London appointments this week | Daily
This week’s London roundup includes Confluent, Yellow Brick Capital, Ardent and Onclusive. Read on to find out more.
Richard Timperlake – Confluent, Inc.
Confluent, Inc, the platform for data in motion, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Richard Timperlake to Senior Vice President EMEA, Sales
Richard brings experience driving digital transformation and helping clients across all industries succeed with modern technology.
Richard is responsible for driving growth in EMEA and will work with clients across the region to help them put their data in motion and deliver the incredible customer experiences needed to compete in today’s digital world . Timperlake will be based in London and will report directly to Larry Shurtz, Confluent’s Chief Revenue Officer.
Larry commented, “Timperlake’s appointment reflects Confluent’s continued focus on earning the love of our customers. His background as a world-class leader in the technology industry and his passion for collaborating with clients to drive business outcomes from data are a great fit with our client-centric approach.
“We are delighted to bring his considerable knowledge on board and believe he is in a perfect position to drive growth in the region and support our key customers.”
Richard added, “Confluent is a category creator that has set the industry standard for how brands leverage real-time data. I look forward to working with this talented team and culture to build on their success as we make the use of streaming data a competitive advantage for businesses across EMEA.”
Johan van Zyl – Capital of Yellow Brick
Private equity firm Yellow Brick Capital has announced Johan van Zyl as group-wide CEO. Johan, who was previously the Group’s COO, will replace Johnathan Kol-Bar, who will now serve as Executive Chairman.
As Group CEO, Johan will be responsible for leading Yellow Brick Capital, which invests in real estate development and management, as well as sustainable and precision agriculture companies. As of 2020 the company has been centralized and is headquartered in London with teams operating across the globe.
On the property front, Johan is looking to expand Yellow Brick Estate’s offering by expanding its current buy-for-sale development portfolio while also venturing into buy-for-let products.
Within his YB AgTech group of companies, Johan aims to continue pushing boundaries and staying ahead of the curve in the rapidly growing sustainable Agtech industry. The company will continue to enter into strategic partnerships such as: B. the current collaboration with SupPlant on the joint GroPlant technology.
Johan was born in Cape Town, South Africa and holds a degree in Management Accountancy from the University of Stellenbosch. In 2000 he took over the management of I-Feeder South Africa which has since been merged into I-Feeder Technologies, representing the second generation of his family in the industry.
There he transformed the company through profitability and strategy. The company has had great success in Africa with outstanding growth in Sudan, Egypt, Namibia, Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. In 2020, Johan partnered with Yellow Brick Capital and was appointed COO of the company in 2021.
Johan commented, “As the new CEO of Yellow Brick Capital, I look forward to leading the company into its new phase. Under my leadership, we will grow both our real estate and sustainable agricultural technology interests around the world. This is a very exciting time for the company, with significant announcements for the coming months.
“I look forward to expanding and strengthening our very capable team to ensure that we are not only leaders in what we do, but that our shareholders are extremely satisfied with their investments.”
Johnathan Kol-Bar, Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Capital, added, “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Johan as CEO of Yellow Brick Capital. In his new position, he will drive the growth and development of the company, drawing on more than two decades of experience.”
Manuel Mörbach – Onclusive
Newly formed global media monitoring and measurement company Onclusive today announces the appointment of Manuel Moerbach as Chief Executive Officer.
Moerbach joins the company, which was formed in January 2022 following the acquisition and merger of Kantar’s reputation intelligence business, US analytics expert Onclusive and media relations platform PRgloo by tech investor Symphony Technology Group “STG”. Founded.
Called Onclusive, the merged company is a new global media monitoring, measurement and workflow management partner for PR and communications.
Manuel Moerbach started his career in publishing at Axel Springer SE and then at Jahr Top Special Verlag before joining market and consumer data specialist Statista in 2009 as a five-man start-up.
During his time at Statista, Moerbach was responsible for its rapid growth, with the company growing to over 1,200 employees, from a handful of customers to over 25,000 customers, and becoming a market-leading global company by revenue.
Along the way, Moerbach drove significant global expansion from its European base and established its businesses in the United States and Southeast Asia to create one of the world’s leading business information platforms. Based in New York City for the past eight years, Moerbach will now be relocating to London to begin his new role.
Manuel said, “I am delighted to join the Onclusive team at such a pivotal time in the company’s history. Having spent over a decade at Statista, I look forward to bringing my wealth of experience around international growth and expansion to bear and applying those learnings to Onclusive.
“I look forward to working closely with the team to build on the strong foundation of a business created in response to the evolving needs of our PR and communications clients.”
JT Treadwell, Managing Director at STG added: “We are delighted to have Manuel join our team. His outstanding, highly successful experience leading Statista’s global growth expansion is a great match for the ambitions we have with the new Onclusive and we look forward to building this platform together with him and the rest of the Onclusive leadership team. “
Rob Quaile – Fervent
Infrastructure and regeneration specialists Ardent are pleased to welcome a new director to their growing team of regeneration specialists.
Former CBRE Associate Director Rob Quaile has been appointed Director of Regeneration in light of Ardent’s significant business growth.
Rob’s expertise in development consulting, farming, forced purchase and valuation will prove invaluable to Ardent’s ambitious market plans as he provides a “wealth of regeneration and development experience”.
Rob began his career as a solicitor specializing in commercial real estate and dispute resolution, retrained to become a surveyor and previously held positions at Gerald Eve and CBRE.
Rob commented, “I am very excited to be joining the team at this time. I have admired Ardent from afar for a number of years and have enjoyed working with the team in the past.
“Ardent’s corporate values of positivity and a focus on doing your best and exceeding expectations resonate with me and I believe lead to the best outcomes for clients and colleagues alike.
“I look forward to being a part of this message and supporting Ardent’s continued success and growth to become the premier advisory service for development and recovery.”
Colin Cottage, Managing Director of Ardent’s Compensation Directorate added: “I am delighted to welcome Rob to Ardent’s ever-growing Compensation team. It’s a significant appointment that demonstrates our ability to attract the best talent in the market.
“Rob’s world-class experience in the regeneration and development sector will enhance our already market-leading offering in this space and ensure we can continue to provide our customers with world-class service.”
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