The Board of Directors is accountable to shareholders for the good corporate governance of the company and comprises of Non-Executive Chairman Javier Casanueva, Chief Executive Officer José Luis Vázquez; Finance Director Gonzalo Babío, executive director José Francisco Gozalbo Sidro and two non-executive directors: Francis Coles and Matthew Peter Earl.
Javier Casanueva is a former partner at Baring Private Equity Partners Espana S.A. (“Baring”), and has extensive experience in transactions both in Europe and the USA. Previously, he was a managing director at ING Barings New York responsible for corporate finance transactions in the Latin American Market. He has sat on the boards of numerous companies across a variety of sectors. Javier holds degrees in law and economics from ICADE (UPC).
José Luis Vazquez
Chief Executive Officer
José L. Vázquez is CEO and Co-Founder of Fresh, the leading interactive TV player in the Spanish market. He holds a degree in Advanced Telecommunication Engineering (UPM) and a MBA (IESE). He has more than 15 years of experience in Telecommunication and Interactivity markets, where he was an skilled professional. He founded Fresh in year 2000 being the CTO, and became the CEO or the company in 2004. José is one of the leading figures in the Hispanic Digital TV platforms markets.
Gonzalo Babío has a broad experience in media and technology sectors. His professional career includes three years working at Arthur Andersen as an auditor, ten years at Electronic Arts as Finance Director working in Madrid, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Lyon and London, and ten years as Finance Director for The Walt Disney Company Iberia in Madrid. He Has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao and, an EMBA from IESE Business School in Madrid and a PED from IMD in Lausanne.
Frances Coles has nearly 30 years experience in corporate finance. He was a founder director of corporate finance advisory boutique New Boathouse Capital and latterly served as a director of AIM listed merchant bank Quayle Munro following its aquisition of New Boathouse Capital in 2007. Prior to that Francis was a director of Baring Brothers and subsequently Santander Investment where his responsibilities included debt and equity fundraisings and merger and acquisition activities in the European and Latin American markets.
José Francisco Gozalbo Sidro
José joined Mirada as Chief Technology Officer in March 2008, bringing over 18 years of experience in software development companies. In this role he has been responsible for software development, quality assurance, R&D and presales departments. He has a special focus on the Latin America region and has helped to build relationships with big telecoms partners that have led to multiple deployments of Mirada’s products.
Prior to joining Mirada, José was Chief Technology Officer at Fresh Interactive Technologies where he managed the deployment of products and services worldwide, working with some of the key partners in the Pay TV market.
Matthew Peter Earl
Matthew has spent over 12 years working in the financial services sector primarily in Equity Capital Markets. Matthew started his career with Royal Bank of Scotland plc as an economist before working at Investec plc. Matthew then joined Charles Stanley Securities as an equity analyst in the support services sector, until he moved to head up the business services research team at Matrix Group Limited in 2010. More recently he has become an active investor in small and medium sized businesses.