Executive Team

Executive Team

 


Michael Ilczynski, Chief Executive Officer 

Michael Ilczynski was appointed Redbubble's CEO to commence from 27 January 2021 following the end of Martin Hosking's interim appointment in that role.  Michael spent 13 years at SEEK, leading teams across strategy, product & technology and commercial operations, culminating as CEO Asia Pacific & Americas. As CEO AP&A, Michael led over 3000 employees operating the leading online employment marketplaces in 11 countries, covering the SEEK, Jora, Jobstreet, JobsDB, Catho and OCC businesses. Prior to working at SEEK, Michael has worked for McKinsey & Company, Tabcorp and the Collingwood Football Club. Michael also served in the Australian Army Ready Reserve and is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon. Michael holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Melbourne University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Ms Emma Clark, Chief Financial Officer

Emma Clark joined as Chief Financial Officer in June 2019.  Prior to this she spent ten years at ANZ Bank holding a variety of executive roles, with the most recent being CFO of ANZ's Technology Division.  Emma has previously been both CFO and Managing Director for the Diners Club business in Australia.  CPA qualified, Emma has a Bachelor of Business from Monash University, and is also active on Boards, most recently spending four years as Treasurer for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.


Ms Corina Davis, Executive Vice President - Business Development, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary 

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 Daniel Vydra, Chief Technology Officer 

Daniel Vydra has been with Redbubble since 2012, working across the engineering organisation in strategy and infrastructure leadership roles. Prior to that, Daniel worked as a software consultant in the media, travel and telecommunications industries, spending several years working with the technology team at The Guardian newspaper in London. Daniel has a Bachelor of Information Systems degree from The University of Melbourne.


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 Georg Friedrich, Senior Vice President - Engineering

Georg Friedrich joined Redbubble in 2009 and has held various leadership roles within the engineering team. He has contributed to most of Redbubble’s code base since the earliest days. Georg’s experience spans 20 years of software development roles in industries ranging from printing to online fundraising and e-commerce. In 2007, he co-founded 'betterplace.org' and developed an online donation platform which remains Germany’s largest of its kind. Georg holds a degree in business informatics from the Berlin School of Economics.


Dr Brett Watson, Chief Commercial Officer

Brett Watson joined Redbubble in 2016 as a Senior Strategy Manager and has provided strategic and commercial leadership across the Redbubble marketplace, being promoted to the role of Chief Commercial Officer in August 2019. Prior to Redbubble Brett has held senior strategy positions at Coles and as a consultant with KPMG and Pacific Strategy Partners. Brett has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Curtin University and a PhD in Engineering from Monash University.


Mr Adam Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer - TeePublic 

Adam Schwartz joined the Redbubble Group in November 2018 as TeePublic’s CEO after TeePublic was acquired. Prior to the acquisition, Adam was TeePublic’s Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Adam was Chief Operating Officer of BustedTees.com and a Co-Founder of Le Souk . In 2016, Adam was named to Forbes 30 Under 30. He is a start-up mentor for ERA Ventures and an advisory board member for Bombas, The Loyalist, Attentive, Pathspark and Curos. He holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Florida in Telecommunications Operations Management and Business.   


Ms Rebecca Zarate, Chief Marketing Officer  

Rebecca Zarate joined Redbubble in 2017 to lead customer engagement strategy. Since 2019, she has overseen Redbubble’s global marketing strategy and creative operations program. During her time at Redbubble, Rebecca has worked on improving customer loyalty and strengthening brand marketing. Prior to joining Redbubble, Rebecca built her career across a broad range of roles in eCommerce, Marketing, and the Fine Arts. She has worked for brands including HBO, NBCUniversal, Food Network as well as the Lora Schlesinger Gallery and the Rubins Museum of Art.