Location Sciences Group – Verify

MARK SLADE
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Mark Slade

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mark is one of the advertising industries leading lights with numerous senior relationships across the ad tech and media giants. He joins us from Opera Mediaworks, where he was Managing Director, EMEA. Mark founded and sold his mobile advertising business 4th Screen to Opera, and then helped grow the business to over $100m in revenues. Mark’s expertise is in executing in a high growth ad tech sector as well as European acquisitions. He joined the Board in June 2017.

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David Rae

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

David is an accomplished CFO with a wealth of technology experience having been instrumental in delivering rapid growth for a number of ambitious businesses during his career to date. In February 2018, David joined the board as CFO and has since taken on the additional roles of Commercial Director and Chief Operating Officer, showing his ability at wearing many hats to enable Location Sciences to deliver its ambitious growth strategy.

David is a fellow of the institute of chartered accountants and has a first class honours BSc degree in Information Systems and Management.

Kristina Lutz

Strategic Advisor

Kristina Lutz is a forward thinking, creative media executive with industry-leading expertise in development and execution of highly effective marketing solutions for Fortune 500 brands. Most recently, she was President of Investment at Starcom, responsible for directing $6B in spend across all media and all U.S. clients, focusing on innovative activation to drive brand growth and thought leadership in the industry. She was also responsible for the Content and Multicultural practices for the agency and took a leadership role in audio transformation for the Publicis Groupe.

Kristina also spent 5 years at iHeartMedia building and leading the central region team in partnership development for the largest clients, including driving the company’s strategic approach to the automotive category. Previous to that, she spent 21 years at Starcom USA and Leo Burnett, working on a variety of accounts across strategy and investment, national and local, and across all media.

Andy Roberts

Strategic Advisor

During a media career of some 40 years Andy has had many senior trading roles. Most recently he was Global Head of Trading for Mindshare the WPP owned media agency with billings reported as $34.5b. At Mindshare he spent 8 years leading media buying for their blue chip global clients including Unilever, Ford, Dyson, Kimberly-Clark, Volvo, BP and Booking.com. He was also responsible for the creation and maintenance of the agencies approach to the digital media challenges posed by fraud, contextual brand safety and viewability.  Through this role he worked closely with the global digital vendors Google, Facebook and Oath.

Prior to his Mindshare role Andy spent many years leading trading for Starcom and specifically for P&G. He was also a founder member of BBH’s media offshoot Motive as well as his own start up Village Green.