What I offer
Helping professionals launch, manage and grow 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 entrepreneurial 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.
I help founders understand and tackle their biggest opportunities and risks with confidence. This includes strategy, fundraising, hiring, go-to-market, international, org design, pivots and stakeholder management. I also leverage best-in-class expertise from TPC's 8,000 global members.
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 & generative AI, 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.
If you want to brainstorm your company or career strategy - on foot, at speed, whatever the weather - around the charming streets, bridges and parks of Chelsea and Battersea, give me a shout
Nurturing Security Innovation
GALLOS invests in and builds early-stage (Seed to Series B) security technology companies focused on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data analytics, sensors, and autonomous systems (UAVs). The Portfolio Collective is a partner of GALLOS and we help them build awesome teams and companies.
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.
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 bombproof 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 journalists, we hosted the first ever private party on Alcatraz, accompanied by former prisoners and guards. An epic evening!
- strategy consultant
- board member
- thought leader