Andrew is a Commercial Director by trade with 15 years corporate experience up to board level behind him. He has worked in companies like Mercedes Benz delivering problem solving processes and policies. Currently a Management Consultant at eBay, specialising in Automotive. Andrew also mentors a number of early stage businesses through the Virgin Start Up program, he loves the ideation process and is passionate about helping start ups in his community through exciting new initiatives like House of Genius.
Samad Masood began his career as a technology journalist, and then became an industry analyst forecasting and predicting IT trends over the first decade of the millennium. He currently runs an innovation accelerator at Accenture that brings start-ups together with the world’s leading banks. Samad grew up in South East Asia but settled in the UK in 1995 when he came to do his degree in Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is a fan of sci-fi novels, computer games and cycling….if ever he finds the time to indulge them.
Julianne is originally from Washington State but moved to London to work in Growth Marketing for an early stage tech start-up in December of 2015. After originally learning about House of Genius through participating in a panel hosted at a co-working space in Sao Paulo, Julianne joined the London House of Genius team to help with their marketing efforts. On top of this work, she is actively involved with volunteer projects with the Rotary International organization and is one of those weird people who actually enjoys running.
Having studied Fashion & Marketing in world capitals including London, Paris & Milan. Priya began her career by working in Fashion PR & Events for large retailers & luxury brands and media companies. Priya's interest grew in startups, when she first set up her own jewellery brand in early stages of her career. Eager to learn more, she quickly decided to jump ship and learn more about the world of innovation & startups by working for an award-winning children's e-learning app 'Virry' and a critically acclaimed personal finance website 'Latest Free Stuff,' as an operations strategist and HR management of the business. Priya currently manages Operations & Presenters at House of Genius London.