Our Team

Qurate was established in 2014 and is headquartered in Fukuoka, Japan. Our regional offices include Tokyo, London, and Taipei.

Tom Brooke

Tom Brooke

CEO

While backpacking through Asia in 2002, Tom began to crystallize the idea for a more curated internet. Over the next few years, his experiences working closely with creative agencies and big brands gave Tom insight into how impactful this concept could be in the evolution of digital content. As a result, he founded Qurate in 2014, and began building an enthusiastic team to help him translate his idea into a useful solution. As Qurate’s CEO and Founder, Tom ensures that everything Qurate produces is innovative, creative, and meaningful.

Alan Bradburne

Alan Bradburne

CTO

Alan has over 20 years experience of experience in architecting and developing web applications for companies ranging from startups to multinationals. In 2001 he created the world's first mobile photo sharing social network. While working on this, he started to use Ruby on Rails on the day of release in 2004 and went on to author two books on Rails development. He has spoke at conferences around the world about development techniques and continues to love learning and building web applications

Martin Whittaker

Martin Whittaker

CDO

Martin is an award winning graphic designer who has worked for exceptional companies including JTB, Sport England, and Moda Furnishings. Recognized for his exceptional designs, Martin is a two-time winner of the Northern Digital Awards UK for best ecommerce website, as well as the 2016 winner of the Sports, Leisure & Toys E-commerce website of the Year at the Northern E-commerce Awards. As Qurate’s Lead UX Designer, Martin adeptly creates stunning and intuitive digital solutions for our online content.

Martin taylor

Martin Taylor

Sales & Marketing Director

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Shiori Inoue

Shiori Wada

Fukuoka Office Manager

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Kathy Spencer-Lewis

Kathy Spencer-Lewis

UK Managing Director

Kathy is a graduate of both Liverpool University and Staffordshire University. In her role within Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, she worked to help audit and streamline various supply chains within the company. This experience led her to work for leading global automotive supplier, Visteon UK, managing their supply chain throughout the entire product development process and into the eventual product launch. As Qurate’s UK Managing Director, Kathy ensures that the UK branch of Qurate runs smoothly and stays connected to our other global teams.

Nobu Tanaka

Nobu Tanaka

UK Head of Sales

Nobu is an international sales expert with over a decade of experience working with high-caliber companies like General Asahi, Zazzle, and Yahoo Japan. His combination of sales expertise and customer service skills allows him to provide the best customer experience possible. Nobu also uses his professional photography background to assist in Qurate’s multimedia and marketing efforts. Nobu identifies potential new markets and manages the sales lifecycle for all of our European customers.

Akiko Komiya

Akiko Komiya

Communications Manager

Coming Soon.

Kris Handley

Kris Handley

Developer

Kris is a full stack developer who likes cycling in the mountains and drinking tea. He doesn't know what else to write here so he's going to go and close some Github issues instead.

Hyejin Ahn

Hyejin Ahn

Developer

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Ben Warner

Ben Warner

Developer

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Ozgun Koyun

Ozgun Koyun

Developer

Ozgun is a dedicated Ruby on Rails developer with a long history working with HTML and CSS, JavaScript, SQL/NoSQL. Utilizing his master’s degree in Designing and Managing Information Systems, Ozgun’s forte is developing comprehensive content management systems for small companies. As Qurate’s Platform Architect, Ozgun develops our micro-service architecture.

Kazuhiro Koga

Kazuhiro Koga

Business Development Manager

Kazuhiro’s interest in international business started while he worked for btrax, a creative agency that promotes business ties between Japan and San Francisco. After seeing success as the lead coordinator of Japan Night, Kazuhiro began dedicating his efforts to helping Japanese companies expand into tech hubs like Silicon Valley. As Qurate’s Business Development Manager, Kazuhiro helps our company to navigate Japanese markets and creates opportunities for us to grow.

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Francis Perrin

Francis Perrin

Profile

Francis is the Tokyo-based CEO behind M Dot Partners consulting boutique. Prior to his role with M Dot Partners, Francis managed the Business Intelligence & Partnerships activities at Orange Labs Tokyo. His impressive history collaborating with industry leaders like Sony and Microsoft makes him an excellent resource to help give the Qurate team guidance and perspective on all thing tech.

Shin Iwata

Shin Iwata

Profile

Shin is currently a Partner at Atomico, an investment firm that backs disruptive tech companies from Series A and beyond. In this role, he heads the firm’s efforts to assist portfolio companies that aim to scale and expand into the Japanese market. Before becoming a Partner at Atomico, Shin was the President of Skype Japan K.K., aiding the company in its goal of expanding within Japan. His passion for advising up-and-coming entrepreneurs and his stellar track record helping new and established companies to flourish makes him a valuable mentor for Qurate.

Joshua Tessier

Joshua Tessier

Profile

Joshua is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ramen Ventures. Prior to this role, he acted as Shopify’s Head of Core Product Engineering. His relationship with Shopify began when he co-founded Select Start Studios, which was acquired by the ecommerce giant. His background as a software developer gives him the technical experience required to truly understand Qurate’s platform, and help the company to refine its technical approach.

Digby Lewis

Digby Lewis

Non-Executive Director

Digby is a leading expert on content creation and distribution as well as a sought-after public speaker who knows how to craft a compelling story. His roles working for industry giants like MTV and Buzzfeed give him the background needed to not just understand how content impacts the world, but how it can shape it as well. In 2016, he began working with iris Worldwide, which was voted one of the top five most courageous creative agencies in the world, to set up a new specialist content division. As Qurate’s Non-Executive Director, Digby brings his vast experience and strategic thinking to deliver rapid business growth to our company.