Meet the team

Adrian Blair Chief Executive Officer

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.

Al Newman Chief Revenue Officer

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.

Spiros Theodossiou Chief Product Officer

Spiros Theodossiou

Chief Product Officer

Spiros brings over 20 years of product and technology experience to his role as CPO at Dext. He has responsibility for Product, Design, Research, Business Intelligence as well as the Technology functions. He has spent the past 11 years in the UK helping teams deliver great products in the payments space across Worldpay, Paysafe and PayPal. Spiros started his career in South Africa before moving to San Francisco for 7 years with VeriSign. Spiros holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Wits University in South Africa with an MBA from Henley Business School.

Stefan Kanev Chief Technology Officer

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

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

Steve Rowley

Chairman

Adrian Blair Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Blair

Chief Executive Officer

Øystein Moan Chairperson, Visma

Øystein Moan

Chairperson, Visma

Søren Holt Principal, Hg

Søren Holt

Principal, Hg

Joe Jeffries Principal, Hg

Joe Jeffries

Principal, Hg

Nic Humphries Executive, Hg

Nic Humphries

Executive, Hg

Ekta Mehta Investment, Hg

Ekta Mehta

Investment, Hg

Thomas Norris Vice President Insight Partners

Thomas Norris

Vice President Insight Partners