About rise.global

Toby Beresford


Toby Beresford founded Rise.global when he wanted to automate a success tracking program for the world's gamification gurus. It has since been used by thousands of others to run success tracking programs both at work and at home.

An engineer by background and now web entrepreneur, he built and sold Nudge Social Media, chaired the DMA's first social media council, won a Mark Zuckerberg hackathon, co-founded GamFed the international gamification federation and also plays a mean game of ping pong.

He is an engaging conference speaker and a regular commentator for broadcast news around current social media and technology issues.


Nick Shah

Chief Commercial Officer

I lead the operations & commercial and business growth strategy of rise.global, having joined Toby as a co-founder in October 2013.

I have been running and managing businessses since 1991. I have experience in owning and managing full company P&L & balance sheet responsibilities. My strengths are general management, operational efficiency, supply-chain & customer relations, product development & evaluation, and pricing strategy.

Since 2009, I have also used my business experience to invest in startups as a business angel. I invest in high-growth technology start-ups, especially in healthcare, TMT and internet. I am a Non-Executive Director on the board of Veruth Holdings Ltd which invests in scale-up opportunities within UK SMEs.


Nino Paolo Amarillento

Full-Stack Web Developer

I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Cebu College. I was a Chess Varsity champion at school and during my entire College life.

I was hired as a PHP developer in PhilWebServices before I graduated. After 5 months I decided to be a full time remote worker, which I enjoy. I've been with Rise.global since 2015 and love being part of the team.

And finally, I recently got married to the most lovely and beautiful woman in my town Louellyn Bacalla on November 12, 2016.