Luke Grob, the former HelloFresh founding member and VP of Operations & Product, has been appointed as Douglas-based Skrmiish’s Chief Executive Officer.
As a business strategy and operations expert who specialises in early-stage business growth, Grob has been appointed to lead the company’s ambitious growth targets, starting with global launch of the Skrmiish app in January 2021.
Speaking about his new role, Luke told B365: “I’ve spent much of my career working with high growth companies with large addressable markets and the potential of Skrmiish is enormous. The explosion in gaming is well documented and Skrmiish is perfectly positioned to be a genuine disruptor in the space. I am looking forward to working with the team to make Skrmiish a powerhouse in the global competitive gaming space.”
Luke’s commitment to scaling companies with big ambitions stems from an innate passion about understanding the numbers that drive ventures.
Luke joined Rocket Internet in 2012 and took a leading position in the HelloFresh UK founding team, holding multiple roles including the Director of Global Operations and VP of Growth & Innovation, supporting its growth from infancy to Europe’s fastest growing business (FT 2017), expanding the team exponentially and seeing turnover move from single digits to +£300M in less than three years, before a successful IPO (ETR:HFG) in year six. HelloFresh is now valued at over $11B.
He went onto become Head of Growth at REEF Technology (Backed by Softbank Vision Fund) which pioneered the transformation of underutilised urban spaces and Dark Kitchen Industry, scaling their early operations across the UK and US and helping securing a +$950M investment to fuel growth in the US. Over the past three years Luke has been a mentor at Techstars, is an advisory board member to multiple early-stage businesses as well as EMEA Expansion and Growth Consultant at TemperPack.
Luke is a champion at driving big business growth in prospering industries and believes that Skrmiish is one such venture.
Chris Heaton, co-founder of Skrmiish said: “I am thrilled and proud to be able to welcome Luke to the company. He is someone with a proven track record of helping companies in early-stage growth go on to become phenomenal success stories. Having Luke at the helm with his exceptional experience and expertise will ensure we set out and deliver on our ambitious growth plan through 2021 and beyond. His arrival is quite the coup for Skrmiish and signals our intention to become a global name in gaming.”