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ChannelX Speakers

ChannelX
October 9th 2024
155 Bishopsgate | London
In partnership with
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Unleashing Ecommerce Growth Across Marketplaces, Social, DTC & Emerging Channels

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Jemma Tadd

Jemma Tadd

Head of Fashion
EBAY

Jemma Tadd joined Ebay UK as senior business development manager in June 2018 and was promoted to head of fashion in November 2022. She has previously held roles at The Hut Group and Zalando.

Under Tadd’s leadership, Ebay partnered with hit ITV2 reality show Love Island in May – the first time the popular show has shunned fast fashion brands in favour of pre-owned product.

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Dan	Finley

Dan Finley

CEO
DEBENHAMS

Dan joined Debenhams as Chief Executive Officer in January 2022 to digitally transform the iconic British heritage brand.

Prior to joining Debenhams, Dan spent a decade as Group Multi Channel Director at JD Sports Fashion Plc.

He delivered unprecedented multi channel growth as JD established itself at the pinnacle of the sports fashion industry, becoming a global multi channel leader and entering the FTSE 100.

Dan started his career in management consulting after reading Economics and History at Balliol College, University of Oxford.

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Emily Gallant

Emily Gallant

Co-Founder
EFONES

Experienced Online Retailer Manager working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in E-commerce, Sales, and Sales Operations. Co-Founder of eFones.

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David Page

David Page

Head of Channels
MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE

Currently Head of Channels at Mountain Warehouse. Previously International Third Party Assistant Manager at The Body Shop & Manager of Online Marketplaces for Ridgeway Leather. Proven track record in increasing annual revenue with extensive knowledge across leading third party marketplaces.

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Mike Fethers

Mike Fethers

Ecommerce Business Manager
SONY PLAYSTATION

Mike is currently the Ecommerce Business Development Manager at Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation), focusing on the direct-to-consumer (D2C) strategy for PlayStation products and services.

As a passionate retailer, he understands the critical role of supply chain in delivering value to consumers and stakeholders alike.

With over 15 years experience in multi-channel retail across entertainment and FMCG. His expertise lies in crafting efficient procurement strategies, managing cross-functional teams, and driving process improvements that enhance profitability and sustainability. Mike has spearheaded initiatives that have significantly reduced costs, improved delivery times, and increased customer satisfaction

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Matt Purt

Matt Purt

Founder
SECRET SALES & LIFESTYLE RETAIL GROUP

Matt has worked in the Fashion, Retail, and Technology industry for nearly 30 years. Holding senior executive roles in both start-up businesses and established large global corporations. Matt is an acknowledged entrepreneur in the Tech / Retail Space as well as being recognized as an industry leader and innovator.

In 2019 Matt Co-Founded LRG Online Ltd which acquired Secret Sales in March 2020. www.secretsales.com was relaunched as a B2C marketplace for brands and retailers to open and operated a digital concession for off-price. The platform has become one of the most highly desired off-price channels in the UK from both brands and consumers and has since then launched new international sites in mainland Europe.

Prior thereto, Matt Co-Founded Anatwine LTD the B2B fashion retail platform that was sold to Zalando SE in 2018 after 4 years and achieved over $1 billion in global retail sales.

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Mark Monte-Colombo

Mark Monte-Colombo

Head of Refurbished & Home Improvement
EBAY

An experienced senior professional with a passion for eCommerce, with over 15 years’ experience in retail, marketing, commercial and operations within fast moving and dynamic environments. Proven track record of delivering strong revenue and profit growth across general merchandise. A natural passion for customers, indulging in customer insight in order to understand and identify their needs and trends to drive businesses forward.

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George Robinson

George Robinson

CEO & Co-Founder
SOSWEET

An avid coffee lover on a mission to build the UK’s favourite sweet shop!

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Harmony Murphy

Harmony Murphy

Senior Head of Retail Advertising
GOOGLE

Harmony is an experienced advertising director, throughout her career working within top global tech brands and media outlets to drive impactful business transformation via her strategic and consultative leadership input. Harmony is regarded as an innovative and creative intellectual within the digital & tech industry – often speaking on panels, published opinion columns and popular events within the UK and EU. Currently Harmony Murphy is Senior Head of Retail MMS UKI at Google, prior Harmony was General Managing Director UK Advertising at eBay and Global Head of Digital & Programmatic at The Telegraph Newspaper Group

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Herculano Rodrigues

Herculano Rodrigues

Senior Vice President
THE HUT GROUP

I have over 20 years’ senior executive experience delivering value and improved business performance for demanding retailers, brands and investor clients from diverse geographies. The rapidly evolving opportunities from digital transformation and innovation are hugely exciting, and I enjoy helping organisations unlock value and drive growth.

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Tabby Tingey

Tabby Tingey

Co-Founder
SUGARCOATED SISTERS

Before the pandemic, sisters Chloe and Tabby Tingey had given up on being performers. Chloe, who trained at Berklee College of Music in Boston, was working in digital marketing. Tabby, who went to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, had retrained to teach yoga.

Covid hit, the yoga studio never opened, and the pair moved in together. They dipped their toes into TikTok with weightlifting challenges, strangely. Then, having both been recently dumped, they decided to post a comic song about relationships.

Their videos became more elaborate, and soon attracted millions of views.

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Tim Curtis

Tim Curtis

Chairman
COTSWOLD COLLECTIONS

Having had a busy and varied career, Tim Curtis (1981) is currently Chair of Lifestyle Fitness and Cotswold Collections. He also provides multichannel retail consulting and advisory services to a number of businesses. Tim is an experienced mentor for business leaders and entrepreneurs, and he offers mentoring to students on the Cambridge Judge Business School’s Masters in Entrepreneurship programme.

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Chloe Tingey

Chloe Tingey

Co-Founder
SUGARCOATED SISTERS

Before the pandemic, sisters Chloe and Tabby Tingey had given up on being performers. Chloe, who trained at Berklee College of Music in Boston, was working in digital marketing. Tabby, who went to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, had retrained to teach yoga.

Covid hit, the yoga studio never opened, and the pair moved in together. They dipped their toes into TikTok with weightlifting challenges, strangely. Then, having both been recently dumped, they decided to post a comic song about relationships.

Their videos became more elaborate, and soon attracted millions of views.

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Elliot Millais

Elliot Millais

Marketing & Sales Director
RINKIT

Mark Rushmore

Mark Rushmore

Co-Founder
SURI

As a Co-Founder of SURI, a future-focused wellness brand, I am on a mission to develop products that bring joy to the rituals people live by while continually pushing the boundaries on what it means to be sustainable. With over 2.5 years of experience in this role, I have been involved in every aspect of creating, launching, and growing a new business in a competitive and evolving market.

I am passionate about helping companies and people to grow, and I am always keen to meet new people with interesting ideas.

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Ash	Kandhari

Ash Kandhari

Group Director
REX BROWN

Ash has over 20 years experience in the consumer goods sector and has spent the past 12 years working with global brands and marketplaces to help accelerate their growth online. From 2012-16 he helped build Groupon’s newly formed goods business to over $1bn GMV. Subsequently, as Rex Brown’s CEO he has been responsible for repositioning the business as an integrated E-commerce solutions business, servicing numerous high profile brands and clients such as Unilever, L’Oreal, GSK, Mattel, Coca Cola and Mars. More recently Ash has been leading the groups activities in social commerce with partners such a TikTok.

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Anthony Dawe

Anthony Dawe

Senior Ecommerce Manager
LANSINOH

Matt Hanrahan

Matt Hanrahan

Co-Founder
RESKINNED

Chris Lawlor

Chris Lawlor

Head of Ecommerce
BIG POTATO GAMES

Currently Head of Ecommerce for Big Potato Games Ltd/Inc, leading the FBA and DTC business across UK, USA, DE/EU as well as new accounts in CA, UAE and Singapore. Was responsible for growing ADM Protexin’s Amazon sales and brand profile in the U.K and U.S.A and have expanded into Australia, Canada and the EU. Also work with Walmart.com in the U.S.A and use Walmart Performance Ads. Google Ads, Google Merchant Center and Google Shopping experienced.
I enjoy utilising my several years of Amazon experience by combining account management, commercial analysis, SEO designed for Amazon’s A10 algorithm by optimising listings to increase conversions from DPVs and driving traffic with Amazon’s advertising platform and DSP.

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Georgia	Leybourne

Georgia Leybourne

CMO
LINNWORKS

Making a difference to the people in my life is my core focus. Whether that’s family, friends, partners, customers, colleagues or a complete stranger, it is important to me that their association with me has a positive impact.

For the past 15 years professionally, my work has involved the retail industry and that uncanny inflexion point between a retailer’s commercial dominance in their space and operational excellence in their supply chain. That double-edged sword a retailer has where they want to grow and create more revenue for their business, but every upward movement of their sales increases the complexity (and the cost) of their operations.

My experience is in technology, working for clever companies who develop comprehensive solutions that nail these challenges for retail. Innovative and dynamic Connected CommerceOps capability that help retailers grow whilst bringing their operations under control and giving them the opportunity to deliver cost effective revenue, great customer service and operational excellence for their business.

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Jim 	Mann

Jim Mann

VP of Europe
GETIDA

With an early career in consulting for FTSE 100 leadership teams, Jim discovered Amazon FBA in 2013 and successfully launched, operated and scaled a private label FBA brand from 2013 to 2020 when he joined Thrasio as Head of M&A for Europe. Jim currently holds the role of VP for Europe at GETIDA, the leading Amazon Reimbursements company, where he helps clients recover 1-3% of annual revenues. Jim will lean on his experience as an operator, acquirer and now auditor of Amazon businesses to share some of the biggest profit drivers for brands using Amazon FBA as a sales channel in 2024 and beyond.

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Chris Turton

Chris Turton

Managing Director
ECOMMERCE INTELLIGENCE

As the Managing Director of Ecommerce Intelligence, I lead a team of account managers, analysts, and sponsored product experts who help businesses grow on Amazon. With over 8 years of experience in Amazon FBA, seller, and vendor services, and 11 years of Ecommerce expertise, I have worked with about 160 Amazon accounts across various industries and niches, solving complex catalog problems and handling £5.5m in sales every month.

I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and insights on selling on Amazon and building an Amazon agency business, as well as learning from others in the Ecommerce community. I also mentor aspiring entrepreneurs through The Prince’s Trust, a charity that supports young people to start and grow their own businesses. My mission is to help brands succeed on Amazon and beyond, and to empower the next generation of Ecommerce leaders.

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Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson

Editor-In-Chief
CHANNELX

Editor of ChannelX (formerly Tamebay). Looking to connect with Brands, Retailers, and Independent business owners selling on marketplace and social channels to share expertise, strategies and learnings.

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James Rigg

James Rigg

CEO
TROJAN ELECTRONICS

As the CEO of Trojan Electronics, I am at the forefront of driving transformative circular solutions within the electrical manufacturing and retail sector. Boasting over 15 years of experience, including a notable leadership role in steering growth across the Buy It Direct Group, I am deeply committed to advancing Trojan’s mission of reducing e-waste for retailers and manufacturers.

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James Hirst

James Hirst

Founder & Director
THE INTELLIGENT BRIEF

Founder of The Intelligent Brief, a creative technology platform focused on the earlier stages of the creative process. A senior marketing agency executive with 20+ years experience across brand design, digital marketing, consumer insight, innovation & marketing strategy, AI and web3 technology. In 2024 I’m looking to get back into triathlons after 2 years of being constantly injured! Loves mountains and learning to ski after many years snowboarding.

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Katie Searles

Katie Searles

Editor
INTERNETRETAILING

Katie Searles is Editor of InternetRetailing and DeliveryX and a B2B journalist who has covered topics including the last-mile, urban logistics, zero-emission trends and technology, as well as robotic innovations. Katie also worked as a broadcast journalist for radio stations covering the east coast of Scotland and BBC London. Additionally, she has chaired both in-person and virtual conferences.

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Gary Pelissier

Gary Pelissier

Global Marketplace Product Lead
STRIPE

Gary is the Product Lead for Marketplaces at Stripe, where he builds products for some of Stripe’s largest users. He brings a cross-functional lens to product management, having previously worked in Finance, Strategy, and Operations at Stripe. When he’s out of the office, you’ll find him on a run in Golden Gate Park, training his mini schnauzer, or studying for his wine sommelier certification. Prior to Stripe, he worked at SoFi, Social Finance (impact investing), and Morgan Stanley. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University.

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