Team

London Stock Exchange (LON: DISH)

Tom Sumner - CEO

Tom joined BigDish in December 2019 and has worked in the restaurant discount industry for the past six years.  From 2013 to 2016 he was National Partnership Manager, managing a 10 person telesales team at Gourmet Society and Tastecard which are the largest diner membership clubs in the United Kingdom.  These brands are operated by The Dining Club Group and each has over 6,000 restaurant partners. Tom joined TableNow in 2016 initially as Product Development Manager and subsequently became Head of Operations and in May 2018 he was appointed as Managing Director.  TableNow is a dining discount app that enables diners to book discounted restaurant seats in the UK.  In April 2019 the Company rebranded with a new app and embarked upon a nationwide rollout. Following the rebrand, Tom grew the platform, with a 10 person telesales team, from 250 to 3,000 restaurants across the United Kingdom over a six month period.

Joost Boer - CPO

Joost joined the Company in October 2014 and has following this time acted as the Chief Executive Officer of BigDish until early 2019 at which point he took on the role of Chief Product Officer. Joost joined CompareAsiaGroup, the world’s largest financial comparison platform (backed by Goldman Sachs), as one of its first employees in September 2013 and became Operations Manager the following month. He subsequently led the expansion into the Philippines in December 2013 and later spearheaded a product overhaul for the entire region. He holds a MSc in Strategic Management from the Rotterdam School of Management. 

John Dometita - CTO

John has worked with a number of start-ups to develop web and mobile apps. He is one of the pioneers of mobile app development in the Philippines and ran a corporate giveaway business at college before fully focusing on web and mobile development. John is a full-stack developer being well-versed in frontend mobile and web development, backend development and server management.

Jonathan Morley-Kirk - Non-Executive Chairman

Jonathan has many years of public company experience. He is currently a non-executive director of Sarossa Capital Plc and has served as Chairman of Fox-Davies Capital from 2003 to 2008 and, previously, he also served as a director of SG Warburg Securities and Samuel Montagu & Co. He is currently a non-executive director of East Siberian Plc (formerly PetroKamchatka), which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and non-executive chairman of Bluebird Merchant Ventures, listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Aidan Bishop - Founder & Executive Director

Aidan has a number of years of experience in start-up businesses that he has founded in various sectors. Aidan founded a mining company that was admitted to the London Stock Exchange in April 2016.  Previously, Aidan started a cocoa trading and development company in the Philippines and in 2017 became a founding shareholder and director in Firetree Chocolate, a UK premium chocolate manufacturer that sources super premium cocoa beans from island origins mostly in South East Asia.

Simon Perrée - Non-Executive Director

Simon co-founded online retailer Play.com in 1998. After selling Play.com in 2011, Simon founded venture capital company NetCap, and has since invested in several online businesses. With over 14 years’ experience in e- commerce, he has an in-depth knowledge of internet technology, operations and online marketing.
Simon served as non-executive director of Stanley Gibbons Group plc from May 2013 to July 2016, a retail company listed on the London Stock Exchange where he served on the remuneration, audit and nomination committees. 

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