Gareth founded The Blueprint in 2006, recognising the power of change leadership to create business transformation. Gareth combines a strong entrepreneurial spirit with a naturally collaborative approach, working in partnership with clients to deliver growth, leadership and performance.
Samantha has extensive senior international leadership and capability build experience at network and independent agencies, having served as managing partner at Grey, Wieden + Kennedy and MD of W+K Platform, as well as brand side, building marketing capability and learning at Bacardi Global Brands and designing creative leadership at ITV. Given her experience with global world-class brands and agencies to help them implement an actionable vision, creative capabilities and innovative strategic thinking into their organisation, she is well placed to help our clients shape the future of marketing through the identification of talent that can lead them into the future.
Having run Grey London’s Account Leadership department through a time of fundamental change for the industry, Geraldine has direct experience of finding and nurturing the progressive talent that can transform organisations and drive growth. Combined with her previous experience as a headhunter, she is well placed to identify the senior game – changers our clients need to propel their business forward.
Tony has extensive agency and executive talent search experience, he was responsible for building some of the most dynamic and entrepreneurial leadership teams within the Media industry. Tony is therefore well versed at operating a C-suite level, building trusted relationships, conducting himself with professionalism and discretion whilst maintaining an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and industry sectors we operate within to identify the senior game – changers our clients need to propel their business forward.
Laura comes from an events and operations background having worked at a leading forum for live debate and discussion for over 15 years. She is responsible for the operations of the business, ensuring everything runs smoothly and supporting the founder and board of directors.
Simon is a seasoned veteran of advertising with over 25 years’ experience of working within the industry, most recently as CEO of Contagious. With a true entrepreneurial spirit, proven leadership skills, a deep knowledge of the global marketing industry and a natural curiosity for innovation and insight, his remit is to grow the company, explore strategic alliances and acquisition opportunities and to make the critical transition to guide The Blueprint from a nascent company into a global entity.
Currently Managing Director of jkr London. Over the past 16 years, Jonny has had the pleasure of developing brand and communication strategies for some of the world’s biggest brands whilst at the same time, developing new services, capabilities and processes to best deliver these strategies. He has built experience through working at a mix of agencies including Isobar and Geometry, design, data and technology led and BBDO, consumer and brand led. Jonny has also led Global partnerships with Google, Facebook and Amazon to maximise the value brands obtain from these platforms. This mix enables him to have broad perspective on what it takes to grow brands in today’s ever-changing landscape. With consumers attention being reduced to short moments in some occasions but increasing to long immersive experiences in other occasions, Jonny believes brands that focus on impactful design combined with cohesive and engaging experiences, will be the ultimate winners of the future.