Unlockd adds Microsoft Innovator to the team


The Innovator is one of two new additions to Unlockd’s executive team.

Microsoft’s former Head of Innovation, Jonathan ‘JC’ Oliver, has joined mobile platform, Unlockd, as the Global Chief Creative Officer.

JC has joined Unlockd, who provide discounts on their customers’ mobile phone bill, free additional data or other rewards by viewing full screen adverts on their phones, to take over the strategic direction that the company will take.

Oliver (pictured), is an award-winning digital creative, strategist, and investor who has worked at Sky, the BBC and The Economist along side his 10 years at Microsoft and will use his 25 years of global media experience as the company looks to change the way consumers use their platform.

Unlockd have also hired Von der Muhll, who has worked for Unlockd since 2015, as Chief Revenue Officer which he will start later this month, drawing on his experience to lead the companies commercial revenue strategy.

Unlockd Global CCO James ‘JC’ Oliver said: “I am excited to be joining a trailblazer like Unlockd and we are going to take creativity to new levels developing rich connections and experiences between people and their favourite brands – and rewarding both for doing so.

“What inspired me about Unlockd was that they’re not just another mobile ad platform but truly thinking about how we innovate creatively, technically and commercially.”

Unlockd CEO and co-founder Matt Berriman said: “These two new roles continue to reflect the rapid growth that Unlockd has enjoyed over the last year.

“Attracting and retaining world class talent in the business is a priority for us and I am thrilled that JC will be joining our team.”