Founder of poponin
Jessica Adams, founder of poponin, was formerly a high-flying executive in the console games industry where she spent her time flying around Europe, America and Canada marketing & selling the next big console game releases and liaising with Japan on packaging and production. She went on to be a member of the Board for a listed, leading high street games retailer.
Prior to working her way up the computer games industry she spent her early years growing up in the Middle East and later moved to the Far East where she took up teaching in a Montessori school. On returning to the UK Jess under took a course in child psychology with the plan to open her own Montessori school but soon realised this would restrict her creativity and kill her passion for working with people in a creative environment. Taking up a career in the computer games industry suited her love for creativity, animation, and meeting different people, not to mention allowing her imagination to run without boundaries.
Whilst sitting on a beach in Santa Monica, Jess had a moment of realisation! She could stay in the corporate world trudging up and down a motorway every day, looking at the interiors of planes, or step out of her comfort zone and do something she really loved. Shortly after returning back to work she announced her retirement from the games industry.
She used her wealth of knowledge and took up consultancy roles in the online gaming arena and other retail sectors to give herself time to start developing her own ideas and future plans. When the right property came along she decided the time was right to move ahead with her real passion. She launched and opened poponin in March 2016.