CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – MARTIN WEDGE
CEO and founding owner of OVL Group Ltd, which was formed in 1989 and is a major leasing broker in the UK with 3,500 vehicles under management. The company has grown over the years developing vital relationships with major leasing providers such as Lex Autolease, Lease-plan, ARVAL, Hitachi Capital and Santander. In 2003 Little Green Car (part of the OVL Group) was formed as a web based consumer offering and continues to develop as a highly visited website. More recently the OVL Group developed Fleetmanager Plus an online integrated fleet management system alongside MinibusleasingUK and Vans4Lease. Martin has an extensive business contact network developed over 30 years in the Automotive sector and is highly regarded in thought leadership within the Auto leasing sector. His executive management skills and deep knowledge of the automotive industry are key skills within the business.
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFICER – JOHN WHITE
Co-Founder of idRisk Ltd in 2002 and a specialist in identifying and solving complex business risks. idRisk Ltd provides services to FTSE 100 companies in the United Kingdom, particularly with its Broker and Captive Management Review. John’s earlier corporate career spanned 30+ years within the insurance and risk sector. His senior roles included European Sales Leadership for the major insurance broker Marsh across 23 European countries, responsible for a $200m annual New Business target. Also Co-founder of Picturetheuk.com in 2008. PUK is a Discovery and Recommendation layer that works alongside the search engines Google, Bing and Yahoo. It delivers global audiences for the UK’s tourism industry. In 2017 John became a Trustee of The Dartmoor Trust, an independent non-political charity. The Trust’s activities are to grant aid practical projects, which help benefit The Dartmoor National Park, its landscape, communities and visitors.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – KEITH MULLOCK
Board Director and investor with extensive experience in the media, retailing and technology sectors having worked at divisional board level within a number of global entertainment groups including News Corp, Time Warner and Universal Inc. Keith currently holds Non-Executive Director and advisory positions in companies in the digital marketing and management consultancy sectors, and previously chaired early stage businesses in the technology and genetics sectors. Keith’s particular business skills are business strategy, venture capital, executive management, mergers and acquisitions and start-ups. Keith is a chartered accountant by training having worked in the London and Hong Kong offices of Price Waterhouse in his early career.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – DAVID WEDGE
With more than 30 years’ experience in many facets of the Automotive Industry, David’s main business interests have been in the Motorsport sector having run race cars for many clients in a variety of competitive series around the world. Designing and developing high performance engine and suspension parts for Ferrari race cars has been the core of David’s business for many years, and he has kept abreast of modern technology to that end. Alongside that David has extensive electronics design and development experience having created some innovative products along the way such as; vehicles used for advanced driver training, early developments in the M2M and IOT communications fields and engine management systems and diagnostic tools. In addition, years of experience in the Automotive Events business working freelance with a global provider of OEM training and product knowledge transfer has provided David with a wealth of knowledge in the Automotive arena.
SCIENTIFIC ADVISER – PIOTR PRINS
PhD: 20+ years of experience in the IT industry including the role of technical director at Causeway Technologies Ltd which provided financial solutions to industry. For the past 10 years, he has been involved with biotech companies providing advanced modelling tools and web-based solutions. He is an Oxford University Nuffield Department of Medicine honorary visiting research fellow in statistical genetics and a visiting research fellow of the Personal Genomics and Bioinformatics Department of the University Medical Centre Utrecht.
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER – MARC R. HOFFMANN
PhD. Marc’s professional experience includes providing scientific consultancy services and running a Software as a Service (SaaS) application. Marc has an MSC in Soil, Water and Atmospheric Science and a PhD from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. The expertise Marc brings to EMTEC includes applied research for innovation, systems modelling and simulation using AI and advanced mathematical models, computer programming and web development. Marc is experienced in applying and utilizing grants, being an expert on and having written a book about EU funding applications.
NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – STEVE TILEY
Steve has over 20 years of experience in leading and inspiring teams in customer facing and B2B IT organizations. His track record includes a successful 5 years IT directorship in McDonalds UK as well as developing his own European service desk organization to operate in 12 countries. This was followed by managing the international development ACRELEC Group, an IT hardware and software organization to become a multi-national brand operating in over 100 countries.