Meet the team

At the centre of everything we do are our people. Trusted advisors that you can rely on to bring experience, leadership and a fresh perspective, working with you and your team to maximise your potential and deliver the outcomes you want.

Dean Townsend

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

On a mission to discover and scale successful start-ups, Dean is an ambitious and passionate leader, committed to entrepreneurship.

He brings 25 years’ experience in leadership, finance, strategic partnerships and global business development and is the former Director of an award-winning, global logistics industry leader.

Dean is a keen competitor in running and cycling sports and has a personal goal of completing a full Iron Man soon.

Marc Gross

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

Helping high-potential start-ups plays perfectly to Marc’s strengths as a leader and his passion for innovation, technology and logistics.

Marc co-founded and exited a high profile e-commerce technology business in 2015 as well as working in senior leadership and business development roles for major global logistics companies.

Marc’s hobbies include endurance cycling and competitive clay pigeon shooting

David Emerson

Investor

With over 30 years experience in global supply chain and logistics David brings a passion for growth and scaling businesses in the logistics, tech and e-commerce space. Having been a co-founder of a major global logistics company and involvement in some smaller start ups that scaled he has significant experience in all aspects of go to market strategies in the major logistics economies.

David is a father of three and has an unhealthy passion for Arsenal Football Club and is a keen collector of vinyl from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Aurielba Rivera

Business Manager

A firm believer that encouraging innovation and fostering growth is essential for driving positive change, Auri is fully dedicated to supporting the growth of our portfolio investments.

She comes with a proven track record of driving success with organizations including Phillips, PWC and Zurich Insurance over the last 20 years and has developed a keen eye for promoting standardization, digitization and cost optimization.

Auri is a qualified REIKI practitioner and a master of holistic psychology and personal coaching.

Giovanna O’Malley

Legal Consultant

Providing best in class services with a key focus on efficiency, Gio is a Subject Matter Expert in contract negotiation and management.

Gio understands the importance of legal mindsets merging with business and operational interpretations, drawing on her 15 years experience and extensive knowledge working with various departments and roles including executive leaders, business transformation (M&A), inclusion & diversity, change management and HR.

Gio enjoys running and spending time with her dog

Logistics Labs, Giovanna Rendina O'Malley
Logistics Labs, Markus Kuger, CFO

Markus Kuger

Chief Economist

Committed to helping others understand the business implications of economic and political developments, Markus is an expert economist who has regularly featured as an economic pundit in newspapers and on television.

He provides a wealth of experience, drawing on time spent working for the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in the European Parliament before joining Dun & Bradstreet where he covered political, economic and credit risk in Western European countries.

Marcus is a keen hiker and enjoys eating out.