Big picture - Why invest in Dotdigital Group plc
Dotdigital Group plc Snapshot
Founded in 1999, dotdigital Group plc has grown to become a leader in the provision of intuitive Software as a Service (SaaS) technology and tools for digital marketing professionals.
Dedicated to helping clients grow their businesses online, we have a spirit for innovation and continually develop, innovate and expand our core product suite to add more value for marketers.
Our core product suite includes:
dotMailer; a powerful email marketing automation platform
Alongside our SaaS technology, dotDigital provides expert email marketing consultancy and managed services for businesses seeking dramatic growth through integrated, multi-channel engagement, conversion, acquisition and retention.
dotDigitalGroup is a marketing software as a service technology company dedicated to creating powerful and easy to use digital marketing tools and associated services.
We’re all about empowering and enabling marketers to harness multi-channel online marketing initiatives to improve and maximize their sales and lead generation, conversion and retention.
Platform and tools
dotMailer provides email and cross-channel marketing automation solutions.
The powerful automation technology and easy-to-use interface delivers marketers a single solution to engage customers via email, mobile, social media and landing pages to improve customer lead generation, conversion and retention.
Pre-built and custom-built integrations allow the dotMailer platform and tools to share data seamlessly with clients' CRM, eCommerce and third party applications - improving the understanding of their customers' behaviour to develop even more relevant and rich relationships.
For clients that don't have the time to do every aspect of their email and cross-channel marketing, dotMailer provides a comprehensive range of expert, strategic, design and campaign management services.
dotMailer provides recurring revenues from:
- Online Credit Card Sales (Self service)
- SME Sales (Group account management)
- Corporate Sales (Dedicated account management)
- Partner Sales (Dedicated business consultant)
Milan Patel FCCA ACSI, Chief Executive Officer
Milan joined the Company in 2007 and was appointed Group Company Secretary in 2009, CFO in 2015 and CEO in 2016. Milan is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. He has been responsible for the admission to Plus and the introduction to AIM.
He was responsible for the Group’s functions in financial management and reporting, regulatory compliance, legal and corporate governance for the business prior to being made permanent CEO of the Company. He also brings substantial strategic financial and commercial experience to the Board. As well as financial acumen, he has developed a broad range of operational competencies, a grasp of strategic objectives, clear leadership, international business development, and strong decisive management skills.
Milan is now responsible for leading the executive team, vision and growth strategy for the business. More specifically Milan is leading our international growth strategy, accelerated product innovation, developing strategic partnerships and investigation of potential acquisitions. He has a strong track record of delivery of performance against plan.
Phillip Blundell, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Phillip was appointed to the Board in July 2017. He has significant AIM-quoted experience having held senior financial and operational roles with both Intelligent Environments Group Plc and Eagle Eye solutions Group plc totalling 18 years. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 with Coopers & Lybrand, now part of PwC.
He also held senior finance roles at Thomson, Nortel and Ocean Software, providing finance support to international expansion as well as strategic acquisitions.
Phillip has considerable strategic experience in growing software businesses both organically and inorganically and has been appointed to assist Milan in taking the Group to the next level.
Our Non Executive Directors
Frank Beechinor-Collins, Non-Executive Chairman
Frank was for 11 years, CEO of One Click HR, an AIM-quoted technology business which he was a co-founder. Frank oversaw the successful sale of the business to ADP, a $4bn NYSE-listed company in 2011. Frank brings a great deal of corporate experience to the Board, gained over 25 years of working for and running public and private companies.
Frank has a strong track record in M&A and brings with him a quality network of contacts in the fields of managed services and Software as a Service. He is also currently Chairman of Redstone Connect plc, a leading provider of smart building infrastructure and agile workplace technology. Frank is CEO of Cadence Performance Ltd, a chain of specialist cycling performance centres and is Chairman at Food Choice at Work ltd, a spin-out business from University College Cork.
Peter Simmonds FCCA, Non-executive Director
Peter was Chief Executive Officer of dotmailer and then dotdigital Group plc for eight years from 2007 to 2015. Following his retirement in June 2015 he stepped down into the role of Non-Executive Director.
Peter is FCCA qualified and currently also holds board positions in the role of Chairman at Cloudcall Group plc and D4T4 Solutions plc (both AIM-quoted companies). In July 2016 he was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Eckoh plc and in October 2016 he was appointed as a board member of The Quoted Companies Alliance.
Simon Bird, Co-Founder & President
Simon has developed an in-depth technical knowledge of the internet and its applications. Prior to co-founding dotDigital Group he assisted in the development of a major internet access provider. He has provided services to a number of well-known companies and organisations in helping create websites, intranets, extranets, content management systems and other online solutions. He is prominent on the tech entrepreneur scene and heavily involved in the selection, recruitment and retention of dotmailer’s technical partners.
‘Tink’ Ian Taylor, Co-Founder & President
Tink has 20 years’ experience in the field of digital communications and has introduced digital marketing to companies large and small. Tink has been pivotal in the development of digital marketing since its outset in both the UK and the US. He served as a key and influential member of the UK Direct Marketing Association’s Email Marketing Council and also the Internet Advertising Bureau since 2006.
In 2014 Tink was elected as Advisory Committee Member of the Board of the US Direct Marketing Association’s Email Experience Council (EEC) and has judged the USA DMA email awards. Tink first launched dotmailer in the US at the back end of 2012 and later took dotmailer to APAC in 2015. He is currently a strategic advisor to dotmailer and the Plc Board.
Richard Kellett-Clarke, CA, CMA, Non-Executive Director
Richard has 40 plus years of experience in a variety of finance, IT, operational board and Plc board roles, all involved in the turnaround and strategic repositioning and recovery of creative, businesses in FMCG, media, electronics, and software.
He was a founder and later CEO of AFX News, a global financial newswire (now Thomson Reuters) and Sealed Media Ltd, a digital rights software management business (now Oracle), and more recently the CEO of Idox Plc where he grew the business 15 fold over nine years through organic and acquisitive growth before moving to a NED role last year.
He has also had experience in the flotation of businesses on the main and AIIM market as the CFO of Pickwick Group Plc and Brady Plc. Currently he holds two public NED roles and a number of advisory roles.
George Kasparian, Finance Director
The Board is also supported by George Kasparian, who alongside being Finance Director is Company Secretary and Secretary to the Audit Committee.
dotdigital Group plc has 296,238,485 Ordinary Shares of 0.5p each. The company has 660,000 shares held in treasury.
Each ordinary share will have one voting right and therefore the total number of voting rights in dotdigital Group plc is 295,578,485.
Significant Shareholder holdings
|Shareholder||Voting rights||% holdings|
|Liontrust Asset Management||59,730,575||20.2|
|Ian ‘Tink’ Taylor, Co-Founder & President||29,776,667||10.1|
|Simon Bird, Co-Founder & President||17,558,996||5.9|
|Slater Investments Ltd||17,417,123||5.9|
|Herald Investment Management||10,490,804||3.5|
|Highclere International Investors||10,187,214||3.4|
|Franklin Templeton Fund Management||9,500,000||3.2|
dotdigital Group PLC
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