Digital entrepreneur, startup mentor and author. Marian helps companies with product and marketing (acquisition, growth and conversion). Founder and CEO of Tiger Studios, an app publishing house. Mentor at Virgin Startup, lecturer at General Assembly, he has an MBA from ESCP (oldest business school in the world) and is a passionate adventure traveller.
Vernon is known to have reinvented American banking. He founded Commerce Bank (voted best bank in America by Jd Power in 2006, 2007 and 2008) and was its CEO until it was sold in 2007 for $8.5 billion.
In 2010 he founded Metrobank, the first high street bank in the UK in more than 100 years. His mission: to revolutionise the UK banking industry.
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An integral part of City University London, Sir John Cass Business School is among the global elite of business schools that hold the gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Consistently ranked amongst the best business schools and programmes in the world it has an established 40-year reputation for excellence in research and business education.