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People

Without a doubt, our team is our biggest asset. Every single member of staff has contributed to the overall growth of our business. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to and understand our clients’ needs and then deliver outstanding work that leads to results.

Our Team

  • Mike Barker

    Managing Director

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    Mike Barker

    Managing Director

    After spending six years in the commercial team of the Financial Times launching and building a substantial conference business, Mike, Sue and Tony decided to take a leap into the unknown and launch EI to offer clients an unrivalled, independent approach to B2B Marketing. Mike has been central in developing EI’s research function and is responsible for all market intelligence; only possible because of his multi tasking skills. But then if you live in the Northamptonshire countryside with dogs, cats, horses, chickens and children you definitely need to multi task.

  • Sue Mayers

    Finance Director

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    Sue Mayers

    Finance Director

    It isn’t surprising that Sue had childhood dreams of being on the stage as she plays a major role in directing the company. With a BA in French and Spanish and an MBA, Sue spent 18 years in various managerial positions in the business information sector. As one of the founding partners of EI, she has been fundamental not just in managing the finance team and recruitment but also in the strategic direction of the company. Her calm, methodical approach to leadership and business deserves a nomination for best supporting role but give her a couple of pisco sours and a karaoke machine and she becomes the leading lady.

  • Tony Jarvis

    Managing Director

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    Tony Jarvis

    Managing Director

    For EI to earn the position of being a genuinely ‘trusted advisor’ with clients since its inception is an achievement Tony is extremely proud of. Building a deep knowledge of his clients and their businesses is what makes Tony so vital when it comes to strategic planning and execution and his address book of clients, suppliers and stakeholders is impressive. But his success and achievements wouldn’t have happened without his boundless energy and enthusiasm for what his clients need. You would think he would be tired by the weekend but no, he has three young boys, is a keen triathlete and once swam to the Isle of Wight in 89 minutes. And what would he do if he did have a quiet day? Apparently he’d like to join the Red Arrows.

    Contact me: tony@ei-a.com
  • Lydia Imirtziadis

    Lead Consultant

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    Lydia Imirtziadis

    Lead Consultant

    Lydia plays a leading role at EI; a wealth of experience in analyzing and writing reports makes her essential to any client storyline. Despite having a masters in business and management from the University of London and a masters in physiological sciences from Oxford University, she strives to learn and understand as much as she can. But that is only Act One; Lydia is a published scientific writer and an award winning theatrical writer as well as an experienced actress and theatrical production assistant.

  • Claire Cordell

    Director of Market Intelligence

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    Claire Cordell

    Director of Market Intelligence

    Claire brings a dash of elegance and class to the EI offices. She joined the team not long after the company began and has played a huge part in building a research team that helps clients overcome diverse and complex marketing challenges. She has a calm and methodical approach to overseeing a brief from the very beginning to its presentation and with great lateral thinking skills, Claire is a good point of reference for ideas or advice. Claire is a Cambridge University graduate and once had secret aspirations of being Prime Minister, but politics’ loss is most definitely EI’s gain

  • Victoria Pawsey

    Senior Client Relations & Marketing Leader

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    Victoria Pawsey

    Senior Client Relations & Marketing Leader

    Victoria’s dynamic and proactive approach to her clients’ marketing needs has earned her huge respect within the B2B industry. Whilst ideally she’d like to be surfing in Hawaii or perhaps working as a physio for the England Rugby team, Victoria’s contribution to the growth of EI has been significant and she has become a fundamental part of the planning process for her clients. Victoria has also helped shape and develop EI taking ownership of the company’s own marketing strategy. Those rugby boys will just have to wait.

  • Debbie Haym

    Client Relations Manager

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    Debbie Haym

    Client Relations Manager

    Prior to joining the EI team, Debbie was the Head of Production for the Connect Division at WBR, a global provider of B2B executive events, so her approach is rich in experience and knowledge and she is always focused on delivering results. Though Debbie now considers London her home after 5 1/2 years here, she loves to go back to NYC to indulge in some pizza by the slice or beef nachos.

  • Tim Skennion

    Managing Director of North America

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    Tim Skennion

    Managing Director of North America

    Prior to joining the EI team, Tim was the Chief Revenue Officer at Argyle Group, a global provider of B2B executive events, so he brings with him unrivalled experience within the industry. A true global citizen – having lived in both London and New York - Tim is able to support both our global clients as well as those based in the USA and enjoys rugby and a good old-fashioned pint!

  • Julie Scrase

    Lead Consultant

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    Julie Scrase

    Lead Consultant

    Julie has degrees in Fine Art, English Literature and Critical Theory from the Universities of Oxford and Essex. She has previously worked in legal publishing, a think tank, and financial services publishing - joining EI from the FT in 2016. It wasn’t long after Julie joined EI that she was promoted to Lead Consultant. When not absorbed in her work, Julie is on the first flight to Greece where she'll be found sitting by the Aegean Sea with a strong Greek coffee, a good book and a game of backgammon on the go.

  • Jane Geiger

    Analyst

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    Jane Geiger

    Analyst

    Jane’s hero happens to be David Attenborough so this might explain why she can take on a brief and approach it with great care and detail. She also has a huge amount of client knowledge spanning a wide variety of industries

  • Caroline Joyce

    Senior Client Relations Leader

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    Caroline Joyce

    Senior Client Relations Leader

    After working in the events production industry, Caroline joined the analyst team at EI before moving into a client relations role. With specialisms in the financial sector, Caroline is skilled at shaping global marketing strategies to examining the minutiae of the industry. Her clients benefit greatly from her love of helping to make smarter, more informed and more exciting choices when planning a go to market strategy.

  • Jessica Salama

    Senior Analyst

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    Jessica Salama

    Senior Analyst

    Jessica has great experience as a conference producer, social media strategist and a content writer so has much to offer EI clients. She has a marketing degree from Newcastle University despite wanting to be a vet when she was young. Her enthusiasm and sense of fun look set to continue at EI as she has visions of starting the company rounders team.

  • Peter Ellis

    Senior Analyst

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    Peter Ellis

    Senior Analyst

    Peter is the ideal analyst; with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in management, he brings logic and intelligence to each brief that he works on. And whilst it maybe a cliché to say ‘he’s a team player’, Peter really is having played hockey for England!

  • Chris Hibbert

    Analyst

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    Chris Hibbert

    Analyst

    Chris has a varied background, having worked at Wimbledon, in a bakery, and most recently as a conference producer in the alternative assets space. Although his tennis game never improved, he did lean a few good cake recipes, and gained an appreciation for the research, strategy and relationship management skills an Analyst needs. Chris spent his time writing about piracy during his History degree from Newcastle University, before setting sail into the wider world.

  • Alex Gerl

    Lead Analyst

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    Alex Gerl

    Lead Analyst

    Alex is the resident Europhile for EI as she lives and works near Munich in Germany, a location she chose due to its proximity to the annual Oktoberfest. She has been with the company for some years and previously worked with Tony and Mike during their days at the FT. Alex enjoys continuously learning from clients, has specialisms in fund management and covers the pan-European market.

  • Kat Essery

    Senior Analyst

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    Kat Essery

    Senior Analyst

    With a degree in Environmental Studies and Business from the University of Leeds and a strong background as a conference production manager, focusing on financial services, Kat has a wealth of experience to draw upon. Kat is an ambassador of the EI ‘Whiskey Thursdays’ initiative and can probably be found near the staff biscuit tin.

  • Rebecca Whitehead

    Senior Analyst

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    Rebecca Whitehead

    Senior Analyst

    Rebecca has a history degree from Cardiff University specializing in 19th and 20th century British India. Her experience as a conference producer brings a wealth of knowledge for her clients plus six years working for the NHS means all kinds of tenacity and dedication. A keen boulderer, Rebecca loves a good old-fashioned roast dinner and a glass of wine.

  • Benita Igbinedion

    Senior Analyst

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    Benita Igbinedion

    Senior Analyst

    Benita has a master’s degree in political communication in addition to a sociology degree and with dreams of being a writer, she is a strength to the analyst team at EI. Without a doubt, Benita motivates others with her charm, efficiency and sunny disposition.

  • Jack Sampson

    Analyst

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    Jack Sampson

    Analyst

    Jack is the resident Gallic specialist having lived in France for a while following an English and French degree from the University of Liverpool and then a graduate diploma in law. With a background in event production, Jack has a great skill in providing research that not only answers but exceeds the brief. Ideally though, Jack would like to be an international cricketer but for now, hard-hitting reports will be a regular feature of Jack’s batting.

  • Jo Young

    Marketing & Operations Manager & Client Relations

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    Jo Young

    Marketing & Operations Manager & Client Relations

    Jo began her EI life in the driving seat; managing and streamlining operations. Her communication and commercial skills didn’t go unnoticed for long and she was soon client facing. Describing Jo as bright would definitely be an understatement - she has a Phd in Egyptology!. Add to that her love of baking and a gin martini, Jo is everyone’s good friend.

  • Harry Moran

    Lead Analyst

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    Harry Moran

    Lead Analyst

    With a degree in human, social and political sciences from the University of Cambridge to prove it, Harry has a brilliant, analytical mind and rises to the challenge with every client brief.

  • Rachel Reasbeck

    Senior Client Relations Leader

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    Rachel Reasbeck

    Senior Client Relations Leader

    Rachel’s wealth of experience in conference production made her the ideal analyst when she joined the EI team not long after the company began. She approaches client briefs with enthusiasm and first class methodology mostly focusing on ‘C’ level thought leadership campaigns across the client base. A keen darts player, Rachel lives with her young family in the Cotswolds.

  • Shivani Pala

    Director of Market Intelligence

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    Shivani Pala

    Director of Market Intelligence

    Shivani learned her craft as an analyst before running the team herself. With a conference production background, she was keen to widen her horizons and have a greater exposure to business. Her experience and skill have made her a vital part of the EI team. She has a methodical approach to management, not surprising with a degree in biochemistry and a masters in biochemical research with childhood dreams of being a doctor. Medicine’s loss is our gain and no social occasion would be complete without Shivani.

  • Ieuan Perkins

    Client Relations Manager

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    Ieuan Perkins

    Client Relations Manager

    After graduating from the University of Oxford, Ieuan joined the EI team as an analyst to build his advisory chops. He has recently moved into a client relations role, specialising in consulting technology clients.

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