Alastair Mitchell / Huddle
Alastair Mitchell is the Co-founder and CEO of Huddle.net
Since graduating with MSc in Engineering from Southampton University, where he learned how to build boats and submarines, Alastair has spent the last 10 years in the online services industry.
During early years, he helped to build the first online market place for the global food commodities market, which provided marketing, auction and logistics capabilities to companies across Europe, Africa & the Far East. There he also became a professionally trained tea taster.
Alastair then moved to dunnhumby, where he led the growth of its web-based marketing intelligence product to Â£20m in three years. Alastair joined dunnhumbyâ€™s Strategic Management Board in 2005 to head up the groupâ€™s Shopping Experience practice, a $60m+ business globally.
Alastairâ€™s grandfather was the inspiration behind starting his own dot-com, Huddle.net. To celebrate this, Huddleâ€™s holding company is named after one of grandfatherâ€™s inventions â€“ Ninian, the biggest ever concrete platform ever built.
When not running the company, Alastair enjoys skiing, snowboarding, hiking, diving and driving. The latter has become an infrequent affair as Alastair passionately believes in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.