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Candidate Moves of 2018


Uber has poached former Amazon director Jamie Heywood and made him Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe. Heywood will be responsible for Uber’s operations in 70 cities. He worked for 15 years in telecommunications, including stints at Virgin Mobile and Orange, before joining Amazon in 2014.

ASOS has appointed former Britvic CFO Mathew Dunn for the role of Chief Financial Officer.PE backed train ticket provider The Trainline has appointed James Moore as General Manager UK. James was the former GM for Amazon Tickets and Senior Director Global Marketing for eBay.

Online property investment platform Property Partner has appointed Marshall King as CEO. Marshall is the former CEO Europe for TPG-backed Searchflow.

VC backed online property marketplace Uniplaces has appointed Cyril Jessua as CEO. Cyril is the former MD France for Groupon and CEO of OPnGO.

Brickvest, the online property investment portal, has appointed Morten Moller Holst as COO. Morten is the former Managing Director of Diva Ventures.

Online gambling business Rank Group has appointed John O’Reilly as its new CEO. John is the former MD of Gala Coral’s Interactive division.

German fintech business Kreditech has appointed Giles Andrews as Chairman. Giles is the co-founder, former CEO and current Chairman at UK fintech business Zopa.

ASOS has appointed City stalwart Adam Crozier as its new Chairman. He was previously ITV chief executive until June last year, and he also headed up Royal Mail between 2003 and 2010.

UK-based menswear brand Supremebeing co-founder David Newman has become Chief Operating Officer at bag brand The Cambridge Satchel Company.

Travel booking platform GetYourGuide announced the appointment of Udi Nir as Chief Technology Officer. Udi most recently served as VP of Engineering at Instacart, that is an American company that operates as a sometimes-same-day grocery delivery service.

Revolut has appointed Renier Lemmens as a Non Executive Director. He was CEO Europe, Middle East and Africa at PayPal.

Leading private jet charter marketplace, Victor, has announced the appointment of consumer tech leader Joe Cohen as CEO. Prior to Victor, Cohen co-founded Property Works, a commercial property marketplace providing transparency and convenience for SME businesses seeking new work space.

Tobias Hartmann has become the new Chairman of the Management Board of Scout24 AG. Previously, he was a member of the executive management board and president US at HelloFresh., one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies and a digital technology leader, announced that Matt Swann has joined the company’s leadership team as Chief Technology Officer. Matt joined from a Silicon Valley-based event and ticketing marketplace StubHub, where he also served as CTO.

Notonthehighstreet, the curated online marketplace and home of gifts, has announced the appointment of Richard Zubrik as its new Chief Technology Officer. Prior Richard was Technology Director – eCommerce at where he was accountable for the ecommerce platform’s services and systems.

Luis De La Camara has joined leading mobile game developer Outplay Entertainment as VP Marketing, where he was placed by executive search firm Neon River. Luis has played a key role in helping to build the success of mobile smash hit Candy Crush Saga whilst at King.

Fintech business has appointed Rafael Orta as Chief Product Officer. Rafael was formerly Director of Online Partnerships for Tesco.

Digital energy business OVO Energy has appointed Adrian Letts as Retail CEO. Adrian was formerly MD Online for Tesco.

Technology and Software

Workshare has appointed a new CEO led by private equity backer SEP. Michael Garrett previously led global services for Micro Focus following its merger with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s software division, creating the 7th largest public software company.

On-demand staffing platform Coople has appointed Christopher Bradford as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. He spent the last eight years at with the last three years as Vice President of Software Development.

Tom Bradley has been appointed to the newly-created role of CEO at Oxford Capital. Tom joined the firm in 2015 as head of its Venture Capital strategy and has been a Partner in the firm since 2016. Prior to Oxford Capital he enjoyed a successful career in venture capital investing as a Partner with both DN Capital and Draper Esprit.

Former Sage CEO joins Zen Internet as Chairman. Paul Stobart has held senior roles at business across the region, not least as Sage’s chief executive for Northern Europe. He was also CEO of CPPGroup Plc and Tunstall Healthcare Group.

VEON, a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services headquartered in Amsterdam, has announced the appointment of Ursula Burns as Chairman and CEO. Burns has served as Chairman of the VEON Board of Directors since July 2017 and as Executive Chairman since March 2018.

European payments company Trustly has appointed Sara Berg as Chief Operating Officer. Sara joined Trustly in 2012 as Chief Legal Officer prior to which she was a Senior Associate at a Swedish law firm, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and commercial contracts.

German Hotel analytics provider SnapShot has appointed Carson Booth as CEO to lead the company into its next stage of growth.

Venture capital firm Octopus Ventures has appointed Alan Cairns as Venture Partner. Alan is the former Chief People Officer for and the former Group HR Director for

Digital music provider Kobalt has appointed Rian Liebenberg as CTO. Rian was formerly at Schibsted Media Group as CTO and Chief Platform Officer.

Financial services software provider Intelligent Environments has appointed Jeremy Young as CEO. Jeremy was formerly VP EMEA for Fiserv.

Twitter’s former Head of People EMEA Caroline Chayot joins VC firm Atomico as Partner. Prior to that she worked at Google in HR for 9 years.

London proptech startup Goodlord has appointed LoveFilm co-founder William Reeve as CEO. Goodlord offers cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords and tenants manage the rental process.

Blippar has appointed Libby Penn as a new Chief Operating Officer. Libby joined Blippar from Spektrix, where she was their COO.

Per Hove has been appointed as the new Group Chief Executive Officer of EVRY. Per Hove has been with EVRY since 2015, where he lately has been holding the position as EVP of EVRY Norway. EVRY is one of the leading IT services and software providers in the Nordic region.

Sage Group has appointed Steve Hare as Chief Executive Officer. Hare was previously a partner at Apax Partners and CFO at Invensys and Spectris plc.

Axway Software has appointed Patrick Donovan as its Group Chief Executive Officer. Donovan has more than 10 years’ experience within Axway. As a CFO he helped to contribute to the success of Axway’s spin-off in 2011 whilst supervising the Group’s financial and legal functions.