Rich Pleeth

Worked At Google & Launched Chrome In The UK

Rich Pleeth is a successful marketeer with experience at Google, L’Oreal and GetTaxi, he regularly speaks to large corporates on the ride sharing space and the search market having gained a wide range of experience. He founded his own tech company in 2015 called Sup App, which is to date raised over $1m in venture capital funding.

Rich is the Founder of hyperlocal app Sup, that helps make serendipitous moments between friends happen more. Rich has led Sup to successfully raised $1.1m from JamJar, Jim Mellon, The Founder of Wahanda, Force Over Mass Capital and others in September 2015. Having launched in November 2015 Sup has been featured on the app store 4 times, is growing at over 60% m/m and is seen as one of London’s hottest startups.

Prior to founding Sup, Rich was the Chief Marketing Officer at GetTaxi, leading their expansion and marketing around the world, launching into the UK, Russia and US while expanding their presence in Israel. He helped raise their $150 Series D round in August 2014. From joining while the market cap was a little under $120m he navigated the growth to over $400m in revenues in 2014 to gain a market cap of $800m.

Rich worked at Google prior to GetTaxi were he was the marketing lead on Chrome, he launched many successful online and TV campaigns, helping make Chrome the UK and worlds number 1 browser. He launched Chromebooks to market in the UK making them the most popular laptop on Amazon and was responsible for Google Doodles from 2012 – 2013.

During his time at Google he also developed Think Quarterly which was Google‘s first ever print book which became Think with Google, developed their Think events and launched Get Mobile. Before Google, Rich was started his career at L’Oreal, launching one of L’Oreal‘s first ever digital campaigns, he completed the grad scheme before launching Vichy and La Roche Posay to market.

To book Rich Pleeth as the after dinner speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“Rich was an interesting, vibrant and enthusiastic speaker. He kept the audience engaged throughout his presentation through his use of gifs, anecdotes and relaxed style. The examples he drew upon from his career were relevant to the points he was making, as well as being highly entertaining. He made some thought provoking insights into the future of technology and how this will shape our lives and cities going forward, which provided food for thought following the conference. Most of all Rich came across as friendly and approachable, not only in person but also through his social media interaction.” – Sue Cadd – University of Lincoln