COO, founding partner, Head of product
For the past 7 years I have been COO, Head of Product & Founding Partner, helping to build Escape the City, one of the UK's most successful job board platforms and education businesses. In that time we have grown to 350,000+ registered users and 7,000+ employers hiring regularly through our platform. Escape the City is used by some of the most exciting and progressive companies on the planet including Airbnb, Deliveroo, Crowdcube, Kiva, Virgin Galactic, Monzo and Transferwise.
We built Escape the City to connect talented professionals who are stuck in unfulfilling corporate jobs, to the most exciting opportunities in the world. Since starting in 2010 we have helped thousands of people find work they love through our job board, events, workshops, courses and festivals. We were named one of the UK's Top 100 Startups, have been featured in hundreds of publications, and have a user base covering nearly every country.
Although my core role has been as Head of Product, I have experienced every role as we've grown from 3 to up to 30 people in the team, acquiring a deep experience in sales, marketing, operations, product management, finance and design. I enjoy growing and leading teams, designing and launching products, and executing growth strategies. I am passionate about startups and tech. I regularly speak on topics around entrepreneurship, startups, tech and growth, at companies such as General Assembly, Google Campus and Soho House.
Address: Battersea, London, UK