Leadership

Senior leadership team

  • Alexandar Vassilev
    Chief Executive Officer

    Alexandar Vassilev is the Chief Executive Officer of WeTransfer, a position he took up in May 2022.

    As an expert in product-led growth by background, he joined as the Chief Product and Technology Officer in 2020 and has been pivotal in bringing together all things innovation and engineering across the entirety of WeTransfer’s product suite and spearheading the launch of WeTransfer Premium.

    In spending nearly a decade of his career at Google (including YouTube), Alexandar witnessed first-hand the first wave of creators turning to digital platforms to build their careers and he is passionate about how best to serve this community in the long-term through innovation and new features.

    Prior to WeTransfer, he led Joyn, a German entertainment streaming platform, serving as a CEO and Managing Director.

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

  • Melissa Nussbaum
    Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

    Melissa Nussbaum is WeTransfer’s Chief Financial Officer and was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer in May 2022. In her dual role, she works in strong partnership with Alexandar to help WeTransfer deliver on excellence and business strategy and oversees Legal, Data Analytics, Finance, as well as Human Resources and Marketing.

    Melissa joined WeTransfer in 2020 after having spent seven years at King Digital Entertainment. At King she led Finance & Strategy and had a leading role during its IPO in 2014 and eventual sale to Activision Blizzard for US$5.9 billion in 2016. 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 United Kingdom.

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

  • Damian Bradfield
    Chief Creative and Sustainability Officer

    Damian Bradfield is the Co-Founder turned Chief Creative and Sustainability Officer of WeTransfer. Since 2010, he has been Chief Strategy Officer, set up the US offices and created award-winning digital arts platform WePresent. He was the co-founder of digital design studio, Present Plus, which WeTransfer acquired in 2015.

    Damian is a published author of books titled 'The Trust Manifesto' and 'Algorithmic Reality', which debate online privacy, trust and big data. He is the host of Influence podcast and chairman of WeTransfer's The Supporting Act Foundation, as well as a trustee for the Sarabande Foundation.

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

  • 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.

  • Angelique Temple
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Angelique joined WeTransfer in June 2022 to drive awareness of the wide-ranging suite of creative workflow features, support the growth of the subscription offering and deliver campaigns that increase engagement with the loyal creative customer base of the platform.

    Angelique has more than over a decade of experience developing and delivering marketing strategies and campaigns for high-growth global tech and media brands, including WeWork and Zeta Global among others.

    An Australian native, Angelique has made her home in New York over the past seven years as a leader in the data-driven marketing space. She holds a Master of Data Science and Innovation from the University of Technology in Sydney.

  • Dan Conti
    Chief Technology Officer

    Dan is an accomplished engineering leader with a history of building successful products and great teams.

    Prior to joining WeTransfer, he spent 15 years at Microsoft delivering user experience, human interaction, developer experience, and device connectivity technologies across HoloLens 2, Cortana, Surface, and Windows.

    Before this he began his career in startups, working on embedded systems and A/V playback systems.

    He holds a degree in Computer Science from Western Washington University.

  • Adam Mitton
    General Counsel

    Adam heads up the WeTransfer’s legal team, supporting the company and its growth.

    Adam's experience includes eight years at video game developer King, most recently as Deputy Chief Legal Officer and Vice President in parent company Activision Blizzard’s EMEA legal team. Prior to that, he was a partner at a leading UK media and entertainment law firm Harbottle & Lewis, advising clients across industries e-commerce, digital technology, advertising and interactive entertainment.

    Adam holds a BA in Law from the University of Cambridge and Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Bristol in the UK.

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.

  • 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.

  • Manfred Krikke

    Manfred Krikke is a Managing Partner of HPE Growth, one of the leading European technology growth investment firms. He has over 25 years of technology experience as an entrepreneur, investment banker and investor, primarily in Silicon Valley, where he managed over 30 transactions in the technology sector, with an aggregate value of over $2 Billion, including 16 Nasdaq IPOs. He serves on the boards of EGYM, Uberall, TNO’s private equity board and of course WeTransfer. Manfred earned a master’s degree in Business Economics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam.

  • Brad Brooks

    Bradford L. Brooks is currently the CEO of the cyber defense company Censys. Previously Brad was CEO at OneLogin, a global leader in identity management and has held senior executive level positions at DocuSign, Juniper Networks and Microsoft over the last 20 years. Brad’s extensive experience across multiple technology sectors, and his extensive executive leadership experience in technology product management, sales and marketing have provided him with a deep understanding of high technology business matters.

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