Acacia Leroy Trend Strategist - APAC

"Acacia Leroy is Asia Pacific Trend Strategist for TrendWatching, responsible for trend thinking and content in the region. Based in Singapore, she has delivered over 45 trend keynotes and innovation workshops in 12+ countries across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Acacia's Asia trend bulletins have also been featured in various publications such as Campaign Asia, Inside Retail, Warc and Mumbrella."

Alice King Marketing and Account Manager

"Alice graduated in Fashion Marketing and Branding from Nottingham Trent University last year. After spending some time travelling, she joined TrendWatching to help organise our 2016 Global Trend Events. She is now part of our Marketing team and coordinates our Live engagement bookings."

Alice Revel Writer/Researcher

"Alice Revel is a freelance Writer/Researcher for TrendWatching's Premium Service. Since graduating from UCL with a degree in French and Italian, she has worked in writing and trend research, as well as setting up an online magazine."

Alida Urban Digital Project Manager

"As a Digital Project Manager, Alida is responsible for overseeing the design and development of all Trendwatching's websites. She studied Computer Science in Budapest and completed a degree in Digital Media Design at University of the Arts London. Since she graduated she has been managing web and mobile application projects."

Anton Björklund Head of Insight Network

"Anton Björklund is the Marketing and Network Coordinator for tw:in, our global insight network of 3000 spotters. With a first class MSc in Brand and Communications Management from Copenhagen Business School, Anton has lived and worked in cities like London, Stockholm and Rio de Janeiro before joining our Amsterdam office."

Bas Bunnik Head of Insights

"Bas Bunnik is our Amsterdam-based Head of Insights, and provides the TrendWatching team with insights on how to improve and expand the business. He holds an MSc in Finance, and has worked as a Financial Analyst at American Express. "

Chris Class Lead Back-end Developer

"An experienced lead back-end developer, Chris is responsible for the design and development of the entire back-end architecture across TrendWatching’s suite of online services and web applications. Highly technical, and with a Masters in e-business systems, Chris uses his four years of industry experience to ensure that all of TrendWatching’s systems are technically up to standard and of the highest quality."

David Mattin Global Head of Trends & Insights

"David Mattin leads our global team of trend analysts. A sought-after keynote speaker and widely published writer, he speaks regularly at high-profile conferences around the world, including The Next Web 2016 and NEXT 2016. David is co-author of Trend-Driven Innovation. He started his career at The Times newspaper."

Dee G Customer Success Executive

"Dee is TrendWatching's Customer Success Executive in Asia. With a background in Southeast Asian Studies, she started her career in the tech and start-up world doing account servicing and business development."

Delia Dumitrescu Lead Innovation Architect

"Delia Dumitrescu is responsible for developing and delivering TrendWatching's innovation methodology. She has worked in innovation consultancy, and led workshops for audiences across Europe. She has authored several books including Road Trip to Innovation and Trend-Driven Innovation. "

Eli Rivkin Business Development Associate

"Eli graduated from Yale University majoring in Global Affairs. After working in a Sales & Marketing capacity at a previous retail technology start-up, Eli now forms part of our Business Development team in New York focussing on sales in the Americas."

Ellie Damashek Business Development Director

"Our Business Development Director for the Americas, Ellie Damashek has lived and studied in the US, Japan and China, working as a planner and strategist for top New York advertising agencies. At TrendWatching, Ellie focuses on building strong client relationships and helping brands identify, understand, and apply consumer trends, and has lead trend workshops, trainings, presentations. She can be reached at +1 (646) 762-2995."

Francesca Coppola Designer

"Approaching Graphic Design with a solid Marketing background, Francesca owns a flair for visual communication coupled with the understanding of the essential ingredient to accomplish a successful strategy. She looks at letterforms as graphics elements and loves creating composition where type is used as image."

Gabriel Lie Order Processor

"Gabriel is responsible for processing our customer orders. He has a degree in Business Management, and previously worked at TomTom (but didn't know Marcos). He speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and Hakka (a Chinese dialect)"

Gillian Harris Global Events Manager

"Gillian is our Global Events Manager, responsible for running and promoting TrendWatching's 5 city events series happening in October/November 2016! Gillian moved to London from Vancouver, Canada 6 years ago to complete a Masters in Publishing at The University of the Arts. She has worked in the publishing and events industries, with a focus on marketing, ever since."

Harry Metzger Snr Digital Marketing Executive

"Harry Metzger is a digital marketer at TrendWatching. Working in co-ordination with the team, Harry is responsible for implementing the company’s outbound marketing communications strategy. A graduate from the University of Brighton with a degree in Digital Media Development, Harry has past experience working for digital agencies in both London and New York."

Harvey Gomez Front End Developer

"Harvey is a front-end developer with years of experience building UX and Interaction interfaces. Based in London, he is responsible for the development of our public-facing website."

Henry Mason Managing Director

"Henry Mason is an experienced and sought-after keynote speaker and author of Trend-Driven Innovation.

In the past 3 years, Henry has given over 100 keynote presentations in more than 30 countries across 6 continents, and is also regularly quoted in leading business publications."

Ignacio Gallegos Head of Growth

"Nacho is our Head of Growth, helping TrendWatching to spread across the globe and improving our key metrics . Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, Nacho holds an MBA degree and has worked for fast-growing Dutch startups Catawiki and Growth Tribe."

Inna Arabadzhieva Junior Analyst

"Inna is a Junior Analyst, providing data insights to assist the TrendWatching teams across the world. Before joining the Amsterdam office, she studied in the UK and completed a Master’s degree in Marketing at Erasmus University Rotterdam."

Jack Saunders Front-end developer

"As the front end developer Jack is responsible for building and maintaining the core look and feel on all of TrendWatching’s websites. After completing a degree in 3D animation from De Montfort University in Leicester Jack moved into web design and naturally progressed into development. Now he has over 5 years experience working on a wide range of websites and web applications. "

James Treacher Digital Marketing Manager

"Having worked in healthcare, and for a number of dynamic startups in London, James brings a unique holistic marketing perspective to TrendWatching. James is passionate about all things digital – particularly product development, inbound marketing strategy, and brand identity."

Jennifer Barckley Head of Trend-Driven Innovation

"Jennifer Barckley leads the strategy and marketing behind TrendWatching’s Trend-Driven Innovation methodology and book by the same name. She has lead Brand Marketing Communications and Training for several purpose-driven brands, while living and working in New York City, Florence, Stuttgart and Amsterdam, where she is currently based."

Jessica Tindle Trend Analyst

"Jess is a Trend Analyst at TrendWatching. Since graduating from the University of Manchester with first-class degree in History, Jess gained experience in trend analysis for a global retailer before joining our London office."

Jonathan Herbst Back End Developer

"With a BSc in Games and Multimedia Environments from the University of Sussex, I transitioned into web development after creating a couple of mobile apps. Just over three years in industry and making use of my strong problem solving and debugging skills where possible."

Josephine Yeo Business Development Director

"Josephine Yeo is TrendWatching’s Client Services Director for Asia Pacific. She has strong multi-industry experience, having worked for major corporations and communication agencies and enjoys building successful relationships with both colleagues and clients. She has travelled through Europe and across Asia. She can be reached on +65 6602 8280."

Kathleen McVey Customer Success Analyst

"Kathleen is TrendWatching's Customer Success Analyst, powering the Customer Success team with client foresight. She studied Marketing and International Business at the University of Strathclyde, also completing an exchange year at the Universitat Autòmona de Barcelona. Since graduating she has gained experience in PR and marketing projects in Glasgow and London. She can be reached on +44 20 7251 6811."

Krystyna Kernberg Customer Success Executive

"Krystyna is TrendWatching's Customer Success Executive. Since graduating with an MA in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh, she spent many years living and working in Paris before joining our London office."

Laura Varetto Visual and Communication Designer

"Laura creates our motion graphics and supports the Marketing team with explainers and cute gifs. She holds a Bachelor in Industrial Design and a Master in Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano, specializing in animation. She has worked in broadcasting, advertising and data visualization, with a special passion for everything digital. "

Laurie Roxby Content Marketing Manager

"Laurie is TrendWatching’s Content Marketing Manager, overseeing the ideation and implementation of various content types across all platforms. Since graduation from Queen Mary University of London, Laurie has built up years of experience writing copy for digital agencies and freelance clients of all sizes."

Lisa Feierstein Digital Content Executive

"Lisa is the Digital Trend Content Executive at TrendWatching, where she stays in-the-know about the latest innovations in North America and creates compelling content about them. She received degrees in Business and Psychology from Brandeis University and figuratively "got her hands dirty" in a variety of roles at several startups. "

Lola Pedro Regional Director - Africa

"Lola Pedro is Africa Regional Director at TrendWatching. Based in Lagos, Nigeria she oversees all sub-Sahara Africa regional content and speaking engagements. Lola started her career in New York and then lived in Japan for over 3 years before returning to the UK. She holds an BSc in Multimedia Technology and Management Systems and a MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship from University College London."

Louis Leong Chief Operating Officer

"Louis is our COO and leads TrendWatching's strategy and operations. He is responsible for ensuring that the company is set up to deliver quality services to our clients and stays as innovative as the trends we watch. He has a track record in corporate strategy consulting as well as digital web deployment, and is always on the lookout for ways to take TrendWatching to the next level"

Luciana Stein Lead Trend Strategist - South & Central America

"As Lead Trend Strategist for South & Central America, Luciana is based out of São Paulo where she identifies trends in the region and helps to add local insights to TrendWatching’s global content team. She is responsible for spotting very important local consumer movements that result in global consumer trends. In the last 5 years she has delivered presentations to many of the most influential companies & associations in Latin America and helped to foster a culture of innovation in audiences and teams from brands based in Medellin, to Guayaquil and Curitiba."

Lyubomir Popov Communication Designer

"Lyubomir focuses on designing and building a delightful, responsive design framework as a foundation of the website. He has a masters degree in computational art & design from Goldsmiths University and 12 years of visual, motion, UI design & frontend dev experience."

Mara Bontenbal Intern

"Mara is a third-year Applied Psychology student at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam, and is interning with TrendWatching to help build our tw:in community and Trend-Driven Innovation methodology applications."

Marco Sottana Networking Coordinator Intern

"Hailing from Venice and a third-year student of International Business Innovation, Marco is our Network Coordinator intern. With a mission to expand and strengthen tw:in, TrendWatching’s Insight Network of global trend spotters, Marco wants to apply his innovative approach to build a stronger community."

Marcos Silva Junior Analyst

"Marcos is an analyst in our Business Development team, helping TrendWatching to make the best business and expansion decisions. He holds a MSc in Behavioral Economics and Game Theory and previously worked for TomTom (but didn't know Gabriel)."

Matthias de Boer Finance Director

"Matthias is TrendWatching’s Finance Director. Based in Amsterdam, Matthias is responsible for the global financial well doing of the company. Before joining TrendWatching, Matthias has studied in Amsterdam and Brighton and completed an internship at ING."

Maxwell Luthy Director of Trends & Insights

"Maxwell Luthy, Director of Trends & Insights is the head of our North America office. He delivers lively workshops for leading brands and explosive conference keynotes. He previously oversaw the company's 3,000 member spotter network and co-authored Trend-Driven Innovation. "

Nathania Christy Insight and Community Lead

"An Indonesian based in Singapore, Nathania is our Insight & Community Lead. She is responsible for growing a network of Trendspotters in the APAC region as well as capturing insights from the community. She holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. "

Nikki Ritmeijer Designer

"Nikki graduated from Central Saint Martins in the Netherlands and is an all-round creative; her focus is on illustration and graphic design, and considers herself to be fresh talent in the TrendWatching Design team."

Octavia Rose Francis Business Development Associate

"After graduating from Goldsmiths University, London with a 1st in Psychology. Octavia has specialised in Sales and Business Development and now forms part of our Business Development team based out of London."

Paul Backman Customer Success Director

"Paul Backman is TrendWatching's Customer Success Director - Development. Paul has worked extensively with consumer tech and trend organisations in global client-focused roles. He can be reached on +44 20 7251 6811."

Reinier Evers VP Sales and Marketing

"Reinier is our founder and interim VP Sales and Marketing. While he has until recently taken a more back-seat advisory role, our ambitious new plans to scale the company and bring TrendWatching to an even wider audience plays right into his depth of experience as a serial entrepreneur exploring new initiatives. It's great to have him back in the fold!"

Rocío Albertos Designer

"Rocío, adding a Spanish twist to the creative core of TrendWatching’s Team, focuses on delivering high quality, detailed design work. Her background in online and offline artwork provides her with an eye for detail when conceptualizing for Advertising, Marketing and Brand Identity. If she’s not working, she’s either painting or enjoying the sun."

Ruud Sperna Weiland Research Assistant

"Ruud Sperna Weiland is Trendwatching’s Research Assistant. While doing his Bachelor in Econometrics and Operations Research at the University of Amsterdam, he assists our Business Development team in identifying potential client relationships."

Sofie Hunt Customer Success Director

"Sofie Hunt is TrendWatching's Customer Success Director - Experience. Since studying photography at university, Sofie has worked in client service roles within the science and finance industries, as well as setting up her own bespoke cake & events service. She can be reached on +44 20 7251 6811."

Victoria Foster Content Director for TW:Academy

"Victoria is the Content Director for TW:Academy, TrendWatching’s in-house training program to empower brands to understand, validate and apply trends. She also delivers workshops and presentations on transforming trend insights into innovations and lectures regularly for academic institutions. "

Victoria Kim Designer

"Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Vicky is a Graphic Designer who brings her influence from Seoul's bustling design industry to TrendWatching. Vicky is a graduate from Kyonggi University, has over five years professional experience in Graphic Design and an extensive portfolio of design for print media for various industries."

Victoria Loomes Senior Trend Analyst

"Victoria Loomes oversees TrendWatching's Premium content and regularly delivers insight-packed keynotes, strategy sessions and workshops to clients and brands across the globe. "

Wilson Toh Business Development Director APAC

"Wilson is TrendWatching's Client Services Director for Asia-Pacific. He has worked in startup and legal roles within global research and legal firms. When he's not cycling overseas, he focuses on sharing how TrendWatching's content and tools can inspire, validate and launch game-changing brands, products and marketing strategies! He can be reached on +65 6602 8280."

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