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Jeremy Clarkson’s DriveTribe Has Lost An Essential Executive as CFO Steps Down

DriveTribe, owned partly by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, has just lost a key figure in its management after chief financial officer Dylan Murphy stepped down earlier this month.

Murphy had a number of responsibilities at the office of the media company, including being the outlet’s head of operations, legal and human resources, which are now being taken up by two internal promotions after a three-month handover according to CEO Jonathan Morris.

Before DriveTribe, Murphy was the chief financial officer of Swiftkey, a keyboard app that was bought my Microsoft for $250m (£192m) in 2016 according to The Telegraph.

Since then, he was a large part of raising the bars of success at DriveTribe, with the site experiencing a huge increase in traffic over lockdown of 25% with monthly users starting at 9 million and increasing to a whopping 11.4 million.

“We saw a very, very rapid rise at the start. It’s been nicely ticking up ever since,” Morris said, explaining that the rise came from males ages 30 to 50.

We can’t wait to see what DriveTribe does next, especially with the template being so adaptable to other genres. We’ve already seen the food-based version of the site take shape under the name FoodTribe, so planetary domination surely isn’t far off.

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