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Chief Executive Officer

Tom Howe

Tom originally started his career working within the marketing and creative arena, helping global brands achieve success through measured strategic solutions. After several years working for various agencies and also launching his own, his passion for problem solving saw his career evolve and move him into business strategy and talent acquisition.

Today he is the founding director of the Jefferson Talent Group, supporting and advising businesses on their growth strategy through people centric solutions, including talent acquisition, merger and acquisitions, wellbeing management and HR support services.

Talent Partner - Head of Business

Natasha Kenny

Natasha is a seasoned Global HR & Talent Acquisition Specialist, who has extensive experience working within the communications industry both internationally and in the UK. She started her career with the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, and has spent 17 years working with leading Advertising and Marketing agencies both large and small, specialising in helping them source talent as well as getting the best out of their people.

Due to her vast experience, Natasha understands both the personalities that work in the marketing sector and the pressures being dealt with by management teams on a daily basis. She continues to source the right people for leading marketing and digital agencies around the world, as well as helping individuals shape a career in an industry that she is deeply passionate about.

Global Talent Partner - Head of Consumer

Ivy Farrell

Ivy originally started her career within brand licensing working for some of the biggest names in the industry. However, she found her calling and eventually moved into recruitment, where she founded her own successful consultancy in South Africa.

Now with roots firmly in the UK and with over a decade of experience, Ivy is an exceptional international talent acquisition specialist and advisor with vast knowledge within the B2B and B2C marketing, media, and creative arenas.

Currently helping shape the careers and fortunes of both candidates and clients alike. Ivy’s approach and dedication to those who she engages with is outstanding.

Global Talent Partner

Ryan Carew

Whilst living in both the US and UK, Ryan started his career working within sales and client services for numerous financial and insurance houses across the UK. This is where he gained his core experience when it came to customer engagement, business development and business strategy. 

After several years of service he decided to take a break and move into the hospitality sector where he quickly moved up to Assistant Manager level for various venues across the UK. Here, he developed his networking, recruitment and people management skills and thoroughly enjoyed his time. However, he still had a yearning to capitalise on his diverse knowledge and experience and consolidate this into a career that would allow him to engage and support others whilst setting new challenges. Therefore, he moved into a specialist field within talent acquisition and executive search.

Global Talent Partner - Head of Creative

Tony Snow

Tony’s been creating ideas for some of the biggest brands at some of the biggest agencies for 30 years. He’s been Creative Director, Group Head and Brand Guardian on many of them. 

Tony’s a people’s person and loves mentoring, teaching and coaching those around him. Being a qualified Corp & Exec Coach, NLP Practitioner and Life Coach has helped Tony become an even better leader.

He’s worked in every medium possible, from tv, press, poster and radio to DM, all things digital and all things social. From B2B to B2C. From healthcare and Shopper Marketing to Experiential.

With his vast knowledge and extensive network within the marketing and advertising arena, Tony spearheads Jefferson’s creative search suite, both in the UK and overseas.  

Head of Finance

Rachel Cooper

Rachel has over 15 years’ experience in accountancy and financial management across a wide range of commercial industries and services including marketing, FMCG and recruitment to name but a few.

More recently though Rachel has immersed herself within the thriving recruitment and marketing agency sectors. Managing all financial and growth strategy matters, as well as valuation and planning.

With her combined background in management, project accountancy, commercial strategy and team leadership, Rachel is an integral part of our global business and oversees all group divisions.

With the financial teams diverse experience, they are able to support our client’s growth plans in the short, mid or long term. No matter what the end goal is.

Financial Controller

Caroline Eldson

Caroline has a wealth of experience working within the Marketing and Recruitment sector, managing all financial matters including business valuations, reporting monthly figures – P&L, budgeting & forecasting, managing accounts payable and receivable as well as payroll and team management. Caroline also performs a crucial role for the Merger & Acquisitions Team, and is heavily involved throughout the business. Regularly keeping us all in check, we almost certainly couldn’t function without her. That’s why we’re delighted to have her on board as a key member of the management team! If you have any questions or queries then please feel free to get in touch.

Head of Research & Insight

Josh MacKenzie

Josh began his marketing career working agency side within account management before eventually making the move over to executive search and management consulting. 

During his time within brand marketing he gained vast experience across a broad spectrum of industries with a particular focus on market research and brand analysis.

After completing a recent stint in the US working as a specialist head hunter for the Jefferson Talent Group, he has returned to the UK and heads up our Research and Insights division with a particular focus on M&A.

Talent Partner - US & APAC

Mark Davies

Mark has been a marketer and an in-house designer. He’s bought merchandise for luxury drinks brands and sourced marketing agencies for a global mobile phone company. Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Mark spent almost four years delivering transformational procurement projects for the Sky Group, across their Marketing, News and Sports functions.

His experience has spanned various categories, territories and industries and gives Mark the insight and knowledge to understand the marketing business and the people who work within it. He’s now calling on this expertise to advise businesses on procurement and source influential talent.

With the Jefferson Talent Group you can confidently set new destinations for your business or career, calling on specialist support every step of the way


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