Meet the team

Adrian Blair

Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Blair is the CEO of Dext. Prior to this, he was the Global Chief Operating Officer of Just Eat and the only executive team member to serve throughout the company’s transformation from start-up to FTSE 100. Before this, he led business development for Spotify in Europe and spent six years in commercial roles at Google in California and London. He is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Circl, a next-generation leadership development programme for students from deprived backgrounds. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Christine Mullin

Chief Financial and Operations Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer of Dext, Christine brings more than 20 years experience in leading global media and technology companies, driving and financing rapid growth and transforming business models. Most recently, Christine served as the Chief Financial Officer of MetaPack Group, sold to Stamps.com, and Bookatable, sold to the Michelin Group. Prior to this, she served as the Chief Operations Officer of Microsoft, Advertising and Online Division (UK). Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin and is a Member of the ICAEW.

Al Newman

Chief Revenue Officer

Al leads Dext’s global sales and revenue team, supporting hundreds of thousands of Dext users across the globe. Al started his career as an accountant before joining Sage in various technical, accountant management and sales roles. Since then, he has led the global sales teams of hyper-growth SaaS businesses from North America, Europe and Israel for more than a decade.

Darryl Bowman

Chief Marketing Officer

As Dext’s Chief Marketing Officer, Darryl leads a team of creatives, strategists and analysts focused on bringing Dext to thousands more businesses across the world. He brings over 20 years of experience in scaling tech businesses, including senior roles at Babylon Health, Experian Interactive, Wonga.com and lastminute.com. He most recently served as the CMO of Funding Circle where he helped take it to IPO. Darryl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management and Marketing at the University of Leeds and sits on the board at Motivii, a fast feedback platform for high performance teams.

Stefan Kanev

Chief Technology Officer

Stefan, Chief Technology Officer, oversees Dext’s engineering organisation that drives the core programming of the company. Before joining Dext, Stefan served as the CTO of LOOKK, a curated social platform, and developed for companies including Artilect AB and Newsline Group. He occasionally teaches at the University of Sofia and is an active member of the tech community in Bulgaria.

Naomi Trickey

Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer at Dext, Naomi is responsible for our global people function: hiring and developing world-class people and enabling them to do their best work. Naomi has held a variety of roles in tech environments over the last 20 years, including startups in North America, Central Europe, and the UK – notably, as a product manager at BBC News and central government as a digital consultant. Over the last 10 years, she has focused on SaaS, working in both revenue and latterly global people roles for Brandwatch, Patsnap, and Planday.

The board

Our Board scrutinises our work, operations and finances.

Steve Rowley

Chairman

Adrian Blair

Chief Executive Officer

Christine Mullin

Chief Financial and Operations Officer Dext

Jason Ewell

Operating Partner Insight Partners

Hillel Zidel

Managing Director MD Kennet Partners

Michael Wood

Director & Co-Founder

Alexis Prenn

Non-Executive Director & Co-Founder

Philip Robert-Tissot

Non-Executive Director

Thomas Norris

Vice President Insight Partners