Simon is a Canadian serial inventor and entrepreneur, specialising in marketing technology. After volunteering for the Canadian Armed Forces and serving in the Canadian Airborne Regiment, he worked in advertising, both agency-side and then in magazines, before moving to the UK, where he switched to the financial services industry. After working for companies including Sun Life of Canada and Liverpool Victoria, he became an entrepreneur, setting up a number of companies in property, media and digital, before co-founding Ceem. An articulate and enthusiastic leader with an insatiable desire to prove the impossible possible and challenge the status quo, Simon is passionate about the opportunities that the application of data and personalisation can deliver for any organisation looking to create real engagement with their customers and supporters.
Sarah is an energetic, results-driven former Global CMO Executive and International Sales Director with 24 years’ experience. Renowned for successfully implementing business change by challenging the previous status quo. Motivated by aligning Board, Business and Brand.Sarah’s experience spans the 3 triangulation points of the media & marketing ecosystem, having worked across all media except radio, including a 7 year stint at Google; as Director of the media agency Carat Business and client-side as Global Chief Marketing Officer of Truphone. he has led the digital transformation as CMO at companies such as ITV; Clear Channel and Truphone.Sarah has an excellent reputation as a personable communicator with a “can do” attitude, who takes great personal pride in driving businesses forward. She founded Speake Up Consulting to help businesses deliver profitable performance.
Jude is an accomplished global sales director of fintech sales and partnerships for over 20 years whilst owning and managing a guesthouse and restaurant in Donegal and restoring a 17th Century Barn in Essex (as seen on The Restoration Man). Jude has taken platforms from start up to awards and built world-wide partnerships with top financial institutions. She currently invests and works with a number of tech startups.
Terry is a British-born businessman, with a wealth of experience in setting up main frame computer systems for HMRC , owning and operating companies in the manufacturing sector, along with organising, running and designing content in various online website companies. He has also spent many years orchestrating large commercial and residential property transactions both in UK and overseas until co-founding Ceem.
Matt Risley started his career in traditional art/animation, but after he joined the computer games industry in 1991, he soon graduated to Lead Artist and then Art Director roles for a number of different companies in the games, media and design fields. Matt has designed, developed and published more than 80 games across almost every platform, plus websites, bespoke software, mobile apps and advanced User Interface/User experience solutions which have sold across the world. Past clients include rock group Queen, Channel 4, Atari, Nintendo, Pearson Education, Pizza Express, Nokia, Steps, Terry Venables and Disney. He has also managed teams that have created Financial Trading and Casino apps. He joined Ceem at the end of 2015 to head up the company’s design and development teams and help build the technical infrastructure to take Ceem to the next level and beyond.
Jeff has held numerous executive sales positions with prominent software providers within the financial services sector.
Jeff is nominated for the Lifetime Achiever Award for The Excellence in Diversity Awards 2016 in recognition of his work in championing equality and diversity in the workplace.
Puneet Mahajan is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in the Information Technology industry. Since he started as a developer 12 years ago, he has worked his way up to Project Manager and then founded his own company in 2019. In addition to his expertise in business, he is a prolific researcher.
He has also been instrumental in charting out the client’s business strategic roadmap, helping the organization to be future-ready.
He is responsible for ensuring that the Company’s values and code of ethics are continuously enforced in line with its vision and commitment. Aware of the responsibilities owed to business partners, he believes in striving to achieve quality work with a passion
Himanshu K is a Business Development Manager with 7 years of experience working with Strivemindz. Himanshu is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. Himanshu is working on creating a detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities and solutions for a business along with the budgeting and forecasting, planning and monitoring.