An engineer by education, product manager by role and expert at achieving growth by career, Stefano has an outstanding track record in business strategy, operations, product and marketing, with extensive P&L management and international expansion experience.
His professional journey includes Senior Manager roles in global Blue-chip companies, Growing Businesses and Start-ups in technology-intensive and innovative industries (IT, Telecom, Technology Manufacturing, Drones, IoT and FinTech).
Stefano’s achievements include:
He has a proven international and inter-cultural experience in managing, developing and leading cross-functional teams.
He is a Tech London Advocate with focus on Cybersecurity, Fin-tech, and IoT; a published author on helping businesses to expand, a Mentor with the Digital Catapult, and a regular speaker and moderator at IoT- and Blockchain-related events in London and Milan.
Seamus has managed payments and cash management solutions for multinational corporations and financial institutions. At regulated Fin-tech businesses, he first led development and commercialisation of a supply chain finance product and then operational transformation at a merchant acquirer.
His specialities are design, development and business process re-engineering for financial services, primarily related to payments and working capital management.For most of his career, he managed innovation and change in complex, multi-jurisdiction environments such as J.P. Morgan, Price Water house Coopers and Exxon.
His ability to translate complex business needs for technologists, and vice-versa, was crucial for initiatives to change organisations in multiple countries, manage projects in various industries and drive the development of technology across global teams.In his spare time, he volunteers as Treasurer for the local school’s Parent-Teacher Association and the local rugby club. He enjoys being physically fit though that can sometimes conflict with his gastronomic passions.
Ghilaine helps people to operate fast growing businesses in a productive and streamlined way, keeping an eye on time and money, whilst increasing motivation and improving customer relationships in a fast paced, changing environment. She works with tech based or enabled companies who are looking to disrupt their industries, but know that people are at the centre of their success and help them manage their teams to:
She has over 15 years’ experience in scaling international business functions for technology companies, within their support and consultancy organisations.
Ghilaine is a graduate of London College of Fashion (now part of University of the Arts: London) with a degree in Product Development.
She is a Mentor with Microsoft Ventures, UpRising and Outbox Incubator.
Marc Duke specialises in business-to-business marketing primarily with emerging technology companies. Marc has over fifteen years marketing experience, helping businesses grow through generating brand awareness by understanding their products/technologies while providing the marketing know-how to reach their customers in a focused and cost effective way.
Marc offers companies a mix of strategic and tactical marketing, covering areas such as PR, social media marketing, content creation, events, analyst/influencer relations, and speaker opportunities.
He has worked with accelerators, start-ups and established vendors including Pelipod, Sentiment, Certivox, Comeet, Loquiz, IdeaPlane, PNMSoft, QualiTest, Ensighten, Demandware, Palmtree Technology, Celltick, Celaton, Clearswift, and Adobe.
Marc is a Chartered Marketer with a CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing; he is a graduate of Imperial College, London with a degree in Chemistry with Management.
Martin has experience at Global CEO and Board level in the technology industry, leading early stage and multinational businesses. He has a successful track record of business transformation with broad M&A, investing and successful exit experience.
Martin is currently General Manager at CA Technologies.
He’s also an advisor to early stage technology companies on strategy and sales and marketing process, and on the Advisory Board of Crowdscores, an e-commerce sports information start-up.
Previously, Martin was CEO of Experior Group, a privately held consultancy focused on making SAP projects successful. Before joining Experior, he was CEO of Neverfail Group and led the successful trade sale in July 2014. He has also covered the CEO position at Calyx Managed Services, which he led shortly after the company emerged from administration to growth and profitability over an 18-month period.
Prior to that, Martin was VP International for VeriSign before the acquisition by Symantec. He has also held positions at NorthgateArinso, Accenture, Dun & Bradstreet, PeopleSoft, Add Partners and Vecta Software.
Martin holds a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University.