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Nilan Peiris

VP Growth @ TransferWise

VP Growth Transferwise

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Ranked #1,373 out of 27,460 for VP Growth in United States

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VP Growth

June 2014 to Present


VP Growth

January 2013 to June 2014

London, United Kingdom


Growth (advisory)

July 2012 to June 2014

London, United Kingdom

Nilan Peiris's Education

University of Bristol

BSc Hons Mathematics with a year in europe

1995 to 1999

Eltham College

Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College

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Proven capability of launching, scaling and transforming web businesses. Passionate about using technology to create unique customer experiences that deliver a sustainable competitive advantage.VP Growth @ From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) VP Growth @ From January 2013 to June 2014 (1 year 6 months) London, United KingdomGrowth (advisory) @ Advisor on growth From July 2012 to June 2014 (2 years) London, United KingdomChief Marketing Technology Officer @ Managing Director of the B2C business at Holiday Extras. Responsible for all areas of the internet business from technology, marketing, customer acquisition (Revenues > £80m, team of 70) . Commercial results Delivered 20% revenue growth during a period where the UK travel market contracted by 15% through aggressively taking market share from competitors by innovating in SEO, SEM and retention marketing Transformation Worked with investors, executive board and team behind a new vision and strategy for Holiday Extras “We take the hassle - you take the holiday” Executed a transformation that repositioned the business as the home of hassle free holidays Agreed funding and assembled a top team for the new business including @joestump (technology), @jeffrey (user experience specialist) Incubated a startup within Holiday Extras that cannibalised the core business People Sunday Times Top 100 company to work for 4 years running Incorporated “Lean Start Up” methodologies within Holiday Extras - delivering market leading agility and scale Technology Transitioned the business from an in house data centre hosting a LAMP based architecture to a series of interconnected Javascript, Ruby on Rails and Node JS web applications hosted on the cloud From December 2009 to November 2012 (3 years) Web Technology Director @ From January 2009 to December 2009 (1 year) Senior Manager @ I joined Accenture as a web developer coding Java and Javascript for internet startups during the DotCom boom, worked as a strategy consultant post boom, and delivered sales in Accenture’s manager information practice and eCommerce strategy practice as a Senior Manager within the Firm Commercial highlights • Led Accenture’s eCommerce Strategy practice in the UK and Big Data practice converting over £1m in sales. • Launched and ran Oxfam’s online shop as their Head of eCommerce taking £3.4 million in first 3 months of operation • Delivered and ran what was the 2nd largest retail Data Warehouse in Europe - for Sainsbury’s. Led the commercial team responsible for exploiting big data initiatives • Experienced in driving large consulting operations (~£ 3 million budget) – to achieve revenue and profit targets (e.g. European SAP rollout for Unilever) Leadership experience • Led large (120 + people) multi-disciplinary teams of clients, contractors and Accenture consultants • Extensive experience at creating and developing start-up organisations - created a team of 120 people over 6 geographical locations in 4 months at Unilever; developed Oxfam’s online shop organisation structure in 2 months Strategy consultant • Business model development in the e-tail, retail, business intelligence, pharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors Technology consultant • Experienced application architect responsible for design, build and test of application architectures From January 2000 to December 2008 (9 years) Head of eCommerce @ Launched Oxfam’s online shop (the world’s first online charity shop). Responsible for: - Development of the organisation structure, operating model and commercial foundation for the shop - Day to day management of the eCommerce business Results achieved: - £ 3.4 million income in under 3 months - Fair trade business that generated a net margin of 35% a week within 3 months of operation - Transformation of 15 volunteer run high street shops into mini online fulfilment hubs - Uninterrupted fulfilment and customer care processes through the run up to Christmas - Web site with over 99% availability in its first 4 months of operation Named a Computerworld laureate & 2008 awards finalist for the results achieved during this 9 month role and was a finalist for a Wall Street Journal Technology Award From July 2007 to April 2008 (10 months) BSc Hons, Mathematics with a year in europe @ University of Bristol From 1995 to 1999 Eltham CollegeHaberdashers' Aske's Hatcham CollegeSt Mary's Nilan Peiris is skilled in: E-commerce, Strategy, Start-ups, SEO, Marketing, Management, Web Analytics, Business Intelligence, Customer Acquisition, Business Strategy, PPC, Analytics, Big Data, IT Strategy, User Experience

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Computerworld Laureate

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