Senior Leadership Team
Mr Martin Hosking, CEO
Martin Hosking has spent 20 years scaling Australian technology companies. He is a co‑founder of Redbubble and became the CEO and Managing Director in July 2010. Previously, Martin was the chair of Aconex, a SaaS provider to construction firms, and Southern Innovation, a digital pulse processing solution. He was instrumental in the development and subsequent listing on the NASDAQ of search company, LookSmart. Martin started his career as a diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before joining McKinsey & Company, serving clients focusing on emerging technologies. Martin has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons – First Class) degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA (with Distinction) from Melbourne Business School, where he has also lectured. Martin is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Barry Newstead, Chief Operating Officer
Barry Newstead joined Redbubble in 2013 and has executive responsibility for Redbubble’s web product, technology, physical product development, new markets and strategy teams. Barry has held internet focused executive roles at the Wikimedia Foundation (which runs Wikipedia) and Australia Post. Earlier, he was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and the Bridgespan Group. He has worked extensively in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Barry has a Bachelor's degree from Ivey Business School, Canada, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University, USA. Barry is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Chris Nunn, Chief Financial Officer
Before Chris Nunn’s appointment as Chief Financial Officer in October 2015, Chris served as a Non‑executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Redbubble from April 2015. Chris has more than 28 years of experience in the financial services and property funds management industries, and has spent the past 20 years working with and reporting to the boards of ASX (and Singapore exchange Limited) listed companies and property trusts. Chris has led finance teams in a number of initial public offering situations in Australia and Singapore and has a detailed knowledge of the ASX reporting requirements for listed companies and funds. Chris is a Chartered Accountant, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Bachelor of Science (economics) degree from Loughborough University, United Kingdom.
Mr Robert Baumert, Chief Fulfilment and Analytics Officer
Rob Baumert joined Redbubble in April 2010 as head of operations and finance. In August 2011, he moved to San Francisco to establish Redbubble’s United States operations, and has recently returned to Melbourne to continue in his role as head of Supply Chain, Logistics, Customer Support and Business Intelligence. Originally trained as a chemical engineer, Rob completed his MBA at the Melbourne Business School and has held various senior roles in the fuel cell and e-commerce industries in North America and Australia.
Ms Corina Davis, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Corina Davis joined Redbubble in 2012 and oversees the Company’s legal function. Corina has a wide range of cross‑functional experience with particular expertise in copyright and trademark law, litigation, compliance and risk management. Before joining Redbubble, Corina practiced law in Los Angeles and New York City at Milstein Adelman, McCurdy & Fuller and Mendes & Mount. Corina is an active member of the Women’s General Counsel Network and the San Francisco General Counsel Group. Corina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, California.
Mr Victor Kovalev, Chief Technology Officer
Victor Kovalev joined Redbubble in December 2015 as Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he led Indiegogo’s technical team as vice president of engineering. Prior to that, Victor held technical leadership roles at Yelp (as head of mobile, business owner portal, Yelp platform for fulfiller transactions and partner APIs) and also VMware – having gone through both of their initial public offerings. His professional expertise is in building driven cultures to foster radical innovation through rapid scaling. Victor holds Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Master of Science in Computer Science degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology and is a partner at a California-basednon-profit artist accelerator, Zoo Labs.
Ms Vanessa Freeman, Chief People and Culture Officer
Vanessa Freeman joined Redbubble as Chief People and Culture Officer in August 2015. Vanessa previously held senior human resources and strategy roles at Pacific Brands. Vanessa began her career with the New Zealand Trade Development Board in New York before joining McKinsey & Company, London, where she focused on corporate strategy, post merger management and operational transformation. Vanessa has Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Auckland University and an MBA from Stanford University, California.