Jody Ford, CEO

PhotoBox Group

Jody in less than 20 words:

Relentless focus on an amazing customer experience, inspiring his people and driving innovation to deliver world class performance and growth.

Working life:

From London, via Sydney, to California and now back in Europe, Jody’s passion is working with innovative, consumer-facing digital and technology businesses, helping them transform and grow across new sectors, markets and audiences.

Reasons for joining the PhotoBox family:

I love the match-up of incredibly powerful data, customer insight and technology doing something as simple as helping people celebrate their special moments and relationships. Add in a unique group of hugely popular brands and the opportunity to lead a talented and creative team and it’s pretty much a dream job!

Career highlights:

Transformation of eBay Global Marketing Platform – revolutionising CRM and super-charging Paid Marketing with Google, Facebook & Snapchat
Brands4Friends Acquisition by eBay in Germany
Part of the Orange team that delivered the largest ever corporate European IPO

Education:

MBA – INSEAD
BA, Economics & Politics, University of Exeter

Away from the office:

Jody can be found spending time with his wife and young children or on his bike, training for his next cycling challenge!

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Jody Ford

CV Highlights - Linkedin

July 2016 - present

CEO, Photobox Group

2012-2016

VP Global Growth Marketing, eBay

2008-2012

VP Marketplaces including EU Fashion & Trust, eBay

2006-2008

UK Marketplace Director, eBay

2005-2006

Consultant, McKinsey & Company

2000-2003

Strategy Manager, Orange

1996-2000

Consultant, PwC Consulting