Meet Our Team

Giovanni Bonaccorso Founder CEO
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Giovanni is the Founder and CEO. He is leading the GatherApp team across the financial, technological and marketing front to bring the major advancement in financial technology in wealth management globally. Giovanni has over 20 years of experience and track record in finance and innovation.

At the age of 27 he already led the award-winning Investor Solution team at Barclays Capital London followed by heading the European distribution, origination and innovation of alternative products at Goldman Sachs, London. In 2009, he founded 1OAK Capital, his London based Asset & Wealth Management group with presence in NYC, Dubai and Rome, for institutional clients and family offices.

The intersection of innovation and finance has been the consistent bedrock of Giovanni's career trajectory which has led to his vision for GatherApp and his proven ability to harness the twin engines of attracting industry talent and investment to turn his vision into a reality. He believes in purpose-driven and values-led leadership. Giovanni supports food banks committed to helping local people in crisis and enjoys cooking food for the homeless in London. Inspired by his dog Otto who was rescued from a dog shelter in Italy, he supports dog rehoming and rescue charities.

Gautam Lohia Chief Technology Officer
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Gautam Lohia is the CTO of GatherApp and focuses on developing strategies to leverage technologies to build the product. He has been leading digital technology companies for over 25 years. He is the Founder of Apply Digital, a leading digital product studio based in Vancouver working with global brands including Nike, lululemon, Disney, and Dell. Gautam has integrated sustainability into his digital design ethos and shares his passion speaking to audiences at industry conferences for the paradigm shift needed in technology to embrace sustainability in technology-deficit industries and beyond.

Prior to founding Apply Digital, he was instrumental in growing Blast Radius from a Vancouver-based digital agency to a global marketing firm leading to its successful sale to WPP. Working closely with high-profile clients such as Starbucks, BMW and overseeing staff worldwide. He is a serial entrepreneur, having founded a number of tech companies including Quickmobile.

Gautam Lohia sits on the board of the Children's Hospital BC and supports the Canucks Place Hospice.

Dipika Khaitan Chief Operations Officer
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Dipika is the COO of GatherApp. She designs and implements business operations and procedures. Dipika works closely with the CEO in establishing policies and processes that align and support the company culture and vision whilst harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit naturally inherent in an early-stage tech startup.

Dipika has over 20 years of operations experience in startups and established businesses across luxury, hospitality and property in the UK and South Asia. In 2010, Dipika launched the UK subsidiary of Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO for children, which runs the world's largest school lunch programme to end child classroom hunger and feeds over 1.8 million children every day across India.

She currently sits on the advisory board of Ektara, a charity providing education to enable community transformation in the slums in India. She is spearheading GatherApp's CSR and charity partnerships including the Eden Reforestation project and Just One Ocean as part of the brand's commitment to aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Wells Stringham Head of Experience
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Wells heads UX at GatherApp and adopts an insight-led and data-driven approach to solving market needs by crafting solutions that span customer, user, and brand experiences. He balances customer desires, stakeholder needs, business goals, and technical constraints using techniques from UX, CX, and Service Design.

Wells is the Head of Experience at Apply Digital, a Vancouver based Digital Product Studio partnering with client brands such as Pantone and Nike. He has over 12 years of experience in a career bridging the gaps between strategists, creatives, developers, and clients. His ability to build cohesive teams leads to the best user-centred experience possible that balances business goals and constraints.

Wells mentors next-generation talent as an industry mentor at the Vancouver Film School. He currently serves on the board for industry organisations such as the Vancouver UX Awards. Wells volunteers and fundraises for a number of charitable causes including the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and War Child Canada.

Andrea Moretti Head of Engineering
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As Head of Engineering, Andrea Moretti, is responsible for defining the technical architecture and choosing technologies and frameworks best suited for GatherApp. Andrea is a digital veteran with over 20 years of experience with a background in industrial design and foreground in full-stack technology.

He heads engineering and technology at Apply Digital, a digital product studio based in Vancouver, where he leads a team of developers to ensure the best practices in coding. Andrea finds enterprise web applications are often bound by obsolete technologies that deliver sub-par experiences. With his experience in building mobile applications and web applications, Andrea is focused on selecting the right technologies to create solutions that are life-enhancing for the consumer. Andrea has worked with global brands including Nike, Starbucks, and The Weather Network amongst others.

Prior to Apply Digital, Andrea co-founded Bbox communication agency, where he managed Research & Development, graphic design, and web development for a multitude of clients almost a decade in Italy.

Naomi Rothwell Corporate Communication Executive
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Naomi is a Corporate Communication Executive at GatherApp. She works across media relations, internal communications, investor relations, stakeholder engagement, strategic partnerships, and corporate social responsibility.

Naomi takes a dual approach of research-led and data-driven insight to communications. She places purpose firmly at the core of the brand. Naomi champions the triple bottom line at GatherApp, "people, planet, and profit" and the goal of sustainability.

Naomi supports reforestation projects that compensate for carbon emissions and is spearheading this initiative within GatherApp. She led the GatherApp research initiative testing the brand hypothesis through focus groups and both quantitative and qualitative analysis. She joined GatherApp after she working at a wealth management firm on risk analysis for ETF and REITS. Prior to this, she has worked in marketing and research roles across hospitality, property and service sectors. She studied Business Management at The University of Nottingham and graduated with a 2.1 BSc (Hons).