The Mission Drive Team
Founder, Head of Products
Candice has a background in sales and learning. And, a passion for helping people develop new skills. She led the launch of Mission Drive as a Hubspot Partner Agency and leads the development of the data skills programmes we design for clients. Candice has overall responsibility for our leadership products, connections with partners, and project delivery.
Content & Community
Jem is a content and community specialist, with a particular focus on cutting edge technology and innovation. She has worked on a range of projects and has experience working on projects around future trends, data, the next workplace and the social impact of tech. This includes projects with Digital Catapult, the Open Data Institute and Tech Nation.
Ollie Pickup is a multi-award-winning writer, specialising in technology and business. Ollie uses his experience writing for Guardian Labs, Raconteur and the Daily Telegraph to turn our client's stories and products into compelling copy that generates leads and awareness. Ollie has written on a variety of topics – including open data, artificial intelligence and smart cities.
Nisha helps our clients research, scope and develop data skills and engagement programmes. With a background in technology and communications, Nisha has worked in data management, security and skills enablement for more than 10 years. This includes leading learning and partner projects at Symantec, Veritas and Veeam.
Co-founder, Head of Consulting
Simon helps our clients develop effective growth strategies and data literacy programmes. With a background in business psychology, Simon has worked in data, business development and training for over 17 years. This includes leading the learning programme at Tim Berners-Lee's Open Data Institute, and the launch of Harvard Business School's first European office.
Associate Art Director
Nicki brings abstract data concepts to life with clear visuals and engaging design for Mission Drive's online courses and content. She has over 20 years art direction and design experience, offering a personal approach to creating simple, beautiful design work to a variety of clients including Rolls-Royce, Marks & Spencer, and Coast magazine.
Data strategist & workshop facilitator
Mike works with companies, and governments to help them to change in a digital environment. He has worked for the Environment Agency and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs delivering organisational change around data use and data sharing. As a data strategy consultant, he has provided advice and coaching to a range of clients including the Coop, the Ethiopian Government, and Sport England.
Anna is a content strategist, producer and editor. She has worked with numerous civic tech organisations, charities and companies to help them present their progressive – and often complex – ideas in clear and compelling ways. She cut her teeth as a Guardian journalist, and has a background in open data, data ethics and human rights. Anna is also an ODI Registered Trainer.
Digital Marketing Consultant
Seb is a specialist in digital marketing; his experience of content marketing, email marketing, SEO and social media management allows Mission Drive clients to engage, inform and inspire their customers and employees. Often found with his head buried in a WordPress website or in HubSpot, before joining Mission Drive, Seb honed his skill set in both B2B and B2B marketing roles for over 10 years.
Business Development Consultant
Based in Chicago, Gigi is helping Mission Drive's clients expand their businesses in North America. Gigi is an experienced sales leader and a Hubspot certified inbound marketer. Her experience includes developing and executing sales and growth strategies for both established business and start-ups across the United States. She's an advocate of using data insights to inform sales and marketing decisions and tactics.
Harry is a research specialist working with Mission Drive clients to better understand their data skills needs and how they relate to broader sector and societal trends. His main focus is desktop research, report writing and programme design. Before joining Mission Drive, Harry has experience working in the finance sector and for Twentieth Century Fox. Harry is based in Mission Drive's Brighton, UK office.