I look forward to the challenge of heading another market-leading online business, and building on the company’s great success to date.
(PRWeb UK) May 5, 2010
Technology firm Xbridge has appointed Jason Stockwood as its new CEO.
The former head of Match.com and Travelocity takes the helm at Xbridge, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK, and the firm behind online business insurance comparator SimplyBusiness.co.uk.
SimplyBusiness.co.uk is the insurance broker for more than 130,000 UK small businesses. Parent firm Xbridge has featured in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for the past two years running.
Jason Stockwood comments:
“I look forward to the challenge of heading another market-leading online business, and building on the company’s great success to date.”
Starting his career at travel company Trailfinders, Stockwood later joined lastminute.com taking a number of leading commercial roles and eventually becoming Managing Director of the Travelocity business brand. In 2007, he joined Match.com, as both UK and International MD of the globally successful online dating brand.
Robin Gilkes, Chairman of Xbridge, comments:
“Jason Stockwood brings Xbridge tremendous experience and an enviable record of building online brands and businesses.
“Our SimplyBusiness.co.uk brand has doubled its customer base in the last 12 months. Under Jason’s leadership we look forward to accelerating our growth further.”
For further information
For more information or an interview with Jason Stockwood or Robin Gilkes, please contact David Mercer or Mark Doonan at Man Bites Dog.
T: +44 1273 716 820
Featured in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 for the past two years running, Xbridge is one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies. Xbridge trades as SimplyBusiness.co.uk, the UK’s leading online business insurance comparator.
SimplyBusiness.co.uk is insurance broker to some 130,000 small and micro businesses across the UK, helping SMEs to quickly find the right product by enabling them to compare multiple quotes online.
With over 7,200 followers on Twitter, SimplyBusiness.co.uk has its finger on the pulse of the UK SME sector.
Xbridge was founded in 1999 by Brad Liebmann, and in 2008 Brit Insurance Holdings took a 40% interest in the company.