Speakers

Julie Briggs

Julie Briggs

Head of Carriers Boohoo Group PLC

Julie brings a wealth of end to end ecommerce logistics and distribution experience with over 20 years in the operational, client facing and notable retail roles.

Julie is passionate about evolving the customer journey through building long term partner relationships that deliver improved performance through data and technology enabled innovation, across the last mile carrier and PUDO sector.

She has been at the forefront of managing new and existing delivery and returns services in companies such as Home delivery Network, Yodel, Collect+, ASOS and now heads up all the carrier services experience for the Boohoo Group brands.

Patrick Nommensen

Patrick Nommensen

Senior Director of E-Commerce Operations TikTok

Patrick Nommensen is Senior Director of E-Commerce Operations for TikTok - specifically for TikTok Shop, the platform’s full-service commerce solution. Joining ByteDance through the acquisition of musical.ly in 2017, Patrick has held a number of senior roles in the business including across product strategy, public affairs and now e-commerce.

Building up a wealth of experience that specialises in e-commerce, marketplace, social and consumer engagement, Patrick leads a team that advises merchants, creators and partners on the best strategies to turn the experience of discovery and community on TikTok into shoppable moments for your audience.

TikTok Shop is an innovative marketplace fully integrated into TikTok, providing native ways for people to discover and shop with LIVE Shopping, In-Feed Video and Product Showcase. It’s a place where discovery turns into purchase - selling without consumers leaving the app - all within TikTok.

Murray Lambell

Murray Lambell

Vice President & General Manager eBay UK

Murray Lambell is General Manager of eBay UK, leading one of eBay’s biggest markets with over 20 million active buyers per month and over 300,000 UK small business sellers.
Growing up with parents who grew a local business from scratch, Murray has always had a passion for helping small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed, recognising the power of the eBay platform in unlocking economic opportunity. He joined eBay Europe in 2008, starting in the loyalty and retention team before becoming the Head of Business Selling Strategy. He then held various commercial and strategy roles in the UK, and was appointed Vice President of Trading in 2017, responsible for all of eBay’s Business to Consumer and Sales & Operations activity.
Prior to eBay, he was with British Airways for 8 years, joining on their graduate programme and working across commercial, marketing and service areas of the business.
Murray holds a BA in History and Languages from the University of Exeter and an MBA from London Business School

Shelley Boyle

Shelley Boyle

Lead Business Development UK ManoMano

Shelley Boyle is the Head of Business Development at ManoMano, working with her team to identify and select the key sellers for ManoMano to develop a partnership with. Prior to joining Manomano, Shelley was based in the UK, scaling B2B brands on ecommerce marketplace platforms both in the UK & internationally.

Georgie Janion-Shaw

Georgie Janion-Shaw

Co-Founder and CEO Novello

Georgie is the Co-Founder and CEO of Novello. Novello is an ecommerce business which sells personalised coffee and tea items via 3rd party platforms including Amazon, Notonthehighstreet, Etsy and Yumbles. Novello experienced exponential growth as a result of the pandemic and is continuing to expand through a growing product range and new distribution channels.
Prior to Novello, Georgie held senior Marketing and Consulting roles within global media giants, Disney and Hasbro. She had the privilege of growing and nurturing some of the world’s most beloved brands; Disney Princess, Mickey Mouse, Toy Story and Monopoly to name only a few.
The development of a brand and bringing it to life via compelling products and creative marketing strategies has always been a passion of Georgie’s. She is now relishing the opportunity to draw upon her wealth of experience and bring it to her own start up, Novello.

Will Rose

Will Rose

Technology Director Unbound Group Plc - owner of Hotter Shoes

Will Rose is a highly experienced Technology Director having spent 20 years working in retail eCommerce and IT for some of the UK’s largest retailers.

As the UK’s largest specialist footwear brand, Hotter Shoes sells over a million pairs of shoes a year to more than four million customers around the world. Will is responsible for maintaining and developing the eCommerce platforms to ensure the continued digital growth ensuring Hotter Shoes remains a major player in the eCommerce space. This will be supported by the continued marketing and development of the Hotter Android and iOS Applications that have helped broaden the demographic of the Hotter customer. New technology such as Augmented Reality and a built in Shoe Sizer will mean customers that can’t visit a store can shop with confidence.

Will has shown his experience in ensuring the Hotter website has traded its second largest revenue day online. This is in part due to the personalised customer content and products Hotter can show customers. The team is also set up to continually experiment on the site to improve the customer journey with features such as Guided Selling. A clearly defined strategic roadmap will see Will’s team deliver new features to the Hotter platform such as Buy Now Pay Later and Artificial Intelligence to give Hotter customers the perfect fit.

Since starting his career as a Graduate Trainee at 21, Will has worked his way up from being a developer. This included 10 years working as a Consultant in IT and eCommerce. Will has a focus on delivery having worked as an eCommerce Consultant Project and Programme Manager for 10 years, six of those years were spent at the software house Wunderman Thompson Commerce where he delivered large scale eCommerce re-platforms for the likes of DFS and Yoox Net-a-Porter. Working as a consultant allowed Will to understand what is required to build and maintain a successful eCommerce platform whilst understanding how to deliver strategic change.

As Group Programme Manager at DFS, Will spent three years merging IT Systems and eCommerce platforms for the acquired brands Dwell, Sofology and Sofa Workshop into the DFS Group. The understanding of how to roll technology change out to large retail estates was vital in this role, not only improving the journey for customers but also retail employees.

The constantly changing world of ecommerce has always excited Will. He was responsible for implementing the routing software for Appliances Online (now AO.com) in 2010 to enable next day delivery of white goods, allowing Co-op customers to scan goods and checkout using their mobile phones and create the omni-channel journey that allows DFS customers to build an order in-store and checkout at home.

Gabriele Riepsaite-Mutreja

Gabriele Riepsaite-Mutreja

Account Director Wunderman Thompson Commerce

Gabriele Riepsaite-Mutreja is an Account Director at Wunderman Thompson Commerce, a global eCommerce consultancy focusing on tech know-how, strategic clarity and creative solutions.
Gabriele has diverse experience in project/programme management, technical implementations, and strategic initiatives with a key focus on change and transformation. Having worked with various market leading companies Gabriele brings diverse tech knowledge, customer experience insight, and distinct perspective.
Gabriele strives to utilize her knowledge and experience in supporting companies with their key strategic and financial goals, often through making tech an enabler in achieving them.

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Head of Ecommerce & Systems Runrug

Paul Walker is head of Ecommerce & Systems for a super cool Ecom brand called Runrug. His time within ecommerce has seen him touch each area of a business, from marketing and tech all the way to warehousing and operational processes. Paul now spends time focusing on the direction for the business and how they can maximise each digital channel. Paul is very much hands on, living and breathing Ecommerce

Bobbie Ttooulis

Bobbie Ttooulis

Group Marketing Director GFS

Bobbie Ttooulis joined GFS in 2017 as Group Marketing Director and member of the Executive Board. She is an expert in international delivery and has conducted multiple research into consumer delivery attitudes and behaviours.

David Brackin

David Brackin

Founder and Managing Director Stuff U Sell

David Brackin is the founder and managing director of the UK's leading eBay Trading Assistant, Stuff U Sell, and runs the fashion recommerce business Re-Thread. He has been selling on eBay for nearly 20 years and has listed over half a million SKUs. A Cambridge mathematician who worked around the world with McKinsey, he brings a strongly analytical approach to succeeding on online marketplaces and has shared articles on how to use Promoted Listings and Seller Initiated Offers more effectively. He is a regular contributor to ChannelX.

Rufus Bazley

Rufus Bazley

Head of Seller Success UK eBay

As Head of Seller Success UK at eBay, Rufus Bazley is responsible for the adoption of prompted listings by Brand, SMBs and Entrepreneurs and their success in generating incremental sales, brand visibility and demonstrating the value that eBay brings to its sellers.
Before joining eBay earlier this year Rufus worked at a number of companies ranging from Affiliate Networks, Advertising Agencies and Tour Operators but most recently at Dynamis the company that own and run BusinessesForSale.com where he was responsible for leading the for SEO, SEM, display, re-targeting, email, CRM, content, product and brand teams.

Thomas Vosper

Thomas Vosper

Co-Founder & CEO aisle 3

Thomas is the co-founder and CEO of aisle 3. Founded in March 2020, he has led successful funding rounds of over £1m private investment. With 15+ years in ecommerce Thomas has a long record of delivering growth for many of the largest names online. During over six years at Amazon, he led strategic seller acquisitions; executed new category launches; and delivered cutting-edge merchant services. After moving to Tesco, he tripled their marketplace business in twelve months. Thomas has a detailed insight on strategy, performance marketing and operations across thousands of eCommerce sites, high street stores, and digital marketing agencies. He is an international awards judge (Digital/Performance Marketing, eCommerce & Search) and a TEDx speaker about the challenge of building a startup as a first-time founder.

Ellen Mikals

Ellen Mikals

Senior Product Engagement Manager eBay

Ellen Mikals joined eBay’s third party advertising team in November 2018 having previously been in a commercial partnerships role responsible for contract negotiations in the EU market. Ellen has been in digital advertising industry for over 10 years, and started her career in the online gaming sector helping US businesses establish their presence in Europe. As a regular seller on eBay, Ellen was excited to join the promoted listings team when the opportunity arose. Her focus is launching new promoted listings products globally and working on product enhancements that will help sellers of any size to grow their eBay business.

Stephanie Buret Cruiziat

Stephanie Buret Cruiziat

Country Manager UK ManoMano

Stephanie Buret Cruiziat is a Marketing and P&L Manager with a strong performance track record across various sectors and companies including omnichannel retail at French high street retailer Monoprix, online travel at pure player marketplace VRBO, dating at Match.com, CPG where she started her career at Mars and an international career across markets: UK, US and Europe.

Before joining ManoMano as Country Manager UK, based in London, Stephanie has managed local and international businesses, P&Ls and teams with a marketing budget of over £50M and revenues of over £500M.

She is passionate about how technology is transforming retail and enabling to better answer consumer needs across the world.

Brad Aspess MBE

Brad Aspess MBE

Founder Rarewaves

Music industry veteran Brad Aspess launched Rarewaves to sell music memorabilia online in 2005, having sold some of his 100,000 vinyl records on eBay. It now sells over 1.2 million different products worldwide on marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Rakuten & it's own website Rarewaves.com. Group sales for Rarewaves surpassed £70m in 2021, with the company maintaining it's position in the Fast Track 100 fastest growing exporters for the fourth year in a row.

Bérengère Chaintreau-Fuchs

Bérengère Chaintreau-Fuchs

eBay Head of Customer Engagement eBay

Passionate about solving for customers, Bérengère is leading eBay co-creation and engagement programmes like Seller Council and eBay Ignite. For 8 years, she has been engaging with customers, collecting experiences and ideas from sellers and buyers across the world to shape the future of eBay. With a strong focus on selling success, she is always looking for further ways to help small businesses understand eBay and how they can use marketplaces to thrive. Before eBay, Bérengère started her career defining customer experiences for digital companies before moving into online retail and loving it!

Chris Griffin

Chris Griffin

CEO Secret Sales

Chris is a commercial visionary and pioneer of ground-breaking ecommerce solutions. His career, focused on launching high profile brands into global markets, spans two decades.

As co-founder and CEO of Secret Sales, a premium ecommerce marketplace for fashion and beauty, Chris is disrupting the discount sector by providing brands and retailers with a unique platform to sell non full price (NFP) stock in a way that drives growth and profitability, maintains brand equity and, in an industry-first, identifies new customers for full-price targeting in a fully GDPR compliant way. By showcasing hero brand partners in an innovative way, alongside a transformed customer journey, Secret Sales is driving a new approach to off-price retail.

Following Series A funding from heavyweight retail investors in 2021, Secret Sales aims to become the largest non full price marketplace for fashion and beauty worldwide.

Previously, Chris founded technology company Anatwine where he and his team revolutionised the fashion retail market. Its trailblazing software was adopted as the ‘best-in-class’ choice by two thirds of the top 100 fashion brands and retailers worldwide, and the business was acquired by Europe’s largest ecommerce fashion retailer Zalando in 2017.

Chris has also had a highly accomplished career with FTSE250 clothing brand, Supergroup, where he transformed the ecommerce function into a globally renowned platform.

Josh McWilliams

Josh McWilliams

Head of UK Exports eBay

I love what I do. I empower all sellers to unlock economic opportunity by leading strategy, planning, and special projects which unlock a suite of shipping and logistic solutions that enable velocity and growth internationally. This is complimented with my experience in category management, retail consultancy and merchandising.