ZOO’s strategy is to develop and employ innovative, proprietary cloud computing systems that deliver significant competitive advantage and clearly differentiate the company from other providers of similar services.
ZOO’s software enables the company to collaborate with a worldwide network of thousands of freelance workers, and to significantly reduce the human capital requirements of service fulfilment, enabling the company to scale its capacity efficiently with high operational gearing.
Our clients benefit from accelerated time to market, consistently high-quality standards and competitive prices.
ZOO operates in the media segment of the $50bn global localization services industry, in which estimated 2016 market spend in EMEA was $2bn, growing at a rate of over 10% per annum.
The clear benefits delivered by the company’s differentiated proposition have driven significant organic growth in sales, leading to ZOO being named as the organic growth leader in global localisation services in 2018.
Stuart brings over 25 years of experience of team building and executive management in the software industry to his role as CEO. Stuart established ZOO’s business strategy and difference in the marketplace by using technology to innovate. This is now adopted by the world’s leading TV and movie businesses to bring their content to market around the world faster and more efficiently. Previously he founded three software companies. Stuart has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is responsible for securing over 30 patents in the ZOO intellectual property portfolio.
Helen has worked in the technology and services industry since 1993. She joined ZOO to assist with the initial float in 2000 as Group Financial Controller and has an invaluable knowledge of the companies in the group. She became CFO in 2006. Helen is also Company Secretary. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PKF in 1991 she moved into a more commercially focussed role. Her extensive managerial and transaction experience came through her role as Finance Director within a highly acquisitive IT company.
Roger has over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, encompassing senior sales, marketing and general management roles in the UK, Italy and the USA with IBM, Pyramid Technology, and EMC Corporation. From 1997 to 2006 he was Chief Operating Officer at AIM-listed technology merchant bank Interregnum Plc through which he served on the boards of more than a dozen technology companies.
He is currently a non-executive director of Downing Three VCT plc, The Development Bank of Wales plc, mxData Limited and Charborough Capital Limited, and is a trustee of a charity, The Lloyd Reason Foundation.
Roger chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.
As Commercial Director and President of ZOO’s US operation, Gordon is responsible for all North America operations and has been pivotal in establishing relationships with a number of large US entertainment companies including the ‘big six’ Hollywood studios. He has held senior positions in sales and marketing for software companies in the software industry since the early 1990s in the UK and US. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer for Mediostream Inc. – a consumer DVD software developer – and joined ZOO in 2005 to establish its North American division.
Mickey is a Chartered Accountant with nearly 30 years’ experience across the technology, media and gaming sectors. He was appointed Chief Execuitve Officer of the betPawa Group in May 2018. Previously, Mickey spent eight years with Sportech PLC (“Sportech”), latterly as Chief Financial Officer. During his time at Sportech, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange plc, he led a transformation in the company’s financial strength and played a prominent role in driving Sportech’s global expansion. Prior to Sportech, Mickey served in a number of executive and finance director roles with some of the world’s largest media and technology companies, including Liberty Global, BSkyB PLC, Time Warner, Disney and Young and Rubicam.
Mickey chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
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