Chris Veator is a seasoned executive with over 20 years’ experience building profitable businesses and outstanding teams. He has a track record of success both as an entrepreneur and in a corporate setting. Prior to joining MarkMonitor, Chris was President of Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, where he oversaw the rapid growth of their real estate and construction information business. Before that, he was Executive Vice President and Global Head of Intellectual Property Services at Thomson Reuters. Chris has also held senior executive roles at CPA Global, OpenText and was the founder and CEO of Artesia Technologies – a Digital Asset Management software company.
Chris holds a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Charlie Abrahams is a recognized and energetic executive with an established record of creating a strong European presence for leading global technology companies. His experience includes re-building and running the EMEA organization for Network General Corporation after its divesture from Network Associates, during which he grew the organization’s revenue significantly. Previously, he was hired by Plumtree Software (later acquired by BEA) to create the European business from scratch, signing on Global 100 customers and adding consulting services. Abraham’s prior experience also includes executive positions at Amdahl Corporation, IBM and Burroughs Machines. Based in London, Abrahams has a Master’s degree with honours in economics and sociology from Cambridge University and held a scholarship to King Edward’s School in Birmingham.
Rikard Bandebo leads the product team at MarkMonitor. Prior to joining MarkMonitor, he was the Chief Product Officer at Bersin by Deloitte, where he created and led the product and advisory teams and launched BersinOne, BersinWorks, BersinEdge and the Employee Experience Dashboard. He has an extensive background building data and analytics products having led the analytics and advisory product groups at First Data Corporation and was the Senior Director and the Global Manager for the Investor Relations Roundtable and JM Lafferty Associates at CEB, now Gartner. At First Data, he also served as the Chief Economist and was a regular guest on Bloomberg TV. His career began with building analytics applications for portfolio managers at ABB Investment Management.
He obtained both his postgraduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Edinburgh in Finance and Computer Science, magna cum laude.
Hayley brings over 15 years of Global HR Leadership experience to MarkMonitor, having worked in a variety of industries across Europe, Africa and Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US, leading strategies around talent, culture and organizational effectiveness. Prior to MarkMonitor, Hayley held international leadership roles at Tesco, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Dyson and most recently helped launch the Uber Freight business in the US. Hayley has holds a dual honors Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Human Resource Management and recently graduated from Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management with an Executive MBA.
Deb Giddings comes to MarkMonitor from CompuMark, our Trademarks business at Clarivate Analytics, where she spent the last 10 years. During her career at CompuMark, Deb has held roles in product management, global service, content strategy and most recently as the Head of Global Operations. Prior to CompuMark, she worked at Digitas, Inc. where she served in a program and operational consulting capacity for several large Fortune 100 companies, such as American Express, AT&T, General Motors, amongst others.
For more than 15 years, Statton has provided companies with strategic business advice and guidance on Internet policy, domain name strategy, compliance, and brand protection. As former general counsel and officer of several public, private, and non-profit corporations in the Internet industry including Network Solutions, Enom, Rightside, NameJet, and Name.com, Statton has led teams that have developed tactics, policies, procedures, and industry best practices to tackle several forms of abusive online behavior including consumer fraud, dissemination of counterfeit goods, illegal pharmacies, and trademark infringement. Statton holds a BA in Government from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Maine School of Law.
Chrissie is a highly experienced strategic marketer with a strong focus in the business intelligence, brand protection and domain sector. As the head of marketing for MarkMonitor, Chrissie is responsible for strategy & direction, lead generation, communications and PR. Over the last decade, Chrissie has been key in developing the MarkMonitor brand and through her career she has been responsible for marketing leadership at major technology businesses such as Information Builders. She holds a degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Hertfordshire University and a Post Graduate degree in Strategic Management from Hertfordshire Business School.