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Time Out Group’s Management Team

Find out more about Time Out Group's Management and Leadership teams below

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Chris Ohlund, Time Out Group CEO πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨πŸ‡­
Chris Ohlund

Chris Ohlund, Time Out Group CEO πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨πŸ‡­

Chris Ohlund joined Time Out Group in July 2021 as Executive Vice Chairman, and was appointed CEO in October 2021. Chris has over 25 years of leadership experience in international digital businesses ranging from leading media brands, consumer platforms and film production. He has served on various boards including as Chairman of then-publicly listed Ricardo (part of Tradus) – which was eventually sold to Naspers for $1.9 billion. Mr Ohlund served as Non-Executive Director at Oscar-winning Condor Films in Switzerland, London-based internet start-up Shutl.com (until its sale to eBay), Facile and Casa in Italy and currently serves on the board of the UK’s leading PropTech, Residently.


As CEO of Germany’s leading online comparison portal Verivox, his innovative transformation leadership quadrupled annual revenue and increased enterprise value sixfold to over €500 million during his tenure of six years. Previously he turned around the digital business unit of “Blick”, a daily Swiss newspaper, to become the number one digital news portal in Switzerland, including developing number one apps in news, sports and entertainment. Prior he served as CEO of logistics firm DPD with annual revenues in excess of €1 billion and a workforce of 11,000 strong.

Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market πŸ‡«πŸ‡·
Didier Souillat

Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

Didier Souillat joined Time Out Market as CEO in February 2016 to lead the global expansion of Time Out Market. He has considerable experience in both the retail and hospitality world. Prior to joining Time Out Market, he served as Executive Vice President for the internationally renowned Hakkasan brand, overseeing the company’s global restaurant portfolio. Previously, Didier held senior management positions in some of the U.K.’s top high-end retail brands, including Selfridges and Harrods, where he was Director of Food Halls & Restaurants. He also served as Director Food & Restaurants at McArthur Glen and as Managing Director at Daylesford Organic. After graduating in Hospitality, Food & Beverage from the Ecole Lausanne Hotel Management School in Switzerland, he started his career in the hotel industry, working in cities around in the world such as Dakar, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Bahrain and Singapore.

Neil Wood MBE, Interim CFO of Time Out Group πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Neil Wood

Neil Wood MBE, Interim CFO of Time Out Group πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Neil Wood joined Time Out Group as interim CFO in November 2020. Neil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 30 years’ experience advising boards across a variety of industries. Neil began his career with Arthur Andersen as an auditor, becoming an audit partner in 2000. Neil spent 17 years as an audit partner and then management consulting partner in Deloitte LLP serving clients across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, retiring from Deloitte in 2017. Further to this, from 2007 to 2013 Neil was CFO for and Executive Board Member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (“LOCOG”) having previously led on securing the Olympics for London, where his achievement was recognised and awarded an MBE. More recently, Neil led on Heathrow's multi billion pound expansion programme. Neil sits as a non executive director on a number of boards including the advisory board for the Dubai EXPO.

Caroline McGinn πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Caroline McGinn

Caroline McGinn πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

- Global Editor in Chief, Time Out
- Based in London
- Before overseeing all print and digital content for Time Out globally, Caroline was Time Out London’s Editor-in-Chief and previously, its Performing Arts Editor
- She has an MA in English and Modern History from Wadham College, Oxford University

Joao Cepeda πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή
Joao Cepeda

Joao Cepeda πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή

- President & Creative Director (and Founder), Time Out Market
- Based in Lisbon
- Joao previously was Publisher at Time Out Portugal, Editor-in-Chief Time Out Lisboa, UK Chief Correspondent at Lusa Agency and before that a reporter / journalist for other publications
- Now, as the brand’s President and Creative Director, he ensures that the concept three main features, design, architecture and curation are kept alive in all Time Out Markets
- Joao is also an investor in various startups linked to the gastronomy sector and a columnist for Portuguese newspapers
- He has a degree in Media Studies from Lisbon's Universidade Católica

 

Jay Coldren, COO of Time Out Market, Americas πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Jay Coldren

Jay Coldren, COO of Time Out Market, Americas πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Jay Coldren joined Time Out Market as Chief Operating Officer of the Americas in September 2021. Jay brings more than 30 years of hospitality experience spanning the restaurant, boutique hotel, and gourmet retail segments. Most recently, Coldren served as the Executive Director of Hospitality for Streetsense, a creative consultancy in Washington, DC, where he developed a global hospitality practice advising clients such as KSL Hotels, Marriott International, and Live Nation. Prior to this, he served as the Global Brand Leader for EDITION Hotels, overseeing development and expansion; Managing Director for North American operations of the iconic gourmet retailer Dean & Deluca; and leadership roles at extraordinary properties such as the Michelin Three-Star Inn at Little Washington, The Inn at Loretto, The Claremont Resort and Spa and more. Jay has also worked as an independent restaurateur, co-owning and operating restaurants in Santa Fe, NM, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC.

Lawrence Horne πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Lawrence Horne

Lawrence Horne πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

- Managing Director EMEA, Time Out 
- Based in London
- Before joining Time Out, Lawrence was MD UK at Say Media, formerly VideoEgg; before that, he worked for companies such as Mirror Group, VC Media and Haymarket Publishing
- He has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Management and Marketing from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Stacy Bettman πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Stacy Bettman

Stacy Bettman πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

- President, Time Out Americas 
- Based in New York 
- Before joining Time Out, Stacy was Associate Publisher at Marie Claire,  Associate Publisher at Allure and held other senior roles within the publishing industry
- She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from New York University

Tim Webb πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Tim Webb

Tim Webb πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

- Managing Director, Time Out APAC
- Based in Singapore
- Before joining Time Out, Tim was International Commercial Director at Dennis Publishing and Group Publishing Director, Digital at Incisive Media
- Tim joined Time Out in 2014 to expand and manage the franchise network in Asia and South America before moving to his current role as Managing Director, Time Out Asia in 2017
- He has a Bachelor's Degree in Politics and Asian Studies from De Montfort University, Leicester

Anna Hamlin πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Anna Hamlin

Anna Hamlin πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

- HR Director, Time Out Group
- Based in London
- Before joining Time Out, Anna held several senior HR roles at TripAdvisor and before that, at ITV
- She has a Masters in HRM from Kingston University and a BA (Hons) Business Studies Degree

Anne Crompton πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Anne Crompton

Anne Crompton πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

- General Counsel & Company Secretary, Time Out Group
- Based in London
- Before joining Time Out, Anne was Group Director, Legal & Business Affairs & Company Secretary at The Quarto Group Plc and before that she was Head of Legal at media and entertainment company Global
- Anne has a political sciences degree from Cambridge University (King's College) and her law degree is from University of Westminster followed by Inns of Court School of Law

Time Out Group's wider leadership team

Varuschka Hall πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Varuschka Hall

Varuschka Hall πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

- Group Financial Controller, Time Out Group
- Based in London
- Before joining Time Out, Varuschka held similar positions at the book publisher The Quarto Group PLC, and at the music publishing and recording company BMG Rights Management Limited
- She has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and higher Diploma in Accounting from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Tarcila Steter πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡§πŸ‡·
Tarcila Steter

Tarcila Steter πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡§πŸ‡·

- MD, Engineering & Product
- Over 20 years experience, having worked in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Brazil and the United States
- Former VP of Technology & Operations at Wunderman SP, with extensive Technology consulting experience for clients such as Just Eat, OYO and Sky Media
-  Holds higher education certificate in Computer Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles, and in Economics by the University of London. Academic studies also include BSc in Physics & Mathematics at Universidade de Sao Paulo and Universidade Mackenzie
- Over 30 media & technology industry awards, including 2 Cannes Lions

Eduard Voltas πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ
Eduard Voltas

Eduard Voltas πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ

- General Manager, Time Out Spain
- Based in Barcelona
- Eduard previously was Publisher at Time Out Spain, Professor of Journalism at Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), Head of Content at Grup Som, and before that a reporter for several publications
- He has a Degree in Journalism and Communication from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

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