Tim Weller

Chairman, Resi, Ventaus & SohoNet and Founder of Incisive Media

Tim has over 20 years’ experience of chairing public or private equity backed businesses in the technology and media sector.

An entrepreneur who founded Incisive Media in 1995 with 13 people and £275k of capital and built a business with an enterprise value of over $1bn, revenues of over £250 million and 2500 staff in under 13 years. He led the successful IPO of Incisive Media on the main market of the LSE in December 2000, which delivered a 110x return for founding investors. In April 2022 he sold the business to EagleTree a leading US Private Equity firm and stepped down as Chairman.

In March 2021 Tim led the successful $1.4bn IPO of Trustpilot. He stepped down as Chairman of Trustpilot in May 2023 following 10-years with company.

Tim was Chairman of Superawesome which was acquired by Epic Games in 2020 and Pixomondo which was acquired by Sony in November 2022. He was chairman of TI Media until its successful exit to Future PLC and The Goat Agency which was acquired by WPP in March 2023.

He is currently Chairman of Venatus, SohoNet and Resi all backed by Private Equity.

1. What values are most important to you as a leader? 

The values that I think make great leaders are integrity, empathy, decisiveness, humility, and
above all resilience. They need to be relentlessly optimistic and focused on things that matter.
Leaders should be great coaches and not cops, they should also be responsible for their actions
and treat people fairly and to have a sense of humour.

2. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?

My Father, he never hid the fact that I was an adopted child but did so with such positive
reinforcement, he had a gift with people, was a brilliant communicator and a successful founder
himself. I only wish he was alive to have seen me start and successfully build Incisive Media.

3. Best piece of advice you have been given?

Don’t be a busy fool, it is easier for a team to do a hard thing that really matters than to do an
easy thing that doesn’t really matter.

4. What would you tell your younger self?

Get back up and keep going! Oh, and it will turn out OK

5. What has been your most important or profound lesson as a leader?

Life never goes in a straight-line and when life throws you lemons be prepared, plan for the
worst and hope for the best but act with decisiveness and empathy which will foster a positive,
supportive work environment.