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Our team

Leadership team
James Hind
Founder and CEO
Having founded carwow with the mission of helping people choose and buy the best car for them, James has built carwow into the most exciting marketplace and media brand in the automotive sector. Prior to founding carwow, he worked as a ski guide.
David Santoro
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Working alongside James Hind, David built the original carwow platform single-handedly. Co-Founder David now leads our ever-expanding team of engineers. David ensures that we maintain high levels of platform performance whilst delivering complex expansions, integrations and technology support across all of our markets.
Mat Watson
Chief Content Officer
Leading carwow's highly respected and influential editorial team, Mat is best known as the face of the carwow YouTube channel, which he's grown into the largest car channel on the platform with 5.8 million subscribers and over 63 million global video views per month. A cornerstone of carwow's huge brand reach, Mat's in-depth reviews, drag races and news content can be seen at www.youtube.com/carwow
John Veichmanis
Chief Operating Officer
John leads our commercial, operations, and international teams. Prior to carwow, John was CMO of online luxury fashion retail platform Farfetch, which he saw through its public listing on the NYSE. John brings over 20 years of experience from innovative tech and online companies, including Dell, Apple, Skype and Expedia, and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Interactive Investor.
Philipp Sayler von Amende
CEO Germany
An automotive entrepreneur and founder of carwow Germany, Philipp is a strategist and leader with over 20 years of international experience in building teams and scaling businesses. Having grown up on the forecourt of his parent's dealership, Philipp has a passion for the automotive industry and at 17 years old, launched his first online car startup. He has since gone on to work for the World Economic Forum and TrueCar.
Roey Raphael
Chief Growth Officer
Overseeing the planning, development, and execution of carwow's marketing and advertising initiatives, Roey helps deliver the profitable growth of the entire organisation through online and offline advertising channels. Roey has a plethora of international experience across B2C, B2B and marketplace businesses, including Wix.com and Envato.com
Laura Shipperlee
Chief People Officer
Responsible for leading our people and culture strategy for 260+ staff across our countries, Laura ensures we have class-leading scalable talent management practices and maintaining an environment in which a first-class team can flourish. An accredited executive coach and partner to the executive team, Laura's experience includes fast-growth consumer brands Huel and Rapha Racing.
Moises Garcia
Chief Product Officer
Moises defines our product vision and strategy, ensuring we best meet the needs of our consumers and dealer partners alike. With a background in M&A (Deloitte, Morgan Stanley) and management consulting (The Boston Consulting Group), Moises has been with carwow since it first launched in the Spanish market. He has helped establish structure, processes and fast, innovative product culture that has underpinned carwow's growth.
Nick Dibbern
Finance Director
Responsible for managing our financial functions and guiding the group strategy, Nick plays a central role in carwow's strategic acquisitions. With rich experience having worked at major brands, including Channel 4 and Trainline.com, Nick's team assists every part of the business, from new functions such as the recent Sell your car acquisition product and tech support, through to our thriving media and YouTube divisions.
Board advisors
Giles Andrews OBE
Chairman of the Board
Giles co-founded Zopa in 2004, was CEO from 2007 to 2015, Chairman from 2015 until 2019 and remains an active board member. Zopa was the world's first P2P lending business and is shaping the future of consumer finance by providing better value and service. Giles is also Chairman of MarketFinance. He is an independent non-executive director and member of the risk, remuneration and transformation committees of Bank of Ireland Group plc in Dublin. Giles received a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology from Christ Church at Oxford University and his MBA from INSEAD. He was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to financial services and was named FinTech leader of the year in the 2016 FinTech innovation awards.
Andrew Robb
Board Member
Andrew is the former COO of the online luxury marketplace Farfetch, where he was responsible for running marketing, operations, international and VIP teams. Andrew spent 10 years at Farfetch, growing the business from its early growth stage and seeing it through its public listing on the NYSE in 2018. An online specialist with over 20 years of experience in e-commerce businesses, Andrew started his career with Gemini Consulting before joining Peoplesound.com, a digital music start-up, as Business Development Director. Andrew then worked in the category development team of eBay Australia before spending several years as Managing Director of Cocosa.com. Andrew holds a BA from the University of Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD.