Chris joined the board in January 2016. Chris was the co-founder of Research Now, the world’s leading online survey data collection business within the market research industry, where he was CEO from 2000-2011. After leaving Research Now, he became CEO of RatedPeople.com, the UK’s leading online marketplace for home improvement services. Chris now works as a company adviser and non-executive director. He also serves on the board of HomeServe PLC and is a member of the governing body at London Business School.
Chris received his BSc with Joint Honours in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Surrey in 1990 and his MBA with distinction from London Business School in 1999. Chris was awarded the AIM Entrepreneur of the Year award by the London Stock Exchange in 2009.
Mark has over 30 years’ experience of building and managing agency businesses in advertising and media services and joined the RealityMine board in 2015.
His previous roles include serving as CEO of Isobar (Dentsu Aegis Network), CEO of Starcom Mediavest EMEA, and a Board Director of Publicis Groupe Media Worldwide.
In the preceding decade he was part of the BBH senior management team and founder of Motive, and a member of the Board that created the global Starcom media network. Mark’s experience also includes roles at Bates, JWT, Leo Burnett and Lowes.
Simon Wilkinson joined the board in 2015 and was the former Chief Executive Officer of Myriad Group, one of the largest global independent providers of mobile handset software and services with offices in 15 countries and listed on the Zurich stock exchange.
Prior to this, he served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Magic4 Ltd, a mobile messaging software market leader where he was recognised as the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the year 2002.
Simon has an extensive track record of creating successful venture capital backed businesses. Today, he is an investor in early stage technology companies both in the UK and the US.
Hillel is Managing Director at Kennet Partners in London, a leading international growth equity firm that invests in high-growth companies in Europe and North America. He joined the RealityMine board in 2015.
Hillel joined Kennet as a Director from ETV Capital, where he undertook numerous transactions providing hybrid debt and equity-based capital to technology companies across Europe and the United States.
Prior to this Hillel worked as a Management Consultant at KPMG, advising clients on strategic, performance management and regulatory issues. Earlier, Hillel worked in Corporate Development at two internet businesses in South Africa.
Hillel is a CFA Charterholder. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law from the University of South Africa, an Honours Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Economics (cum laude) from the University of Johannesburg.
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Garry serves as Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of RealityMine. Since launching the company in April 2012, he has led the company to rapid growth and expansion with services live in more than 20 countries spanning nearly every continent across the globe.
With more than 15 years of experience and a deep understanding of the mobile industry, Garry knows what it takes to create and deliver successful mobile-based products. In addition to his CEO duties, Garry serves as Chairman of Apadmi, a multi award-winning international mobile technology company, which he founded in 2007 and currently employs 50+ people. Prior to founding Apadmi, Garry served as CTO of EMCC Software Ltd. During his tenure, he was responsible for leading a world-class development team, which expanded from two people to a total of 250 without any private investment.
Garry is also the founder of Mobile Monday Manchester, a division of the global mobile networking group in the UK.
Co-Founder & Chief Research Officer
Rolfe serves as Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer of RealityMine, driving substantial client bottom line growth through the strategic application of innovative mobile research services.
Strategy consultant turned mobile technology and retail entrepreneur, Rolfe is an expert in mobile consumer behaviour insight and innovation. He has led the development of a range of market-leading mobile research technology products that have earned industry awards for innovation and attracted Fortune 500 companies as clients.
Prior to co-founding RealityMine in April 2012, Rolfe served as chief executive officer and co-founder of Lumi Mobile, a market leader in real-time audience engagement mobile technology. He also served as chief executive officer of Chute Gerdeman, the world’s leading retail experience design company and co-founder of shopConnect™, a developer of transformational technologies and strategies to connect shoppers with retailers and manufacturers.
Chief Financial Officer
Shelagh serves as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for global corporate finance, accounting and tax, financial planning, human resources, legal compliance, and internal compliance. Shelagh works closely with the executive team to help define strategy, align resources, and execute on the company’s strategic vision.
With more than 20 years of experience, Shelagh has had a diverse background in externally invested and publicly traded, high-growth businesses. Prior to RealityMine, Shelagh served as Finance and Commercial Director for two rapidly expanding private-equity backed childcare organisations. This was achieved through both organic and acquisition growth.
She was also CFO for SurfControl Plc through initial IPO on AIM, and subsequent listings on NASDAQ Europe and LSE. Shelagh was responsible for global finance and investor relations during its significant growth phase driven by organic and international acquisitions.
Shelagh is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.