Cees Zwaard and Mark Mattocks have substantial experience (over 50 years) in running businesses through a variety of phases: start-up, management, expansion and turnaround or sale / investment preparation.
Cees Zwaard (55) is a highly experienced entertainment, technology and media executive with more than 23 years experience at CEO level starting, directing, controlling, and restructuring a diverse range of companies and products within the publishing, multimedia, entertainment and “new” technology industries. Cees was CEO, managing director or consultant to: Columbia Tri-Star Home Video, SONY Computer Entertainment Europe i.e. PlayStation, Gremlin Group PLC, UPC/Chello Broadband (first broadband company in Europe) Global Interactive Gaming (GIG), SKY and ZOOtech.
Mark (39) is a marketing and business consultant with over 18 years experience in sport, consumer durables, toys, entertainment, new technology, bioscience and publishing. Mark is a recognised Business Link Consultant and Learning and Skills Council Business Mentor. Clients include: Spada Development, Aquaculture, ZOO Digital Group Plc, DKPM, Peter Cowen Golf, Rhapsody Software and Cooler Publishing. Mark’s senior corporate positions include Head of Marketing at Orange, managing the development and launch of Ananova, the World’s First Virtual Newscaster, the New Media Division of the Press Association and International Marketing Director for Gremlin Group Plc. Mark has owned his own publishing company and is a longstanding member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.