Senior Team

Jeremy Copp (UK)


Jeremy has over 30 years’ experience across technology industries in a variety of CxO leadership roles. He was CEO at a VC backed mobile marketing solutions company, licensing software platforms to media owners and service providers, before becoming VP at comScore, a public company delivering big data business analytics. Jeremy has extensive experience of software licensing, marketing of professional services and business strategy definition & execution. 

Karina Tietje (Germany)


Karina has over 25 years’ experience in digital’ having  built up the digital business for Axel Springer in the 90s, remaining  #1 until a sale to Stroer Group  in 2016. Represented Axel Springer as  shareholder in aol.de, sport.de, business tv. 

Since 2000 she has been an advisor to leading companies  on the development and implementation of new, cross-media business  fields and brands, performs marketing services and establishes contact  with cooperation partners such as Internet portals, television channels,  publishing houses and advertising agencies, etc. Clients include  King.com, buyvip.com, match.com, Deutsche Telekom, RTLinteractive,  Pro7SAT1, Levelupmedia, Spilgames and the German Football league. 

Rupert Staines (UK)


With 25 years of international business experience, Rupert has successfully developed and driven business strategies for multiple ad-tech companies. As MD Europe for RadiumOne, Rupert was responsible for creating and scaling the European online media operations for Specific Media (now VIANT), and Conversant Media. He has a passion for startup culture and defines his mission as being “to help articulate and demystify digital advertising as information and consumer technologies collide”. Rupert holds a BA in German Language and Management Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Jodie Hopperton (USA)

 

A passionate media executive, Jodie Hopperton  simplifies complex business environments and develops revenue streams  for media and technology companies. Over the last two years in L.A., she  has developed a particular passion for AR & VR. 

Leveraging her knowledge and skills from running  divisions of large news organizations such as the New York Times &  Trinity Mirror, and with start-ups in London & California over the  last 3 years. 

Lara Bonney (UK)


Lara is a data veteran, having worked on both sides of  the fence as Chief Marketing Officer for global fashion retail brand  Long Tall Sally and Managing Director of data solutions business Epsilon  Abacus. She was a founder of the Abacus Alliance that pioneered  transactional data sharing in the UK for multi-channel retailers and has  worked for some of the country’s leading data businesses. Prior to  Epsilon Abacus, Lara was Group Account Director at Claritas (now  Acxiom), and Account Director at NDL, selling data solutions to  financial companies. She is an active industry participant, currently  serving as a Board member of the Data Protection Network.  

Barn Cleave (UK)


12 years of mobile experience inc: advertising, digital content & operators. Working with firms to find new ways for emerging technologies to streamline and add value to businesses, with the focus of the business driving the technology rather than the other way round.

Director  of a development studio that creates 1st and 3rd party content for  clients such as Time Warner though off-shore capabilities in Costa Rica.  Previous positions include Global Head of Display Advertising for Vodafone managing 24  countries, Orange, EE and Smartpipe - a real-time big data broker  platform.

Douglas McDonald (UK)


Douglas is a New Business and Client Management  specialist who focuses on building infrastructure and hiring teams. He's built teams in media sales, supplier partnerships in retail, and client services for agencies. He's operated both in the UK and run large teams across 4 continents. He  has spent 20 years in digital and 16 years in Mobile, including Client  Services Director at Sponge, Business Development Director at  Velti/mGage, Director of Mobile at major agency group Creston plc & Director of International Advertising at MicroWarehouse Inc.  Douglas now kick-starts & grows the sales for companies across all  digital disciplines. 

Office Dog


We don't have an office dog.  However, if this dog wasn't here then the adjoining profile gets doubled in size (Thanks Godaddy Website Builder!)  and it looks sillier than the dog.  Even if we did have one it probably wouldn't be this dog as he/she looks unlikely to get through our rigorous selection process.