This week's London appointments
Luke Moore - Chattermill
Unified customer intelligence platform Chattermill has appointed Luke Moore as chief revenue officer (CRO).
Moore will be responsible for aligning marketing, sales and customer success, building an ecosystem strategy for partnerships and playing a key role in scaling Chattermill in the US.
Prior to joining Chattermill, Luke’s career has covered many areas of digital, from web content management to social media analytics. He joins Chattermill as CRO after scaling digital identity solution iProov as Global SVP Revenue, headquartered in London.
Moore also spent six years at Crimson Hexagon, the AI-powered consumer insights company HQtrd in Boston, Massachusetts which was acquired by Brandwatch in 2018. As VP EMEA & APAC, Moore hired and led its 25 person revenue team to £20m ARR between 2013 and 2018.
Moore also previously led sales of social media listening tools for both Salesforce and Alterian.
Speaking on joining the Chattermill team, Luke said, “The world we live in today sees consumer loyalty as intrinsically linked to customer experience. High growth companies know that CX is critical because good customer experiences translate to better brand reputation and increased purchases.
“If social media technology taught us the value of listening and understanding the voice of the unleashed, unsolicited consumer, then Chattermill shows the world the power of unifying and understanding their CX data.”
Commenting on the appointment, Chattermill CEO Mikhail Dubov, said, “I’m thrilled to welcome Luke to our growing leadership team. His wealth of experience successfully scaling businesses will add strategic heft to our team, and will also bring significant value to our customers and partners.”
Reeta Patel - Cluttons
Cluttons has appointed Reeta Patel as associate partner in its commercial and strategic asset management team as part of a drive to expand this key focus of the business.
Reeta has over 10 years’ qualified experience in commercial property management and joins from CLS Holdings (CLSH) where she managed a core portfolio of offices and mixed-use buildings in London and throughout the UK. She was responsible for service charge budgets totalling over £5m, due diligence for acquisitions, tenant engagement and a number of sustainability projects across the portfolio. Prior to CLSH, Reeta held positions in asset and property management at JLL and Cushman & Wakefield.
Throughout her career, Reeta has been a strong advocate of inclusivity, helping primary school children gain skills that will equip them for the working environment through the Skills Builder Partnership with Enabling Enterprise.
In working with teenage girls to encourage them to consider a career in property through the Build Your Future programme by Landsec and Ahead Partnership, she also regularly volunteers in her local community as an older persons befriender for Westminster’s Volunteer centre.
Matt Peake, partner and head of commercial and strategic asset management at Cluttons, said: “Property and asset management is a core area of the business for Cluttons – it is central to our strategy to be a truly multi-disciplinary property consultancy where we can bring in our experts from across the different disciplines to enable us to see a bigger and more strategic picture and genuinely add value for our clients.
“Reeta brings with her some new insight and knowledge that will help the team continue to deliver an enhanced service.”
Reeta said: “This role is a real opportunity to join a collaborative and strategic team that puts the client front and centre of all activity. Cluttons is known for its exemplary client service and I am proud to have a key role in taking this forward in a team that is set to grow further over the coming months.”
Eric Molitor - Curve
Global fintech Curve has appointed former Improbable and Amazon VP Eric Molitor as Chief Technology Officer to lead tech advances worldwide.
Eric has joined Curve, a fast-growing financial superapp, to accelerate tech advances at Curve. He brings a wealth of technology and software engineering experience having joined from his role as VP of Engineering at Improbable, a UK technology start-up that creates and enables virtual worlds.
Prior to Improbable, Eric spent over a decade at Amazon, leading its engineering departments and product and brand integrations.
The London based fintech recently secured $95 million in a Series C funding, taking total funding to over $175m. Curve is live in 31 European countries, including the UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Portugal, Norway and Sweden. Its highly anticipated US launch is scheduled for the end of 2021.
Eric Molitor comments: “I am thrilled to join Curve at such an exciting time, not only in the business’ development but within the fintech and banking industry as a whole.
“Translating Curve’s mission to simplify and unify the way people spend, send, see and save money felt very natural to me. Curve is a stand-out firm in the industry, one with a strong purpose and vision, and I look forward to leading their tech advances into a new direction.”
Shachar Bialick, founder and CEO of Curve, comments: “The appointment of Eric is a major milestone for our business. He brings a wealth of technology experience and we’re at a pivotal moment on our growth journey.
“While there is a lot about Eric’s background that impressed us, I was won over by his understanding of the culture engineers need to thrive and knack for building organisations that free them to work their best.”
Shaun Smith - Epwin Group PLC
Epwin Group PLC, the manufacturer of low maintenance building products to new build and social housing sectors, has announced the appointment of Shaun Smith as an independent non-executive director with effect from January 4 2022.
Shaun was most recently Chief Financial Officer at Norcros plc, a London Stock Exchange Main Market listed supplier of bathroom and kitchen products, retiring from the Board on 31 July 2021.
Before joining Norcros, he was Group Finance Director at Aga Rangemaster Group plc (formerly Glynwed International Plc) from 2001 until its takeover in 2015 and has also served as a Non-Executive Director at Air Partner plc.
He began his career in retail management and corporate treasury at Marks and Spencer plc before joining Glynwed International plc in 1989. Shaun is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Shaun will be a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees and will become chair of the audit committee in 2022.
Andrew Eastgate, Chairman of the Group, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Shaun to the Board of Epwin. Shaun has significant and broad finance and commercial experience in both Executive and Non-Executive roles, he will add significant insight and value to our Board.”
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