CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Clark Westerman is the CEO and a proud co-founder of Whipper. Clark has an entrepreneurial knack for seizing on fantastic opportunities and a passion for developing lively, creative businesses. Since the beginning, Clark has instilled that same lively creativeness as a core component of the culture at Whipper.
Before launching Whipper, Clark has worked with Riot Games, helping guide and shape what is now the world’s most successful gaming and esport company, boasting over 100 million active monthly users. Tencent acquired outright ownership of Riot Games in December of 2015 for $1.5 billion. Previously, Clark was also an IP growth leader at Pandemic/Bioware which has been acquired by Electronic Arts for $865 million.
Clark can easily be described as a technophile who loves all things music, movies and gaming! It’s exactly these traits that has Clark so excited for the prospects of Whipper which will see millions of engaged users gaming and chatting with their friends, everyday.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Simply, John helps Whipper grow. As a Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, John leads our brand, product and business strategy to help Whipper connect and interact with people in an array of diverse and amazing ways!
Through partnerships with CEO’s, their teams and boards, John helps the world’s most popular brands and products become even more successful. Disney, Pepsi, McDonald’s, Budweiser, Playstation, Hasbro, Microsoft, Comcast, IBM and Universal Pictures to name a few. Equally, John has worked with upstarts like Zipcar, Priceline, Riot Games, American Idol and DoubleClick, to help them catapult from grassroots into much-loved, world-famous, billion-dollar brands. And now, Whipper.
A hands-on director and valued advisor, John governs on the boards of several emerging mediatech and consumer brand companies including Whipper and Earplay. John helps attract the talent, investment, partners and customers that fuel remarkable results and growth. With John helping chart Whipper’s course, we’re en route to delivering a truly unique and amazing communications platform!
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
Dave has an enormous wealth of experience in product development which he has brought to Whipper, helping us develop a truly unique and awesome product. Over the last 15 years, Dave has led integrated efforts across mobile, telecom, security and automation industries for highly successful companies such as Motorola, Savant Systems and Oomph. Most recently, Dave was Director of Platform Engineering at Dtex Systems, a fast-growing startup where he directed a diverse international team focused on cyber-security solutions. Dave is a natural leader, who excels at motivating individuals and teams to deliver above and beyond expectations. We’re delighted to have Dave as part of the team!
Dave sports a degree in music theory and holds multiple patents for his inventions in the automation market. When not taking every possible opportunity to perform, Dave enjoys engaging with eager audiences at conferences, universities and various meetups where he is often heralded as a truly inspiring speaker.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Romans has over 12 years’ experience as a CTO and lead architect, developing apps and web-platforms for the world’s most famous brand at global marketing agencies including Digitas, Dare Digital, Saatchi & Saatchi and Wieden+Kennedy. Most recently, Romans built and launched Echo, a revolutionary prescription management platform in the UK. And today, he’s bringing his extraordinary experience and abilities to Whipper.
Romans has a Masters in Computer Science from the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw. When Romans is not spending time with his family, he can be found doing one of two things. Skateboarding, or drinking coffee. We’ve yet to see him pull off doing both at the same time, but we’ll certainly add it to YouTube when he does!
STRATEGIC GROWTH LEADER
Terry leads our strategic growth efforts here at Whipper, with a particular focus on our rapid developments in pro sports / esports and entertainment. With a combined 23 years worth of experience in professional European volleyball as well as the Canadian National team, Terry’s skills and experience are an enormous asset to Whipper in developing our strategic offerings and partnerships. Since his pro sports career, Terry has built up a prominent advisory company, that services over 1000 athletes and professional clubs on wealth managements and post-career options across Europe, America and Asia.
Coming from the world of sports and entertainment, Terry brings special firepower to Whipper’s bench. And naturally, Terry is hyped about Whipper’s potential to build terrific excitement and powerful bonds between celebrities and fans alike.
SENIOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLISHING SPECIALIST
Bryan joins the Whipper team, bringing with him a wealth of experience in online publishing, platform development and social media.
Having spent over 2.5 years at Riot Games as the Esport Publishing Lead for The UK and Ireland, as well as being a serial entrepreneur with several successful startups under his belt such as Geek Ireland and RAID, Bryan has his finger on the pulse of the Millennial / Gen X audience.
One of Bryan’s core passions is Esport. He has created and led a multitude of live and online events to success since 2012, helping bring unprecedented growth in The UK/IE region as well as encouraging investment from endemic and non endemic Esport sponsors that has allowed organisations and players to truly grow in their careers.