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Freelance Chartered Director / Non-Exec / Strategic Advisor Heathfield, East Sussex, UK

Chartered Director. Experienced International business Executive, having started, owned and sold several technology and media-based enterprises. Particularly strong on board-level strategic planning and execution. Seeking Board-level strategic appointments, Boardroom Performance appraisal and enhancement projects, and Non-Executive roles. Interested in UK and non-UK roles.

Rating:4.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£211.76 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£1694.12 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:240271
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30 June 2011: Great relationship with Phil and I would certainly work with him again.

24 November 2010: Great job - really took the project on board and applied some radical thinking.

Knowledgeable,dedicated, enthusiastic self starter. Always willing to go the extra mile.

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

IoD Qualified Chartered Director
Have been involved in a range of technology- and service-oriented businesses including:-
Chairing the Board of the leading online freelance recruitment platform in the UK;
Non-Executive Director for SailTime, the world's leading sail membership company;
Created a global market-leading profitable software vendor for the newspaper industry (headquartered in the USA) through organic and acquisitive growth, turnover $55m+;
Fund-raising for several start-ups in the UK and North America;
Developed and implemented an international channel strategy for a NASDAQ-listed software house in the web-advertising space;
Prepared and secured the trade sale of an Italian-based software house with international subsidiaries;
Prepared and secured the trade sale for owners of an UK-based software house;
Advised a USA-based software house on acquisition & disposal strategy;
Created & launched consumer-oriented online safe storage platform;
Managing the creation of a country-wide web-advertising platforms for Brazil's leading media company;
Designed & implemented a global PR campaign for a Canadian-based content management business.
Overall, have direct executive management experience in UK, Europe, Asia, Australasia, USA & South America. Can provide more detailed information upon contact.

Employment History

(Apr 2005 & ongoing)

Strategic Advisor to the Board


I was retained by this leading Brazilian media group to advise them on the commercialisation of their internet presence.

During my stint here I have undertaken strategic analysis of the online space in Brazil and beyond, selected and negotiated contracts with suitable suppliers, directed design and delivery of websites and launched leading platforms for auto, real estate and recruitment.

From a zero-start, Associados and their newspaper partner brands now have Brazil's no.1 online real estate brand and the no.2 online auto brand. Recruitment is heading the same way.

We expect to add new audience-based propositions during 2010 as well as enhancing our multi-media content capture, aggregation and distribution capacity.

(Apr 2005 & ongoing)



Founder Director and subsequently Chairman of the Board of the UK's only legally-compliant fully end-to-end online contractor recruitment agency and provider of directory publishing platforms in the UK and overseas.

(Jan 2005 & ongoing)



Various consulting and interim executive roles as per Overview above. Can provide more detailed information upon contact.

(Oct 2009 to Sep 2010)

Non-Executive Director


SailTime is the world's leading sailing membership company, operating across North America, Australia and Europe. The business makes it easier than ever to enjoy safe sailing in professionally managed boats at a fraction of the cost of exclusive ownership.

(Jun 2002 to Dec 2004)

President - Europe, Middle East & Africa

Atex Media Command, Europe

Ran enlarged EMEA business, responsible for US$55m turnover selling enterprise software into leading newspaper and media organisations

(Jul 2001 to May 2002)


Media Command, USA

Led business with US$22m turnover, US$3m+ profit, until leading merger with Atex to create Atex Media Command.

(Jul 1999 to Jun 2001)

Chief Operating Officer

Geac Publishing Systems, USA

Led global operations and then led management buy-out to create Media Command

(Apr 1995 to Mar 1999)

Managing Director

Matrix Publishing Systems Ltd, UK

Led business and exited through trade sale to Geac Publishing Systems

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Director - August 2010


(Apr 2010 to )

Royal Holloway University of London

Studying for MBA in International Management

(Nov 2009 to Nov 2009)

Institute of Directors

Passed Diploma in Company Direction

(May 2009 to May 2009)

Institute of Directors

Passed Certificate in Company Direction

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignments)

  • Business mentor: Business mentor for Middle-East based media business owner.
  • New Business Sales and Marketing Strategy Development: New Business - Sales & Marketing Strategy Outline My website brings together two key areas of growth for the UK; eating out and social networking. Sites that allow comments linked to eating places are common. Most are advertising directories (e.g. Yellow Pages, Google Local, etc.) and a few are social networks (e.g. Tripadvisor, Twitter, etc.) but only mine actually enables you to methodically compare and contrast places to find out where’s good to eat.

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Categories & Freelance Skills

IT & Internet



Management Consultancy






Sales/Account Management



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