Board of Directors
Noah Walley — Non Executive Chairman
Noah Walley leads IGC’s Information Technology investing activities in North America. He joined Investor Growth Capital in 2003 as a Managing Director having previously spent five years as a General Partner with Morgan Stanley Venture Partners in New York and has been working as a venture capitalist since 1994. Prior to that he spent four years with McKinsey & Company and began his career in investment banking with N M Rothschild & Sons in London. Noah works out of ICG’s New York office and focuses on software and technology-based services investments. Noah has served on over 25 private company Boards in the course of his career. He currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Antenna Software, Aternity, Foresee Results, Greenway Medical Technologies, Mindjet, Pulsepoint, ReCellular, Retail Solutions, Tangoe (NASDAQ: TNGO) and Venda. He previously served, amongst other companies, as a Director on the Boards of Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT), Freightquote.com, Tallan (Acquired by CMGi), Visiprise (acquired by SAP) and Siperian (acquired by Informatica). Noah has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and earned M.A. and B.A. degrees (first class) from Oxford University.
Tim Brown — Chief Executive Officer
Tim was appointed CEO of Maxymiser in May 2009 after serving as a non executive director since 2007. His last role in the online software industry was as CEO of behavioral targeting pioneer Touch Clarity culminating in its $60m acquisition by Omniture in 2007. Prior operational roles include technical design, sales and project management at INMOS Ltd, Surface Technology Systems plc, Leybold AG and the JET European Nuclear Fusion Program. He also served ten years as a Venture Capital investor with 3i and Alta Berkeley where his investments included STNC (Microsoft Inc), Cambridge Positioning Systems (CRS plc), Genera Technologies (Idexx Inc) and Improveline (Homeserve plc). Tim has a First Class degree in Physics, Manchester University and MBA, Cranfield School of Management.
Mark Simpson — Founder and President
A career long evangelist of online businesses, Mark is the commercial founder of Maxymiser and introduced its revolutionary Customer Experience Optimization platform to the market in 2006. Prior to Maxymiser, Mark headed up online marketing and business development for Travelport, focusing in particular on the acquisition and integration of ebookers, Octopus Travel, Hotel Club and RatesToGo. Latterly Mark headed-up the Business Development, Search and PPC teams for Travelport. Mark was previously part of the team that launched Hitwise in the UK market. Mark is a thought leader in the conversion marketplace, speaking globally at conferences and quoted regularly in the marketing press. He graduated with a BCom Honours degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham.
Javier Brage – Chief Financial Officer
Javier joined Maxymiser in March 2010 and is an experienced CFO with expertise in B2C and B2B companies undergoing dramatic growth, both organically and by acquisition. Prior to Maxymiser, Javier was CFO at Improveline; a VC-backed start-up where he oversaw the company grow from inception to £60m turnover within 5 years, prior to its acquisition by Homeserve plc where he served for two years. He has also served as CFO at Instant Offices (leading online global service office broker), as well as holding senior finance positions at CMP Media and John Lewis (Peter Jones Department store). Javier graduated from Westminster University with Business Studies and is ACCA qualified (1996).
Bill Dobbie — Non Executive Director
Bill is an experienced entrepreneur and director specializing in internet, telecoms and technology businesses. He has led a number of successful private equity funded businesses and recently retired from a 7-year spell at Iomart PLC (IOM) spanning founder to non-exec positions. Bill has been a Director of Demon Internet, Prestel, Teledata, Scottish Telecom (Thus) and several other companies. His early career was with Unisys in the UK and Australia. Bill has an Honours degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of St. Andrews and an MBA from the University of Glasgow.
Marc Moens — Non Executive Director
After obtaining a PhD in Cognitive Science and Linguistics, Marc worked as a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh. His R&D interests were concerned with most areas of document management, including annotation standards like XML, text classification, information extraction, and text summarization. He left the University to co-found Rhetorical Systems, a text-to-speech company, and became its CEO. In December 2004 Rhetorical was sold to a US-based speech company. In 2008, Marc joined Pentech Ventures. Marc is also on the board of Hubdub ltd.