Board of Directors

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Chief Executive Officer

James Draper

James is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bidstack. He initiated Bidstack’s move into the gaming space in 2017 and led the negotiations to secure the three year contract with SEGA’s Football Manager title. He has been responsible for the day to day management of Bidstack, as well as overseeing its strategic direction. Prior to Bidstack, James spent several years working within marketing and advertising with a range of clients in the sports and b2b space.

Chief Technology Officer

Francesco Petruzzelli

Francesco is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Bidstack. He created Bidstack’s core artificial intelligence engine; heads its development studio; and oversees its team of developers and programmers. Prior to Bidstack, Francesco founded Whaleslide, a privacy conscious search engine allowing users to control all aspects of their online lives from one webpage.

Non-executive Chairman

Donald Stewart

Appointed in November 2015, Donald is a solicitor and has practiced corporate law, particularly focused on smaller quoted companies, for almost 30 years. Between April 2013 and July 2015 he was on the board of Progility Plc and, before that, had been a corporate partner in the London office of a global law firm. He is a former director (and past chairman) of the Quoted Companies Alliance, the UK not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the cause of smaller quoted companies.

Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Hau

Lisa joined Bidstack in May 2020 with c.15 years experience most recently at WPP a FTSE 100 where she led investor relations and Jefferies where she was an equity analyst heading up coverage for European Media and Internet. Lisa oversees the day to day operations for Bidstack and works closely with the management team on strategy, corporate and business development. Lisa graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2006 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Non-Executive Director

Glen Calvert

Glen has been COO of Fnatic Ltd, widely regarded as one of the biggest brands and most successful esports teams, since January 2019. He will be launching, an AI start up that augments the intelligence of teams later this year. Previously Glen was a founder and CEO of programmatic marketing company Affectv and, prior to that, a member of the founding team at Struq, an advertising personalisation platform, which was acquired by Quantcast in 2014. Glen joined Bidstack's advisory board in August 2020. He brings considerable experience to the Company including strong relationships across the sector and among the investor community.

Non-Executive Director

Bryan Neider

Bryan is a tech, media and gaming veteran who adds a great deal of experience and knowhow to our advisory team. He became a Bidstack advisor in October 2019 and brings more than 25 years of leadership experience from his time with Electronic Arts (EA). There he played a key role in their IPO, oversaw global business development efforts, served as their CFO and COO and headed up their Global Operations team. Bryan currently serves as the CEO of Gatepath and serves on the board of directors for three businesses