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Hello. I'm Simon.
British-born,
Aussie-made,
Brooklyn-based,
PRODUCT MARKETING
growth STRATEGIST.


In the noughties, I led sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships for enterprise technology companies generating $25+ million in new licensing revenue and $20+ million in recurring subscription revenue.

From 2011-2018 I co-founded ImageBrief, Inc, building digital media marketplaces connecting 12,000+ agencies, publishers and brands with 80,000+ content creators in 169+ countries.

As CEO & Chairman, I led multiple, multi-$ million capital raises and managed shareholder relations. My role included recruiting, training, and leading 40+ product, sales, marketing, and design teams in New York, London, and Sydney, negotiating and securing MSA’s and preferred supplier contracts with 20+ global Fortune/FTSE 500 brands, publishers and agencies.

Since our exit, I spend my time consulting on product, marketing, and revenue growth for brands, publishers, agencies, and new media platforms.

In downtime, I find inspiration from books, videos, and mentors on tech, business, and endurance.


Press and speaking:

TechCrunch
IDG Capital O2O markets conference, Beijing, China
WPP STREAM - Antalya, Turkey
Entrepreneur Magazine
Huffington Post
Foundr
Forbes
Social Media Today
INC.
Mumbrella 360
AIMIA Summit
New York Photo Festival
F-Stoppers
Entrepreneur Magazine
Design Online
Smart Company
Vivid Festival, Sydney Opera House
Crowdsourcing Week Singapore
Creative3 Australia
SmartCompany Top 50 ‘Tech Pioneers’ 2016
ImageBrief, Inc named TIME Magazine’s ‘Top 5 Companies to Watch’

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Inspiration - videos, books, and mentors:

For a masterclass in the fundamentals of product/market fit, growth accounting, and why retention is the number one key metric for growth, nothing beats this Stanford Lecture: ‘How to Get Users and Grow’ by Alex Schultz, VP Growth, Facebook.

‘The Third Door’ by Alex Banayan is a brilliant way to think about how to hack success at anything. Skip 2:56m into this interview with Tom Bilyeu on Impact Theory.

On overcoming obstacles and self-motivation, this talk by Dr. Wayne Dyer stopped me in my tracks.

Ray Dalio’s ‘How The Economic Machine Works’ is a lesson I wish I’d learned 20 years ago.

Johann Hari’s interview with Matt D’Avella on Lost Connections made me rethink the relationship we have with technology, and the importance of human connection.

‘Extreme Ownership’ by Jocko Willink is in my Top 10. His TED Talk is well worth watching.

Seth Godin’s talk on Purple Cows and Otaku is still one of my favorite talks on marketing, and being remarkable.

Jim Collins “From Good to Great” helped me better understand the fundamentals of what separates good and great companies.

Ben Horowitz ‘The Hard Thing About Hard Things’ - in the depth of the most challenging times of building my company, I read this book over and over.

Chip Conley’s TED talk on wisdom flowing from old to young and young to old, and his perspectives on why everyone has mid-life wrong inspires me.

David Goggins kickstarted my fascination with mental toughness and physical endurance. After listening to his audiobook ‘Can’t Hurt Me’ I haven’t stopped running.


THERE IS A SAYING, “FIND YOUR GIFT, AND GIVE IT AWAY.” 
my gift is making connections - connecting people with people,
people with opportunities, data with insights, and trends with strategY.


I’ve worn lots of hats. Often all at once. Here is a snapshot of my experience and consulting projects. If you’re looking for a gun to lead revenue growth, product marketing, strategic partnerships or digital strategy, I can help.

 
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