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Each pimento client and member is managed by one of our senior Partner Directors.

They are responsible for qualifying your brief and connecting you to our world of talent.

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Stephen Knight
Founder and Team Lead

A former Advertising Executive, Brand & Marketing Director and CMO with 30 years sales and marketing experience.

Stephen has held a variety of positions at major international agencies including Bates Dorland, Lowe Howard-Spink and WCRS. Five years with the Walt Disney Company latterly as Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Brand Management for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In 2003, he joined Creata, a global promotions agency, as their European MD where amongst other things he oversaw the McDonalds, Ferrari and Kellogg’s accounts.

Having worked successfully above and below the line, client and agency side, he felt it was time to do his own thing and founded Pimento in 2005, Europe’s largest virtual agency. From 2013-2016 Stephen extended his role at Pimento with interim contracts at SSE as Head of Brand, Marketing and CMO. Stephen is married with three children, and in addition to his responsibilities at Pimento he is a NED of Ebico, a non-for-profit energy company.

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Brett Norton
Partner Director

With 18 years of experience in marketing with a focus on the Travel and Hospitality Industry, Brett is a true Commercial Management professional -having successfully implemented commercial strategies and concepts into all areas of the Hospitality, Leisure and Travel Sectors.

Brett has held a variety of senior Revenue Management positions with Forte Hotels, De Vere Hotels and IHG before setting up his own consultancy in 2009.

Over the last nine years, Brett has led a significant number of projects or provided interim Commercial Management support for clients such as Saga Holidays, Celebrity Cruises, Travelodge, Jumeirah Hotels, Maybourne Hotels and Champneys Resorts.

Brett specialises in working alongside teams to analyse commercial drivers to ensure maximum returns. He thrives on getting results for his clients and agencies and enjoys nothing more than assisting businesses to outperform the competition.

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Andy Clarke
Partner Director

Andy has held Board and Non Exec positions in agency, retail, start up and SME environments, and delivered transformation working into PLC Board Directors.

He has achieved success both client and agency side in 6 countries and several B2C and B2B verticals, including luxury automotive, oil, retail, marketing technology, creative and outsourcing, for clients such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, BP, Shell, Formula 1 Experiences, Caterpillar, Costa, KFC, Pizza Hut, DuPont, Speedy Hire and Regus.

Numerate, with a degree in Finance and Accounting, yet with a deep and progressive Marketing background, Andy combines the numbers with the creative. A positive and natural solutions provider, he brings the customer view to bear and always seeks to align organisations to their brand promise in everything they do.

He’s fluent in French, gets by in German, has a global perspective and firmly embraces diversity as an agent of change and innovation.

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David Morley
Partner Director

David has spent over 30 years in the advertising and marketing industry. He has worked in several large agency groups including Bates Dorland and KMM, and he has amassed a wide range of international experience.

He has worked with Stephen for nearly a decade, and managed and lead a variety of Pimento projects including ship launches for Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise liners –Freedom & Liberty of the Seas. David was a Board Director of the Janspeed Group, a specialist automotive engineering company, responsible for Sales & Marketing.

In recent years, he has worked for a UK based Private Equity Fund with investments in Central Europe, and he has been the investors’ representative on the board of American Bistro Poland and Art Plast.

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Rob Kerner
Partner Director

An international strategist and innovator, Rob has worked across multiple industries/countries for various Fortune 100 firms (HP, RBS, John Deere). He brings structured thinking to projects as well a very creative, consultative approach that drives the best solution for our clients.

He has just finished five years with RBS where he worked in the bank-wide strategy team for 3 years, and spent the last 2 years building the innovation team for Personal and Business Banking.

Before RBS, he ran his own company consulting for 8 years working with firms such as Apple, Plantronics, Altec Lansing and Taylor Guitars.

For the 10 years prior, he worked at HP and John Deere as a financial analyst and later head of marketing operations. At HP, he was responsible for the planning, tracking and execution of the EMEA $125M annual budget across the entire region.

Rob’s “first career” was flying an F-14 for the US Navy. He has lived in the UK for the last 8 years with his wife and 3 kids. Despite a hectic life, he finds time to speak internationally on topics such as Strategy and Innovation, and is a mentor to tech start-ups Level 39 and Momentum.

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Simon Oldfield
Partner Director

Simon has over 30 years experience as a client-side Marketing, Sales and General Management professional, working in a number of categories including Construction, Hotels and, predominantly, Automotive.

He has held Board-level positions at Mercedes-Benz UK and Vauxhall, as well as Senior Manager roles at Hilton and BMW UK. He understands the complexities of working and delivering in large multi-National, matrix organisations and in highly regulated business sectors.

As well as developing and delivering successful product and marketing communication strategies at BMW, Hilton, Mercedes-Benz and Vauxhall, Simon has had full P&L responsibility while running the UK Parts and Service Division of Mercedes-Benz. He has considerable experience of selling through an independent wholesale channel to both business and retail customers, and in developing digital and e-commerce solutions and creating friction-free customer experiences in multi-channel environments.

Simon has the ability to see both the ‘Big Picture’ of a business and how it needs to change to meet the challenges of tomorrow, and to get into the necessary detail of business processes, customer touch-points, data management and ROI. He is a firm believer in the mantra that ‘Communication is Everything and Everything Communicates’, and that effective businesses need alignment of their internal culture and external brand promise.