An innovation strategist
A problem solver
A shaper of R&D networks
An Industry 4.0 advocate
A developer of solutions
What I'm working on
Product Innovation & Brand Launch - CrazyArms UPF50 Sun Sleeves
Working with Founders to launch a range of sun safe UPF50 sleeves to enable kids and adults to have fun in the sun while protected from the rising risk of skin cancer. Business planning, brand design, product development, and e-commerce launch.
Product Innovation & Brand Launch - Salgados Authentic Brazilian Tapas
Working with Founders to launch the UK's first range of organic, authentic Brazilian "Salgados" or savoury pastries. Business planning, brand design, product development, and e-commerce launch.
Experience & achievements
Product Innovation (non digital) - Record Breaking Olympic Body Suits
Lead Aqualab, the Advanced Product Innovation Team of the $1bn Speedo swimwear brand. Developed the full body racing suit that was worn by 98% of gold medal winners at the Beijing Olympics, a Times Magazine Innovation of Year. Now advising brands on realising their own product innovation ambitions.
Product Innovation (digital) - Europe's 1st Supply Chain Platform
Co-founder & COO of TexYard, a digital platform connecting apparel brand owners and buyers with supplier networks in Europe and Asia. Lead the development then roll-out of the solution worldwide. USD100m in transaction volume pre trade exit. Now advising businesses on business model innovation.
Product Innovation (digital) - Machine Learning Driven Forecasting
Delivered over USD380M in working capital reduction via the application of machine learning to group forecasting for a $2.6B PE owned supply chain business, taking forecast accuracy from 59% to 79% over a 24-month period.