Leadership Team  

Gautam Singh, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gautam Singh, Co-Founder and Chief Executive OfficerGautam is a co-founder of the firm and, in addition to his overall responsibilities, manages the business development team globally. He has more than 20 years of management consulting, venture capital and industry experience in Europe and the US.

 Prior roles include Corven Partners in London, A.T. Kearney in London, as well as short stints at Mitsubishi Motors in India and Cummins Engines in the US. Gautam has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay, India.

Omer Abdullah, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Omer Abdullah, Co-Founder and Managing DirectorOmer is a co-founder of the firm and leads The Smart Cube's business across The Americas. He has more than 25 years of management consulting, global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe and Asia.

Prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner Lambert (USA) and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA and a BBA from the University of East Asia.

Sameer Walia, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Sameer is a co-founder of The Smart Cube and manages all operations for the company globally. He has 22 years of strategy consulting, equities trading and industry experience.

Prior to co-founding The Smart Cube, Sameer spent over a decade with Accenture's Management Consulting practice. He is a rank holder from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Delhi. Sameer is also a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership network, a group of entrepreneurial leaders with a focus on creating a better society, based in Aspen, Colorado. 

Gavin O'Brien, Chief Financial Officer

Gavin is responsible for financial strategy, management and accounting for all companies in The Smart Cube group, as well as international taxation, treasury and investor relations. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Gavin worked for the Walt Disney Company and for UK public companies before focussing on growing entrepreneurial businesses. Gavin has extensive experience in financial and business management in industries including software, technology and hospitality.

Ruth Crawford, Chief Marketing Officer

Ruth is responsible for strengthening The Smart Cube’s brand worldwide and overseeing the development and execution of the company’s marketing strategy. She has more than two decades of global marketing and communications experience gained across Europe, the USA and Asia.

Prior roles include SunGard Financial Services and disruptive start-ups such as Opower and Mambu. Ruth holds an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Jeremy Weil, Chief Product Officer

Jeremy is responsible for developing new scalable products to extend the company’s existing service lines. Prior to joining The Smart Cube, Jeremy held product director and strategic pricing roles with RELX, a FTSE 100 company, and a strategy consulting role at Deloitte. He has an undergraduate degree in business management from Nottingham University. 

Dheeraj Garg, Chief Information Officer

Dheeraj, with more than 20 years of application development experience, is leading The Smart Cube’s ongoing technology transformation. Dheeraj is helping the company to put technology at the heart of the business, and accelerate existing process automation.

Prior to joining The Smart Cube, Dheeraj held senior roles at Dataflow Group, Max New Life Insurance, Infosys and GE Money. Dheeraj holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune and an MBA from the University of Delhi.

Johnny Hewett, Chairman of the Board

Johnny has been Chief Executive since founding Smedvig Capital with Peter Smedvig in 1996. He has been instrumental in the financing and development of more than 40 companies at all stages from start-up through to flotation.

Prior to Smedvig Capital, Johnny spent 3 years at Bain & Company, working on a range of strategic and operational issues in a variety of sectors. He began his career in investment banking spending six years in equity capital markets for Hill Samuel and later NatWest Markets where he was involved in all elements of equity and equity related financing.

He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Johnny is a board member of The Smart Cube (Chairman), LoveSpace, Quill, Kings Court Trust, My Home Move, Profile, Veeve, Antidote, Captify and Infinity.

Jon Lerner, Board Member

Jon is a Managing Director at Smedvig Capital, which he joined in 2008. Prior to Smedvig Capital Jon worked at Bain & Company as a Senior Consultant in London and Toronto. He also spent 6 months working in house at Argos on multi-channel strategy and product expansion.

Jon has a first class MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with French from Bristol University.

Jon is currently a board member of Mediamorph, Quill, The Smart Cube, Captify and Infinity and has previously served on the board of Tusker, ITIS, Selstor and 3GS. Jon is actively looking for the best tech enabled businesses in the UK to invest in.

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