Senior Leadership Team
Mr Barry Newstead, Chief Executive Officer
Barry Newstead was appointed CEO and Managing Director with effect from 1 August 2018. He joined Redbubble in 2013 and as Chief Operating Officer had executive responsibility for Redbubble’s growth and culture. Under his leadership, the technology, product, design, marketing, strategy, commercial and operations teams have been built to scale driving much of Redbubble’s growth and strengthening economics, while building platforms and team culture for the long term. Prior to joining Redbubble, Barry held internet focused executive roles at the Wikimedia Foundation (which runs Wikipedia) in San Francisco and at Australia Post. He spent 14 years as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and the Bridgespan Group (an affiliate of Bain & Company). Barry has lived and worked in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Barry earned his 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. He is a board member of the Foundation for Young Australians.
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.
Ms Corina Davis, Chief Legal Counsel and Company Secretary, Executive Vice President - Business Development
Corina Davis joined Redbubble in 2012 and oversees the company’s legal function. In 2017 Corina also assumed responsibility for Redbubble’s partnerships and licensing initiatives. 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 is a board member of the Australian Digital Alliance, Australia’s peak body representing copyright users and innovators in digital. 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.
Mr Nick Kenn, GM Marketplace Growth
Nick Kenn joined Redbubble in February 2016 and heads up Product Management. Redbubble is the third marketplace Nick has worked on - after Betfair, where he headed up customer acquisition in the UK before moving to Australia to launch Betfair Australia. Nick also ran Flippa.com, where he was responsible for hyper growth of the websites, domains and apps marketplace. Nick has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Sheffield, UK.
Mr Arnaud Deshais, Senior Vice President - Global Operations
Arnaud joined Redbubble in 2014 and oversees the Global Operations function. Arnaud has a wide range of supply chain experience with particular expertise in the areas of fulfillment, logistics, quality and customer experience. Before joining Redbubble, Arnaud was the Director of Supply Chain for Art.com. Earlier, he was a Consultant Manager for Cap Gemini Ernst and Young within the Supply Chain and High Tech Practices. Arnaud is an active member of APICS and ISM. Arnaud holds an MBA from Clemson University, USA and ESC Rennes, France.
Ms Jorie Waterman, Chief Marketing Officer
Jorie Waterman joined Redbubble as Chief Marketing Officer in September 2017. Jorie has over 20 years of performance marketing experience, including 8 years specifically focused on ecommerce businesses, previously holding senior marketing positions at Shutterfly, Ebay Enterprise, and McCann Worldwide. Jorie began her career in performance marketing working for companies like iCrossing and Microsoft where she primarily focused on search marketing and behavioral targeting. Jorie has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religion from Harvard University, USA.