Leadership

Based in Cambridge in the UK, GeoSpock has direct access to some of the best and brightest talent on the planet. Here’s our team.

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Executive Leadership

Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Chief Executive Officer

Richard joined GeoSpock as CEO in November 2017 and is a leading expert on big data technology. He likes to invest in companies transforming the digital media industry and most recently served as CEO of Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX), and as Chairman of Quiptel.

Steve Marsh, PhD

Steve Marsh, PhD

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Steve completed his PhD in Computer Science at Cambridge University in 2013 where his groundbreaking pioneering work modelling human brain function was the inspiration for GeoSpock.

Ian Hammond

Ian Hammond

Chief Operating Officer

Ian has a strong background in technology and business operations at both small and large scale, bringing 15+ years of experience from leadership roles in telco, media, and technology organisations as well as the UK public sector.

Simon Peace

Simon Peace

Chief Financial Officer

Simon brings to Geospock twenty years of strategic finance leadership experience across a range of industries. Simon holds an Executive MBA from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Allen Dickson

Allen Dickson

Chief Commercial Officer

Allen brings over 15 years of experience working with European customers in executive roles at technology and digital media companies like Nortel, RealNetworks, Nielsen, Napster\Rhapsody and Brightcove.

Huw Jenkins

Huw Jenkins

Chief Engineering Officer

Huw’s role builds on his experience building and managing software engineering teams for companies, ranging from venture-capital backed start-ups to multi-billion dollar multinational companies.

Benita Prud’homme

Benita Prud’homme

Chief of Staff

Building on a diverse skill set, Benita has oversight of HR, Talent and Culture, Facilities, C-Suite support and Administration in her role at GeoSpock.

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Senior Management Team

Gunnar Larsén

Gunnar Larsén

VP Business Development

Gunnar is a seasoned B2B software executive, operating at the intersection of technology, product and business development. Gunnar has held leadership positions at both private and public companies, including Dolby, 7digital, TIDAL and RealNetworks.

    David Brown

    David Brown

    VP Customer Success

    A customer care specialist, David brings an extensive background helping start-up and scale-up companies build successful businesses through digital marketing and data analytics.

      Ben Manning

      Ben Manning

      VP Product Management

      Ben brings a wealth of experience having worked in the adtech industry for over 17 years, particularly across analytics, performance marketing and big data.

        Isaac Moreno

        Isaac Moreno

        VP Professional Services & Technical Sales

        Isaac has spent the past 20+ years in diverse areas of computer technologies from automation manufacturing in an electronics factory, to geographical information systems, real-time analytical systems and big data and data warehouse systems, among others.

          Jon Travers

          Jon Travers

          Lead Software Engineer

          Jon has a proven track record of leading software engineering teams to design, build, and ship groundbreaking software products, combining extensive experience in big data visualization, cutting-edge web technology, mobile apps, and AAA games.

            David Wright

            David Wright

            Lead Software Engineer

            A Cambridge maths graduate, David has over a decade of software engineering experience in startups and large enterprises, with a background in geospatial databases, business intelligence and multi-dimensional search technology.

              Félix Sanchez-Garcia, PhD

              Félix Sanchez-Garcia, PhD

              Lead Data Scientist

              Felix is a leading expert in Machine Learning and Data Science. He holds a PhD in Machine Learning from Columbia University in New York and has accumulated more than 10 years of experience applying Data Science in contrasting fields (news and media, cancer research, e-commerce and telecommunications).

                Dan Silk

                Dan Silk

                Head of Talent & Recruitment

                Dan brings over 15 years experience recruiting for high growth, deep tech scale-ups in Cambridge & London. He's previously worked internally for SwiftKey & DeepMind as well as being a trusted recruitment partner for many other high profile tech startups.

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                  Board of Directors

                  Steve Churchhouse, PhD

                  Steve Churchhouse, PhD

                  Chairman

                  Steve is an accomplished business leader with extensive UK and international experience at FTSE100 divisional scale in a wide variety of roles.

                  Richard Baker

                  Richard Baker

                  Chief Executive Officer

                  Richard joined GeoSpock as CEO in November 2017 and is a leading expert on big data technology. He likes to invest in companies transforming the digital media industry and most recently served as CEO of Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX), and as Chairman of Quiptel.

                  Steve Marsh, PhD

                  Steve Marsh, PhD

                  Founder & Chief Technology Officer

                  Steve completed his PhD in Computer Science at Cambridge University in 2013 where his groundbreaking pioneering work modelling human brain function was the inspiration for GeoSpock.

                  Victor Christou, PhD

                  Victor Christou, PhD

                  Non-Executive Director

                  Victor has considerable experience on both sides of the investment table; although recently he has focused his attention on technology investing.

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