K3 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY GROUP - Key Persons


ADALSTEINN VALDIMARSSON

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Andrew Payne

Job Titles:
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Members
Like other members of our leadership team, Andrew has extensive experience in the technology sector and having co-founded multiple technology businesses, among other notable achievements, breathes new perspectives and insights into the development of our products with clear drive and passion.

Gabrielle Hase

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive Director
Gabrielle, aged 53, is a senior level specialist in global ecommerce with significant experience in advising on omnichannel growth strategies and digital transformation, in particular for fashion retailers. She is founder director of Soleberry Advisory Limited, which provides digital commerce advisory services to fashion and other consumer retailers, and has worked with leading brands, advising on all aspects of ecommerce, mobile commerce, direct marketing strategy and strategic brand management. Clients have included Sweaty Betty, Browns Fashion, The Fragrance Shop, Moonpig.com, Hobbs, and TK Maxx. She also mentors start-up companies and is a featured speaker at conferences such as Retail Week Live, eCommerce Futures, and eCommerce UK. Gabrielle is currently a Non-executive Director of: Amplience Limited, the ecommerce content platform; Tate Enterprises, the commercial division of Tate Galleries; Planks Clothing, the global skiwear apparel brand; and All Together, the pro bono advisory firm for CEOs. Gabrielle holds an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Information Systems from Boston College. Member of the following committees: (A) Audit Committee (R) Remuneration Committee (N) Nominations Committee (chair)

JONATHAN PAUL MANLEY

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Julia Mueller

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Chief Customer Success Officer
Born and raised in a small village in the Tyrolean Alps in Austria, to now residing in the UK, Julia started a career in Digital Marketing/eCommerce which then branched out into Account Management and Customer Success. For more than 15 years she has worked with international brands across technology, marketing tech, eCommerce and payment industries with her most recent roles being with emarsys, Digital River and Qubit where she was Vice President of Customer Success before coming to join the K3 team.

KEVIN JOSEPH CURRY - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary

Marco Vergani - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
Marco was appointed CEO and elected to the Board on 30 March 2021. Marco has over 30 years' experience in technology, principally in commercial sales, including in the UK, Europe, the Far East, and USA. He has wide sector experience, which includes retail, consumer, and e-commerce. A major part of his career was spent at IBM, the multi-national technology company, where he ran the Retail Store Solutions Division in Europe, Middle East, and Africa prior to joining the IBM Business Process Outsourcing division where he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Europe. In 2014, he joined Digital River, the US-based global e-commerce, payments, and marketing services company becoming their Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Account Management. More recently, he was Chief Operating Officer at Qubit, the venture capitalist-backed personalisation technology company. Marco was appointed CEO and elected to the Board on 30 March 2021. Marco has more than 30 years' experience in technology, principally in commercial sales, including in the UK, Europe, the Far East, and USA. He has wide sector experience, which includes retail, consumer, and eCommerce.

Oliver Scott

Job Titles:
  • Non - Executive
Oliver (age 53) joined the board as a non-executive director in February 2020. Oliver is a partner of Kestrel Partners LLP, a business he co-founded in 2009 and which specialises in investing in smaller quoted technology companies. Prior to this, he spent over 20 years advising smaller quoted and unquoted companies, latterly as a director of KBC Peel Hunt Corporate Finance. Oliver has acted as Kestrel's representative on the Boards of various of its investee companies. He is currently a non-executive director of ULS Technology plc and Idox plc and was previously a non-executive director of IQGeo Group plc and KBC Advanced Technologies plc prior to its takeover by Yokogawa. Member of the following committees: (A) Audit Committee (chair) (R) Remuneration Committee (chair) (N) Nominations Committee

PAUL GILMER MORLAND

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • INVESTMENT BANKER

PER JOHAN CLAESSON

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Rob Price - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Member of the Senior Management Team
Rob (age 50) was appointed to the Board on 5 July 2017 having joined the Group as CFO in October 2016. He has almost 20 years' experience in senior finance roles in technology and supply chain and has worked extensively in international markets. He was previously CFO of the London fintech startup, ipgaoo, and prior to that CFO/COO of the private equity-backed distributor Enotria Wine Group. Between 2002 and 2008 he was at Carlsberg Breweries, latterly as CFO and Change Management Director of Carlsberg Italy. Rob qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne. Rob qualified with EY in the early 1990s and has worked in consumer, distributor and FinTech sectors on an international basis, for both plc and private equity-backed businesses. Rob leads the finance, legal and IT teams at K3. He is a commercially and strategic-minded ICAEW qualified CFO with an MBA.

ROBERT DAVID PRICE

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

STUART DARLING

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Tom Crawford - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman
  • Non - Executive Chairman
Tom (age 52) was appointed Non-executive Chairman on 28 October 2020. He has over 20 years of main market listed small cap software business experience and a successful track record of developing and growing international product-based software businesses. Until recently, to January 2020, Tom was Chief Executive Officer of London based Aptitude Software Group Plc, the global financial management software company, having previously led the expansion of the business in to North America and Asia Pacific with a dominant position in new market verticals. Member of the following committees: (A) Audit Committee (R) Remuneration Committee (N) Nominations Committee 1. Establish a strategy and business model which promote long-term value for shareholders The Board is responsible for determining the potential and main aims of the Company and agreeing a strategy to achieve those aims. The Board is also responsible for monitoring progress against the Company's strategic and financial goals and for allocating investment or initiating any corrective measures. The strategic report in our most recent annual report, a copy of which is available on our web-site at https://www.k3btg.com/investor-centre/financial-information/ sets out the Board's strategy and business model to promote long-term value for shareholders.