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Finance Director: Naked Wines
University: Cambridge, Chemical Engineering (2.1) 1999
Background: Blue-Chip & International
Exceptional because.. With experience in strategy, sales, finance and M&A across three continents, plus a quiet drive to make creative new ideas come alive... Anything's possible!
Loves... Making and eating lovely meals from scratch, exploring new places, playing in the mountains... and regaining my youth by playing with the kids!
Account Manager: Bay Media
University: York, English Literature and Philosophy (1st Class) 2010
Background: Charity Sector
Exceptional because.. I always go the extra mile - no matter how important a task, I like to think I work hard, and am full of enthusiasm.
Loves... Exploring London, trying new foods and baking nice cakes!
Assistant Brand Manager: Charlie Bigham’s
University: Bath, English Literature (1st Class) 2010
Background: Established blue-chip
Exceptional because.. understands and interprets customer behaviour from a category, sales, marketing and even biological perspective.
Loves... Acting and working on brands with personality
Business Development Manager: BEAR Nibbles
University: Nottingham, French and Hispanic Studies (2.1 + distinction) 2012
Background: Entrepreneurial work experience
Exceptional because.. I achieved a distinction in spoken Spanish at University. I was the top salesperson in my previous role for 5 years running. And, I was successful in securing numerous job offers in a difficult graduate climate.
Loves... Scuba diving, skiing and learning about food and wine.
Product Manager: Vouchedfor
University: Leeds, Business Management, 2008
Background: Top Tier Consultancy
Exceptional because.. I started off successfully finding ninja ways to launch new products around complex processes and structures in very big organisations, before realising I wanted to work at a startup and be a part of a faster paced company. I'm passionate about the work I do, choosing to work on products I completely believe in, that will genuinely help people with aspects of their life.
Loves... Dancing, music, food and running
Supply Chain Manager: Peppersmith
University: Newcastle, Mechanical Engineering (1st Class) 2010
Background: Blue-chip Consultancy business
Exceptional because.. I love adventure and throwing myself into new things, from building a school on a mountain in Tanzania to driving from London to Outer Mongolia. I have the drive and ambition to set and achieve goals. I achieved Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, I Rowed for my University, I achieved the Gold Crest Award for Engineering and a V50 Volunteer award for teaching Italian
Loves... Travelling, Sports - swimming, tennis, squash, football, wake boarding, biking, basketball; Good food, Film, theatre and dance; Cars, motorbikes and racing; Music (playing and listening)
Co-launching: Birds&Bees, a start up garden and birdfeed company
University: Bristol, History (2.1) 2007
Background: Established blue-chip
Exceptional because.. I love new ideas and bringing them to life. I’ve been given the tools to do this through a brilliant FMCG grad scheme covering marketing and supply, and can now apply my knowledge to a fledgling brand.
Loves... Travelling, skiing, sailing, food and drink.
Business Development Manager: parkatmyhouse
University: University College London, French & Italian (2.1) 2010; SOAS, MA Chinese Studies (Merit) 2011
Exceptional because.. I speak 3 languages, and am always on the search for adventure. Been through 2 acquisitions in 2 years, set up and ran my own website, busked on the streets of France, and now joining a high-growth disruptive business
Loves... adventures, disruptive technologies, East-Asia
Brand Partnerships Manager: payasUgym
University: Exeter, Business and Management (2.1) 2006
Background: Convert from large investment bank to budding entrepreneur in residence
Exceptional because.. I am always striving to do better! When I set my mind to something I will go all out to achieve it. I played junior international hockey for a number of years, speak fluent Brazilian Portuguese and am always looking for the opportunity to learn and push myself to the next level in my career.
Loves... Sport, the outdoors, languages, people, new cultures, new challenges and the sunshine!
Co-launching: Birds&Bees a start up garden and birdfeed company
University: Edinburgh, Neuroscience (1st) 2005
Background: Entrepreneurial, food e-commerce business
Exceptional because.. I work enthusiastically, and with complete integrity - coupling a first class academic record with a business career that demonstrates real drive and energy. I'll only ever work with people who have a clear conscience and understand their responsibility to the community and environment around them. Also, I permed my hair for charity once - surely an exceptional act!
Loves... Travelling, skiing, reading, and making strawberry ice-cream.
Lead Buyer: A start-up, luxury online market-place
University: MBA Oxford University (1st) 2005; Bachelor of Commerce Queens University, Canada (1st) 2002
Background: Blue Chip Retailer
Exceptional because.. I am combining my international buying and product experience with the new (to me!) and exciting world of start-up, online retailing. A background in Business and Finance has allowed me to drive a very profitable business in USA from London while a passion for product ensures I’m always looking for the next exciting thing for my customer.
Loves... Dogs, Horses, Unusual and Adventurous Travel Destinations, Reading, Good Food, Good Friends and Good Wine!
Operations Director: Tough Mudder
University: Birmingham, Mechanical Engineering (2.1) 2003
Background: Military, FMCG, e-Commerce and rapid growth startups
Exceptional because.. I thrive on the competition life brings. I never shy away from a challenge and constantly drive to improve myself and others. I have an insatiable appetite for efficiency and improvement as well as sound business acumen. I am a ‘doer’ not a ‘talker'.
Loves... Skiing, snowboarding, motorsport and my family!
Partnerships Director: Naked Wines
University: Reading, Food Marketing and Economics (1st) 2003
Background: Entrepreneurial and high-growth
Exceptional because.. Tenacity and Passion. I only work for companies I genuinely believe in, so can sell with passion and authenticity. And I never give up until the deal is done.
Loves... Seeing the team land an amazing deal. And Christmas. And top notch Pinot Noir. And the Lake District.
Commercial Director: Bay Media
University: Oxford Brookes, Business & Marketing (2.1) 2003
Background: Entrepreneurial and high-growth
Exceptional because.. I'm able to marry the thinking and talking with the action to drive results.
Loves... Reading, sports (playing and watching) and relaxing with friends
Marketing Director: Naked Wines
University: Queensland, Arts (1998), Law (2000); British Columbia, International Comparative Law (2001)
Background: Blue-chip Technology, Media and Telecommunications industries
Exceptional because.. Being creative is not a hobby, it’s a way of life… because I believe in myself and in other people… because I’m generous and I love to have a go.
Loves... Challenges, adventures, accents, friends, wines, laughs and fried chicken
Commercial Analyst: onefinestay
University: Oxford, Physics (2.1), 2012
Background: Blue-chip Investment Bank
Exceptional because.. I go out and make things happen! I love throwing myself into exciting projects and seeing the outcome of my work.
Loves... Travelling, exploring new places in London, and drinking red wine
Publishing Manager: Raconteur
University: Trinity College Dublin MA Law 2010
Background: Entrepreneurial Consultancy
Exceptional because.. can turn my hand to anything, and do it well! I have achieved academically, succeeded against targets in work and progressed rapidly in business development roles (even in the previously baffling world of pharma!) Whether its studying abroad in France, helping a fledgling charity grow or sailing for my university, I like to think I throw myself in and do it with a smile.
Loves... Planning fun London weekend activities, flying to interesting places (and home to Ireland!) and spending as much time as possible drinking tea with my friends!
University: Cambridge University MPhil Biology; MA Natural Sciences (2001); Harvard Business School, MBA (2006)
Background: Operational leadership and Strategic consulting
Exceptional because.. I'm proud to have created commercially successful businesses in numerous consumer sectors including financial services, online and offline retail.
Loves... Taking ideas and concepts and making them real experiences that customers love time and time