Board of Directors
Adam is the founder of In The Style and started the business with £1,000 of seed funding from his bedroom in August 2013. ITS is his first business, prior to which Adam worked in various business development roles. Under Adam’s leadership, ITS has developed into one of the largest independent, pure-play online fashion brands in the UK. Since founding the business, Adam has engendered a high-energy and entrepreneurial culture in the business and Adam continues to drive and develop ITS’s network of relationships across the online influencer community.
Paul joined the Group in November 2017. Paul is CIMA qualified and an experienced finance professional with over 25 years of experience in branded consumer goods and fashion through wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels. He has significant experience in preparing businesses for sale and flotation having held Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and interim Chief Executive Officer roles with Umbro, Americana (Bench clothing) and, most recently, Missguided. Paul is a pragmatic and highly motivated finance professional with wide ranging experience across business functions who is proven in the development and execution of strategic plans.
James (Jim) Sharp
James started his career with Schroders where he ran the European retail investment banking practice, advising some of Europe’s largest retail groups including Inditex on its listing. In 2003, he joined Jimmy Choo where he held a variety of senior roles including overseeing finance and operations. In 2008 he co-founded an investment business and since then has held board roles at a number of private businesses in the retail and luxury goods sector. He is currently non-executive chairman of Feelunique.com and YouGarden.com and a non-executive director of James Cropper plc and The Brunner Investment Trust plc.
Matthew (Matt) Scaife
Matt, a Partner at Causeway Capital since 2015, was appointed as a non-executive director when Causeway Capital invested in ITS in 2018. He holds non-executive director positions with Group GTI, Celtic Linen, Flower Power Group, Bizimply and BB’s Coffee & Muffins. Prior to joining Causeway Capital, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Helix Health and was an Associate Director, M&A at Hawkpoint.
Adam is a highly experienced finance professional. He is currently Senior Independent Director at Ten Entertainment Group plc, a Non-Executive Director at Loungers plc and a Non-Executive Director at Gymfinity Kids Limited. He is currently Chair of the Audit and Remuneration Committees at Ten Entertainment Group and Chair of the Audit Committee at Loungers. Adam was previously CFO and then a NED at Pure Gym Limited, prior to which he was Finance Director at Atmosphere Bars & Clubs Limited and Finance Director at D&D London Limited. Earlier in his career he held various finance positions at Whitbread, House of Fraser and Granada Group.
Nancy is a serial technology entrepreneur and non-executive director, having worked in the digital industry for over 20 years. She currently sits on the Board of Flutter Entertainment plc, Bango plc and Allegro Group. She presently leads a Digital Business Transformation programme at Carlsberg group, as a member of its executive team. Her last start-up, MyShowcase, was named by the Sunday Times as one of the 15 fastest-growing start-ups in the UK in 2016 and was acquired by Miroma Group in February 2018. Nancy has considerable experience in data and online business models, as well as with mergers and acquisitions and quoted companies.