Meet The Team
Meet the Onboarding Team
Chris is the Valuation Director at FE International. Starting out in the world of technology start-ups, he has held finance, accounting, and operations roles at companies ranging from $1M to $40M. At FE International, Chris builds financial models to improve client valuations and advises clients on exit strategy and timing. Chris studied entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated with honors.
Thomas originally co-founded FE International in 2010 after graduating the University of Bath with a degree in Business Administration. Having owned and run several successful websites in a variety of niches, Thomas is passionate about entrepreneurship and online business. He is a respected expert in the industry with particular experience in due diligence, online business valuation and strategic exit planning.
Katrina Wrixen joined FE International in 2015 as a Business Analyst. Prior to joining, Katrina successfully launched a portfolio of web-assets, giving her expert knowledge into e-commerce, affiliate and advertising online businesses. She still manages these assets to this day, keeping her in tune with the ongoing developments in the industry. Katrina works alongside Thomas in our industry-leading onboarding team.
Meet the Expert Brokers
Ismael is the CEO and co-owner of FE International, the market leader in the sale of online businesses. Ismael has overseen the sale of over $60M in online businesses and has owned and sold several successful online ventures. Ismael’s most recent experience includes the sale of the popular accounting software, Less Accounting, and the acquisition of Drip by Leadpages. Ismael’s previous background was in large-cap M&A investment banking where he executed several high profile public deals, namely in the Technology sector.
David is the Brokerage Director at FE International. Starting out as an investment banker, he moved online to use his transaction experience for website brokerage. At FE International, he spends his time speaking with buyers, executing deals and working on raising industry standards to encourage more investments. In 2015, David closed more than $8M in sales and authored the follow-up to the industry’s leading book on buying internet businesses for investors.
Ben is an Executive Broker at FE International. Starting out as a Business Analyst for fast-growing SaaS business in 2012, Ben continued his career in technology with a focus on digital marketing and customer acquisition before making the move into website brokerage in 2015. At FE International, Ben focuses on executing mid-cap deals and leveraging his past experience to help investors maximize the value of their acquisitions.
James is an Executive Broker at FE International. Starting out in management consulting in 2011, James worked with a range of technology majors before making the move into website brokerage in 2014. At FE International, James is responsible for small cap deals, liaising and building relationships with buyers as well on-boarding new clients. In 2015 James closed over 45 deals, more than any other individual broker in the industry. James graduated from the University of Bath with a 1st Class in Business.
Meet the Marketing Team
Rebecca Bakken is the Marketing Director at FE International. She develops and oversees FE International’s inbound and outbound marketing strategy, including content, email, outreach, conferences and social media. She has been in marketing since 2011, and has additional experience in journalism and advertising, giving her an edge in producing targeted, high-quality content and marketing collateral.
Meet the Technical Team
Lou joined FE International in September 2013 as Head of Development. Prior to this, Lou worked as head of production for a London TV studio and has experience both as a TV producer and app UX Designer. With a strong commercial background in digital & project management, Lou is leading the growth of FE lnternational’s portfolio of online businesses.
Stuart joined FE International in early 2011 as a content writer and in-house website maintenance specialist. Since then, Stuart has become Project Manager of several sites which FE International manages on behalf of its clients, maintaining and growing businesses for healthy investor returns.
Yoyon joined the development team in May 2015. Yoyon is responsible for software development at FE International, maintaining the company website and other sites the company owns and manages on behalf of clients. Yoyon’s background includes a degree in Economic Management, Oracle certified associate and is an active collaborator on many open source internet software projects.