Salman Malik – Director
Salman joined Brightpearl with 15 years of experience in building and growing Web and business software companies. Prior to his role at Brightpearl, Salman spent 8 years at Siebel Systems, where he was a member of the Siebel Founder's Circle and initiated the development of Siebel's Web-based products. Prior to Siebel, Salman was a co-founder of Firefly Network, an early pioneer of personalization and recommendation technologies, acquired by Microsoft in 1998. Salman also served as VP of Product Marketing at AMEE, a London-based technology business providing a platform for carbon data aggregation. Salman was born in Pakistan and grew up on four continents. He holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Adam Smith - CFO / SVP Operations
Adam Smith has over 25 years of experience in retail, direct channels and e-commerce. Before joining Brightpearl, Adam was eCommerce Development Director for Dixons Stores Group, and was part of the leadership team that took Sit-up Limited from startup to $400 million sales in just five years. Adam also has extensive experience working with multi-channel retail startups in the US, Asia and Europe. Adam holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics, is a qualified treasurer and qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen.
Charles Grimsdale – Non-Executive Director
Charles is a co-founder of Eden Ventures and one of Eden’s Investment Managers.
His investment focus is on opportunities within the Internet and digital media sector due to his prior experience in the space. Charles was founder of On Demand Distribution (OD2), a digital music distribution provider which today powers the digital music services of many major online brands. The company was acquired by Loudeye in 2004, and subsequently acquired by Nokia in 2006. One of Charles’ investments at Eden, Secerno, was recently acquired by Oracle. Charles brings a wealth of operational experience to the Brightpearl board and supports the team in helping to set strategic direction.
Chris Tottman – Non-Executive Director
Chris is a founding partner at Notion Capital and, together with his general fund responsibilities, specialises in sales and HR strategy within portfolio companies including Brightpearl. Chris joined the executive team of MessageLabs Group in 1999 at it’s incorporation and held a number of executive level roles both within MessageLabs and Star, its sister company. Chris originally joined as Chief Commercial Officer where his responsibilities covered sales strategy for both Star and MessageLabs overseeing several years of fantastic growth for the group. Messagelabs was sold to Symantec Corporation for $790million in November 2008.