From humble beginnings in South Tyneside, Partnerize now operates across eight global offices, working with 27 of the Top 100 brands in the world.
In September 2018, we invited Paul Fellows, Chief Operating Officer of global tech firm Partnerize to Tech Talks.
With their HQ in Newcastle, the company originated in South Tyneside and now has offices across the world.
Paul lives in South Tyneside and is an advocate for creating a tech hub to engage with other digital and technology business and to inspire local students to develop a career in this industry.
Following a start to his career that saw him studying medicine, a change in direction
took Paul into the tech industry, and he has never looked back. With Co-founder Malcolm Cowley he set up Buy.at - a pioneering Affiliate Marketing platform in 2002, only to sell it on to AOL in 2008 for $125million.
Spotting an opportunity to develop on the initial platform as digital marketing evolved, Paul (and Malcolm) set up Performance Horizon Group in 2010, which rebranded as Partnerize in 2018. The team originally worked from an office at The Quadrus Centre - a handy few minutes' drive from Paul's home in South Tyneside!
As Performance Horizon, the company raised investment and quickly grew the team (and the business), moving into a whole wing of One Trinity Green. A further investment of £10m in 2014 saw the team outgrow One Trinity Green and create their own tech hub space at Forth Banks in Newcastle. And it's an inspiring place to work with a games room, mini golf and a year-round festive swiss roll...
More about Tech Talks
Tech Talks is a series of inspirational events for everyone interested in technology and digital innovation.
Entrepreneurs, developers, freelancers, tech enthusiasts, students, hobbyists - whatever your interest in technology Tech Talks is for you. We invite some of the area's most inspirational business people for an informal Q&A to share their tech journey so far.
Tech Talks is also be an opportunity for you to meet others who share your interest in technology and all things digital.