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As a search firm that works with high growth, disruptive clients we get to work with some amazing people every day. Through our work we’ve been fortunate enough to develop an eclectic network of entrepreneurs and business leaders who are doing some incredible things across a number of industries. We're huge believers in the power of mentorship and learning from those who are where you want to get to. Finding great mentors who you can learn from is one of the top tips that we are always giving to candidates who we work with at JBM and to help those of you who are looking for that mentorship we decided to launch this podcast. In each episode we will share the inspiring stories, advice and mentorship from those in our network to help you learn from their insights so that you can apply them in your career and your life. We're always keen to get feedback so if you have any thoughts once you’ve listened to this interview just drop me an email, James@JBMC.co.uk

As a search firm that works with high growth, disruptive clients we get to work with some amazing people every day. Through our work we’ve been fortunate enough to develop an eclectic network of entrepreneurs and business leaders who are doing some incredible things across a number of industries. We're huge believers in the power of mentorship and learning from those who are where you want to get to. Finding great mentors who you can learn from is one of the top tips that we are always giving to candidates who we work with at JBM and to help those of you who are looking for that mentorship we decided to launch this podcast. In each episode we will share the inspiring stories, advice and mentorship from those in our network to help you learn from their insights so that you can apply them in your career and your life. We're always keen to get feedback so if you have any thoughts once you’ve listened to this interview just drop me an email, James@JBMC.co.uk

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United Kingdom

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As a search firm that works with high growth, disruptive clients we get to work with some amazing people every day. Through our work we’ve been fortunate enough to develop an eclectic network of entrepreneurs and business leaders who are doing some incredible things across a number of industries. We're huge believers in the power of mentorship and learning from those who are where you want to get to. Finding great mentors who you can learn from is one of the top tips that we are always giving to candidates who we work with at JBM and to help those of you who are looking for that mentorship we decided to launch this podcast. In each episode we will share the inspiring stories, advice and mentorship from those in our network to help you learn from their insights so that you can apply them in your career and your life. We're always keen to get feedback so if you have any thoughts once you’ve listened to this interview just drop me an email, James@JBMC.co.uk

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English

Contact:

020 3800 1830


Episodes

Episode 32 - Dan Ziv - TouchNote

10/19/2020
Today’s guest and your mentor for the next 40 minutes is Dan Ziv, CEO at TouchNote, the world’s most popular postcard sending app. Since joining the company in 2016 as Chief Product Officer, they’ve gone from strength to strength and Dan quickly climbed the ladder to CEO. But Dan’s career hasn’t always been plain sailing. A previous tech start up he founded with a friend failed to take off, but with his infectious optimism, he saw the shortcomings as a good way to learn and move forward with...

Duration:00:48:05

Episode 31 - Social Mobility - A Special Episode

10/7/2020
Social mobility is a subject that’s very close to our heart which is why we're so excited to bring you this extra special roundtable episode of the 40 Minute Mentor. In today’s episode you’ll hear from an expert panel, who are all committed to advancing social mobility They are: Mandy Nyarko, Co-founder of Startup Discovery School; Lucy McCarthy-Christofides, Head of Proposition and Range at Tails.com; Ezechi Britton, Co-Founder of digital skills academy Code Untapped and Founding Member and...

Duration:01:07:06

Episode 30 - Adrian Blair - Receipt Bank

9/28/2020
Today’s inspiring guest and your mentor for the next 40 minutes is Adrian Blair, CEO of the digital bookkeeping platform Receipt Bank. Receipt Bank helps make accounting easier for over 400,000 small businesses around the world and recently raised $75 million Series C funding for the next chapter in their growth journey. Before joining Receipt Bank, Adrian led the development of the eCommerce partnership strategy at Google and helped grow Just Eat from a small scale start up to the FTSE 100...

Duration:00:36:07

Episode 29 - Zoe Jervier Hewitt - EQT Ventures

9/16/2020
People are at the heart of every startup’s success and nobody knows the importance of recruiting the right talent more than today’s 40 Minute Mentor, Zoe Jervier Hewitt, Operating Partner for Talent at venture capitalists EQT Ventures. Zoe’s career started in HR and Talent at Apple before transitioning into Tech at the high growth Start Up Mind Candy. She then became one of the first employees at Entrepreneur First, where she built a global, talent acquisition and assessment function from...

Duration:00:46:27

Episode 28 - Stefano Vaccino - Yapily

9/7/2020
It’s not every day you close a $13m Series A funding round, but to do it in a global pandemic is really quite an achievement. That’s what today's 40 Minute Mentor Stefano Vaccino successfully did with his FinTech Yapily. A feat that is even more impressive, given the fact that he also contracted Covid-19 during the raise – he is truly made of tough stuff. Stefano has an impressive and diverse career, pivoting from academia to Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, then into product leadership...

Duration:00:39:27

Episode 27 - James McClure - Adzuna

8/28/2020
After eight successful years at Google, James joined what was at the time a little known travel tech firm called Airbnb to lead their business in the UK and Northern Europe. Over 3.5 years he had significant successes, as well as having to overcome a fair few challenges, before he moved to another US Headquartered Scale Up SeatGeek as their International GM Never shying away from a challenge, James joined the job search engine Adzuna, as their CCO, right at the beginning of the Covid-19...

Duration:00:53:17

Episode 26 - Tara Lajumoke - FT Strategies

8/19/2020
Our 40 Minute Mentor in this episode is the brilliant Tara Lajumoke, Managing Director of FT Strategies’, the Financial Times consulting arm. After starting her career at Goldman Sachs, Tara moved in to consulting at McKinsey where she progressed to Junior Partner before taking the bold and entrepreneurial move in March 2020 to move to FTS. As you’d probably expect, it’s been a roller coaster few months for Tara, walking into a new senior role right at the beginning of a global pandemic and...

Duration:00:50:44

Episode 25 - Will Greenwood MBE - Former Rugby International and Business Owner

8/3/2020
Today’s guest and your Mentor for the next 40 minutes is an England Rugby legend, a hugely popular broadcaster and journalist and a successful business owner – Will Greenwood MBE. If you’re a Rugby fan Will needs no introduction, but for those of you who may not follow the sport, Will is one of the greatest English rugby players of all time, playing 55 times for his country, representing the British and Irish Lions on multiple tours and most famously, playing a fundamental role in England’s...

Duration:00:48:23

Episode 24 – Claire Valoti - Snapchat

7/22/2020
Today’s guest and your Mentor for the next 40 minutes is the incredible Claire Valoti from Snapchat. Having completed a degree in politics, Claire quickly realised that this wasn’t going to be the career for her and pivoted into marketing and advertising, spending a number of years at Mindshare before making the move into Tech with Facebook. In 2016 she was headhunted to become the GM responsible for launching and growing Snapchat in Europe and she has since progressed to VP of...

Duration:00:46:25

Episode 23 - Dan Murray - Serter - Heights

7/6/2020
In today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor, we had the pleasure of interviewing fellow podcast host and serial-entrepreneur, Dan Murray-Serter. Dan is Co-Founder of Heights, the holistic brand for the brain, and Co-Founder and Host of the UK’s number 1 business podcasts, Secret Leaders – one of my personal favourites. Despite initially wanting to be a Football coach, he started his career in the world of advertising before co-founding his first business at the age of 24. Since then, Dan has...

Duration:00:54:40

Episode 22 - Ina Kjaer & Maggie Brereton - EOS Deal Advisory

6/17/2020
In today’s episode of the 40 Minute Mentor, we get the privilege of speaking to not one, but two inspiring mentors – Ina Kjaer and Maggie Brereton from EOS Deal Advisory. Following successful careers as senior Partners within KPMG’s deal advisory business, Ina and Maggie took the bold decision to leave with a determination to shake up an industry known for it’s macho culture, long hours and a shocking gender pay gap. To do this they launched EOS Deal Advisory– a diverse, tech driven deal...

Duration:00:49:55

Episode 21 - Sam Gyimah

6/1/2020
I have always found the world of politics intriguing, so I was especially excited when Sam Gyimah, the Former UK Minister for Science, Technology, Universities, and Innovation, agreed to be on the 40 Minute Mentor. Sam was born in the UK but raised in Ghana before returning to study PPE at Oxford University, where he was elected the first Black British President of the Oxford Union Society - one of the world’s most prestigious debating societies. After starting out in investment banking at...

Duration:00:49:38

Episode 20 – Amir Nooriala – Callsign

5/20/2020
In recent weeks we have been having lots of conversations with candidates who are concerned about the impact the current economic climate will have had on their careers. If this has been on your mind too, then today’s episode is perfect for you. That’s because our 40 Minute Mentor today is Amir Nooriala, whose story will both inspire and reassure you. He has proved through his career that no matter what the circumstances are, there are always opportunities, if you’re willing to put in the...

Duration:00:53:22

Episode 19 - Shefali Roy - TrueLayer

5/4/2020
Today’s episode features the incredible Shefali Roy, COO and CCO at TrueLayer. Shefali started her career in financial services, working across the Australasian market, before moving to London to get her Master’s degree in Economic History at LSE. Shefali decided to stay in London and joined Goldman Sachs before moving out of Financial Services and into the world of Tech. Since then she’s gone on to work for a whole range of leading Tech companies including global tech giant Apple, FinTech...

Duration:00:57:28

Episode 18 - Chris Severson - PMI

4/6/2020
Moving on to a different career path will always be a daunting prospect and it can be difficult to know how best to approach it. We regularly hear from candidates who are looking to make the shift and aren’t always sure where to start. And equally, from clients, unsure about taking a risk on someone with a different or out of the ordinary background. If you’re in this position, then you’re going to love today’s episode as our guest tells you all about his remarkable career change. Chris...

Duration:00:55:09

Episode 17 - Sophie Adelman - WhiteHat

3/2/2020
When it comes to careers, there’s so many more options out there than there used to be even 5 years ago. Speaking to clients and candidates day in and out, we hear so many different stories of how people have got to where they are, the route they took and the different paths that people follow. The days of getting a university degree, joining a graduate scheme and staying with one company for 10-15 years are long gone. With rising university fees and increasing opportunity we’re seeing many...

Duration:00:34:37

Episode 16 - David M. Brear - 11:FS

2/17/2020
We're really excited to bring you this special bonus episode of the 40 Minute Mentor with one of the most well-known figures in FinTech – the awesome David M. Brear, CEO of 11:FS. 11:FS are made up of some of the greatest minds in FinTech who are working to build and launch next-generation digital propositions for some of the biggest financial institutions in the world. In just 4 years they have achieved some incredible results as a challenger consultancy, whilst also launching one of the...

Duration:00:40:20

Episode 15 - Catherine Wines - WorldRemit

2/3/2020
The word ‘inspiring’ gets thrown around a lot when discussing entrepreneurs and business owners. However, with today’s guest, we can’t think of a more accurate or deserving description. Today’s 40 Minute Mentor is the incredible Catherine Wines, co-founder of WorldRemit. WorldRemit is a mission-driven online money transfer service that allows people to send money to friends and family living abroad. WorldRemit is one of the most successful and fastest growing Fintechs in the UK, with a worth...

Duration:01:02:09

Episode 14 - Ben Sanders - Pollen

1/6/2020
Today’s guest and our first 40 Minute Mentor of 2020 is the brilliant Ben Sanders, who is the MD for Europe at the Tech Scale Up Pollen. Pollen, formerly known as Verve, is one of the top 10 fastest growing UK scale-ups and a global leader in word-of-mouth sales in the live entertainment and travel industries. As MD for Europe, Ben leads a team of over 100 people, and he has played a key role in the growth of their marketplace, which has been turbo charged by a recent £70m Series C Funding...

Duration:00:52:38

Episode 13 - Timothy Armoo - Fanbytes

12/20/2019
In today’s episode I get to talk to a guest who has been described as “one of the UK’s most hotly-tipped young entrepreneurs”: co-founder and CEO of Fanbytes, Timothy Armoo. Timothy started his first ever business at the tender age of 14 and sold his second business at just 17. In 2017 Timothy and his co-founder, Ambrose, started the ‘Gen Z’ focused advertising agency, Fanbytes. Fanbytes specialises in helping brands reach the ‘Gen Z’ audience through popular social media channels like...

Duration:00:53:05