We’re excited to announce the appointment of CEO Mikey Howe, who has recently moved over to Bristol from London to take Simpleweb Studio One to the next level.

For the past 7 years Mikey has been COO, Head of Product & Founding Partner, helping to build Escape the City, one of the UK’s most successful job board platforms and education businesses. In that time he helped grow the platform into a thriving community of 400,000+ talented professionals and 7,000+ employers (including the likes of big brands Airbnb, Crowdcube and Monzo) hiring regularly through the platform.

I love helping founders to build exceptional products and businesses

Growing a business from scratch, Mikey has been able to experience every role, acquiring a deep experience across sales, marketing, operations, product management, finance and design. He enjoys growing and leading teams, designing and launching products, and executing growth strategies.

The Simpleweb team are excited for future knowledge-sharing prospects with Mikey, who has co-published his own book ‘The Escape Manifesto’, written for the likes of Forbes and the Washington Post and spoken regularly on topics around entrepreneurship, startups, tech and growth at companies such as General Assembly, Google Campus and Soho House.

Commenting on his new role, Mikey says: “I joined Simpleweb because I love helping founders to build exceptional products and businesses. Their team approach to product is better than anywhere I’ve seen and the company has worked with so many innovative startups as well as larger businesses which creates an incredible opportunity for future growth.”

Simpleweb Chairman, Les Freeland adds: “We’re pleased to bring Mikey into Simpleweb’s senior leadership team. His first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to grow a startup, along with his expertise in product will allow him to propel the Simpleweb team and its growing investment portfolio into an exciting future.”

If you’d like to discuss your startup or project, get in touch with Simpleweb today.

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