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Philip Rooke

Philip Rooke

CEO, Spreadshirt

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Philip  joined  Spreadshirt  in  2009.  He  was  first  in  charge  of  the  Sales  and  Marketing Departments, as well as the Product Team before becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2011. His contribution during his time with Spreadshirt has lead to an increase in turnover of over 300%, ultimately leading to the company’s sustainable growth. Phil’s  career  started  in  the 1990s  in newspaper advertising.  He  lead  successful  campaigns for  magazines  such  as  The  Guardian,  Good  Housekeeping and  Cosmopolitan.  In 1996,  he switched over to the online media sector where he was in charge of campaigns for several leading  news,  sports  and  TV  companies  before  becoming  CEO  of  iVillage  UK  as  well  as eDiets UK. As a result of a growing focus on online trading, Phil changed to Tesco Plc - one of  the  first  e-commerce  enterprises  at  the  time  -  where  he  became  part  of  its  Online Management. Furthermore, he assumed leadership roles with further online trading ventures such as online cosmetics trader Skinstore, among others. Phil’s  long-standing  experience  in  steering  start-up  companies  on  the  path  of  success  has helped medium-sized and major e-commerce sectors such as e-commerce sales, marketing and  IT  grow.  Benefiting  from  his  prior  experience,  Spreadshirt  has  turned  into  the  world’s biggest platform for creating, shopping and selling merchandise products.