Global Chairman & CEO

Much has changed in the marketing and communications landscape since Gary launched The Talent Business in 2007, but the need to attract and retain leaders capable of driving business transformation has never been so integral to delivering growth and sustainable commercial success. As Global CEO, Gary has first-hand experience of identifying and securing leaders capable of driving business transformation for brand owners, tech platforms, consultancies and communications agencies – globally and in key markets around the world. He also works with agency groups on their acquisition strategies, and advises brand owners on the selection of agency partners. He divides his time between The Talent Business’ offices in Europe and the US. Gary is a five-times speaker at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, an Opinion Contributor to Adweek, and has written for Fast Company, AdAge, The Drum and The Guardian. He has also been on the advisory council for Business Insider's 'Most Innovative CMO's in the World'.



Global Managing Director,
Tech & Innovation

Andy started his career just as the first wave of digital businesses were beginning to establish themselves, transforming entire industries and generating a need for a new breed of innovative, hybrid talent. Joining the first digital specialist search firm, he found himself helping to structure and staff the nascent UK teams of Amazon, Microsoft, AOL & eBay, as well as the first digital communications agencies. Advising businesses and senior talent within the creative and technology sectors has been the focus of his career. He has built cross-functional internal talent team and led staffing and talent strategy internationally for leading creative businesses, including AKQA. He has also run his own talent consultancy. Andy believes that the key to sustainable commercial success is the alignment of transformational talent with business transformation and growth strategy. Since re-joining The Talent Business in 2016, he has been advising brand owners, tech platforms, consultancies and communications agencies on their senior hires, identifying and securing leaders capable of driving business transformation. He has also worked with agency groups on their business acquisition strategies, and advised brand owners on the selection of agency partners. When he can, he runs, skis, travels and spends time with his family.



Strategy & Customer Experience

Sarah started her career in Production, back when Clearcast was the BACC, press ads were sent via ISDN and social media was Friends Reunited. She was an account handler at Ogilvy London on the agency’s Pfizer and Nestle business when boot cut jeans were on their way out and Facebook and Twitter were on their way in. When digital exploded and iPods were still a thing, she worked at creative independent agency, Farm, on UK government campaigns and Goodfella’s pizza. Sarah joined The Talent Business’ London office in 2013, just as Emoji became a global language. She partners an ever-evolving mix of creative businesses, including communications agencies, brand owners, tech platforms, start-ups and consultancies, helping them to secure game changing senior strategists with diverse skillsets and backgrounds.



Strategy & Innovation Practices Assistant

Having spent 6-years modelling, Lara decided that she wanted a change and so her first foray into the creative industry was as front of house/office assistant at Splash Worldwide, a digital marketing agency. Lara's TTB journey began in January 2019 where she quickly developed her knowledge of the industry. As a result, in June 2019 Lara became strategy and innovation practices assistant. When not in the office you will find Lara at the cinema, travelling, keeping fit...and eating (now that she is not modelling!!!)
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