The Specialists


Our people

Our team has a rich mix of industry, talent, and executive search expertise. Our consultants have embedded themselves in the markets they serve. We’re down-to-earth, practical, and commercial. This is a career journey we’re all on. Team up with us and we will make it productive.


Jim Brown (UK)

Founder and CEO

Jim is one of the few people in the industry to have extensive, first-hand experience running contingent and retained searches across all media platforms - in addition to each digital media technology as they have emerged (e.g. search, social, ad serving, mobile, video, programmatic, native/branded content formats, data)

He has lead external hiring initiatives for companies including Business Insider, European Broadcast Exchange, Hearst, Refinery 29, MSN, BBC Worldwide, AOL Platforms/Oath, Bauer Media, Fox Networks, Criteo, Brightroll, spotX, Vice. Having built round8 in London and Sydney, and hired for many US clients, he has a strong international network.

Jim has judged at the M&M Global, PPA Digital, and British Media Awards; Advised for digital accelerators and as an NED, and featured on various panels – including Guardian Media, Techpitch 4.5, Elle University. He is a qualified assessor in a range of psychometric testing, a certified Master Practitioner in NLP and a trained executive coach.

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Daniel Bateson (AU)

Managing Director - Australia, Sydney

Dan brings a wealth of executive search expertise, having lead retained and contained projects for blue-chip firms inside and outside the media, ad tech and mar tech spaces. Starting his career at Michael Page, Dan lead the search practice at Carmichael Fisher, before running all commercial activity for round8 APAC and then founding the search firm Plat4m. Dan returned to round8 in April 2017 to spearhead our APAC move into project-led talent search.

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Charlotte van Der Vorm (UK)

Commerical Director

Charlotte brings a wealth of international experience to the business. She has led contained and retained talent searches at mid and senior level - in London, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Charlotte has worked with a range of clients in global technology, digital, software, insurance, media (agency and publisher) – including: Aegon, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis, WPP, Havas, Dentsu, and independents: Edelman, Cheil, Bulletproof, Elmwood, JKR. Daily Motion, TIBCO, Kenshoo, Black Swan, Finalcad, Exness.

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Our Global Team

Nadine Farrar-Hockley (UK)

Ops Consultant

James Croft (UK)

Head of Media & AdTech

Sam Glenn (UK)


Marie-Anne Leung Kam (AU)

Associate Director

Nick Bradish (AU)

Senior Consultant

Alexandra Farrell (UK)

Senior Consultant (UK)

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