Leadership

Senior leadership team

  • Gordon Willoughby
    Chief Executive Officer

    Gordon Willoughby is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, a position he has held since January 2017. In 2018 Gordon led the acquisition of Paper® and Paste® from New-York based FiftyThree Inc., in 2019 he led a successful €35M series B raise and in 2020, led WeTransfer to become an officially certified B Corporation.

    Prior to WeTransfer Gordon spent over eight years at Amazon, holding a range of Director positions. From 2006 to 2008, Gordon was Vice President of European Operations and Customer Support at eBay.

    Before this, he was Managing Director at Cityspace, and from 1998 to 2003 served as Global Marketing & Content Sales Director at the Financial Times.

    He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.

  • Melissa Nussbaum
    Chief Financial Officer

    Melissa Nussbaum is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She joined as CFO in September 2020, having spent 7 years at King Digital Entertainment where she headed up the Finance function for the last 3 years and before that had a leading role during its IPO in 2014 and eventual sale to Activision Blizzard for $5.9bn.

    Before this, Melissa worked at PwC for over twelve years, serving as a Director working across its Audit, Risk, and Capital Markets departments in Belgium, France, Canada and the UK.

    Melissa is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Commerce, Accounting and Finance from Concordia University in Canada.

  • Damian Bradfield
    Chief Creative Officer

    Damian Bradfield is Chief Creative Officer at the Company and co-founder. He joined in 2010 as Chief Strategy Officer, set up the US offices of WeTransfer and created WePresent. He was the co-founder of digital design studio, Present Plus, which WeTransfer acquired in 2015.

    Damian started his career at Stella McCartney before joining ad agencies AMV and later, J Walter Thompson

    Damian is a published author of a book titled ‘The Trust Manifesto’, which debates online privacy, trust and big data.

    He holds a degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Gwen Burbidge
    Chief HR Officer

    Gwen Burbidge is Chief HR Officer of the Company, a position she has held since July 2020, having joined WeTransfer in 2019.

    Previously Gwen spent five years at Fortune 500 healthcare provider DaVita. Prior to this, Gwen was a talent consultant with Google focusing on HR and coaching. She also consulted for Xerox, and, before this, held roles at RELX Group, Excerpta Medica and Akzo Nobel Pharma.

    Gwen holds a Masters degree from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and is qualified from the Harvard Business School in Leading Change and Organisational Renewal.

  • Alexandar Vassilev
    Chief Product and Technology Officer

    Alexandar Vassilev is Chief Product and Technology Officer of the Company. He joined the Company in September 2020, and, prior to this, served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Joyn, a German entertainment streaming platform, from 2018.

    Before Joyn, Alexandar spent a decade at Google working on various monetisation products (including DoubleClick products and Adwords for Video), YouTube and Google Search.

    Alexandar holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, alongside a CIS degree from Missouri Southern State University.

  • Natascha Chamuleau
    Chief Advertising Officer

    Natascha Chamuleau is Chief Advertising Officer of the Company, a position she has held since July 2020, having joined as Vice President of Sales in 2017.

    Before WeTransfer, Natascha spent three years at Facebook as Head of Sales and Client Solutions for Benelux and Central Europe.

    Prior to this, she worked in a variety of leadership roles including eBay Classified and Marktplaats, ranging from Sales to Growth and Product Innovation.

Supervisory board

  • Martha Lane Fox (Chair)

    Co-founded lastminute.com and the charitable foundation, Antigone. Martha was appointed as a crossbench peer in the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Open University in 2014. She is also the founder of DotEveryone, a think tank focused on championing responsible technology. Martha sits on the Boards of Twitter and Chanel and is recognized globally for her services to the digital economy and charity.

  • Bas Beerens

    Bas Beerens is the founder of WeTransfer. Also the founder of Oy Communications and WeMarket, Bas is currently a consultant for a wide range of companies and an active investor with the Dutch Founders Fund.

  • Irena Goldenberg

    Irena Goldenberg is a co-founder and partner at Highland Europe, a growth-stage technology fund. Irena represents Highland Europe on the boards of eGym, Jampp, JUNIQE, Smartly.io, Supermetrics, WeTransfer, and Wolt.

  • Erik Huggers

    Erik Huggers is an independent member of the supervisory board with an extensive track record in scaling up subscription-based companies. As the former CEO of VEVO, Erik has in-depth expertise in digital media and online services.

  • Jonne de Leeuw

    Jonne de Leeuw is a partner at HPE Growth, who joined WeTransfer’s Board following a Series B investment in 2019. Jonne brings in equity and active support to help accelerate the development of WeTransfer’s tools and significantly grow the user base.

  • Tony Zappalà

    Tony Zappalà is a partner at Highland Europe, who represents the company on the boards of WeTransfer, Contentsquare, Jellysmack, and Zwift. Prior to joining Highland, Tony worked with Index Ventures, where he was part of the team which raised and invested in the firm’s first dedicated Growth fund.

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