Team

We are a team of marketers, scientists, and mathematicians — all experts in our fields and totally dedicated making Brainlabs the best place to work for and work with.

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As Executive Chair, Jim manages relationships with key clients and partners to ensure work is being delivered to remarkable standards. During the past 20 years, Jim has successfully built and exited a number of high profile digital marketing agencies and technology businesses. He is passionate about building businesses, digital marketing, golf, football, tennis, dogs, and his family.
Jim Brigden

Exec Chair

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Daniel Gilbert

CEO

Will’s academic background is in mathematics, with a degree from the University of Cambridge (St. John’s College) including a graduate thesis on auction theory. Previous jobs included programmer, strategy consultant in the telecoms industry and floor sweeper. He hated sweeping, and much preferred his role as CEO of Distilled.
Will Critchlow

SEO Partner

As Senior Vice President of Brainlabs US, Jeff leads the US region of Brainlabs and directs process and product strategy for all US hives. Jeff brings 19 years of digital advertising experience to the team and comes to Brainlabs from Hanapin Marketing, where he grew revenue 5x throughout his tenure as President.
Jeff Allen

SVP (US)

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As SVP, Grace oversees all client operations in EMEA. With a degree from UCL, Grace runs workshops, speaks at marketing conferences such as SASCon and SMXEast, and writes a monthly column for Marketing Land.
Grace Kaye

SVP (EMEA)

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Daniel heads up Brainlabs US. Having helped to grow Brainlabs UK during the past five years, he is now leading the US team to similarly epic growth in America. He has a masters from Oxford University, supports Arsenal FC, and believes that beans on toast for breakfast is a noble protest against the avocado.
Daniel Bottiglieri

SVP, Growth (US)

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Leo is SVP of Growth at Brainlabs, planning and delivering the Brainlabs effect to our partners. With a BA and master’s from Oxford, Leo has spoken at Search Love Boston, and Google, and delivered projects for clients such as Expedia, F1, and WorldPay. If she hadn’t joined Brainlabs, Leo would probably have been an opera singer instead.
Leo Jennings

SVP, Growth (EMEA)

As a Partner, Liam is responsible for growing our nascent Los Angeles client base. Liam has a master’s from Oxford in history and politics and is a keen footballer (both as player and supporter). He has been at Brainlabs almost since it began in 2012.
Liam Milner

Los Angeles Partner

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As Managing Partner of Brainlabs two primary US hives, Tom builds and fosters client relationships in the region. Tom comes to Brainlabs with over 15 years of experience in client acquisition and retention. Before Brainlabs, Tom was the VP of Revenue at Hanapin Marketing where his efforts assisted in 6 consecutive Inc 5000 honors and record-breaking client acquisition and retention. Tom is passionate about helping businesses grow, both in his current role and as a mentor in the local startup community.
Tom Hootman

Bloomington Partner

After studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in PR, Jess worked in a local government press office and was glad to find that it wasn’t much like ‘The Thick of It’ at all. Since then she’s worked across the public, private and non-profit sectors before joining as a partner in our London office.
Jess Champion

London Partner

Louis has brought with him deep expertise in content strategy, which he’s enjoyed developing over the last several years. When he’s not head down in SEO, he’s likely aiming to check out all best restaurants NYC has to offer. Outside of work, he also values his Italian & Cuban descent.
Louis Perez

New York Partner

Serge earned his Marketing and Communications degree from The University of Washington, and has been helping clients’ websites rank organically for the past 5 years. Serge has also been involved with the creation of iOS games, iOS social applications, and various website launches ranging from plumbers to tech-companies.
Sergey Stefoglo

Seattle Partner

A lover of street art, with a passion for fashion (some would say an unhealthy obsession with denim) and a library of books, means Chris will always have something to talk to you about. Chris has a degree in talking, believe us! In fact, he loves it so much he is learning a second language, Spanish.
Chris Lewis

Client Development Executive

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Kayla is the VP for Brainlabs US, focusing primarily on new client development and building the agency’s go-to-market strategy in the region. Bringing a decade’s worth of experience to the team, Kayla’s passion is in helping create customized solutions for unique or complex organizations – guiding her department to an average 42% qualified opportunity close rate since 2018.
Kayla Kurtz

VP (US)