Friend MTS - the Anti-Piracy Experts

Our leadership team provides expert knowledge and experience from across the digital and TV industries. Together with our technology engineers and solutions architects they offer with all the tools you need to take back control of your platform, channel or content from the hands of the pirates.

Jonathan Friend

Chief Executive Officer

As Founder and CEO of the company, Jonathan has created one of the world’s leading anti piracy companies. Widely recognised as a pre eminent thought leader in the field, his strategic vision has grown the company from a UK-based business with two employees to an international business with offices around the world.

Simon Williamson

Chief Commercial Officer

Based in Philadelphia, USA, Simon Williamson is responsible for driving Friend MTS’ worldwide business growth. He has deep, senior level management experience across sales and marketing functions, including at successful technology startups and giants in the media industry.

Justin Paul

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Justin is responsible for Friend MTS’ marketing strategy, brand development and communications. He has extensive commercial experience at high-tech companies, and has focused on bringing new capabilities to market, as well as driving worldwide thought leadership campaigns.

Mark Scotter

Financial Director

Mark is a qualified accountant (FCCA and ACA) with 10 years’ experience in M&A and fundraising, primarily for technology oriented companies. Since joining Friend MTS he has been involved in both commercial and financial aspects of the business.


Chris White

Operations Director

Chris is a highly experienced solutions architect with more than 15 years’ experience in creating premium internet video platforms for some of the world’s most successful pay-TV providers including Sky, Channel 4, OSN and AT&T.

Chris Tooke

Senior Vice President Sales, EMEA

Chris is a highly experienced, senior sales executive with a solid track record of selling technology in the pay TV platform space. He has worked in start-up environments as well as large scale organisations in the media and entertainment industry.

Neil Sharpe

Product Marketing Director

Neil is a product marketing and communications specialist, who has deep experience across the broadcast and digital media industry, spanning both live production and video delivery. He has contributed to the success of start-ups and major video technology businesses.

Simon Hanna

Partnerships Director

Simon is a specialist in video delivery platforms for Pay-TV and OTT operators, with more than 20 years’ experience working with major video entertainment operators and primary vendors in the worldwide Pay-TV industry across cable, satellite and telco customers.

Darren Staples

Engineering Director

Darren joined Friend MTS in 2006 and, as Engineering Director, has overall responsibility for Friend MTS’ engineering function, including the firm’s software, hardware and service support technologies. Prior to joining FMTS, Darren had many years’ experience within the software and electronics industry sectors.

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Friend MTS Limited
Eleven Brindleyplace, 2 Brunswick Square
B1 2LP
United Kingdom

UK: +44 121 633 2000
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