The Immerse Team

The Immerse team brings a diverse range of expertise, skills and perspective to every client and project, with an impressive array of commercial, corporate and technology experience.

People you might meet at Immerse

Tom Symonds

Tom Symonds

CEO and Co-founder

Justin Parry

Justin Parry

COO and Co-founder

Lucas San Pedro

Lucas San Pedro

Chief Technology Officer

Lee Kelly

Lee Kelly

Chief Financial Officer

Heath Shatouhy

Heath Shatouhy

Chief Commercial Officer

Dave Browne

Dave Browne

Director of Product & Delivery

John Fecci

John Fecci

Director of Partner Accounts

Carl Posadas

Carl Posadas

VP Enterprise Accounts

Marina Pujol

Marina Pujol

Head of Marketing

Phil Trease

Phil Trease

Head of Customer Success

Chris Rougeux

Chris Rougeux

Business Development Director

Gabriella Fuer

Gabriella Fuer

Executive Producer

Alex Fletcher

Alex Fletcher

Experience Design lead

Plus a stellar team of product people, developers, artists, UX, QAs and more – all working to make our technology truly world-leading

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Tom Symonds

CEO

Tom has gained a reputation for innovation and the creation of disruptive business models following 8 years at GE Capital and 12 years at leading internet businesses. He led Sky through the dotcom fall out, establishing it as one of the major internet players in the UK.

Tom has since worked with start-up businesses within the field of e-Learning, using his extensive expertise to leverage technology in order to address key business needs.

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Justin Parry

COO

Justin has 20 years of experience creating and growing B2C and B2B products for start-ups and global organisations. He has developed and launched online platforms, websites and mobile products across the world and joined Immerse from his role as Global Director of Internet Yellow Pages for Yell Group.

Justin is Chief Operating Officer and leads the Product strategy for Immerse. As a founder, he designed and led product development of the Immerse platform from scratch. He now oversees the delivery of all technology and VR content across the organisation.

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Lee Kelly

CFO

Lee is a chartered accountant with over 20 years experience in the technology sector She has held various senior roles in Finance functions, leading complex due diligence and integration processes for several mergers and acquisitions across Europe.

She has managed and built finance teams as well as implementing internal systems to deliver finance and accounting support.

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Lucas San Pedro

CTO

Lucas has almost 20 years of experience as a software engineer across different industries, technologies and countries. He’s been involved in designing, architecting, and developing complex software solutions in fields ranging from the automotive industry in Spain and Italy, to fintech in London, taking a technical leadership role in teams both big and small from early on in his career.

Lucas joined Immerse in February 2015, designing and developing the core set of technologies that power the Immerse Platform.

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Our Main Board

Trevor Fenwick

Charles McIntyre

Mark Irwin

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Trevor Fenwick

Trevor has been a lead investor in Immerse since 2013. He supports and is an active early stage investor in over 20 companies in the InfoTech, data publishing and EdTech sectors in Europe and the USA.

He is Executive Chairman and co-founder of Euromonitor International, the leading provider of online international market data and analytics. The company won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014 for International Trade and the Private Business of the Year 2013 Award (PwC/HSBC).

He is a Board member of the PPA, and past Chair of the UK and European Data Publishers Associations. He has been actively involved with the UK and European government in advising on issues surrounding intellectual property. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, holds postgraduate qualifications in international marketing and is an Honorary Fellow at Ravensbourne University.

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Charles McIntyre

Charles experience has been in building businesses in a number of industry sectors including financial services, media, media tech and most recently edtech. He co-founded IBIS Capital in 2003 in order to create a flexible, boutique investment bank that could both invest in and advise companies and their shareholders. 12 years on and IBIS Capital has evolved into a leading specialist asset manager and investment banking operation with over 60 successfully completed transactions.

Charles also sits on the boards of a range of entrepreneurial companies in the media and education sectors. In 2013, Charles started focusing on the e-Learning and edtech markets and was responsible for a number of key industry initiatives including co-founding EdTech Europe, an annual summit for strategic players and investors interested in the online education market.

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Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin is a UK qualified chartered accountant who joined Trafigura as a financial controller in 1994. In 2004 he was appointed as a director to provide support for Trafigura’s corporate and IT infrastructure. Mark holds a degree in Computer Science and Accounting from the University of Manchester.

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