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Top Influencers: 18 UK Head Of Commercial’s To Follow in 2022

Head of Commercial Growth Fund play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Head of Commercial Growth Fund role. We have selected these Head of Commercial Growth Fund’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Head of Commercial Growth Fund’s. The list is in no particular order!

Vinay Solanki

Head of Commercial Growth Fund @ Channel 4

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Vinay Solanki is currently Head of Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund responsible for their “media for equity” investment activity on disruptive digital consumer businesses. The model is focused on providing high quality TV airtime in return for passive equity stakes in typically growth phase companies. Since joining in the Summer of 2015, Vinay has led 10 deals in total, including 6 equity investments in consumer businesses alongside Series A VCs (such as DN Capital, Mangrove Partners, Felix Capital, Octopus Ventures & Accel Partners, amongst others). Vinay is actively seeking interesting and high growth consumer facing companies that might benefit from access to UK TV airtime, and has an active pipeline for 2017. Vinay is a highly experienced strategic advisor in media, digital and consumer businesses with over 15 years’ experience. Prior to Channel 4, Vinay held either M&A, strategy and/or commercial business development positions at Getty Images, Liberty Global, Ingenious Media and Ernst & Young. Learn more about Vinay Solanki on Crunchbase…

Channel 4 provides public broadcasting services via television. Read more aboutChannel 4 on Crunchbase…

Guy Harding

Head of Commercial @ oddschecker

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Having previously trained as a chartered management accountant with Sky, Guy took up the Head Of Commercial role at Oddschecker in March ’16 since then he’s weathered the Brexit, Trump and Cheltenham ’16 storms and is still around to tell the tales. With Oddschecker increasingly looking to position itself as partner, Guy’s job amongst many other things is principally keeping Oddschecker’s 28 bookmakers happy (or at least as happy as they can be). Learn more about Guy Harding on Crunchbase…

oddschecker offers an online betting odds comparison service and provides information about bets and events organized by brands. Read more aboutoddschecker on Crunchbase…

Jonjo Chester

Head Of Commercial @ learndirect

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learndirect is a skills training and employment services provider in the UK. Read more aboutlearndirect on Crunchbase…

Sinead Quinn

Head of Commercial – Women’s Team @ Aston Villa

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Aston Villa is a media site that allows fans to keep up with soccer players, teams, games, and news. Read more aboutAston Villa on Crunchbase…

Julie Silvester

Head of Commercial @ The FSE Group

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Julie is responsible for management of the Seed Fund and EIS Fund and new fund development. In addition she has overall responsibility for FSE’s angel activities. Julie has made a number of seed fund investments particularly in the digital media sector and has sat on the board of a large number of Seed Fund investee companies. Julie has over 10 years city-based experience of leveraged and corporate finance (mainly private equity deals) with NatWest Markets and Hawkpoint Partners. Julie has a BSc Honours degree in Money, Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham. Julie is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority. Mother of two busy children. In unexpected moments of spare time Julie enjoys going to the theatre, good food, open air swimming and cycling. Learn more about Julie Silvester on Crunchbase…

Read more aboutThe FSE Group on Crunchbase…

Silke Zetzsche

Head of Commercial Partnerships @ A Million Ads

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What draws me to A Million Ads is the company’s ethos – we’re all about pioneering change in the digital marketplace. I love striving for the next cool, innovative and challenging thing in digital media advertising. Outside of work I love hanging out with my cool little daughter Alexandra. Learn more about Silke Zetzsche on Crunchbase…

A Million Ads provides dynamic audio advertising for users of digital radio and streaming services. Read more aboutA Million Ads on Crunchbase…

Jasper Wight

Head Of Commercial @ Pasta Evangelists

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Pasta Evangelists is freshly made by Italian hands every day. Read more aboutPasta Evangelists on Crunchbase…

Jasper Wight

Head Of Commercial @ Pasta Evangelists

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Pasta Evangelists is freshly made by Italian hands every day. Read more aboutPasta Evangelists on Crunchbase…

Ronald Hendrikx

Head Of Commercial Department @ Bird & Bird

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Ronald works closely with his clients at the cutting edge of technology and the law to deliver tailored, commercial solutions. Ronald Hendrikx heads up our Commercial Group in London where he specialises in supporting clients in the public and private sector throughout the full lifecycle of their contractual relationships, from strategy and design, procurement to in-life management. Ronald led the Bird & Bird team that assisted the Department for Energy and Climate Change in the procurement of IT and communications services for the GB-wide smart metering programme and continues to advise the £12bn programme on its implementation. He previously worked on the procurement and implementation of the UK’s national health electronic patient record system and digitisation of the NHS, as well as a number of ICT projects in the context of e-border, defence and police projects. Ronald works closely with a number of international clients in the data centre, IT, energy and telecoms sectors, supporting them as they seek to use technology to drive changes in their business or that of their customers. The commercial project nature of Ronald’s work means he has worked closely with and within his clients’ organisations, including through an 18 month secondment. Learn more about Ronald Hendrikx on Crunchbase…

Bird & Bird provides legal advisory services for various industries. Read more aboutBird & Bird on Crunchbase…

Ross McCall

Head of Commercial Strategy & Planning @ FIFA – Federation Internationale de Football Association

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Ruth Davis

Head of Commercial Strategy and Public Policy @ BT Global Services

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BT Global Services plc is a division of United Kingdom telecommunications operator BT Group. Read more aboutBT Global Services on Crunchbase…

Chris Macangus

Head of Commercial @ Sorted Group

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Sorted Group is a global SaaS company that provides data-driven software for checkouts, warehouses, and shipping. Read more aboutSorted Group on Crunchbase…

Angela Muckle

Head of Commercial Systems @ Ocean Outdoor

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Ocean is a media advertising company specialized in designing iconic landmark large-format digital banners in super-premium locations. Read more aboutOcean Outdoor on Crunchbase…

Jonathan Ryan

Head of Commercial @ Net Consulting

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Jonathan Ryan is the Head of Commercial at Net Consulting, with responsibility for leading the company through the commercial landscape. Jonathan sits on Net Consulting’s Strategy & Defence Boards, contributing to the organisation’s strategic direction. Jonathan joined Net Consulting in 2013, taking up the post of Head of Marketing. Prior to Net Consulting, Jonathan held senior Marketing and Strategy positions at Alcatel-Lucent (acquired by Nokia) and PA Consulting Group. Jonathan holds an MBA with Distinction from Cardiff University and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Management with specialisation in Finance from Swansea University. Learn more about Jonathan Ryan on Crunchbase…

Net Consulting is an IT Services company offering Specialised Consultancy and Managed Services for the Public and Private sectors. Read more aboutNet Consulting on Crunchbase…

Ralph LaFontaine

Head of Commercial, AVADO Professional @ AVADO

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AVADO delivers transformative learning that helps businesses gain critical digital skills. Read more aboutAVADO on Crunchbase…

Steve Scott

Head Of Commercial @ tifgroup

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tifgroup is the second largest UK Travel Insurance Provider. Read more abouttifgroup on Crunchbase…

Sam Collins

Head of Commercial and Membership @ Ukie

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Ukie is the only trade body for the UK’s games and wider interactive entertainment industry. Read more aboutUkie on Crunchbase…

Richard Gurmin

Head of Commercial Business Development Export & UK @ Securistyle

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Richard Gurmin is the Head of Commercial Business Development Export & UK at Securistyle. Learn more about Richard Gurmin on Crunchbase…

Securistyle designs and develops door opening solutions. Read more aboutSecuristyle on Crunchbase…

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