|University of Cambridge, BA||2006|
Renate is Head of Business Development at A&N Mobile & TV, the mobile strategy and development unit for DMGT Group. DMGT is the owner of Metro, Daily Mail, FindaProperty.com, Motors.co.uk, Jobsite.co.uk and Teletext Holidays, uniquely reaching 60 million people each month.
In her current role, Renate runs mobile business development across the group including relationships with Apple, Google, Nokia, RIM and Microsoft. She also has a key focus on building the Metro Apps (apps.metro.co.uk) brand, an international publisher and marketer of the hottest smartphone Games and Lifestyle apps, combining great content with powerful print, TV, digital, mobile and social media marketing channels. Metro Apps partners with international Indie Developers, Brands for strategic partnerships and publishing deals.
Renate is also the founder of Madhouse Collective which helps brands and media/tech clients plan and execute the launch of innovative projects and products. She previously ran global marketing for Poken in San Francisco. Prior to that Renate managed the European Leadership Programme across Europe, and advised a number of tech and media companies on strategic marketing projects. She also co-founded Twestival (www.twestival.com), a global charity project run by volunteers through Twitter. Their landmark events in 2009 and 2010 simultaneously took place in 200+ cities and collectively raised over $1.4 million for charity.
Renate is of Dutch/Norwegian nationality and speaks fluent English, Dutch, and Norwegian. In addition to being a tech and media geek, Renate is a passionate music fan and will gladly chew your ear off about her favourite bands, DJs and producers. She also loves skiing, running and connecting good people.
She graduated from Cambridge University with a BA (Hons) in Philosophy.