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 from Gordon Willoughby.

    Since joining as the Chief Product and Technology Officer in 2020, he has been pivotal in bringing together all things product innovation and engineering across the entirety of WeTransfer’s product suite. During that time he spearheaded the launch of WeTransfer Premium, a major product update that streamlines the workflow process for creative professionals and further expands the brand’s footprint across the whole creative process.

    Prior to WeTransfer, Alexandar led Joyn, a German entertainment streaming platform, serving as a CEO and Managing Director. Before that, he spent a decade of his career at Google working on various key 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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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