Stephen is an experienced business leader and entrepreneur focused on the media and internet sectors. He is currently Chairman of ResponseTap and MD International of Sojern Inc.
Previously, Stephen was CEO of Qype GmbH, Europe's leading online local review site, and before that Vice President and Managing Director for Yahoo! Europe, responsible for all aspects of the European Consumer Business. This included Pan European P&L responsibility for all Media properties as well as Search, Mail & Messenger, Social Media and Kelkoo. He led the launch of Yahoo! Answers.
Before Yahoo!, Stephen joined the early stages of Overture Inc, the pioneer of sponsored search marketing. At this time Overture Europe evolved from a single to a multi-product organisation, expanded from three to 13 European offices and went from loss to profit. Overture was successfully sold to Yahoo! for $1.7bn in 2003.
Immediately before joining Overture, he was involved in founding and leading Securicor eSolutions Ltd and First Call International Ltd.
A classical marketer by training, Stephen has previously held a number of senior marketing roles, including at Safeway and Air Miles.
Non Executive Director
Apr 1, 2013 - Current (over 3 years)
SVP & MD
2012 - Current (almost 5 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|Jan 31, 2011||TechCrunch - StrikeAd raises Series A round for its mobile ad platform|
|Jun 1, 2010||TechCrunch - Qype rejects acquisition path, replaces CEO and goes for growth|
|Dec 7, 2009||TechCrunch - Exclusive: Qype reveals global traffic and plans for social|
|Aug 18, 2009||TechCrunch - Qype expands to Italy in attempt to outpace Yelp's expansion|
|Jan 12, 2009||TechCrunch - Look out Yelp – Qype CEO brings in new guy to take the fight to the enemy|
|Jun 21, 2008||TechCrunch - Updated Yahoo Exec Tracker – 114 Execs Left Since January 2007|
|Jun 19, 2008||TechCrunch - Tracking Former Yahoo Execs – Where Are They Now?|
|Sep 6, 2007||Gigaom - Industry Moves: Yahoo Europe Search VP Stephen Taylor 'To Quit'|