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James Leaver Marketing & Advertising
CEO
United Kingdom
20+ Years experience
Price Tier - £££
Industries worked in
Business Management, Executive Office

Hi, I'm James

I have been working in technology, media and advertising for over 20 years with experience living and working in Europe, Asia and the US...and above all else I love solving problems.

I thrive on working on the more challenging issues facing the companies I work for and building and managing teams to deliver them successfully. Some of the projects i have been lucky enough to lead or take part in include:

- How to drive meaningful, non standard revenue growth in UK and internationally;
- What do do with MSN in Asia,
- How to enter into or exit from major strategic partnerships or investments (ie 9MSN JV in AU)
- How to change the way you partner with global ad agencies to drive deeper partnerships

I have been fortunate enough to do all this while getting the opportunity to challenge myself in different parts of the world having lived and worked in London, Singapore and Seattle. Doing this teaches a level of creative thinking and resilience that I didn't know I possessed.

Back in the UK now I am loving being an entrepreneur. I have my own business (in the media and advertising space) as well as acting as the interim CEO for a business in the legal world and helping a digital transformation agency break into the EMEA markets. My own business is my comfort zone - I am working in a space that I know a lot about which means I can move much faster. The other 2 are projects that help me continue to learn and develop and above all take firmly away from my comfort zone - which to my mind is why you get out of bed every day!

I enjoy mentoring and over the years have done a fair amount both formal and informal. I have mentored students trying to work out what to do when they leave university and professionals who have several years experience and many people in between. I am generally a positive person and I like to have fun and help people think of different ways to address issues they face. I like to offer some tips and tricks I have learned along the way - sometimes exercise based activity but mainly giving people the opportunity to explore openly what they want. I am also happy to dip into my own network to help when it makes sense.

Specialisms

Digital Marketing
Email Marketing
Problem Solving
Starting A Business
Global Expansion
Investment
International Career

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