Meet Our Leadership Team

Jefferson Talent Group, which was first established in 2010, and since then we’ve worked with many (if not most) of the leading lights in the marketing, advertising, and media arena. Our reputation is based on us, the team behind the name, and we can collectively point to many years of actual experience working within the industry – as the platform for the tactical and strategic support we offer today.

Tom Howe
Group Managing Partner

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 people saw his career evolved and move him into recruitment.

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.

Natasha Kenny
Senior Talent Partner

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.

Ana Scarth
Senior Talent Partner - UK & US

Ana Scarth

Ana is a highly experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist and Careers Coach, who has focused on the marketing and creative arena for well over a decade.

With her vast knowledge within the UK marketing and creative arena, Ana has had the pleasure working with some of the most innovative agencies and talent around today.

Whether she is helping shape creative teams, advising talent on their career progression or brokering merger and acquisitions. Whatever your needs, Ana is a highly trusted advisor and holds all conversations in the strictest confidence.

Senior Talent Partner

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.

Mark Davies
Talent Partner - UK & EMEA

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.

Rachel Cooper
Chief Financial Officer

Rachel Howe

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.

Caroline Elsdon
Financial Controller

Caroline Elsdon

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.
Research & Insight Analyst

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.


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