Management Team

Senior Management

Jay Shaw
Chief Executive Officer

Jay co-founded NetDimensions after more than a decade with NASDAQ-listed The Princeton Review (TPR). Jay's experience includes running TPR operations in the US and Asia, in which capacity he held executive responsibility for organising and delivering both academic and corporate training programs on a commercial basis. Jay taught English in China in 1984 and 1985. Jay is responsible for general Group management and sales.

Ray Ruff
Chief Scientist

Ray co-founded NetDimensions, having joined the Group from Sybase. Ray previously served as open systems group manager at Unisys in the US. Ray holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ray is responsible for managing the technical and product development areas of the Group.

Matthew Chaloner
Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining NetDimensions, Matthew, worked in a variety of senior financial positions before the appointment as CEO of UK-listed company, Howle Holdings plc (Howle) in 2003. After successfully executing the sale of Howle to AIM listed electronics manufacturer Elektron Technology plc (Elektron) in 2006, he acted as Financial Controller for its largest division in Elektron where he sets up a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in Shenzhen, China and successfully offshored manufacturing. From March 2010, Matthew has acted as Business Development Director responsible for targeting new business opportunities both in mainland China and overseas. Matthew is a Fellow of the ACCA and an Associate of the CIMA.

Robert Lowe
Chief Technology Officer

Prior to joining NetDimensions in December, 2000, Rob worked for gorillasia.com, a portal for Internet professionals in Asia that encompassed content management, community and e-commerce functions. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Oxford University and a master's in computing from Cambridge University. In 2000, Rob co-founded the Hong Kong Java User Group (HKJUG) to promote the acceptance and adoption of Java-based technologies. He remains an active member of the group's management committee.

Alex Poulos
Chief Marketing Officer

Alex is responsible for NetDimensions' worldwide corporate marketing and product management. He has been working in the high technology sector for over 15 years in both the US and EMEA in the areas of marketing and business development. Prior to joining NetDimensions, Alex was managing director and co-founder of Covisio, a technology marketing company based in San Francisco. Before that, Alex has held management positions at SGI and Narus, which was subsequently acquired by Boeing. He holds a MS degree in Computer Science and an MBA from INSEAD.

Don Hernandez
Chief Sales Officer

Don has been leading sales organizations in the Learning and Talent Management space for the past sixteen years. Prior to joining NetDimensions, Don was the Managing Director of Kenexa Learn Asia Pacific (now part of IBM). He previously led international sales at Plateau Systems (now SuccessFactors, an SAP company) and EMEA sales at SumTotal Systems. This vast experience has provided him with a deep understanding of the critical requirements related to learning and talent management in organizations of all sizes, and how to use technology to meet these demands. Don is responsible for driving global sales and managing NetDimensions sales teams worldwide.

Jill Mahony
Chief Human Resources Officer

Prior to joining NetDimensions, Jill was a senior consultant in IBM having worked on complex HR transformation projects and strategies with multinational multicultural global companies and FTSE 100 clients. She helped develop and implement the merger strategy for PWC where she had responsibility for TUPE transfer, culture integration and best of breed consulting practices. More recently she has been working as an HR Management Consultant and Coach. Jill is responsible for NetDimensions’ global HR network.

Board of Directors

Jay Shaw
Chief Executive Officer | Born in 1960

Jay co-founded NetDimensions after more than a decade with NASDAQ-listed The Princeton Review (TPR). Jay's experience includes running TPR operations in the US and Asia, in which capacity he held executive responsibility for organising and delivering both academic and corporate training programs on a commercial basis. Jay taught English in China in 1984 and 1985. Jay is responsible for general Group management and sales.

Ray Ruff
Chief Scientist | Born in 1955

Ray co-founded NetDimensions, having joined the Group from Sybase. Ray previously served as open systems group manager at Unisys in the US. Ray holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ray is responsible for managing the technical and product development areas of the Group.

Matthew Chaloner
Chief Financial Officer | Born in 1971

Prior to joining NetDimensions, Matthew, worked in a variety of senior financial positions before the appointment as CEO of UK-listed company, Howle Holdings plc (Howle) in 2003. After successfully executing the sale of Howle to AIM listed electronics manufacturer Elektron Technology plc (Elektron) in 2006, he acted as Financial Controller for its largest division in Elektron where he sets up a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in Shenzhen, China and successfully offshored manufacturing. From March 2010, Matthew has acted as Business Development Director responsible for targeting new business opportunities both in mainland China and overseas. Matthew is a Fellow of the ACCA and an Associate of the CIMA.

Roger Philip Edward Durn
Non-Executive Chairman | Born in 1955

Roger has held senior management positions in Asia Pacific, US, UK, Australian and Japanese companies including vice president and senior director positions at Arkologic, EnterpriseDB, Novell, SilverStream Software, Sybase, Powersoft, Mitsubishi Electric, GEC Alsthom and Apricot Computers. Roger started his career in research and development in the electronics and software industry in the UK in the 1980s before moving into sales, marketing and business development. Roger holds a degree in chemical physics from the University of Sheffield. Roger chairs the nomination committee.

Graham Higgins
Non-Executive Director | Born in 1951

Graham was previously Personnel Manager Overseas, and Manager Learning & development at Cathay Pacific Airways Limited where he advised on talent management worldwide. He is now Managing Director of TalentFire Ltd, an executive coaching & development company based in the UK and delivering worldwide. Graham holds a Full Technical Certificate in Telecommunications (5th Year City and Guilds). Graham chairs the remuneration and AIM Rules compliance committees.

Anna Louise Thompson
Non-Executive Director | Born in 1968

Anna is currently General Manager Aircrew in Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) where she is responsible for managing planning, rostering, recruitment, personnel and industrial relations. Prior to taking up this post, she was seconded to be Chief Operating Officer of Air Hong Kong, a all-cargo carrier which CX partnered with DHL Express to develop the express freight network in Asia. She had been working with CX for over 20 years with positions including General Manager, South East Asia (based in Singapore), and General Manager Airports (based in Hong Kong). Anna holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Trinity College, Oxford. Anna chairs the audit committee.

James Dominic Brooke
Non-Executive Director | Born in 1971

James is a portfolio manager at Henderson Global Investors since April 2011. He was previously a portfolio manager at the UK Smaller Companies Team of Gartmore from 2007, prior to its acquisition by Henderson. Previously, James spent ten years working in the private equity industry, initially as an investment director with 3i’s London Buyout Team with some successful deals including MORI, Coutts and Safetynet. Prior to this, he trained as an ACA with Deloitte in the financial services division before joining their strategic consulting division working mostly on bank reorganisation in South Africa. James has a degree from Oxford University in Mathematics and a Telecommunications MSc from UCL.