Our people

Steve Feigen, Managing Director

Steve is the founder of Abacus Software and has been at the helm of the business serving the industry for nearly thirty years. He is the driving force behind new product development and has helped to shape the changing digital landscape in the publishing industry.

Martin Durham, non-executive Chairman

From 1994-2009 Martin was Chairman and Managing Director of Haymarket Business Media, and prior to that he was Managing Director of IDG Communications. He has been an active member of the PPA (Periodical Publishers Association), including a year as its Chairman.

Graham Sherren, non-executive Director

Graham is the founder and ex-chairman of Centaur Communications (now Centaur Media).  He has more than fifty years’ experience in the publishing sector.

Nick Miller, non-executive Director

Nick has spent thirty years in B2B publishing. He was the founding Managing Director of Wilmington Publishing and instrumental in its significant growth.  He was also Chairman of WDIS, Wilmington’s former circulation business, now part of CDS Global.

Ian Eckert, Director

Ian is an award-winning journalist and online publisher with over fifteen years’ experience in digital media. He has held various strategic digital positions in the industry including board-level roles at CMP Information (now UBM) and TSL. Ian now runs the Audience Development business at Abacus e-Media.

Stephen Cave, Director

Stephen runs the day-to-day operations at Abacus e-Media. He has over twenty years’ experience in the publishing industry specialising in commercial digital solutions. He has held senior positions at Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers and Waterlow Legal before joining Abacus.

Daniel Murphy, Director

Daniel has over twelve years’ experience in the media industry, having previously held senior digital roles at Informa Plc and FT Business. Alongside his role as a project director at Abacus e-Media, he is also Head of Marketing.

Jody Willis, Director

Jody has over 14 years’ experience of creative, web and UI design and runs the Design and Frontend development department at Abacus. He has been instrumental in product development and specialises in CMS. Before Abacus, Jody worked for Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers.

Charles Arthur

Charles has over thirty years’ experience in the circulation and subscription marketing industry, having previously held director-level roles at Alliance Media, Artorius Consulting, Miller Freeman Direct and Eurolex (Thomson). He is a past chairman of the PPA.

Caral Mracek

Caral was a founder of Bellsize Computers and Alliance Media and has been in the subscription marketing and database management industry for over twenty five years. She now runs the day-to-day operations of the Audience Development business.

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