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Our Senior Team

Meet the team

 
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Doug Johnson-Poensgen

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

As CEO of Circulor, Doug has 25 years international experience as an Executive and Non Executive Director, operating in TMT, Financial Services, IT and Management Consultancy sectors.

 

His leadership experience spans roles in large corporates (Barclays, BT, Serco, AIMIA), scale-ups (Cadence, ISD) and start-ups (Circulor, Snapdragon).

 

He has broad functional experience with consistent themes being innovation (both new product and to drive transformation), delivering growth and regulation.

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Bob Parker

Chief Financial Officer

Bob has 30 years of considerable financial and management experience, having held a series of senior finance roles at a range of leading technology companies. He joins Circulor from DefinedCrowd Corp., a leading AI training data company, and prior to this was CFO at cybersecurity firm SentinelOne between 2017 and 2020. During his time at SentinelOne, the company expanded significantly through multiple successful fundraisings, culminating in a listing on NYSE in June 2021, with a valuation of US$8.9bn. 

 

Bob is also an Advisor at Firmbase, a VC-backed, enterprise SaaS fintech startup, and a Board Member and Investor in a stealth security start-up.

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Coenraad van Deventer

Chief Technology Officer

Coenraad has over 20 years experience in building and delivering software products in a variety of industries including HR, Finance, Insurance, Utilities (Water Billing) and Defence.

 

His experience includes working on Oracle E-Business and APEX projects, configuration of Cloud environments in Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and the implementation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines for Oracle projects using TeamCity and Microsoft TFS.

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Jon Hughes

Chief Sales Officer

Before joining Circulor, Jon successfully scaled a number of consulting businesses backed by large organisations or VCs, delivering substantial shareholder returns both to end clients and the funding organisations themselves.

 

His ongoing Doctoral research at Warwick Business School is focused on how organisations can effectively mobilise their resources more effectively to successfully deliver disruptive change driven by new digital capabilities. He presents on business and digital transformation, post-merger integration, change and program management, as well as consulting at universities and conferences.

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Magdalena Rychlewska

Chief of Staff

Magda is responsible for closing the gap between strategic objectives and reality and building Circulor’s corporate services globally; looking after recruitment, compliance and governance.


She comes from a legal background and has over 10 years of experience in business management, private equity and insurance.

 

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Yue Jin Tay

VP of Sales, APAC

Yue Jin has worked internationally in extensive global commercial and management consulting roles for over 20 years.

He co-founded Procserve, an eCommerce business and advises innovative businesses scaling-up for growth.

He has worked with a variety of large corporates (Sony, Shell, PA Consulting, UK Public Sector) and technology businesses (Compaq, 3Com), including B2B networks and Blockchain technology.

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Ellen Carey

Head of Public Affairs & Strategy

Ellen has dedicated her career to advocating for clean technologies—running successful campaigns for technologies such as electric vehicles and renewable energy that shape market dynamics and create new business opportunity. 

She has held senior positions at Samsung, Audi of America, and the American Wind Energy Association, working internationally across policy, communications, and corporate development.

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Fearghal Kearney 

VP of Sales, EMEA

Fearghal has extensive experience in inspiring business executives to leverage blockchain, machine learning and AI technologies in their supply and value chains to promote sustainability and transparency and helping companies verify responsible sourcing and address ESG objectives.

Fearghal is an accomplished senior finance and commercial professional with over 25 years of experience in advising and managing businesses across several industries focusing on providing visibility into financial, procurement and supply chain processes.

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Jenni Young

Chief Marketing Officer

Jenni has over 20 years award-winning marketing and digital experience in SaaS, B2B and B2C sectors. She has a proven track record of successfully leading teams and organisations across Europe, North America and APAC. With a particular focus on businesses in scale up and hyper growth phases - she has worked with  organisations including Digital Catapult, Imperial College London and MassChallenge as well as ticketscript (acquired by Eventbrite) and most recently cashless fintech leaders, Tappit.

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Elizabeth Loar

VP of Finance

Elizabeth joined Circulor from SnapLogic where she was their CFO for 4 years. She helped SnapLogic quintuple their valuation to $1B during her tenure. While at SnapLogic, Elizabeth was recognized as one of the top women leaders in SaaS in 2018.

Prior to SnapLogic, Elizabeth worked at Merchant E-Solutions, Opsware, Capgemini and E&Y as a Consultant, and at PWC as a Senior Accountant. Elizabeth has a BSc from UC Berkeley, and MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and is a Certified Public Accountant in California. 

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Paul Turley

Chief Software Architect

Paul is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of large enterprise applications. He has over 25 years of experience in various industries including finance, manufacturing and cyber security, as well as work for both the British Armed Forces and Royal Air Force.

He has a keen interest in emerging technologies, including blockchain and the need for enterprise systems to provide customers better insight into their data to help them meet traceability and sustainability objectives.

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Luise Müller‑Hofstede

Client Partner 

Luise is Client Partner at Circulor and responsible for strategic business development. Luise supports the German and European automotive industry in achieving their responsible sourcing and carbon neutrality goals.


Her background is in distributed ledger technology in sustainable supply chains and the energy sector.