SOFTONIC EXECUTIVE TEAM
Scott Arpajian joined Softonic as CEO in February 2015. With more than 20 years of experience in the technology area, Scott has been a leader at some of the most iconic and recognizable companies in the world.
Prior to Softonic, he was Vice President of Business Development and International Strategy at Disney Interactive’s Social and Mobile Games division, served as Vice President of Products at the online gaming portal iWin, and founded his own startup, Dizzywood.
At CNET, he founded the software distribution portal, Download.com, the then-leading site for software, mobile applications and game downloads. Scott´s first foray into the technology sector started at Ziff-Davis Interactive (ZDNet) and CBS Interactive, where he led the growth of applications and games when the Internet was still at its infancy.
Scott graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.
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Marta Rebull joined Softonic as VP Human Resources in 2016.
With a career in HR spanning more than 20 years, Marta has served as the Global HR Director at e-commerce companies Groupalia and Privalia, as well as at numerous global management consultancies including McKinsey as a Recruiting Manager, Diamond Cluster as HR Director, and later at Oliver Wyman as a Talent Manager.
Marta has a Postgraduate Degree in Business from California State University, and trained as an Executive Coach at the IESE Business School – University of Navarra.
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Bob is a husband, father, and the Vice President and Head of Finance & Legal of Softonic. Mr. Forrest joined Softonic in Barcelona, Spain in 2014, to oversee its strategic financial planning and growth. Previously, Bob served as the Head of International Finance of Airbnb, where he helped the company expand its global footprint and manage its international organizational strategy. Bob worked at Salesforce.com in Finance & Strategy (FP&A) prior to Airbnb, helping plan business infrastructure during the company’s revenue growth from $500M to $3B.
Before being adopted into the technology industry, Mr. Forrest spent his early career at Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers, overseeing roles in London, San Francisco and Prague. The youngest of seven children, Bob grew up needing to recite his times tables before being allowed to eat. Finance was a natural career path. He holds a BS from San Francisco State University and was a Birkbeck Scholar at the University of London.
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Toni is VP, Technology of Softonic where he leads the Technology Operations, Engineering Services and the UX/UI team.
Previous to Softonic he was Software Development Manager at Privalia leading 50 backend and frontend developers and their technical managers as well as at Groupalia also being in charge of managing all backend and frontend developers (+15).
Before he worked for more than 5 years as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Euro Geotecnica, S.A. helping the company to reach scalability of IT services to enter the international field and as a R&D IT Project Manager at Fundació ASCAMM.
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SOFTONIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder & Chairman of the BoardRead more
Tomás Diago founded Softonic in 1997 as part of his final year project for university. In five years, he has grown the company from a humble file sharing website to become one the world´s largest Internet companies. Today, he is responsible for leading the global business of more than 400 employees in offices located across Europe, Asia and America.
Tomás has been awarded the “National Young Entrepreneur Award” by the Confederación Española de Asociaciones de Jóvenes Empresarios (CEAJE), the “Businessman of the Future Award” by the Catalan Association Foment de Treball Nacional, the “Emerging Entrepreneur Award” by the consulting firm Ernst & Young, and the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by the magazine Emprendedores.
Tomás is a Technical Engineer in Computer Management and an Information Systems Engineer conferred by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB-Sabadell) and the Universitat La Salle (Universitat Ramon Llull) respectively.
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Stephan Seissl is part of the European private equity and Secondaries business unit at Partners Group. Prior to joining Partners Group, he has held several positions at Lehman Brothers and BrainsToVentures.
Stephan holds a master’s degree in banking and finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.
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Managing Director, Industry Value Creation, Partners Group
Christian Unger is part of Partners Group´s industry value creation business unit. Prior to joining Partners Group, he served as global CEO of Ringier AG, Switzerland’s largest media company.
Christian holds a master´s degree in economics from the European Business School, Germany.
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CEO Grupo Intercom
Joaquim Ferrer is a founding partner of Grupo Intercom. He currently serves as CEO, a position he´s held since 2000.
Prior to founding Grupo Intercom, Joaquim served as CEO at Infojobs.net, where he continues to be a Board Member. He is also current a Board Member at Careesma and Nextret.
Joaquim is a qualified engineer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), and he holds an MBA from ESADE Business School.
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Jean is the Managing Director of Jolt Capital SAS. Prior to joining Jolt Capital, he served as Managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners. He was also the CEO and founder of SLP InfoWare, and VP of Telecom Solutions and Applications at Gemplus (now Gemalto).
Jean is also currently a board member of Heptagon Advanced Micro Optics and Inside Secure.
Jean graduated from Telecom ParisTech and has a post-graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence. He is senior lecturer at Telecom ParisTech and HEC.
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With a distinguished career of more than 30 years, Ray currently serves as Director of important companies such as Oracle Corporation, Flextronics International, Spansion Inc., Dice Holdings, Inc., STMicroelectronics N.V., and Fusion-io, Inc. He also helped found and currently serves as Director of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and is a Board member of the National Parks Conservation Association.
He worked as advisory Director of the global private equity firm General Atlantic LLC, and executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cadence Design Systems Inc., a supplier of electronic design automation software and services, where he also held various positions of responsibility such as President and CEO, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, among others. Prior to that, he held senior management roles at the Marriott Corporation, Red Lion Hotels and Inns, Agrico Overseas Investment Company and N-ReN International.