Dave founded Monetise as a means of providing online advertisers with a cost-effective performance marketing service.
Today, Monetise is recognised as the UK’s foremost performance marketing and lead generation company. With over a decade’s experience in digital marketing, Dave has used his expertise to develop the network, whilst helping generate leads for various blue-chip clients, generating quality traffic through media buying, SEO, online PR, PPC management and social media.
When Dave isn’t trying to avoid his coffee round (and yes – we built an app for that), he enjoys Monty Python, playing guitar like a rockstar, brewing and quaffing craft beers and travelling.
James has been a part of Monetise since the very beginning, from its inception as a small affiliate network to a globally recognised performance marketing and lead generation company. Now with more than a decade in experience providing proactive solutions to advertisers, affiliates and brands, James continues to take pleasure in growing businesses and seeing new innovations succeed.
Instagram takes up 35% of James’ iPhone consumption, with some time being sacrificed as a devoted husband and father of three. Ridiculously organised verging on obsessive, a keen explorer, beer fanatic, coffee enthusiast and a Converse fan.
Ricky has served as our Senior Publisher Manager since November 2010. Before that time, he started in SEO (after graduating in Information Management) and naturally broadened his work with digital marketing. As Senior Publisher Manager, Ricky is responsible for overseeing the network and establishing key partnerships – so he really likes to get to know all of our publishers inside out.
Avid sports enthusiast Ricky counterbalances his macho side with a geeky love of all things digital, and can often be found with a million browser tabs open as he tries to balance publisher support with world domination.
Darren’s long and illustrious career to date spans 25 years in accountancy in both public and private sectors working for a variety of companies and gaining invaluable experience along the way. His role is to oversee financial progress and to work internally to streamline the financial processes of the company.
Darren is a a fun loving family guy with 2 young children, keen runner and swimmer, supporter of Derby County and armchair fan of most other sports. He enjoys weekends away and family holidays in sunny climates whenever he’s not counting beans.
Katie serves as Partnerships Manager at Monetise, where sourcing new offers and promotions is a major part of her role. With a background in marketing, and a keen passion for seeing brands and businesses succeed, Katie is an expert when it comes to putting affiliates together with the right advertisers and promotions.
As well as being the go-to-girl for publishers, Katie also balances motherhood and homemaking with a busy social calendar. When she’s not spending quality time with her little daughter, she loves nothing more than to cook some of her favourite Polish foods.
After a decade of working in IT and Sales, Toby decided to chase a new adventure and found his position at Monetise. His duties include (but aren’t limited to!), managing an ever-growing portfolio of publishers, along with overseeing the compliance responsibilities of the company.
When he’s not slamming in 30-yard worldies on the weekend, you’ll most likely find him with his head buried in a game of chess. Open to challenges! A big fan of anything sports and strategy based, he also enjoys a spot of poker and has racked up over £10,000 in tournament earnings to date.
Chloe entered the Marketing world via the apprenticeship route after deciding university wasn’t her style (at least at that moment in time). Previously a Digital Marketer for an individual company, planning, monitoring and creating schemes and strategies she has found that the world of affiliate marketing is brand new and full of excitement and opportunities.
As a publisher manager her role largely involves keeping a range of affiliates happy and managing their best interests as well as advising ways to optimise their traffic.
Out of office Chloe enjoys photography, binging tv series and films, sticking her head in a book and spending time as a human climbing frame for her three young nephews and niece.
Before joining Monetise, Jake handled his own business selling his personal private label stock on Amazon. After dabbling with the dark arts of being the front man, Jake transitioned into the affiliate world where he finds greater pleasure in helping others. Now, Jake happily fulfils his role of Partnerships Manager at Monetise, helping gain, sustain and grow relationships with new clients.
Outside of Monetise, Jake manages a busy family life playing husband and father of two small children. Three if you include his guitar. Jake enjoys sending his newborn daughter to bed with a few gentle chords, and loves spending his free time in the kitchen experimenting new recipes.
Before joining Monetise, Freya worked in the hectic world of industrial recruitment. After one too many builder’s brews and deciding Hi-Viz yellow just wasn’t her colour, she transitioned into the world of affiliate marketing, equipped with business development skills and a digital marketing diploma.
In her spare time Freya is a travel fanatic who will jump on a plane at any opportunity she gets. When Freya’s not exploring new places, her other hobbies include; a strange obsession with crime novels, David Attenborough and baking both sweet and savoury goodies.
Sophie completed a Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship not long before joining Monetise where she’s now a bubbly addition to the Publisher Team. With her precious collection of stationary and colour co-ordinated notes at the ready, day to day she’s busy building and growing relationships with Affiliates and generally making sure everything is running smoothly!
Outside of the office, Sophie loves anything revolving around food & drink and her favourite combo of Nelly and Netflix (Nelly being her four legged companion). Sophie’s travelling bucket list is slowly being ticked off – but not as quickly as its being added to! Top of the list: Thailand, Tokyo & Alaska.
Kat joined Monetise shortly after completing a degree in Advertising and Marketing (and three years of making Lincoln’s finest Subway sandwiches). As the latest addition to the publisher team, she loves getting stuck into landing page design and anything she can add her creative stamp to.
Outside of work, if it’s food or wine (or preferably both), Kat’s all in! And to make up for the woman vs food lifestyle, you’ll often find her wandering around on walks here, there and everywhere.
Lucy works as a digital marketing apprentice for Monetise. Before this, Lucy was studying for her A levels at sixth form and has had a few part time jobs as a sales assistant for various well-known brands. Lucy’s role at Monetise is to keep clients happy, help optimise their data and make sure traffic on the network remains consistent.
Out of the office Lucy is a budding gym enthusiast, but when she’s not working out you’ll probably find her binge watching the latest Netflix series or emptying her bank account on food and clothes.