Anatwine combines specialist technology with unique people skills to assist, create and innovate, delivering solutions that require minimum resource and result in large increases in customer loyalty, revenue and profits.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Chris is a commercial visionary and pioneer of ground-breaking e-commerce solutions with experience that spans seventeen years in the global development of world-class brands.
Internationally recognised as a brand leader, with a unique blend of digital, operational, and project expertise, Chris demonstrates a highly accomplished career with FTSE250 leading clothing brand Supergroup.
As an industry acknowledged subject matter expert in e-commerce, and an ambassador for online retail, Chris was ranked by Retail Week in the Etail Power list as one of the 50 most powerful people in online retail.
Robert A. Willett
Robert Willett was the Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy International appointed in 2003 where he sponsored and chaired Best Buy Europe, which included the joint venture with Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy Mobile. Robert was previously global managing partner for Accenture’s Retail Practice and was also a member of the Accenture Executive Management Committee. Robert has held executive positions with King Fisher PLC, Group Chief Executive of the Gateway corporation and Managing Director of Littlewoods stores, in addition to other retailers in Europe. In 2008 Robert was named in the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO Magazine.
Sir Terry Leahy
Non Executive Director
Knighted for services to food retailing in the 2002 New Year Honours, Sir Terry Leahy is known for transforming the supermarket industry in Britain, growing Tesco to the largest chain in the country and disrupting the businesses of its competitors. The former CEO of Tesco has now invested in Anatwine and taken up a non-executive Board position.
He was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and CNBC as European Business Leader of the Year (2005) and named European Businessman of the Year by Fortune (2004). A Guardian Unlimited Politics panel found him to be the most influential non-elected person in Britain in 2007. In 2010 he received the Daily Telegraph's Award for a Decade of Excellence in Business. He was voted Business Person of the Year by the Sunday Times.
Non Executive Director
David Schneider is Co-founder and member of the management board at Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online fashion platform. He’s responsible for the retailer’s fashion business and brand management. David founded Zalando together with his partner Robert Gentz in 2008 in Berlin. Before this, he studied business at the WHU – Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, graduating in 2007.
Non Executive Director
Bill Currie was ranked No.1 Retail Analyst in all Institutional surveys for some years and was involved in numerous flotations and takeovers whilst being an advisor to many of the leading quoted retailers, now investing his own capital in business in the online, retail and online support services sectors. Key investments over the past few years have included/include ASOS, QXL, The Hut Group, Zooplus, Metapack, Café Nero, New Look and others. Private businesses owned outright include a Schools Division and a Solar Business.
Non Executive Director
Iain was a top-ranked retail & e-commerce analyst with Numis Securities and Charterhouse. Iain is now a partner with the William Currie Group, focused on technology and e-commerce investments. William Currie Group has invested in a number of internet retail businesses, most notably ASOS, QXL, The Hut Group, Zooplus and Metapack.
Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development
Matthew has worked within the fashion and retail industry for over 20 years. Previously holding roles within eBay’s EU Merchant Development division, where he was responsible for aiding in the construction and delivery of the world class Business Development process and Acquisition function.
Prior to this Matthew has built, led and managed both Global and European teams delivering New Business and Account Management strategies within numerous organizations, including; Swiss FMCG business SIGG Switzerland AG, as EU Sales and Marketing Director, Brand Strategy Director for the Baird Group and various positions over a decade within Ralph Laurens European business; including Retail, Merchandising, and Wholesale Management.
Matthew is currently responsible for the overall Sales and Account Management functions within the Anatwines global business network and partnerships.
Executive Vice President, Solutions and Technology
A delivery focused senior manager with over 20 years’ experience in successfully driving business transformation strategies across a wide range of organisations and industries. Coming from a sales and operational management background for a range of large corporate companies including, SuperGroup, Everything Everywhere, Reed Business Information, The Post Office and Canon. Paul is able to support change across a client’s organisation from systems and processes through to people.
He has led virtual and in house project teams across the UK and Europe, coping with different cultures and business practises to successfully deliver change projects ranging from Retail and Merchandising systems through to Logistic operational improvements.
Paul is responsible for the successful delivery of our clients on to the Anatwine platform by overseeing the initial integration through to the promotion to live trading through our various delivery teams.
President of Anatwine North AmericaPaul is responsibly for delivering the north american strategy and expanding Anatwine's global network across the region. Prior to joining Anatwine, Paul held leadership positions in several US-based firms, including CEO of Boston Traders, Division President of Li & Fung USA and Group President of Perry Ellis International. He is recognised as one of WWD’s “most powerful people in menswear” and has lectured at college campuses around the country. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member, and board member, at Parsons School for Design. Paul has a degree in Economics from Brandeis University.
Vice President, Technology
Chris is responsible for technology delivery and strategy. With 17 years experience working in the IT and software industry. Having previously held senior roles in software companies across several sectors including logistics, e-commerce and energy and utilities. Chris has played a key role in many projects focussed on highly availability, scalable solutions for international expansion. Chris has also worked on major integration projects for participants in the UK’s NETA programme.
Senior Vice President, Solutions Design
Robert is responsible for product strategy of the organisation and pre-sales engagement with partners. Having worked within the software industry for over 15 years, across several sectors including e-commerce, automotive and finance. Robert has facilitated the growth of multiple companies from start-up stage through to global businesses, using his specialist knowledge in product design and the architecture of high performance scalable systems to serve millions of customer around the world.