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Mark Creighton

Mark is CEO of AvadoAs CEO, Mark is responsible for the overarching business strategy of Avado, ensuring that the organisation's current and future proposition meets the needs of its customers and learners. 

Prior to joining Avado in 2019, Mark spent 20 years in the media and Advertising industry, leading digital specialist and media agencies, such as i-Level, Mindshare and Dentsu Aegis Network. His roles focussed on organisational transformation, determining how agencies could evolve to be more responsive.  

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Rob Devey

Rob Devey is an Advisory Partner of Blenheim Chalcot (Avado's owners) and is actively involved in a number of fast-growing technology-driven businesses such as Modulr Finance, Avado Learning, Bought By Many and Urban Jungle Insurance. He is  a Non-Executive Director of Resolution Life Group Holdings Ltd and Octopus Investments. He was previously CEO of Towry and an Executive Director of Prudential Plc and Chief Executive, Prudential UK & Europe.

Rob has over 15 years’ experience in financial services. Before joining Prudential, he worked at Lloyds Banking Group across a number of senior management roles and was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in both Europe and the US.

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Dean Corbett

Dean is Chief People Officer (CPO) of Avado and leads the design and delivery of our people planwhilst facilitating our culture of success and belonging.  

Prior to joining Avado in July 2018, Dean held senior HR roles in fashion retail (Private Equity-backed Jack Wills), and health insurance (Bupa) internationally, having grown his career spanning these sectors along with FMCG (Carlsberg) and CRM outsourcing. Dean is an experienced performance, leadership and executive coach, and is currently working towards a MSc in Coaching Psychology. 

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Amy Crawford

Amy is the Chief Operating Officer of Avado. She is responsible for the design and development of Avado’s product portfolio and the delivery of high-quality learning experiences, ensuring that Avado achieves learning outcomes and business impact for its clients and learners.  

Amy has been with the business for over 8 years, having joined the leadership team just after Blenheim Chalcot acquired the business in 2011. Prior to Avado, Amy worked in mass participation sporting events, with a focus on product development and large scale, international operations management. 

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Richard Haynes

Richard is the Chief Commercial Officer of Avado.  He is responsible for commercial strategy and execution through demand creation, business development and customer success teams. 

He is a customer-focused operator with 15+ years’ experience drawn from a mix of board level private equity management team roles, transformation consulting and strategic advisory. Prior to joining Avado in 2020, Richard has been responsible for designing and successfully executing profitable growth strategies across a range of sectors. 

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Mike Fenna

Mike is the Chief Technology Officer of Avado.  Mike is responsible for internal and external technology strategy and execution through business technology, development, learning platform experience, data & integration, and business transformation functions. 

Prior to joining Avado in 2018, Mike spent 6 years in the insurance industry, and 12 years working for large technology companies, including Microsoft and IBM.  His roles focused on business and technology transformation. 

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Claudia Munn

Claudia is the Chief Financial Officer of Avado.  Claudia is FCA qualified, technically strong and commercially focused CFO with diverse global business experience. 

Prior to joining Avado in November 2019Claudia was CFO for CitNOW, a SaaS video/ app business, backed by Tenzinga mid-market private equity fund.  Prior to that Claudia spent almost 4 years as CFO for Volvo Car UK and has held other senior finance positions at Tesla Motors, Honda Motor Europe and Johnson & Johnson. 

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