Board

Jack Squirrell
Chairman

Jack is an entrepreneur and chartered engineer who trained in the aircraft industry. He loves machines, technology and success. Over the years, he’s founded businesses across many industries, from medical to maritime, automotive to aerospace. His wide experience of building and motivating teams has seen his ventures move from strength to strength. A stickler for long-term planning and careful management, Jack brings some beautiful structure to the Quiet Explosion team.

Rebecca Daly
Co-founder and CEO

A creative powerhouse and tech-obsessive, Rebecca cut her teeth in the television industry. During her 20 years of high impact television production and editing, she honed her artistic skills and technological expertise. In 2016, she was ready to marry her love of smartphone technology with her skill in captivating audiences. Rebecca believes devices are at their best when they’re touching lives in ways that inspire and delight. She founded Quiet Explosion to bring together the best minds in the creative and tech industries. Together, they’re making smartphones even more remarkable.

Nich Overend
CTO

Nich Overend has been obsessed with IT since the dawn of the abacus, though he’d have us believe his expertise spans only three decades. During that time, he’s seen incredible change and worked on many projects that have helped define the ‘next BIG thing’. As CTA to the Monitoring Trustee (EU vs Microsoft Anti-Trust), he helped kickstart Microsoft’s Open Source strategy. He’s also worked at Enterprise level in telecoms, finance and public sectors. Not to mention a host of SME businesses. This is his fourth start-up – mixing technologies to disrupt and evolve the marketplace is his thing.

Martin Tunnicliffe-Squirrell
Non-exec Director

Though originally trained and admitted to the bar as a barrister, Martin has spent much of his career in the Wine industry, including starting his own company, 'Life's a Bottle'. He has several other investments including in a Colorado based travel company, and brings his extensive retail experience to Giftie.

Advisory Board

Ray Fowler
Advisor

Ray has served the retail industry continuously with multiple projects across all aspects of B2B and B2C. Developed solution capabilities across customer and digital as well as delivering new channel concepts for some of the largest retail and business organisations in Europe. Multi-channel strategies to drive efficiency and additional revenue in a mix of retail organisations in UK, Europe, India, Asia, Middle East, US and Russia.