Judges


The awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, the judging is a rigorous two-stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.

The list of 2022 judges will be announced soon…

Judges

Alex Alexakis | Founder | PixelChefs.com |

Alex is the Founder of PixelChefs.com, an award-winning SEO-focused web design firm in business since 2009. He specializes in the latest digital design infused with SEO strategy, Alex and his team work with companies such as CabinetSelect.com, Westgate Resorts, DrinkAGame.com, and many others across the globe. In the past, Alex worked in user interface design (UI) and served as Digital Marketing Manager for one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ringling College and is a frequent speaker at search conferences and contributor to digital marketing publications. Until recently, Alex participated in and was the Founder of the largest SEO Meetup group in Florida. When Alex is not working, he is either chasing his kids around, thinking about work, or both.

Michael Ashworth | Co-Founder & Managing Director | Nublue

Michael founded Nublue in 2005 with his brother Tom to create and host exceptional ecommerce websites. Today he leads a team of 45, focussing on running a business which people enjoy doing business with. Michael is an expert in Magento, Shopware, Shopify and ecommerce strategy, brand promotion and management. His strengths lie in facilitating growth and delivering big impact ecommerce platforms for ambitious brands. Out of work, Michael’s keen on snowboarding, sailing and scuba diving to avoid getting square eyes.

Hannah Bryce | SEO & Content Manager | Bensons for Beds

Hannah lives and breathes engaging, data-led content. For over a decade she has championed content that has a purpose – with user intent, relevancy and the full organic experience at the heart of everything that’s created or improved. An eCommerce specialist, Hannah’s expertise lies in making sure content performs; by showing up in the right places, aiding user journeys and providing real tangible credibility, often in the form of data and statistics – all of which has led to vastly improved conversions for companies within the homeware, health and legal industries. Both at work and in her own time, Hannah loves to test ‘what happens if’ with digital content. From testing whether adding intent-led schema to product description pages in order to see if capturing researchers on a high conversion page is effective, to giving inanimate objects personalities, Hannah uses her breadth of knowledge across technical SEO, love of data and creativity with words to test what works best and then to test what can improve it further. Outside of work Hannah creates and amplifies content for her own eCommerce store, its social media channels and email campaigns. She has featured on several digital marketing panels and podcasts and was also the co-host of the ‘SEO SAS podcast’ from 2018 to 2021.

Montserrat Cano | Digital Marketing Strategy and SEO Consultant

Montserrat Cano is a seasoned, all-round digital marketer and project manager who specialises in integrating the digital marketing areas to maximise marketing and business results. Having started in SEO and content almost back in the dark ages of digital, her core skill is SEO, as well as PPC,CRM/ email and social media strategy and execution. Her focus and passion is on solving issues and building internal processes to handle and prevent them using data. Being bilingual English-Spanish, she has worked with brands operating in the UK and internationally in a range of niches, such as ecommerce, legal, membership, public sector, technology or publishing. She has also spoken at the eCommerce Expo and Measurecamp. In her spare time, she mentors other SEO/ digital professionals to help make the industry stronger.

Gerardo Casas Fernández | Head of eCommerce | Toys"R"Us

Computer Engineer with 20 years of experience in technological consulting and business in various sectors (Banking, Large Distribution, Franchises or Tech). In 2006, he launched the first Gourmet Food and Wine Marketplace in Spain, integrating 140 suppliers and 60 dropshippers into sector compliance. Mentor and Tutor in specialized Masters at the University of Malaga, EAE, Camilo Jose Cela, Windup or Cibus. Strategy consultant in leading companies in their sector such as FxStreet, Bulevip, Hispatec or Beclimb. As Marketplace Manager at Iskay Pet, he coordinated the launch of one of the first 3 Marketplaces in the country with Mirakl. Gerardo is currently Head of Ecommerce for ToysRus Spain & Portugal.

Gianluca Fiorelli | SEO & Web Marketing Specialist

Gianluca Fiorelli started working as an SEO in 2004, after previously having worked in the Italian TV and Audiovisual industry. Amongst the best known International and Strategic SEO consultants, Gianluca helps and helped brands like Iberostar.com, Glassdoor, Outsystems, ActivTrades, Magoosh, Go Overseas and many others to reach the sought success in organic search. Gianluca, who is also the founder of The Inbounder digital marketing conference, spoke at international events like Mozcon, BrightonSEO, SMX, and PubCon. You can find Gianluca on Twitter as gfiorelli1 (https://twitter.com/gfiorelli1) or contacting him at https://www.iloveseo.net.

André Grünwald | Global Head of eCommerce | Logitech

André is a strategic business leader with experience in brand and commercial management across FMCG (P&G), Luxury (Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana), Consumer Electronics (Braun, Logitech) and eCommerce startups. As a member of Logitech's global sales leadership team, André is leading the eCommerce channel covering PurePlay eTail, Marketplaces, Omnichannel as well as the commercial transformation of the direct-to-consumer business. The purpose of his teams is to build industry-leading eCommerce capability and a competitive advantage for Logitech.

Jaime Hill | Head of eCommerce | Oak Furnitureland

Jaime has over two decades of experience as a Marketing & Ecommerce professional with a successful track record leading teams and developing strategy to transform organisations’ digital capability and channels to market. She has had success in roles at brands including Avis, Barclays, Dairy Crest and Shell, and across a wide range of B2B and B2C vertical markets. Most recently, she joined Oak Furnitureland as Head of Ecommerce in March 2020. A graduate of the Institute of Digital Marketing and qualified Executive Business Coach, Jaime's professional passion is for making life easier for the customer at every touch point.

Davina Lines | MANAGING DIRECTOR | ECOMMERCE CLUB & MIXING DIGITAL

Davina Lines is Managing Director of Mixing Digital and the Ecommerce Club. She brings a wealth of knowledge and a big black book of digital contacts to ensure Mixing Digital’s event management services are of the highest standard. Davina co-founded Netimperative in 1999 and became Managing Director in 2002, stewarding the brand into new product launches and creating one of the most successful events programmes in the digital marketing industry. In the mid 90s Davina cut her digital teeth on New Media Age (now Econsultancy), forming part of the founding team and was responsible for the commercial development of the magazine and its early events from launch in May 1995 to 1999. In recent years Davina launched an ecommerce peer-to-peer community, the Ecommerce Club, which runs regular events in London and Manchester on topics relevant to the retail community.

Rob Linton | Director of Key Accounts | MiQdigital

Rob Linton is the Commercial director for MiQ North in the UK. Having been with MiQ for almost nine years, Rob was instrumental in the company’s expansion outside of their London headquarters. His trading expertise has enabled him to offer clients and partners consultative and technical approaches necessary to navigate the evolving marketing landscape. With a strategic mindset he is perfectly positioned to support the UK’s digital hubs and businesses outside of London through programmatic and fulfil local and global ambitions. An expert in digital, and a key industry player, Rob is a champion of North England’s vibrant digital community. He educates brands on digital marketing, providing tutorship and workshops specifically for businesses undergoing transformation. A seasoned speaker, and MiQ representative at various regional events, Rob is also a Digital City Festival speaker and judge of various local and national awards.

Rumyana Miteva | Head of Search | Secret Escapes

Rumyana is an experienced digital marketer with a great passion for the Travel industry. As Head of Performance & Revenue, she is leading a team of Paid Search, SEO and Social Media specialists. Prior to joining Secret Escapes, she has helped several other Ecommerce & Travel brands grow their online presence. Rumyana is a regular conference speaker on topics such as Machine Learning, Automation and Performance Marketing Best Practices.

Fatima Salhab | Portfolio Business Advisor and E-commerce Sector Leader | Flinder

Fatima lives and breathes e-commerce. As the E-commerce Sector Lead at flinder, she helps fast-growth e-commerce businesses to scale business operations, improve performance and prepare for investment. Fatima’s first passion for e-commerce started as Finance Expert at Deloitte where she was responsible for multiple e-commerce businesses. She enjoys working in collaboration with founders and CEOs of fast growth e-commerce start-ups, guiding them through the whirlwind journey of growing their businesses. Fatima develops best practice finance operations by using technology and apps to transform their systems. Originally training as a management accountant in industry, she is able to fully appreciate and understand a business from its core. This experience has given her the ability to support clients by understanding what they value and what they need from her as an adviser.

Cecilia Svane | Senior eCommerce Advisor & Consultant

Cecilia Svane has been in the travel industry for nearly 30 years, after studying hotel management she specialized in distribution and when internet became part of the game, she found her passion. How to get more website visitors? How to make them convert? While marketing in general was a beloved topic, traffic and UX soon became her absolute favourites and during many years she developed online strategies for several well know travel companies. Now she is using her experience and expertise to provide consultancy services mainly to hoteliers.

Marco Trada | Head of eCommerce | Microsoft

Marco is Head of eCommerce for Italy and Greece at Microsoft. He has 10+ years of international eCommerce, business development, and marketing experience, across B2C and B2B, in highly professional sectors such as tech, retail, consumer electronics, subscriptions, and home improvement. Marco’s background is highly diverse: he started his career in his entrepreneurial family business, did a Global MBA at EDHEC Business School, and then moved to multinational companies across Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. Marco is recognized as an entrepreneurial spirit, a lover of multicultural teams, and he is passionate about creating new ways to connect people with their needs through technology.