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Swanky Appoints Dan Partridge as New Global CEO!

Find out all about our new Global CEO Dan Partridge, as we enter an exciting phase in our scale-up journey!

Written By
Hannah Smiddy

We’re delighted to introduce Swanky’s new Global CEO, Dan Partridge!

As Global CEO, Dan will be heading up Swanky’s Board of Directors and responsible for leading Swanky into the next phase of our growth. With Dan’s appointment, the Board will consist of Founder Dan McIvor, who will be assuming a new role of Chief Future Officer (more on that below), Chief Creative Officer Matt Giles and Chief Technology Officer Dave Shaw.

Dan joins us from UK top-100 commercial law firm Michelmores, where he was a corporate lawyer focusing on early-stage venture capital fundraising. He brings significant experience of advising disruptive high-growth companies on their scaling journey and has strong relationships with key players throughout the UK start-up ecosystem.

In his time at Michelmores, Dan launched and ran MAINstream, a new angel investor network registered with the UKBAA, and championed data-led content marketing strategies across the firm.

But Dan’s no stranger to Swanky, having been a friend, supporter and ambassador of the agency from the very beginning. He’s provided informal commercial and strategic support throughout our history as a company, and has a thorough understanding of our story, our culture and our growth aspirations.

Speaking about his appointment as Global CEO, Dan commented:

“I am delighted to be joining Swanky! It is a huge privilege to be entrusted with this responsibility and I could not be more excited about the journey that we have ahead of us. Swanky has a unique culture and remarkable people, and I am passionate about developing and protecting both as we continue our rapid scaling and position ourselves as the global leaders of ecommerce growth.

“I have seen first-hand the talent, creativity, dedication and skill that the Swanky team have demonstrated to date. As a lawyer I have loved supporting growth businesses over the last five years, and I am grateful for the opportunity to move from an advisory role into the day-to-day workings of a fabulous scale-up company like Swanky. This is a growth business, and as we continue to grow our global operations there are incredible opportunities ahead of us.”

Dan McIvor, Swanky’s Founder, added:

“We are so pleased to have Dan joining us in this new role. He will bring high-quality strategic leadership, technical expertise and commercial experience, but most importantly he is a fantastic cultural fit and completely understands what we are building here at Swanky.

“As our agency has grown, we have become increasingly focused and specialised throughout the business, and Dan’s appointment is another important step in that process. Personally, I am very excited about my new role as Chief Future Officer which will combine many of my existing responsibilities in driving innovation and growth for Swanky and our clients as we identify and embrace technological developments and respond to new opportunities.”

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Swanky is a world-leading Shopify Plus agency which has grown by more than 60% during each of the last five years. We were the first international Shopify Plus agency and now have more than 60 ecommerce specialists operating across our global team.

You too could be joining the swankiest team in ecommerce! We’re currently recruiting for a whole host of roles across our teams in the UK and Australia. Whether you’re a coding whizz, marketing maestro or project management pro, there’s a vacancy to suit you. See for yourself, over on our list of current job openings.

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