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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having spent the last 10 years sat on the board leading new business and marketing strategies at some of the UK’s most well-known independent and networked agencies, Katie has a wealth of experience in helping drive the fame and growth of agency business.
Ranked as one of the most influential Agency Business Developers in the industry, Katie not only features in The Drums BD100 but is also named in the BIMA 100 as one of the most respected Marketing Directors in the digital industry.
Having started her career in sales at internationally renowned publishing houses including EMAP and United Advertising, Katie went on to study marketing at UCL whilst working for global drinks giant Pernod Ricard. Here she worked on major brand, marketing and digital campaigns for household drinks brands such as Mumm Champagne, Havana Club, Absolut Vodka and Chivas Regal, as well as then going on to develop regional marketing strategies for Savills and launching Sotheby’s International Realty in the UK market.
From totally transforming and developing a marketing and new business structure at Redweb, to redefining the sales strategy for AmazeRealise, sitting on the board at Make Studio, Etch and Big Radical, and most recently consulting and redefining the strategies at Tribal Worldwide DDB, Katie’s results speak for themselves.
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.