Ross Williams

Ross Williams

Young Gun "Golden Gun" 2014, IoD Young Director of the Year 2014, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom (Slough, United Kingdom)

As a LinkedIn member, you'll join 300 million other professionals who are sharing connections, ideas, and opportunities.

  • See who you and Ross Williams know in common
  • Get introduced to Ross Williams
  • Contact Ross Williams directly

View Ross's full profile

Ross Williams's Overview


500+ connections


Ross Williams' Summary

Multi-award winning serial entrepreneur - founder of Global Personals, Europe's largest privately-owned online dating business with annualised revenues in excess of £50million/year.

Ross Williams' Experience

Founder and CEO

Global Personals

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

August 2003Present (11 years 2 months)

As founder and CEO of Global Personals, Ross Williams is at the heart of the business. Having founded his first agency while at university in 1997, he decided to take the next step forward and, with nothing more than a credit card, set up Global Personals with Steve Pammenter in 2003.

His decision soon paid off. In less than a decade, Global Personals has become one of the world’s leading dating and social discovery companies. Ross has been shortlisted for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006, selected for Top 10 To Watch in 2007 and has been nominated in two categories in the Fast Growth Business Awards in 2008. In 2011, Ross was crowned “Young Gun” in the Growing Business awards.

Outside of work, Ross is a fully qualified pilot, car enthusiast, dog lover, and mentor to young entrepreneurs across Britain and the globe, speaking regularly and giving advice based on his first-hand experience of the digital world.

Ross Williams' Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

Young Gun "Golden Gun" 2014
IoD Young Director of the Year (2014)
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2013)
Great British E-Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year (2013)
Growing Business Young Gun (2011)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2006)

Awards for my company:

Digital Business of the Year – Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2010
Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, 2010, 2011
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, 2010, 2011, 2012
The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, 2010, 2011, 2012
Best Software Provider – iDate Awards 2010, 2011, 2012
Best Affiliate Program – iDate Awards 2011
Finalist in National Business Awards 2011
European Media Momentum Top 50, 2011, 2012, 2013
One to Watch in The Sunday Times Best Companies 2011, 2012, 2013
Finalist in Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2013
The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 2013
The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 2013

Ross Williams' Education

University of Plymouth


Reading Blue Coat School


Ross Williams' Courses

  • University of Plymouth

    • Psychology and French

Ross Williams' Languages

  • French

Ross Williams' Skills & Expertise

  1. Marketing
  2. Sales
  3. Web Strategy
  4. Entrepreneur
  5. Leadership
  6. Online Dating
  7. Dating
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Web Development
  10. Web Design
  11. ecommerce
  12. Small Business Online Marketing
  13. E-commerce
  14. Strategy
  15. Email Marketing
  16. Online Advertising
  17. Online Marketing
  18. Digital Media
  19. Digital Strategy
  20. User Experience
  21. Digital Marketing
  22. Affiliate Marketing
  23. Management
  24. Web Analytics
  25. Mobile Marketing
  26. Social Media
  27. Social Media Marketing
  28. Online Lead Generation
  29. SEO
  30. Strategic Partnerships
  31. Start-ups
  32. SEM
  33. Conversion Optimization
  34. Google Adwords
  35. Mobile Applications
  36. Google Analytics
  37. Web Project Management
  38. Account Management

View All (38) Skills View Fewer Skills

Contact Ross for:

  • consulting offers
  • new ventures
  • job inquiries
  • expertise requests
  • business deals
  • reference requests
  • getting back in touch

View Ross Williams’ full profile to...

  • See who you and Ross Williams know in common
  • Get introduced to Ross Williams
  • Contact Ross Williams directly

View Ross's full profile

Not the Ross Williams you were looking for? View more »

Viewers of this profile also viewed...