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Mentors for your career

Our diverse and experienced network of experts are here to support you on your career journey. With experience across sector, business type, levels and roles, they will share their perspective and experience to help you plan your career.

  • Andy Mihalop

    Marketing Program Lead EMEA | Facebook

    Since 1999 Andy has led digital teams on every side of the market, spanning both independent and network agencies and an award-winning digital team at Moneysupermarket before moving media owner-side at Google and now Facebook.

    Offers advice on:
    • Leading Digital Teams
    • Working at a Media Owner
    • Moving in-house
  • Arianne Donoghue

    Founder | Tempest Marketing

    Starting her career in-house at Thomas Cook, Arianne has worked in the digital industry since 2006. Her career has spanned London and Leeds, agency and in-house and all digital acquisition channels. She now runs Tempest Marketing, in addition to her work with WYK Digital.

    Offers advice on:
    • Starting your career in digital marketing
    • Starting your own business
    • Moving in-house
  • Bhavesh Gandhi

    Head of Performance Marketing | Sainsbury's

    Beginning his career agency-side in 2008, Bhavesh moved from a global position into the performance marketing team at Moneysupermarket in 2013. Climbing the ranks there to become Head of Performance Media, he moved to Sainsbury's to lead Performance Marketing in 2020.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving into a cross-channel role
    • Moving in-house
  • Becky Glover

    Digital Marketing Consultant | Cognizant

    Now a digital marketing consultant, Becky has held senior cross-channel digital positions both agency-side and in-house at GSK in an international career which has spanned London, Sydney and New York since 2006.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving into a cross-channel role
    • Working in the US
    • Working in Australia
  • Cristina Sagarduy

    Chief Performance Officer | OMD EMEA

    Having held senior agency roles since 2004, Cristina was responsible for spearheading the in-housing of the performance marketing team at Net-a-Porter in 2015 and has since returned agency-side to drive performance marketing at OMD EMEA.

    Offers advice on:
    • Becoming C-Suite
    • Moving in-house
    • Leading Digital Teams
    • Working at a Start-up
  • Dan Chorlton

    Co-Founder | GOA Marketing

    Since 2008, Dan has held a variety of digital roles both in-house and agency-side, centred around driving automation through technology. In 2016 he left full-time employment to launch GOA: a tech platform which improves performance across search and social.

    Offers advice on:
    • Starting your own business
    • Working at a Start-up
  • Danish Bagadia

    EMEA Lead, Performance Marketing | Google

    Now leading the performance marketing efforts for Google across EMEA, Danish has worked in the digital market since 2007, leading search teams at network agencies prior to joining Google.

    Offers advice on:
    • Working at a Media Owner
    • Leading Digital Teams
  • Darren Bentley

    Chief Customer Officer | Cazoo

    Beginning his digital career in 2003, Darren is a former agency Search Director who joined Moneysupermarket in 2012 and climbed through the ranks to become CCO. He's now the CCO of Cazoo, one of the hottest startups in the UK.

    Offers advice on:
    • Becoming C-Suite
    • Moving in-house
    • Leading Digital Teams
  • Emma Gibbins

    Head of Digital | Moneysupermarket.com

    Emma's digital career started in 2009, with a focus on SEO. Leaving an agency role to head Organic Performance at Moneysupermarket in 2017, she moved into a cross-channel role as Head of Digital in 2019.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving in-house
    • Moving into a cross-channel role
    • Leading Digital Teams
  • Farhan Miah

    ex-Head of Digital Acquisition | Made.com

    Having worked in the UK and the US, Farhan has led digital marketing teams both agency-side and in-house, with a career that includes Hilton, Expedia and his former role at Made.com.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving in-house
    • Moving into a cross-channel role
    • Leading Digital Teams
    • Working in the US
  • James Cordery

    Head of Performance Marketing | Deliveroo

    Starting his digital career as a PPC specialist at Forward3D (now ForwardPMX) in 2012, James progressed into a cross-channel performance marketing position before leaving the business to move in-house at Deliveroo where he leads performance marketing strategy.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving in-house
    • Moving into a cross-channel role
    • Working at a Start-up
  • Jim Warren

    Chief Marketing Officer | Mous

    Starting his digital career as a PPC specialist agency-side, Jim entered the start-up circuit in 2011, joining Notonthehighstreet in 2011. He went on to head the marketing function of a number of high-growth startups including Bloom&Wild and Patch Plants.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving in-house
    • Moving into a cross-channel role
    • Working at a Start-up
    • Becoming C-Suite
  • Jamie Peach

    Head of SEO, Europe | Samsung Electronics

    Beginning his career at Ladbrokes, Jamie moved into the SEO team in 2008. He spent his next four years working agency-side before moving back in-house to lead SEO teams at brands including ASOS, House of Fraser, TUI and Samsung.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving in-house
  • John Crossland

    Head of Performance Marketing | Selfridges

    John has been working in and around the digital market since 2002. His career has spanned both agency and in-house, including senior cross-channel acquisition roles at brands including HSBC, LV=, Sky and now Selfridges.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving in-house
  • Jonathan Pearson

    Founder | The Awkward Digital Company

    A search specialist with a forte for automation, JP spent the first 10 years of his career working agency-side with a focus on tech and data. In 2016 he struck out alone to set up The Awkward Digital Company.

    Offers advice on:
    • Starting your own business
  • Kat Southey

    Head of Digital Marketing | Science in Sport

    Beginning her career as a search specialist agency-side, Kat moved into a cross-channel digital planning role at a network agency before joining Virgin Active as Digital Marketing Manager in 2015, progressing to Marketing Director and now heads up digital marketing at Science in Sport.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving into a cross-channel role
    • Moving in-house
  • Matt Pollington

    Director, Digital and Customer Marketing | Made.com

    Now Director of Digital and Customer Marketing at Made.com, Matt has held senior in-house digital roles across retail, travel and fashion verticals; including roles at Sky, Sainsbury's Argos, Net-a-Porter and Hilton.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving into a cross-channel role
    • Leading Digital Teams
  • Nathan Levi

    Chief Marketing Officer | TotallyMoney

    Starting his digital career in 2004, Nathan led digital teams at the likes of Razorfish and VCCP Media before leaving the agency circuit to join high-growth fintech TotallyMoney as Head of Performance, where he is now Chief Marketing Officer.

    Offers advice on:
    • Becoming C-Suite
    • Moving in-house
  • Nick Wilsdon

    Group Search Programme - Project Lead | Vodafone

    Nick has been a senior figure in the SEO market since the late 90s: in that time he has run digital agencies, led network agency teams and is currently heading the SEO programme for Vodafone globally.

    Offers advice on:
    • Moving in-house
    • Leading Digital Teams
  • Paul Mead

    Executive Board | Jellyfish

    As founder and former Chairman of VCCP Media, Paul has held senior agency positions since 2006 and now works as an advisor to several tech businesses, as well as sitting on the board of directors at Jellyfish.

    Offers advice on:
    • Becoming C-Suite
    • Leading Digital Teams
  • Ryan Kangisser

    Partner, Digital | MediaSense

    Ryan has worked in the digital market since 2003, starting agency-side before moving into an advisory business. As Partner for Digital at MediaSense he leads a team which drives digital transformation across some of the world's biggest brands.

    Offers advice on:
    • Working at a consultancy
  • Ryan Storrar

    SVP, Head of Media Activation EMEA | Essence

    Since 2009 Ryan has worked both agency-side and technology-side, leading the UK Customer Success team at Marin Software before moving to Essence where he leads a best-in-class team of 100+ digital specialists across EMEA.

    Offers advice on:
    • Working in Martech
    • Leading Digital Teams
  • Simon Jacobson

    EMEA SMB Segment Lead | Microsoft

    Heading one of the UK's largest PPC accounts in his earlier career, Simon has since led agency search teams, held a senior role in a high-growth tech business and is now the SMB lead for search at Microsoft.

    Offers advice on:
    • Working in Martech
    • Working at a Media Owner
  • Stelios Pardalakis

    Founder | Stellar Search

    Beginning his career in the travel industry at Opodo.com, Stelios moved into the digital market as a PPC specialist at Greenlight in 2007 before founding Stellar Search in 2009 and expanding the business globally across all facets of performance marketing.

    Offers advice on:
    • Starting your own business
  • Wayne Blodwell

    Founder | The Programmatic Advisory

    Wayne was one of the earliest users of programmatic technologies in the UK and has held various positions that have helped brands leverage the increased importance of programmatic. He founded The Programmatic Advisory in 2016, providing consultancy and training across this complex field.

    Offers advice on:
    • Starting your own business
    • Starting your career in digital marketing
    • Working at a consultancy