- Board Of Directors
Board Of Directors
Richard Anson, CEO and co-founder
Richard is passionate about the power of real-world reviews. Prior to founding Reevoo, Richard was a senior strategy consultant at KPMG covering the technology space, was previously interim Head of Group Planning at Orange, covering 22 countries, and was on 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.
Kyle McGinn, CTO and Managing Director of Reevoo.com
Kyle joined in September 2007 from the Siemens/BBC partnership, where he was Head of Internet Technology and responsible for the design and build of the infrastructure for several high profile web sites, including BBC.co.uk and BBC iPlayer. Kyle previously served as Head of Technology at Opodo, the pan-European online travel agency, where he led the design of Opodo’s software platform and built up the Technology and Engineering part of the business.
Jonathan Callcut, Chief Sales Officer
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.
Andrew Phillipps, Chairman
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. The company was recognised as the fastest growing technology company in the UK by Deloitte, was a Sunday Times best employer and Andy won Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year. 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.
Non-executive Directors and advisors
Roger Graham OBE, Director
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 e-commerce. 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 Herbert, Director
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 relaunched 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 Tompkins, Director
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, e-commerce, SaaS and games markets. He currently sits on the boards of Borro, huddle and Reevoo.