Meet Our People

Who's who in the YUDU team. The YUDU team bring together dozens of years of experience in app development, marketing, consulting and business development.

RICHARD STEPHENSON

CEO

Over the past 8 years, Richard has overseen the growth of the company to become a global leader in Digital Publishing, first as chairman and latterly as CEO.

 

Richard has been running technology led international businesses for the past 25 years and completed his first private equity MBO in 2001, returning a 3x and a 67% IRR to shareholders.

Until deciding to take on the CEO role at YUDU in 2010, Richard was for 6 years an Operating Partner with Duke Street Capital, Chairman of Xafinity Holdings Ltd, President of the Supervisory Board of Navimo S.A. and Chairman of Deloro Stellite Ltd.

Toby Powell

Chief Technology Consultant

Toby has 10 years' experience as a developer and lead manager on key accounts for a top software developer who specialises in the delivery of software consultancy and bespoke software solutions. Toby has worked on the YUDU platform since March 2010 and brings strong technical and strategic skills to the team.

Shane White

Support Manager USA

Shane heads up YUDU's support and operations management in the Americas. As our client-list has grown from Canada to the USA to South America, his role has become increasingly demanding, requiring everything from in-depth partner support to production services for big name corporate clients.

 

Pratik Padhiar

Business Development Manager

Before joining YUDU, Pratik made his mark as a budding graphic designer and journalist by working for some of the UK’s leading magazine titles. With an editorial background and excellent industry knowledge, his friendly approach and sharp eye for detail has helped his clients get the best from their projects.

Charlie Stephenson

Creative Services Manager

Charlie manages YUDU's in-house creative team, which provides services ranging from simple PDF optimization to highly bespoke, interactive eBooks. He has worked with some of the largest names in education and fiction publishing (Cambridge University Press, Harper Collins to name just two) to deliver some of their biggest blue-chip titles.

Miranda Tadros

Senior Account Director USA

Miranda is in charge of business development in the US and wider Americas. As someone who started her publishing career in production, she has a diverse range of experience of over 7 years in in the industry, working alongside and building relationships with a broad range of titles, from The Saturday Evening Post to US Foods.

 

Daniel Fish

Operations Manager

Daniel manages one of our largest teams: Production. Their daily responsibilities include ensuring clients get their editions published in time for deadlines and ensuring quick and responsive technical support to any queries. Daniel has built a finely honed team whose speed and efficiency have become one of our unique selling points.

James O'Brien

Client Services Manager

James manges the YUDU Business Development team, drawing upon a wealth of experience to help to build and develop long lasting relationships with existing and new clients and suppliers.