Investor, advisor and entrepreneur Tobin Ireland has joined the board of Cyan as Non-Executive Director. With a successful background as a corporate executive, chairman/NXD of scale-up businesses and co-founder of data and technology start-ups, Tobin will be a valuable addition to Cyan’s board.
With 25 years experience working as a senior executive in the digital media industry, Tobin started his career at global management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Tobin’s experience also includes Commercial Director of BSkyB, Chief Marketing Officer of AOL Europe, and Global Director of Strategy and Business Development at Vodafone.
While at Vodafone, Tobin led the GSMA global initiatives on mobile advertising and consumer privacy, and subsequently has become an active investor and advisor in the digital media and data sectors. He is Special Industry Advisor to the World Health Organisation and the Mobile Marketing Association, which both focus on the future of the mobile data ecosystem. Tobin also is a Member of the Content Board at Ofcom.
An active investor, advisor and entrepreneur in the B2B data industry and in B2C e-commerce, Tobin is co-founder of Adbrain (sold to The Tradedesk 2017), Smartpipe (sold to Novatiq 2019), Black C Media, Trouva, and Minderful. Tobin has served as Chairman/NXD of Decision Technologies (sold to Moneysupermarket 2018), Vouchercloud (sold to Groupon 2018) and Amobee (sold to Singtel 2012).
Tobin has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a BSc in Pure Mathematics and Economics from the University of Bristol.
Tobin said: “I’m excited to join Cyan at this amazing time for the company. I’ve been highly impressed by the quality of the technology and team, and the meaningful impact Cyan is having on law enforcement and child protection online. I look forward to working with Ian, the team and the Board in developing global strategies for the commercialisation of the technology. ”
Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan added: “We’re delighted to welcome Tobin to our impressive line up of board members. With a wealth of relevant experience in the tech industry and in market exit strategies, Tobin will be a valuable addition to our non-executive board.”