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The Edge by Ascential leadership team

The Edge by Ascential TM  leadership team is comprised of some of the best and brightest innovators and strategists in the industry. These are the dedicated, innovative and determined people that lead our company.

Duncan Painter

Duncan Painter

Chief Executive Officer, Ascential
Duncan Painter
Duncan Painter
Chief Executive Officer, Ascential

Duncan joined the company in October 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. Following four years of turnaround of the business and growth, Top Right Group (previously known as EMAP) was rebranded Ascential and successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in February 2016.

As CEO, Duncan has a relentless focus on improving our products and services to drive greater customer retention. Ensuring our customers get improved value every year from our products and empowering our experts to be champions of insight or access to the markets we serve, have been the core ingredients of our strong growth.

Before joining the Group, Duncan was an executive at Sky plc, where he supported their growth objectives to 10 million customers. Prior to that, he was Global Product Leader at Experian plc, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of consumer intelligence company ClarityBlue, which was acquired by Experian in 2006, and European Systems Integration Director for Hitachi Data Systems.

Duncan is a non-executive director of ITV plc.

Thomas Schutz

Thomas Schutz

Sales
Thomas Schutz
Thomas Schutz
Sales

Tom is an experienced sales and marketing executive, blending industry knowledge, keen strategic vision and best practices in sales and marketing to deliver results. He is passionate about building a world-class client-facing organization that excels at defining solutions for brands and retailers that will help them win in the ecommerce-driven retail space.

Clare Conway

Clare Conway

Operations and Customer Success
Clare Conway
Clare Conway
Operations and Customer Success

Clare is all about solving problems. Her previous experience in technology across a range of organizations from blue chip to start-ups combined with her background in quality and analytics made her a valuable early addition to the Clavis team in 2012. During her time with Clavis, Clare held key roles in Product Management and Customer Success. Now leading Data Operations for Edge, Clare is focused on leveraging the cutting edge data management technologies and teams to deliver best in class data and customer support.

Peter Andrews

Pete Andrews

VP of Market Share
Peter Andrews
Pete Andrews
VP of Market Share

Focused on driving our client’s Amazon businesses forward through creating actionable data and insight. Pete works with clients in the US and Europe helping them understand how Amazon works and what they can do to improve by leveraging nearly 10 years experience in retail at both Amazon and Sears Holdings, in both vendor management and analytics roles.

Boren Novakovic

Boren Novakovic

Managing Director
Boren Novakovic
Boren Novakovic
Managing Director

Boren has been leading ecommerce businesses for over 12 years. During that time, at some point he has been a customer and user of all four of Edge’s products, giving him a unique, customer-centric perspective. Prior to Ascential, he spent 5 years as Head of eCommerce and Digital for Kimberly Clark EMEA, and 12 years at Whirlpool Corporation leading Digital, as well as leadership roles in customer service, supply chain, strategy, and product development.

Boren studied Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University, holds a Masters in Operations Management from the University of Michigan and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He is happily married to his wife Jenny for 15 fantastic years and has 2 beautiful daughters. The family loves to travel, cooking and being active in sports.

Adrian Hands

Adrian Hands

GM & VP of Sales
Adrian Hands
Adrian Hands
GM & VP of Sales

Adrian has been in commercial leadership & growth roles since 2000 and now heads the Edge Price & Promotion business that serves Retailers and Brand with business critical information. Previous to that he spent 8 years leading hotel e-commerce for TripAdvisor in EMEA & US where revenues grew 6X + between 2011 & 2016.

Adrian spent the first part of his career in publishing & media before switching to the technology sector in 2006 with a number of early stage European businesses.

Brad Stewart

Brad Stewart

Data Science
Brad Stewart
Brad Stewart
Data Science

Brad has been involved in technology since the mid 90’s when he was building fan websites for his favorite bands (The Cure, The Clash!).  He’s spent time in a range of organizations including GE, Apple and Sundance as well as personal ventures focused on “wisdom of the crowd” platforms prior to joining One Click Retail. Formally an early member of One Click Retail as a lead developer, Brad is now responsible for the newly formed Data Science organization within Edge where he’ll be guiding the team in maximizing customer value from our data.

Danny Silverman

Danny Silverman

Marketing
Danny Silverman
Danny Silverman
Marketing

Danny is an established industry thought leader with over 14 years of experience helping brands grow their online presence and sales. He spent eight of those years at Johnson & Johnson where he led their ecommerce strategy. 


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