Leadership

the industry leaders behind
the valassis name

Nowhere is our commitment to building a talented team more evident than in our leadership team. Valassis's unmatched experience, knowledge, and passion flow from its leaders, who demand only the best.

Charles D'Oyly

U.K. & Europe

Charles has been leading our European business for over ten years, driving the evolution of our business and strategy and creating opportunities for growth across Europe. He also leads our UK business where the team support brands and retailers in the delivery of promotions to shoppers. Innovations from the UK business include the reduction of fraud from printed coupons through the use of hologram print technology.

Previously, Charles held director-level positions at AirMiles and OgilvyOne. Charles began his career with Unilever as a Brand Manager and has an MA in Economics from University of Edinburgh.

Angelo Tosoni

Italy

Angelo has served as Managing Director in our Italian business unit since 2005. In this role, Angelo is responsible for overseeing the business operations and marketing of all products and services offered to our customers in Italy. Angelo and his team led the creation of our first real time validation solution back in 2012 and which has formed the foundations of our global mobile coupon solutions.

Angelo's previous experience includes an international commercial director role at CSP Fashion Group and over 15 years of experience in various business and marketing management roles at Henkel, Lego, Barilla and GlaxoSmithKline.

Hans-Joachim Waldrich

Germany

Hans is responsible for leading our business unit in Germany. Couponing only became legal in Germany in 2001 and since joining in 2004, Hans has worked with brand, retailers and shoppers to define and evolve how promotions are used to benefit the market.

Hans has 30 years of management experience, including eight years with Procter & Gamble, where he served as a Marketing Manager and a Sales Leader. His previous experience includes six years with a German print publishing group working in director-level and general management roles.

Ivan Gomez Fernandez-Quintanilla

Spain

Ivan joined Valassis in 2016 as Managing Director, Spain. With his extensive experience in digitally-led businesses, from day one Ivan has driven the team to evolve the way we help clients. The team in Spain launched our first shopper media campaigns in Europe, piloted our reimbursement model that is now a key pillar of our global platform and most recently defined the mobile wallet prototype that is being launched in all markets through the platform.

Ivan has 20 years of combined entrepreneurial and digital expertise across the retail, banking and consumer goods industries. Prior to joining Valassis, Ivan held management roles at Groupon and Indra, and he also served as Co-founder and CEO of MoviPlans, which was acquired by one of the largest retail chains in Spain. Ivan was also a speaker at TEDx-Vancouver and is a former Spanish Ski Champion.

Michael Bemmer

Product & Engineering

Michael heads up Product and Engineering, leading our experienced platform development team. Michael and his team design, create and evolve our digital solutions and the platform that powers offers across all of our markets, ensuring that it has the scale, security and stability to help our clients grow. Their expertise in cloud-based software, SaaS and start-ups has supported transformative product innovation and growth of our platform.

Prior to joining Valassis, Michael held senior leadership positions at Oracle and Sun Microsystems as well as at a start-up in Germany.

Mark Hastings

Marketing & Digital Solutions

Mark leads Product Strategy and Marketing across Europe, connecting our sales and engineering teams. He is responsible for our platform vision, strategy and roadmap and works with our clients and partners to bring innovative solutions to market.

Mark joined from the agency world where he led the client service team and a portfolio of European accounts at Digitas. He’s also worked at Dare (where he went from account management to Head of Mobile), and a SaaS business serving the SME sector as Digital Director. His marketing and digital experience ranges from creating a global multi-brand platform in automotive, a brand relaunch for a UK supermarket, the redesign of a leading UK retail bank website as well as P&L accountability for performance marketing and others.

Tracy Bryant

People & HR

As leader of people activities across Europe for Valassis, Tracy partners with leaders across our markets to design, develop and implement programs and initiatives to help us all grow.

Tracy joined Valassis from Santander where she worked in a Business Partner capacity; supporting both the Retail and Wholesale Bank. She brings over 20 years’ experience in recruitment, talent and people management to the team.

As well as working in Financial Services, Tracy has also worked in the Publishing and Travel industry. In her spare time Tracy loves to travel and meet up with friends.