The Board of Directors at dotdigital bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the senior governance of the business. They are key drivers behind the company's corporate goals and growth strategy.
Frank was for 11 years, CEO of One Click HR, an AIM-quoted technology business which he was a co-founder. Frank oversaw the successful sale of the business to ADP, a $4bn NYSE-listed company in 2011. Frank brings a great deal of corporate experience to the Board, gained over 25 years of working for and running public and private companies.
Frank has a strong track record in M&A and brings with him a quality network of contacts in the fields of managed services and Software as a Service. From 2014 to July 2018 he was Chairman of Redstone Connect plc, an AiM-quoted smart building infrastructure business.
Following a restructuring Redstone Connect was rebranded SmartSpace Software plc and Frank stepped into the role of CEO. He is co-founder of Cadence Performance Ltd, a chain of specialist cycling performance centres and is Chairman at Food Choice at Work ltd, a spin-out business from University College Cork.
Richard Kellett-Clarke CA CMA
Richard has 40 plus years of experience in a variety of finance, IT, operational roles with PLC and PE businesses, all involved in either the expansion through acquisition or the turnaround and strategic repositioning and recovery of creative, businesses in FMCG, media, electronics, and software.
He was a founder and later CEO of a global news business and a digital rights software business. He is currently a NED of Idox PLC and the senior independent director to the group and a consultant to a number of SME's.
Peter Simmonds FCCA
Peter was Chief Executive Officer of dotdigital and then dotdigital Group plc for eight years from 2007 to 2015. Following his retirement in June 2015 he stepped down into the role of Non-Executive Director.
Peter is FCCA qualified and currently also holds board positions in the role of Chairman at Cloudcall Group plc and D4T4 Solutions plc (both AIM-quoted companies). In July 2016 he was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Eckoh plc and in October 2016 he was appointed as a board member of The Quoted Companies Alliance. Peter resigned from the board of Ecko plc as at 14th December due to a recommendation made by a proxy advisory firm prior to the dotdigitalgroup AGM in December 2017.
Milan Patel FCCA ACSI
Chief Executive Officer
Milan joined the Company in 2007 and was appointed Group Company Secretary in 2009, CFO in 2015 and CEO in 2016. Milan is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. He has been responsible for the admission to Plus and the introduction to AIM.
He was responsible for the Group’s functions in financial management and reporting, regulatory compliance, legal and corporate governance for the business prior to being made permanent CEO of the Company. He also brings substantial strategic financial and commercial experience to the Board. As well as financial acumen, he has developed a broad range of operational competencies, a grasp of strategic objectives, clear leadership, international business development, and strong decisive management skills.
Milan is now responsible for leading the executive team, vision and growth strategy for the business. More specifically Milan is leading our international growth strategy, accelerated product innovation, developing strategic partnerships and investigation of potential acquisitions. He has a strong track record of delivery of performance against plan.
Paraag Amin CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Paraag was appointed to the Board in February 2018. He has significant public market experience having held senior roles at a number of investment banks within equity asset management, research and specialist sales, totalling 15 years, as well as also previously founding his own business in the digital marketing space.
Paraag qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2004 with Goldman Sachs. He also held senior roles within equities at Citi, ABN Amro, RBS, Credit Suisse, Peel Hunt and Canaccord Genuity.
He is responsible for the Group’s functions in financial management and reporting, regulatory compliance and legal and corporate governance for the business. He also brings substantial strategic, financial and commercial experience to the Board and has been appointed to assist Milan in taking the Group to the next level.
‘Tink’ Ian Taylor
Co-Founder & President
Tink has 20 years’ experience in the field of digital communications and has introduced digital marketing to companies large and small. Tink has been pivotal in the development of digital marketing since its outset in both the UK and the US. He served as a key and influential member of the UK Direct Marketing Association’s Email Marketing Council and also the Internet Advertising Bureau since 2006.
In 2014 Tink was elected as Advisory Committee Member of the Board of the US Direct Marketing Association’s Email Experience Council (EEC) and has judged the USA DMA email awards. Tink first launched dotdigital in the US at the back end of 2012 and later took dotdigital to APAC in 2015. He is currently a strategic advisor to dotdigital and the Plc Board.