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Board of Directors

The Board consists of six directors, each with extensive media, financial and/or public company experience.

Rebecca Miskin, Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Miskin is CEO of Gloo Networks, founded in 2015 with the aim of marrying technology and media to transform trusted brands into exciting new businesses. Rebecca is a global business leader and digital transformation expert with a 23 year international track record. 

Before founding Gloo Networks, Rebecca acted as Digital Strategy Director and Change Agent at Hearst Magazines UK where she led the post-acquisition integration of Hachette Filipacchi UK. During her time at Hearst Magazines UK, Rebecca successfully increased revenues, operating profits and operating margins, whilst doubling the company’s digital traffic, securing their position as the largest UK magazine publisher online.

Prior to Hearst, Rebecca joined NBC Universal’s international headquarters in London and was subsequently headhunted to New York to spearhead the turnaround of iVillage Networks, part of a group of digital businesses purchased for US$600 million. Before NBC Universal, she also held successful roles at Time Inc., Excite and Reed Elsevier. 

Since 2011, Rebecca has held the position of non-executive director on the board of Centaur Media plc where she is chair of the remuneration committee and a member of both the audit and nomination committees. 

Rebecca is also actively engaged in international executive and digital mentoring and has proven herself to be an exceptional business partner to young, emerging talent.

Rebecca holds a joint honours degree in French and Italian from the University of London and a Masters in European Business Management from Cranfield University's School of Management.

Juan Lopez-Valcarcel, Chief Product and Operations Officer

Juan is a global digital product and operations expert with 19 years' experienceJuan is Chief Product and Operations Officer. He is a global digital product and operations expert with 19 years' experience and has significant expertise in technology.

Prior to founding Gloo Networks, Juan served as Pearson plc’s Chief Digital Officer of International Operations, where he led all digital product strategy, engineering and digital partnerships outside North America and also held executive responsibilities over data, experience and efficacy.

Previously, Juan worked at NBC Universal in New York, where as Vice President for Strategy at iVillage Networks and General Manager for its display business, he was responsible for audience strategy and product transformation for NBC Universal’s health and wellness lead generation website.

Juan was also responsible for the launch of the first local internet portal in Spain as chief technology officer and co-founder of Guiamadrid. He later joined Booz Allen (now Strategy&) where he worked on product and technology transformation projects for media and technology companies in the US and Europe.

Juan is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences and was appointed in 2015 as an Association Member of BUPA, the international healthcare company.  

Juan holds a double degree in Law & Economics from ICADE University (Spain) and an MBA from INSEAD.

William "Bill" Davis, Chief Financial Officer

William "Bill" Davis

Prior to joining Gloo Networks, William Davis was the Chief Financial Officer at Blackboard Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s financial operations, information technology, corporate development and its central business operations group that oversaw Blackboard’s new and renewal sales operations.

Between 2012 and 2016, Bill led Blackboard’s optimisation efforts, and successfully developed and implemented Blackboard’s M&A strategy, leading to the acquisition of several businesses; including several transactions that were cross-border.

Before joining Blackboard in May 2012, Bill was the Chief Financial Officer for nearly 10 years at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, where he oversaw revenue growth from $80 million in 2002 to c.$1.4 billion in 2012, with revenues increasing at a compounded annual growth rate of approximately 25 per cent.

While at Allscripts, Bill helped lead several strategic transactions, including Allscripts’ $270 million acquisition of A4 Health Systems in 2006, the $90 million acquisition of Extended Care Information Networks in 2007, and the $880 million merger with Misys Healthcare in 2008. In 2010, Bill helped lead Allscripts’s $1.2 billion merger with Eclipsys Corporation.

Prior to Allscripts, Bill was the Chief Financial Officer of Lante Corporation, a technology consulting firm, where he helped lead the company's IPO in 2000 and subsequent sale in 2002.

Bill began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. 

Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Non-Executive Chairman

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Arnaud de Puyfontaine’s career in the media and communications industry has spanned over 25 years during which time he has reshaped the European/US media landscape in a variety of international roles including Chief Executive of Hearst UK, Editions Mondadori and Emap. 

Arnaud is currently Chief Executive of Vivendi SA, the international media content and entertainment group. He was appointed Vivendi CEO after joining the group in November 2013 as Senior Executive Vice President of Media and Content activities.

Vivendi S.A. is the parent of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, and Canal+ Group, a European leader in pay TV and European TV and film production.

Previously, Arnaud was the Chief Executive Officer of Hearst UK, part of Hearst Corporation. In 2011, he led the acquisition and integration of 102 brands from the Lagardère Group, before being appointed Managing Director of Western Europe in August 2013. 

At Hearst Corporation, Arnaud worked alongside Gloo Network’s Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Miskin, and successfully managed an iconic media portfolio which included Cosmopolitan, Elle, Good Housekeeping and Harper's Bazaar.

Prior to this, Arnaud was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Editions Mondadori France, becoming General Head of all digital business for the Mondadori Group.

Arnaud helped found Emap France in 1995, where he was responsible for Télé Poche, Studio Magazine and the establishment of the Emap Star Division. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Emap France in 1998 and joined the board of Emap Plc in 2000.

Arnaud de Puyfontaine is a graduate of the ESCP, the Multimedia Institute and Harvard Business School and was named Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur in 2015.

Mark Brangstrup Watts, Executive Director

Mark Brangstrup Watts founded Marwyn, the asset management and corporate finance group, in 2002 with James Corsellis. Mark is joint managing partner of Marwyn Capital LLP, which provides corporate finance advice, and Marwyn Investment Management LLP, which provides asset management solutions and investment advisory services, (both of which are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority). Mark is a director of Marwyn Asset Management Limited, a regulated fund manager, and also a trustee of the Marwyn Trust, a charity focused on initiatives supporting education and entrepreneurship for young people in disadvantaged communities. Marwyn has launched companies across a variety of sectors with Mark providing support to these companies, using his experience of working on the boards of several Official List and AIM quoted companies, including Entertainment One Limited, Advanced Computer Software plc, Inspicio plc and Talarius plc. Mark has also provided strategic consultancy services to some of the world’s leading companies including Ford, Toyota, Shell and Barclays.

James Corsellis, Executive Director

James Corsellis founded Marwyn, the asset management and corporate finance group, in 2002 with Mark Brangstrup Watts. James is joint managing partner of Marwyn Capital LLP, which provides corporate finance advice, and Marwyn Investment Management LLP, which provides asset management solutions and investment advisory services, (both of which are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority). James is a director of Marwyn Asset Management Limited, a regulated fund manager, and also a trustee of the Marwyn Trust, a charity focused on initiatives supporting education and entrepreneurship for young people in disadvantaged communities. Marwyn has launched companies across a variety of sectors with James providing support to these companies, using his experience of working with a number of companies in various roles (including as Chairman of Entertainment One Limited and director of Breedon Aggregates Limited, Concateno plc and Catalina Holdings Limited) as well as his operating experience as the CEO and founder of technology business, iCollector plc and CM Interactive.

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