Chief Executive Officer & co-founder
Martin Warner is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Talkbiznow.com, a new business networking platform designed to enable all business professionals to expand their network and manage their online business life using everyday productivity services. Martin is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He also chairs the design committee focused on Talkbiznow's services and development of its core technologies.
Formerly, Martin was a European Technology Practice Leader at BearingPoint Inc. where he provided technology advisory and transformation services to technology leaders around the world. Prior to this, Martin held several leadership roles at JP Morgan Chase Inc. across technology, finance and a software venture - in London, New York and Frankfurt.
Martin is a well regarded thought leader in consumer and enterprise software, and appears frequently on television, radio, in newspapers and magazines, including Forbes, BBC News, Sky News, CNBC Squawkbox, Bloomberg, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Financial Times, and others. He speaks frequently at seminar and conference events around the globe and has been featured several times on cover stories of leading executive magazines.
Martin is a committed supporter of Cancer Research UK.
Non Executive Chairman & co-founder
In addition to being Non Executive Chairman of Talkbiznow, Mark is also the COO for Virgin Money. Mark joined Virgin Money in January 2012 following the acquisition of Northern Rock and is responsible for the Operations, IT, Change Management, Procurement, Facilities and the Transition Programme integrating Virgin Money and Northern Rock. As a member of the Virgin Money Executive Team he is responsible for the overall management of the business.
Mark has held several leadership roles, most recently COO of Northern Rock and prior to that he was at Halifax Bank of Scotland Plc (HBOS) - Intelligent Finance, where he was Managing Director responsible for one of the UK's leading internet and telebanking businesses.
Prior to this, Mark held COO and CIO roles at HBOS managing five thousand people and oversaw its business and technology infrastructure operations. Prior to this, Mark held technology leadership roles at PepsiCo Inc., British Sugar plc, The Boots Company plc and J Sainsbury plc.
Mark has won many awards for business leadership, and was one of the most featured banking leaders in the UK press during his time at HBOS. He has appeared several times on the cover of leading management magazines, and is a regular speaker on the business conference circuit.
Mike Duma is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Talkbiznow. Mike Duma is responsible for setting the technology strategy at Talkbiznow. This includes overseeing software engineering, architecture, and technology infrastructure. Mike Duma leads our open applications architecture program designed to enable anyone to develop services on the Talkbiznow platform.
Vice President & Head of Software Engineering
Ollie Gash is Vice President and Head of Software Engineering at Talkbiznow. Ollie is responsible for setting the product architecture, overseeing product management and leading the software development team. He is also responsible for the technical innovation behind the Talkbiznow software platform.
Prior to this he held Project and Technology management roles at Boots Plc.
Ollie has a Bsc in Manufacturing Engineering from Loughborogh University, and a Masters in Information Technology from University of Nottingham where he achieved a Distinction.
Vice President & Head of Customer Experience
Jon Foster is Vice President and Head of Customer Experience at Talkbiznow. Jon is responsible for user interface design, development, customer experience and consumer behaviour research. In addition, he leads the development of system logic and site scalability.
Previously, Jon was senior web developer at Quvex Limited where he was responsible for the conceptualisation and development of both B2B and e-commerce web development projects.
Prior to this, Jon has held roles within a number of design agencies including Watermark Publishing, Robson Dowry and has worked as a Freelance Designer.
Jon is a committed supporter of Help Unlimited.