Jay is the Group CEO of IMImobile and is an experienced technology executive with over 25 years’ commercial experience through operational, investment and advisory roles. He has had a successful career working with fast growth businesses and has served as both an executive and non-executive director on the boards of both private and public companies over the last 15 years.
Currently he is the CEO of IMImobile PLC, a company he helped start in 2003 and which he led to a successful IPO in 2014. The company helps global blue-chip companies use the latest mobile and enabling technologies to improve customer engagement, the company employs over 1,100 people worldwide. In December 2020, Cisco announced its intention to acquire IMImobile PLC for $730m to further Cisco’s vision to create an offering that gives businesses the ability to create the world’s best customer experiences.
Previously, he was the co-founder of venture capital firm Spark Ventures PLC, where he led several successful investments, restructurings and exits in the technology sector across digital media and publishing, B2B software and B2C eCommerce. He has also worked in corporate finance roles at UBS Warburg and BSkyB and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He has an MBA from INSEAD and an Economics degree from LSE.