meet the new LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our executives bring years of performance marketing know-how, harness top resources and continually invent and overdeliver to maintain our leading position in the industry and to ensure we continue driving phenomenal results.

Stuart Simms joined Webpals in 2019. Stuart is an experienced CEO and board-level executive with a reputation for strong, decisive leadership and a proven record of transformation, international expansion, value creation, and building high-growth divisions and ventures worldwide.

In his previous role as Rakuten Marketing’s CEO, Stuart successfully executed a global turnaround, defined a new growth strategy and organization design, accelerated the integration of four acquisitions, and implemented a new operating structure and governance.

Prior to Rakuten Marketing, he was Fits.Me’s CEO, managing the post-acquisition integration of Fits.Me’s assets into Rakuten. Before that, he spent several months as the company’s COO and Advisor to Board.

Stuart also has experience working in big corporations, such as Venda, IBM, Microsoft, and Rackspace, where he held senior executive positions, taking charge of building new businesses.

He holds a BSc. in Engineering Science from the University of Liverpool.

STUART SIMMS

GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

We’re delighted to welcome turnaround specialist Iain to Webpals. Iain brings a solid background of Group CFO experience, including key transformative roles at payments optimization business Ixaris Group, the private equity backed money transfer firm WorldRemit plus market-leading banks, financial services and insurance institutions.

Iain is CIMA qualified (20 years + PQE) and an alumnus of Deloitte Future 100 CFO Program.

IAIN BALCHIN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Michal brings years of global experience having been in senior executive legal positions during the past 20 years at public and private technology companies in Israel and the US.

Before joining Webpals Group, Michal served as Deputy General Counsel at Amdocs in the US and Israel and as General Counsel at Risco Group, where she headed the corporate, commercial, compliance and M&A functions.

Michal holds an LL.M from Tel-Aviv University, an LL.B from Bar-Ilan University and is licensed in the US and Israel.

MICHAL BADHAV

GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL

Webpals' HR leadership is in the capable hands of Ziv Eizenberg. With over twenty years of high-tech global and regional organizational experience to share, Ziv is renowned for her thoughtful leadership style and ability to hold multiple perspectives.

Ziv joined Webpals back in 2016 as VP Human Resources, building on her previous experience from ARM and Alvarion Ltd.

ZIV EIZENBERG

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

With a proven and successful record of managing companies through dynamic growth as CEO, COO and CFO, Ken joins Webpals to oversee our global personal finance ventures and head up sports and gaming outside Europe.

Based in the US, Ken is known for executing bold business strategies, increasing valuations and reorganizing teams across commercial, operational and administrative functions. Ken has exceptional knowledge of the digital media, advertising and personal finance sectors.

KEN DORWARD

PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA

INBAL WINNER

GENERAL MANAGER EUROPE