Bringing 23 years' experience leading digital change in global media companies to help businesses with their storytelling and digital aceleration.United Kingdom
I'm a former CEO / Managing Director / Senior Vice President with 23 years’ experience in FTSE 100 / FTSE 250 / blue chip companies and SMEs in media, publishing, and consultancy sectors.
I specialise in story telling for business, digital acceleration to deliver revenue growth & profit.
I have deep expertise in:
● Digital Transformation - Led several digital transformations within media & news organisations aligning people and processes with new digital products to increase revenues, reduce costs and save time.
● Commercial Impact - P&L responsibility of businesses and business units of up to £80m in turnover. Extensive experience of optimising teams to deliver revenue & profit, sometimes from scratch or negative positions.
● Leadership - 16 years’ management experience running teams of up to 100. Particular interest in coaching and mentoring. Able to articulate a vision, get the team behind it, and get the best out of people.
● Innovation - Thrives on using technology to create meaningful impact - to create revenues, efficiencies or tell stories. 3 times Royal Television Society award winner for innovation.
● Digital Product - Has launched, relaunched and scaled dozens of digital products on web, OTT and mobile, champions fast agile product development practices, thinks like a product manager.
● Digital Marketing - Deep understanding of digital marketing and ecommerce. including scaling audiences for digital products, SEO, reaching audiences through social media, and email campaigns.
● Content Creation - Produced and edited 3000 hours of live breaking news on TV at Sky News. 10 years’ experience producing content for TV news, breaking several news stories before BBC & CNN, for example 7/7 bombings. Edited skynews.com and managed editorial teams for itv.com/news, nbcnews.com and Future Plc. Proficient with desktop video editing software, and operating a video camera. Confident presenter and public speaker.
● Remote Leadership and Management - 8 years’ experience running remote and distributed teams, everything from running (& participating in) Webinars, Live streams, Leadership team meetings, 1-1s, Performance Reviews, Coaching Sessions, Town Hall meetings and Training sessions at Future Plc, NBC Universal and ITV.
Currently I am a consulting parter at Positive Momentum, co-founder and NED of Rome-based digital marketing agency La Piazza Group, and NED of marketing tech start-up Cloudworkz.
My previous executive experience includes digital innovation consultancy Made by Many, and media organisations Future Plc, NBC Universal, Sky & ITV.
I am fluent in Russian, German, French & Italian, and have lived and worked in USA & Russia. I've also completed assignments in France & Switzerland.
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