Taptica International Ltd (AIM: TAP) offers data-focused marketing solutions that drive execution and powerful brand insight in mobile, leveraging video, native, and display to reach the most valuable users for every app, service, and brand. Our proprietary technology is based on artificial intelligence and machine learning at big data scale, which enable data-driven mobile targeting and user acquisition, resulting in maximum ROI. We work with more than 450 advertisers including Amazon, Disney, Facebook, Twitter, OpenTable, Expedia, and Zynga, and more than 50,000 supply and publishing partners worldwide. Taptica is headquartered in Israel with offices in San Francisco and New York. Taptica (formerly ‘Marimedia Ltd’) was admitted to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange on 28 May 2014.
Tim Weller, Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Tim Weller is the founder of Incisive Media and its Chairman. He successfully floated the company on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2000 and in 2006 he led the £275m management buyout which took the company private again. Mr Weller was non-executive director and Chairman of RDF Media from 2005-2010 and was also Non-Executive Chairman of Polestar from 2009-2011 until its sale to Sun European Partners LLP. Mr Weller was a member of the Shadow Cabinet New Enterprise Council, which advised the then Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on business and enterprise prior to the 2010 General Election. Mr Weller was Chairman of InternetQ from April 2013 – April 2016. Tim is also Chairman of Trustpilot, a leading provider of trusted company reviews, and Superawesome, a company with leading technology that powers the global kids’ digital media ecosystem.
Hagai Tal, Chief Executive Officer
Hagai Tal joined Taptica in 2010 as a major shareholder and became the Company’s Chief Executive Officer in December 2013. Mr Tal has invested in, led and developed a number of companies through successful growth, continued investment and the IPO/disposal process. These companies include Kontera, Amadesa, Payoneer, BlueSnap (formerly Plimus) and Spark Networks (NYSE:LOV). Mr Tal’s previous positions include Chief Executive Officer at BlueSnap (formerly Plimus) and Vice President of Marketing at Spark Networks. Mr Tal holds a Masters in Management Information Technology from the University of Sunderland. Mr Tal is also a member of The Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Yaniv Carmi, Chief Financial Officer
Yaniv Carmi joined Taptica in 2010 and became Chief Financial Officer of the Company in January 2011. Mr Carmi is an experienced finance professional, whose previous roles include tax and audit senior at KPMG, Israel. At Taptica, he was instrumental in the IPO of the Company in 2014 and in the subsequent global expansion in operations, including through significant M&A. Mr Carmi is responsible for all elements of financial operations, strategic and tactical matters related to budget management as well as directing key corporate initiatives. Mr Carmi is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Accounting from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA in Financial Management from Tel Aviv University.
Joanna Parnell, Non-Executive Director
Joanna Parnell is a Managing Partner at Wavemaker (formerly MEC), one of the world’s leading media agency networks and owned by WPP plc, where she leads the paid digital team and oversees the agency’s focus on data driven campaigns. Prior to moving to MEC in March 2016, Ms Parnell was Director of Strategy and sat on the Board at Unique Digital, with responsibility for setting product and business strategy, including leading the multichannel planning strategy (crossdevice and crossplatform), managing product heads and driving key initiatives across data buying, attribution modelling and biddable media adaptation. Ms Parnell has a Masters in German and Business from the University of Edinburgh and studied as a postgraduate at the London School of Marketing between 2005 and 2006.
Neil Jones, Non-Executive Director
Neil Jones has been Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Huntsworth plc, a healthcare communications and public relations group, which is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, since February 2016. He joined Huntsworth from ITE Group plc, the international exhibitions group, where he held the position of Chief Financial Officer from 2008. Between 2003 and 2008, Mr Jones was Group Finance Director at Tarsus Group plc and prior to that, he spent five years as Finance Director (Europe) at Advanstar Communications. Mr Jones has a BA degree in Economics from the University of Manchester and completed the ACA in July 1990 with Price Waterhouse.
Ronni Zehavi, Non-Executive Director
Ronni Zehavi has 25 years’ experience in the technology industry, including holding executive roles at publicly traded companies, with a primary focus on SaaS businesses, IT security and content delivery. Most recently, he founded hibob, a cloud-based HR and benefits provider. Before that he was Senior Manager of Akamai Technologies, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed provider of content delivery network services. Mr Zehavi joined Akamai in 2012 when it acquired Cotendo, Inc., a content delivery network and site acceleration services company that he had founded in 2008, for approximately $300m. Prior to Cotendo, he held the position of Vice President of Sales & Business Development of NASDAQ-listed Commtouch Ltd. (now ‘CYREN Ltd.’), a cloud-based, internet security technology company.
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