Ray Anderson – Chief Executive Officer
Ray has over 30 years experience in starting, growing and selling businesses. He was named ‘Business Person of the Year’ in 2012. Ray co-founded Bango in 1999 after realizing that the convergence of the internet with the ubiquity of mobile phones could open up huge opportunities for content and service providers. Prior to Bango Ray established IXI which created the industry standard network GUI – X.desktop. IXI was an early leader in the creation of the web. It sponsored the first ever WWW conference at CERN and shipped the world’s first commercial web browser.
Anil Malhotra – Chief Marketing Officer
Anil is responsible for Bango’s marketing activities and app store partnerships, including device makers, app store providers and global network operators. Anil has extensive experience of creating successful partnerships between technology innovators and major market players in online technologies and OEMs. Before co-founding Bango, Anil developed the major partnerships for Cyberlife Technology, one of Europe’s leading computer games technology developers, which resulted in the licensing of the company’s ‘artificial life’ technology by the world’s leading games publishers including Warner and Hasbro. Before that he worked with Bango CEO Ray Anderson to establish a technology called X.desktop, which became the global standard for the user interface software on networked computers.
Carolyn Rand – Chief Financial Officer
Carolyn is responsible for overall financial management of Bango, for corporate financial functions and financial relationships with Bango partners. The global reach of Bango requires a wide range of financial models, Carolyn ensures the smooth running of the team delivering this commercial flexibility. Carolyn has responsibility for innovation and management in critical finance functions, and is closely involved in budgeting, forecasting and monitoring the projected performance of Bango. Carolyn works with product development to ensure the Bango Platform can scale and handle complex requirements. Experienced in CFO roles at fast growing technology businesses and public companies, Carolyn is accomplished at maintaining tight financial control and driving profitability in global businesses. Before joining Bango Carolyn held executive roles at, Zinwave, Isogenica, Birdlife and Sepura PLC. Carolyn is a Fellow and Chair for Chartered Institute of Management Accountants East Midlands and East Anglia Region and Chair for the Institute of Directors Cambridgeshire Region.
David Sear – Chairman and Non-executive Director
David has been an entrepreneur and investor in FinTech companies for the last two decades. He is currently Chairman of IXARIS (a virtual card issuer) and Semafone, a payments technology business which protects consumer privacy. He is also a non-executive Director of Fintrax Group, a tax-free shopping and cross-border payments business. Previously David was Group Chief Executive of Skrill. He went to Skrill from Weve, the joint venture between EE, Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK, where he was Chief Executive. Prior to that at Travelex, the world’s largest non-bank payments provider, he spearheaded the global roll out of the CASH PASSPORT travel card business and Travelex Global Business Payments. In 1999 he was a founder of WorldPay at the genesis of today’s FTSE 100 global payments powerhouse.
Martin Rigby – Non-executive Director
Martin Rigby is co-founder and CEO of Psonar, the internet music service. He is also founder and a managing director of ET Capital, an early investor in Bango. He has been investing in innovative technology businesses for over 25 years, principally in network services, software and hardware. He is Non-executive Chairman of FSE Fund Managers and an advisory board member of the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cranfield University.
Gianluca D’Agostino – Non-Executive Director
Gianluca is an Angel investor and pioneer in the mobile industry. He has 25 years’ experience of founding, growing and investing in international mobile content and payment businesses. In 2007 he founded Neomobile SPA. As CEO, he grew the business organically and via M&A to become a leading mobile monetization enabler across Europe and Latam. Gianluca has a Non-Executive role on the Neomobile SPA board. Before Neomobile, he held senior management roles at KPMG, Freever, TIM and Telecom Italia. He was named in the ‘Top 50 Mobile Execs’ 2009, 2010 and 2011 and ‘Media Momentum Man of the Year’ in 2011.
Nancy Cruickshank – Non-executive Director
Nancy is a serial technology entrepreneur & NED. She presently leads a Digital Business Transformation programme at Carlsberg group, as a member of its Executive team. Her last startup, MyShowcase, was named by the Sunday Times as one of the 15 fastest-growing start-ups in the UK in 2016. The business was acquired by Miroma Group in Feb 2018.
Nancy is also a NED at OnMobile (US$100m turnover, listed in India). She chairs the Nomination and Compensation committee at OnMobile and is a member of the Risk & CSR committees. From 2012-16, Nancy was a NED at TelecityGroup [FTSE 250], one of Europe’s most successful technologies companies, with data centres in 14 European markets. The business was sold to Equinix for £2.35bn in January 2016.
Nancy has worked in the digital industry for over 20 years, including launching Conde Nast online in 1996, overseeing Telegraph Media Group’s Digital business and developing the Fashion & Beauty market leader, Handbag.com between 2001- 2006, leading to a successful sale to Hearst Corporation in 2006.
Nancy lives in Copenhagen and London with her husband and two teenage daughters.