Daily Archives: September 21, 2016

BUSINESS CHALLENGER Q&A: Emile Bloemen

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BUSINESS CHALLENGER Q&A: Emile Bloemen

Emile Bloemen is CRO at Volo, a multichannel ecommerce software and service that is building the world’s most successful community of online multichannel sellers.   How did you get to where you are today? Born and raised in Holland, I studied International Business. My first big role was working for a software company in the US, responsible for US East Coast Sales in the 2D design market for six years. I then went to work for 3D CAD SolidWorks, now a Dassault

Business challenger Q&A: Ian Milbourn

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Business challenger Q&A: Ian Milbourn

Ian Milbourn is Partner and CFO at Notion Capital, an entrepreneur-backed venture capital firm focused on seed to Series C investments in B2B SaaS businesses. How did you get to where you are today? I originally trained as an accountant with Ernst & Young but quickly decided that accountancy wasn’t for me. I was in the entrepreneurial services team, and I enjoyed working with mid-size companies so I moved to the lead advisory team once I qualified. I spent a couple of

Business challenger Q&A: Paul McCorquodale

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Business challenger Q&A: Paul McCorquodale

Paul McCorquodale is COO at Volo, a multichannel ecommerce software and service that is building the world’s most successful community of online multichannel sellers.   How did you get to where you are today? I joined Orange on its graduate scheme in 1999 when it was taking over the UK. I spent two years on the scheme doing all sorts, from climbing masts in the Highlands to marketing. I was later approached for a management role and I took to it quite well,

Business challenger Q&A: John Thompson

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Business challenger Q&A: John Thompson

John Thompson is CEO at UserReplay, which empowers companies with an ecommerce presence to increase revenue by optimising the customer experience.   How did you get to where you are today? I’ve been working with early-stage tech companies for 20 years. Before that I was a nerdy graduate in computer science. I worked in research for the MOD for a bit and I happened to meet the people who made the software I used there and they offered me a job.