Following a pre-series A raise of £1.35m, Spinview are pleased to announce the expansion of the UK team with the addition of Greg Roach and Ben Rotheram.
Recognised as a worldwide leader in his field and the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Greg Roach is a ground-breaking innovator in the world of virtual reality. Starting his career as a live theatre director, he is passionate about creating unique visionary experiences that often incorporate the latest in cutting-edge technology.
He went on to set-up and run HyperBole Studios, one of the earliest developers in interactive games, film, video and storytelling. Working with clients such as Microsoft, 20th Century/Fox, Warner Music Enterprises, Honda and many others, it was one of the fastest-growing companies in Washington State in 1998 and 1999. Additionally, Greg has founded several other successful businesses, spanning a variety of sectors and industries but with immersive technology and storytelling at the core. These include VirtualCinema®, a powerful tool for the creation and distribution of immersive stories, films and games, and Spirit Quest World, a unique travel and media company exploring the convergence of travel, spirituality, technology and social media. All three of these businesses have a strong association with Spinview’s vision, and places Greg in the perfect position to take the company into the next stage of growth and innovation.
As Chief Technology Officer at Spinview, he will be responsible for using his decades of experience as a visionary in high-end cinematic virtual reality to drive innovation within the business and push the boundaries of what has been previously seen in the VR/AR for business space.
Ben Rotheram has joined the team as UK Sales Director and has a wealth of experience in both Adtech and mobile sales. A keen salesman since he knew how to walk, Ben started out his lucrative career by mowing lawns at age 10, and hasn’t stopped selling since. He has a keen eye for opportunity and is looking forward to developing strong client relationships and working to help them achieve their business goals. He specialises in bringing new creative and data solutions to agencies and clients and is keen to discover new and pioneering ways that immersive technology can allow businesses to become smarter and more effective.
Outside of the 9-5 he’s a keen golfer, and can often be found on the greens if he’s not in the office, either that or watching 90’s cricket videos.
CEO Linda Wade said of the hires, ‘we’re delighted to welcome both Ben and Greg to our growing Spinview team. With the company in an exciting period of development, ensuring we have the right people driving the business and the brand forward is absolutely key. I’m looking forward to seeing the impact our new recruits will have on our clients and partners.’