Just-Eat hires Silicon Valley product innovator
27th September 2011
Daniel Read joins company as Chief Product Officer as expansion continues
Just-Eat, the world’s largest online takeaway ordering service, has hired Daniel Read as its new Chief Product Officer. Daniel will be responsible for product vision and execution across the four continents Just-Eat operates in.
Daniel was previously at Ask.com in California where he was Chief Product Officer, driving product, user experience and innovation. He was the creative leader of a team which pioneered search and mobile products that set industry standards, won multiple webby awards, and became a PC World top innovator alongside the Wii and iPhone. He was also a member of the founding team of Ask Jeeves UK, and a key executive in the turnaround of the company globally, which was acquired for $2bn by IAC/InteractiveCorp.
Daniel said “It’s an exciting time to join Just-Eat as it expands globally. We will be laser-focused on innovation and growing the business, to give our customers and restaurants a truly world class experience.”
Klaus Nyengaard, CEO of Just-Eat, said “We’re always looking to innovate and grow as a business, and give our partner restaurants a platform they can use to reach more customers. To be able to do that we need to have the best, most creative people in the industry working for Just-Eat, and Daniel fits the bill perfectly. He’s going to be a major asset as we expand our product range and develop our key channels.”
Daniel has also worked at British Airways and Royal Mail, creating both companies’ first web and ecommerce operations, and is the founder of product lab, Freeform, and an advisor to a number of consumer product and technology businesses. He holds a BA from Leeds Business School and MA in Design from Central St Martin’s, and is also a Chartered Marketer.
About the Just-Eat Group
Just-Eat, launched in Denmark in 2001, is based in London and is now active in 16 countries around the globe. Just-Eat delivers over 100,000 meals a day and has received more than 30m orders since the site launched. There are currently over 20,000 takeaway restaurants signed up to Just-Eat’s site which uses proprietary technology to offer a seamless on-line ordering service. Just-Eat is currently generating over $500m in revenue per year for the restaurant industry and was listed in the TechCrunch Europe Top 100 Index 2010. Just-Eat was also recently ranked number 28 in the Sunday TimesTech Track 100.