Telecom, Cendant, E*trade and Experian. Ben joined Eden in September 2006 and brings exceptional fund-raising and exit experience to the team. Ben focuses on opportunities in the internet, ecommerce, SaaS and games markets. He currently sits on the boards of Borro, huddle and Reevoo.
Rory is a director of MMC Ventures, a UK venture capital fund investing in high growth technology businesses. Rory is passionate about technology, particularly within the internet, mobile and software sectors. Prior to joining MMC, Rory was in the UK mergers and acquisitions team at Greenhill & Co. Rory joined the board of Reevoo in 2012 after MMC’s first investment in the company.
Pete Blackshaw, whose professional background encompasses public policy, digital marketing, and brand management, is the Global Head of Digital Marketing and Social Media for Nestle, S.A., based in Switzerland. Nestle is the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and its brands include Nespresso, Gerber, San Pelligrino, Perrier, Jenny Craig, Power Bar, Lean Cuisine, Nescafe, Maggi, Purina, Nesquik, and Buitoni. He is a recent executive of the Nielsen Company where he served as CMO of BuzzMetics and ajoint venture with McKinsey. He is author of a recent book by Doubleday entitled “Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3000: Running a Business in Today’s Consumer-Driven World". Pete founded PlanetFeedback.com, co-founded the Word-of-Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), and recently served as Chairman of the Board of the National Council of Better Business Bureau and a member of the National Advertising Review Council. He’s a 2010 Grand Prize winner of the “Great Minds” award from the Advertising Research Foundation. Pete is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of California, Santa Cruz.