Founder Myshowcase.com, Serial Entrepreneur
Nancy is a passionate entrepreneur & Beauty junkie, so the launch of MyShowcase in June 2012 was a labour of nothing less than love for Nancy & her co-Founding colleagues, Kate Shapland, Rodrigo Dauster & Olivier Beau de Lomenie. MyShowcase is a brand new concept in Beauty retail – 17 inspiring brands sold via the MyShowcase Stylist network in homes & offices across the UK. The business strives to deliver to its customers a personal service, a fun and social shopping experience…and above anything….it offers its Stylists & Brand partners the opportunity to establish & develop a vibrant, flexible & rewarding independent business.
Nancy spent a year part-time consulting to the UKs three largest Mobile Network Operators in 2012, helping them to establish a Joint Venture in Mobile Advertising, Payments, Incentives & Loyalty services. As launch CEO, Nancy led this highly competitive joint venture through regulatory clearance & forming a shareholders agreement between the three parties, as well as setting out the vision & proposition of the business, Weve. Weve (formerly known as Project Oscar) was cleared for launch by the EC in September 2012.
Nancy previously led Telegraph Media Group’s (Press Holdings), M&A / Investment activities. She joined Telegraph Media Group (TMG) in May 2009 as Executive Director, Digital Futures. Nancy spent 2 years focusing on growing TMG’s digital proposition and revenues organically. This included the award winning Telegraph.co.uk which today attracts over 30 million unique users per month globally. Acquisition now forms a key part of TMG’s next phase of development. Nancy holds NED roles at Bartle Bogle Hegarty & Glam Media.
Nancy joined TMG from VideoJug, the market-leading How To website, where she was Global CEO. Nancy has worked in the digital industry for over 15 years in a range of high profile and senior roles, including Managing Director at Hearst Digital and CEO & Founder of Handbag.com.
At Hearst (following their buy-out of The Handbag Group for £22m in late 2006), Nancy oversaw their portfolio of web properties including Handbag.com, cosmopolitan.co.uk, netdoctor.co.uk and menshealth.co.uk. Under her leadership, the Handbag audience grew to over 1.3 million women per month and launched three subsidiary titles, getlippy.com, allaboutyou.com and gomamatoday.com.
Nancy lives in London and Devon with her husband, Jim and two daughters.
Founder, MyShowcase Feb 2011-present
Launch (Consulting) CEO, Weve 2012
Executive Consulting Director M&A / Investments, TMG Feb ‘11-Jul ‘12
Executive Director Digital Development / Strategy, TMG May ‘09-Jan ‘11
Non executive advisory board BBH Nov 08-present
Non executive advisory board eHarmony Dec 08-Feb ‘11
Global CEO, VideoJug Jan 2008-2009
Glam Media Advisory Board May 2008-present
MD, Hearst Digital 2006 - 2007
MD, Handbag Group 2001 - 2006
Founder & CEO, Smove (Asserta Home) 2000-2001
MD, [.TV] Sky Television 1998 -2000
Commercial Director, Conde Nast Online 1995-1998
Advertising Manager, The World of Interiors 1995
Marketing Manager, Vogue 1994-1995