Our Strengths

  • Independent, unbiased opinion
  • Deep knowledge and expertise
  • Extensive reach to 1.1 million entrepreneurs, advisers and investors per month
  • Creative and innovative solutions
  • Comprehensive databases
  • Strong customer relationships


David Smith – Non-Executive Chairman

David was appointed as a non-executive director in August 2014 having been executive deputy chairman from July 2012. He has held senior positions in Thompson organisations and at Wolters Kluwer, and was CEO of Taylor & Francis and executive chairman of Informa and Granada Learning.

Simon Stilwell - Chief Executive

Simon was until 2015 Chief Executive of Liberum, the Investment Bank that he co-founded in 2007 and grew from a start up to £55m of revenue and 170 people in seven profitable years. Prior to Liberum, he served as Head of Sales, Small Companies, at Collins Stewart plc and was also a director at Beeson Gregory Limited. He was commissioned into the Gloucestershire Regiment in 1992 and served in a variety of countries and roles before starting his City career in 1996. Simon graduated with a BSc in Geological Sciences from Durham University. Since leaving Liberum, Simon has pursued a number of different business interests.

Niki Baker – Executive Director

Niki joined Vitesse Media in 2006 as head of the group's expanding events division before becoming chief operating officer in July 2009 and chief executive officer in October 2012. She manages a team of over 40 staff, having full budget responsibility for all the group's activities. Prior to joining Vitesse Media, she worked her way up to group show director at DMG World Media on events such as the Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard Show and the Daily Mail Ideal Home Show, visited by half a million people.

Keith Willey – Non-Executive Director

Keith has interests in a number of private businesses and combines that with a post at London Business School. He is adjunct associate professor of strategic and international management and entrepreneurship, with expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship, venture capital, managing growth, technology ventures and organisational development. Keith's previous career experience includes a degree in chemical engineering and various management roles with BAT Plc. He was a director of a consulting practice associated with major corporate restructuring initiatives during the 1990s and was the founding CEO of The Centre for Scientific Enterprise. Following this, he was COO and acting FD at Sussex Place Ventures for five years.

Key members of the management team

Ben Rossi – Editorial Director

Ben is Vitesse Media's editorial director, leading content creation and editorial strategy across all Vitesse products, including its market-leading B2B and consumer magazines, websites, research and events. He joined Vitesse in November 2013 as editor of Information Age magazine and online, and before that was editor of the Middle East's leading technology magazine, Computer News Middle East.

Edward Riddell - Head Of Finance

Ed joined Vitesse Media in September 2016 as Head of Finance. In his role prior to this, he was Head of Finance for 5 of Fintech Start up CorporatePay and then subsequently of WEX Europe after the acquisition by WEX Inc in mid 2012 with responsibility for all Finance related activities and reporting. Prior to this Ed did is professional training at Ernst & Young in the Audit and Assurance Department for 5 years.