Meet the HQ Team

Our team consists of passionate and experienced people, who love what they do and always look forward to new challenges.

David James

Global Account Management Director

David began his career at Awin working on the UK’s technical services team. After Affiliate Window and zanox merged in 2010, David became one of the founding members of the Global Account Management team. His department is responsible for international advertisers working across the Awin global network. David’s role is to shape policy around how Awin delivers strategy, management and guidance to these key multinational partners.

Jasper Mulder

Global Publisher Director

Having joined the UK office in 2009, Jasper has been managing both advertisers and publishers locally and globally, before moving to Berlin to set up the Global Publisher Team in the group’s HQ. Currently, as Global Publisher Director, Jasper leads the team in coordinating with local and central teams to maximize publisher expansion opportunities across all markets and drive initiatives to leverage innovation from the industry.

Lara Horne

Global Commercial Director

After working in business development for a communications agency, Lara started her affiliate marketing career at Awin in 2009 within the UK Sales Team. In 2012 she became Head of Commercial for UK and Ireland before moving into a global role, overseeing business development and sales activity internationally as Global Commercial Director in 2014.

Alex Taylor

Group IT Director

Alex began his IT career in the late 90s, working for multiple corporate real estate companies until joining Awin in 2013. Alex was made Group Head of Internal IT in 2014. He provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust and secure IT environment for all Awin users.

Christoph Kiebeler

Group Partner Compliance Director

Christoph joined Awin in 2005 to create and lead the 24/7 Support and Service Team. As part of these efforts, he established the fraud management department “NetworkWatch,” which became his main focus from 2010 onward. As Group Partner Compliance Director he leads and coordinates the local and global Partner Compliance Specialists in their efforts to maintain and expand Awin’s position as the leader in fraud prevention, detection and resolution.

James Cohen

Group Systems and Architecture Director

James has worked on developing and maintaining high-traffic websites since the late 90s. Having moved from online publishing to join Awin, he and his team work deep in the engine room to ensure all technical operations run smoothly 24/7.

Kevin Edwards

Global Strategy Director

Kevin has worked in affiliate marketing for 15 years and at Awin for more than 10 of those. In his role he’s responsible for empowering the company’s employees and clients with the right data and insights to make the most informed decisions about their campaigns. He also takes an active role in creating best practice standards and self-regulation. Kevin was previously Chair of the Affiliate Marketing Council in the UK, and continues to play an active role in the IAB’s Legislation and Standards’ Committee.

Lisa Chaikin

Group Marketing Director

Lisa has worked in the affiliate industry since March 2009, currently as Group Marketing & Communications Director for Awin. Her remit covers overall responsibility for planning, developing and implementing marketing strategies, communications and PR activities, both internally and externally for the Group. This includes tailored, local strategies for all global markets. Lisa has provided extensive online exposure for several brands on the network, as well as being heavily involved in the launch and promotion of new technology products including cross-device tracking and the new internationalized user interface.

Remi Chkaibane

Vice President Product Development

Remi's passion for developing online products and technologies started at INSA Lyon, a top engineering school in France. After graduating with a master of engineering, he worked in management within the Atos group, delivering highly-used web and mobile services to blue-chip clients. Rémi then joined Awin in February 2011, and developed a number of successful products some of which have received award winning recognition within the industry. As the Group Product Director, he is now leading and transforming the product organisation to deliver more value and innovation to our customers across Awin.

Stefan Menz

Group Finance Director

Stefan gained Finance experience working in central Controlling departments of BMW, SAP and Deutsche Bahn. He began working at Awin more than 5 years ago and is now Group Finance Director. Stefan is responsible for all customer related finance processes such as invoicing advertisers, paying out publishers and suppliers, cash collection and treasury.

Matt Swan

Global Head of Business Intelligence

Matt has 10 years’ experience working in affiliate marketing. Since joining Awin in 2010, Matt has worked as part of the strategy team, producing research and overseeing both internal and external data projects across the network – including arming clients with the relevant insights to develop their affiliate strategies.

Ben Poole

Group Data Services Director

Ben’s teams are currently focused on migrating data from affilinet and ShareASale into the Data Warehouse, along with creating reports for teams throughout the Awin world. They are fairly spread out, with elements in London, Berlin, Munich, Hanover, Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam. Data Services currently comprises 20 people who aim to provide full service for anyone’s data needs - from creating the specifications and finding data to delivering reporting frameworks. Before joining Awin, Ben spent 22 years in engineering, 15 of those working in data management. His latest role was Director of the International Data team for AOL (now Oath,) covering all territories outside of the US.

Peter Jack

Global Operations Director

Peter began his career in performance marketing in 2008 and has over 10 years’ experience in the industry across marketing, tech and operational roles. First joining Awin in 2010 as an account manager, Peter returned as Global Operations Director in summer 2019 after eight years working at Digital Ventures, where he oversaw Operations, Marketing, Tech and Product. In his current role, Peter is focused on leading alignment and delivering best practice across the centralized Global Sales, Integrations, and Technical Services teams. He will be providing leadership, vision and support to help establish and evolve best in class operations structures to keep up with rapidly changing business needs.

Julia Bodnar

Group Legal Director

After gaining experience both in law firms and in-house, Julia joined Awin in 2017 as a legal counsel and took over the management of the legal team shortly after. She currently oversees the Group’s legal operations, ranging from commercial negotiations to privacy and beyond, managing the work of the legal team and external counsel across the board.

Felix Witte

Director Corporate Development and Strategy

Felix Witte began his career at Axel Springer as a strategic investment management trainee. He possesses over 6 years of experience in strategic projects, M&A and corporate development in the industries e-commerce and online marketing. He first joined Awin in 2014, progressing from board advisor (Vorstandsreferent) to Director of Corporate Development and Strategy. Key projects were the development of the Awin group strategy and the implementation of group strategic initiatives, the merger between affilinet and Awin, the investment in Commission Factory, as well as the introduction of OKRs for the group. His focus is on growing the strength and the value of the Awin network through innovation projects and complementary acquisitions.

Marta Bredfeldt-Acevedo

Head of Technical Solutions

Marta joined Awin in 2011 as a member of DACH Technical Services team. In 2015 she set up and managed a global technical services team. Currently as Head of Technical Solutions, Marta leads a global unit which is responsible for finding and building of non-standard and customized technical solutions for our clients as well as 3rd party integrations. Strong focus of the team lies on process optimisation and automations.