THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

 Who are we, and what do we know?

Jefferson was first established in 2010, and since then we’ve worked with many (if not most) of the leading lights in the marketing, advertising, and media arena. Our reputation is based on us, the people who work for Jefferson, and we can collectively point to many years of actual experience working within the industry – as the platform for the tactical and strategic support we offer today.

Tom Howe

Founder and Managing Partner

Following the crushing realisation that I wouldn’t ‘break’ Hollywood, I set to work forging a career within the world of marketing agencies – and can now point to over 13 years of ‘hard earned’ experience in Client Services, Business Development and Organisational Development. All while working for a number of leading integrated and brand comm marketing agencies, covering both the B2B and B2C sectors.

My next challenge was recruitment, and after joining a consultancy I worked my way up to manager before finally becoming business owner. Jefferson was thus born. Today, our recruitment teams and specialist consultants are always interested in hearing from anyone who might be seeking a new challenge, looking to recruit, or thinking about developing their own business through merger, acquisition or investment. All conversations are held in the strictest of confidence.

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Nick Poublan

Talent Partner UK/EMEA

A senior Talent Sourcing expert with over a decade working in recruitment, Nick takes a quality driven approach providing both his clients and candidates with an excellent level of service.

Having started his career agency-side, recruiting for Big-4 management consulting clients and associated IT professional services companies, Nick rounded off his experience working in-house within Deloitte’s Consulting Practice responsible for recruitment delivery for the Advanced Analytics practice.

Now recruiting for clients and agencies within the marketing sector, Nick’s consultative, caring and personal approach to the recruitment process is what drives him to go the extra mile when delivering to clients and working with candidates every step of the way.

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What our clients say

“Jefferson is the only recruitment agency that gives it to me straight. They know my business well enough to tell me when I’m being unrealistic, and in turn help guide me with alternative options that usually turn out to be the ideal solution. It’s this personal service that makes them more than just recruiters."

Andy Hinder, CEO - Steel London

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Mark Davies

Talent Partner

Mark has been a marketer and an in-house designer.  He’s bought merchandise for luxury drinks brands and sourced marketing agencies for a global mobile phone company.  Prior to joining the Jefferson Group, Mark spent almost four years delivering transformational procurement projects for the Sky Group, across their Marketing, News and Sports functions.

His experience has spanned various categories, territories and industries and gives Mark the insight and knowledge to understand the marketing business and the people who work within it.  He’s now calling on this expertise to source and recruit marketing professionals and help them further their careers in this exciting industry.

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What our clients say

“I’ve been fortunate to work with Tom at The Jefferson Group for over 10 years, both as a client and a candidate. He is one of those rare recruiters that combines in-depth knowledge and experience of B2B marketing agencies with honesty, integrity and emotional intelligence. He has incredibly good listening skills and will always offer fresh ideas, strategic advice and proactive support. Tom’s professional network is also phenomenal. Whatever the role – in Client Services, Creative, Data or Digital Planning – he only ever puts forward the highest quality candidates that align to your objectives and cultural values.  I couldn’t recommend The Jefferson Group enough!”

Vanessa Cheal - The Marketing Practice

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Natasha Kenny

HR & Talent Partner

Natasha is a seasoned Global HR & Talent Director, who has extensive experience working within the communications industry both internationally and in the UK. She started her career with the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, and has spent 17 years working with leading Advertising and Marketing agencies both large and small, specialising in helping them source talent as well as getting the best out of their people.

Due to her vast experience, Natasha understands both the personalities that work in the marketing sector and the pressures being dealt with by management teams on a daily basis. She continues to source the right people for leading marketing and digital agencies around the world, as well as helping individuals shape a career in an industry that she is deeply passionate about.

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Rachel Cooper

Group Finance Director

Rachel has over 15 years’ experience in accountancy and financial management across a wide range of commercial industries and services including marketing, FMCG and recruitment to name but a few.

More recently though Rachel has immersed herself within the thriving recruitment and marketing agency sectors. Managing all financial and growth strategy matters, as well as valuation and planning.

With her combined background in management, project accountancy, commercial strategy and team leadership, Rachel is an integral part of our global business and oversees all four divisions – recruitment, executive search, merger and acquisitions and venture capital.

With the financial teams diverse experience, they are able to support our client’s growth plans in the short, mid or long term. No matter what the end goal is.

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What our clients say

I know that with Jefferson I have a recruiter who understands our business, what we want to do, and where we want to go. I know that every candidate we get from them is going to fit in terms of capabilities and personality – this makes them a go to resource, as you can rely on them to give you what you are looking for.”

Andrea Allen - MOI Global

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Caroline Elsdon

Finance Director

Caroline has a wealth of experience working within the Marketing and Recruitment sector, managing all financial matters including business valuations, reporting monthly figures – P&L, budgeting & forecasting, managing accounts payable and receivable as well as payroll and team management. Caroline also performs a crucial role for the Merger & Acquisitions Team, and is heavily involved throughout the business. Regularly keeping us all in check, we almost certainly couldn’t function without her. That’s why we’re delighted to have her on board as a key member of the management team! If you have any questions or queries then please feel free to get in touch.

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What we do

Bringing talent and business together

 

Recruitment

Our role at Jefferson is to facilitate conversations between the best talent out there and the most awesome businesses to work for. We also apply our combined 30+years sector experience to making sure there’s a good fit between business objectives, career aspirations, and financial expectations.

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Executive Search

Whether you have a local or international executive search assignment, Jefferson can help through our bespoke Jefferson Search team. Armed with the latest research and talent analytics, we offer a highly confidential search function for identifying and approaching key individuals – then act as a trusted intermediary throughout the negotiation process.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Sitting on a rapid growth strategy that’s in need of implementation? The Jefferson Group can broker all the right introductions. Ours is a proven track record of facilitating mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures – backed up by a rock-solid reputation for complete discretion.

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Venture Capital

You might be in need of a cash flow boost, launching a start-up, seeking investment to grow an existing business, or looking for a non-executive board to support an MBO or MBI. Whatever your needs, you can rest assured Jefferson has the knowledge, experience, and capabilities to help bring these requirements to life.

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