What I offer

Helping professionals boost their portfolio careers

If you need to launch, focus or boost your portfolio career, consider our Catapult Course. In eight (flexible) modules we help you work out your monetisable skills, your differentiation, what you are selling, how to brand yourself, where to find work, what to charge and much more.

Building a global pool of startup mentors

We see enormous demand from startup & scaleup leaders needing great mentors to help them solve complex problems and build amazing companies. We help TPC members with the right experience and profile become world class, accredited mentors and find fascinating, paid mentoring work.

Helping founders build awesome teams on tight budgets

Founders can't afford a complete senior team - all earning big bucks $$$. Via talent workshops, org design, mentoring and precision headhunting, we help founders blend world class fractional professionals alongside a smaller, cheaper core team - to grow faster and more efficiently.

Public speaking & executive education

I speak at events and run workshops - from big conferences to company offsites - on subjects such as 1) the future of work, 2) the merging of advertising with eCommerce, social media and the metaverse, 3) big tech, 4) innovation, entrepreneurialism and growth.

Investor insights, deal flow & due diligence

I support investors (public markets, private equity and venture capital) understand how industries are evolving, plus find investment opportunities and screen potential investments. Industries include advertising, ecommerce, social media, the Metaverse, the future of work, education and more.

Experience

Reinventing Defence & Cyber Security

Cobuilder in Chief for GALLOS Technologies. We invest in and build early-stage security technology companies focused on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data analytics, sensors, and autonomous systems (UAVs). I lead the venture building team, plus help source all the talent.

Author: Marketing For CEOs - Death Or Glory In The Digital Age

With everything in and around marketing changing dramatically - overwhelming data, smartphones, social media, the Metaverse etc - I couldn't find a decent book that mapped out how it would all fit together one day, and what the core frameworks should be. So I wrote this book.

Mentor & Lecturer - Oxford University

I support the Said Business School and other Oxford startup institutions. I teach on the future of work & education, entrepreneurship, innovation and more. I also mentor startups coming out of various Oxford innovation initiatives.

Board Member - Various

Non-executive board member for several startups and scaleups - including Yoxly, The Webinar Vet, Haystack, Viital, Optimi Health and Goodsted. I also mentor several other founders. I love rolling my sleeves up and helping founders build great companies ....

COO Google Europe

From 2007-2009 I 'wrote the blueprint' for how Google monetises its various audiences - Search, Display, YouTube, App Store, Maps etc. then led countless initiatives to turn Google into the money making machine that it is today.

Military Engineering

As a Civil Engineer and officer in the Royal Engineers, I spent a decade building things and blowing stuff up around the world. This included relieving the Siege of Sarajevo in 1995, designing various bomb proof buildings in Northern Ireland and running a construction project in a Canadian winter.

Throwing the first ever private party on Alcatraz

As Group CEO of Adknowledge, at the peak of adtech excess, we had an IPO planned. To demonstrate our love of breaking new boundaries with investors, customers, partners and team, we hosted the first ever private party on Alcatraz, accompanied by former prisoners and guards. An epic evening!

Skills

  • Mentoring Entrepreneurs
  • Strategy & Business Model Development
  • Building Leadership Teams
  • Talent Management & Headhunting
  • Startup Fundraising
  • Networking & Connecting
  • Growth Hacking
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Building
  • International Expansion

My portfolio career

Roles
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Venture Builder
  • Non-Executive Director
  • Mentor
  • Strategy Consultant
  • Public Speaker
Industries
  • Future Of Work
  • Advertising
  • Defence ...see more
  • GreenTech
  • Education
  • Cyber Security hide
Career experience

20+ years

Keywords
  • founder
  • mentor
  • investor
  • strategy consultant
  • board member
  • ...see more
  • engineer
  • author
  • thought leader
  • Google
  • McKinsey
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My portfolio career

Roles
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Venture Builder
  • Non-Executive Director
  • Mentor
  • Strategy Consultant
  • Public Speaker
Industries
  • Future Of Work
  • Advertising
  • Defence ...see more
  • GreenTech
  • Education
  • Cyber Security hide
Career experience

20+ years

Keywords
  • founder
  • mentor
  • investor
  • strategy consultant
  • board member
  • ...see more
  • engineer
  • author
  • thought leader
  • Google
  • McKinsey
  • hide

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