Big picture - Why invest in ATTRAQT Group plc
ATTRAQT Group plc Snapshot
ATTRAQT provides cloud-based and server-to-server SaaS tools that maximize onsite search, online merchandising and eCommerce personalization for eCommerce retailers. With easy-to-use interfaces and effective technology, we help retailers make their online shop as attractive and successful as their brick-and-mortar stores. Our solutions are easily managed without the need for extensive IT support and offer a highly configurable, real-time platform in a single system. The company was founded in 2003 as Locayta Limited and rebranded in early 2014 as ATTRAQT. ATTRAQT acquired Fredhopper in 2017.
The combined company serves online retailers across the UK, US, Europe and ANZ.
Nick Habgood, Chairman
Nick is the Founder and Managing Partner of Azini Capital Partners LLP, a London based private equity firm that specialises in providing liquidity for historical investors and shareholders and investing in growth stage private and smaller public technology companies. Nick has substantial board level experience helping technology companies execute on growth opportunities. Please see www.azini.com for more details.
Prior to founding Azini Capital Nick worked for LMS Capital, the venture capital division of London Merchant Securities plc. He has also held senior operational positions in Mondex International (part of MasterCard International) where he founded and was CEO of the MULTOS business, Mars Electronics International (a part of the Mars Group) and Twiflex Limited (part of GKN and Tomkins). Nick has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng) from the University of Bristol.
Ivor Dunbar, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Ivor is the chairman of Project Trust. He lives in London and is a non-executive director of Powa Technologies Limited (a financial technology company) and Bluefield Harrier Limited (a solar power company).
Educated at Inverness Royal Academy and University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, Ivor has spent most of his professional career as an investment banker with Barclays de Zoete Wedd and until recently with Deutsche Bank.
Ivor is a capital markets specialist and at Deutsche Bank he was head of global capital markets, co-head of investment banking and a member of the executive committee of Deutsche Bank's corporate and investment banking division.
André Brown, Group CEO
André, the co-founder and chief executive officer of the Company, has over 25 years' experience in
developing innovative technologies. He has been instrumental in the development of the Group and has helped to grow its customer base from zero to a list of well-known names in the retail arena.
Previous positions include group mergers & acquisitions director for Nettec plc, strategic alliances director for MAID plc, chief executive officer of the eCommerce division of Dialog plc and one of the leaders of the team that originally brought Adobe Acrobat to the UK marketplace.
André holds a BSc. in economics from the London School of Economics and qualifications in corporate finance and marketing innovative technologies from the London Business School and Harvard Business School, respectively.
Edward Ewing, Independent Non-Executive Director
In a career spanning three decades, Ed has worked extensively as a senior executive in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in management, sales and product/service development roles.
Previous international roles have included working for Apple in Europe, strategic planning and programme director for Scoot.com plc and managing operations in Northern Europe for Quark Inc. He was responsible for establishing the digital division for global publisher Boat International Media, including successfully launching boatinternational.com and establishing it as one of the leading online market place for pre-owned superyachts.
Along with advising a number of clients on strategy and business development, Ed has a portfolio of
companies based in North Norfolk, and most recently he was instrumental in raising over £750,000 in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage to help secure the future of one of the UK's youngest ancient monuments.
Robert Fenner, Non-Executive Director
Robert is a partner in the international law firm Taylor Wessing LLP and has been a solicitor for 24 years. He is a corporate lawyer specialising in advising companies on all aspects of corporate law including listings and mergers and acquisitions.
Eric Dodd, CFO
Eric has extensive experience as a public company CFO and joined ATTRAQT from Iptor Supply Chain Systems UK Limited, a private equity backed software and services business. Previously he was CFO at KBC Advanced Technology plc, a technology services business to the oil industry, until its successful sale to Yokogawa Electric Corporation in April 2016. Eric qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, has an MBA from London Business School and a BEng from Loughborough University. He is also a non-executive director at Cambridge Cognition, an AIM listed company.
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Company Secretary: Eric Dodd
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