Damien

Name

Damien

Position

Board Advisor / Mentor

Location

Hampshire

Big Business Experience

IBM, Nokia

Big Business Experience

Infomedia

Xelba

Summary

A unique mix of experience with the ability to look over the horizon to determine a business’ trajectory enables Damien to help companies to differentiate themselves by creating unique value propositions.

A business and technology transformation leader, across digital platforms, technology businesses, and media channels with COO, CIO and CCO experience.

He brings a blend of business and technical expertise together with solid leadership skills to drive change, build capabilities and launch or scale businesses at operational and strategic levels. He has grown and managed many business ventures from concept/start-up to global operations, driving revenues of hundreds of millions.

Qualifications

  • HNC Electronics Engineering
  • HNC Mechanical Engineering
  • ACCA Financial Management
  • Prince 2
  • IBM Leadership and Management
  • Inspiring Leader – Nokia Management Institute
  • Compass Executive Leadership – Nokia Management Institute

Key areas of Expertise

  • Business Leadership
  • C-level Leadership COO, CIO, Commercial
  • Strategic Planning
  • Unique value propositions
  • Growth creation
  • Scale-up, scale-out growth
  • Business turnaround
  • Digital and Business transformation
  • Business Risk
  • Scalable and repeatable business models / products
  • Emerging technologies – Industry 4.0
  • Interim C-level Leadership

Experience

With over 30 years of experience creating innovative solutions, solving complex business situations in global and start-up leadership roles.

From the early IT and mobile, to driving highly transactional global application and media businesses with blue chips, start-ups, and scale-ups; He has grown and managed many business ventures from concept/start-up to global operations, driving revenues of hundreds of millions.

Working with companies and organisations to assess their direction, objectives, and strategies; Damien provides clear strategic thinking and constructive challenge, commercial, technology, and operational leadership to ventures. He has a disruptive perspective both on advising and challenging the C-Suite and Board on matters of wider transformation, governance, organisational effectiveness, and strategy to drive greater customer value whilst delivering high growth rate with associated profits; creating efficiencies to enable exponential growth.

He is fascinated by each of the companies he gets involved with and passionate about their success. He is very personable, listens, is transparent, and straightforward “What you see is what you get”. Very collaborative you will even have fun along the way.