Prior to founding his consultancy business, David had been a career advertising man. After early days in regional agencies, David joined Grey in 1995 and rose quickly to Board Director. David ran Grey’s flagship creative accounts such as Allied Dunbar, Ben Sherman and Nokia.
In 2000, David joined Ogilvy & Mather London as a Business Director running the BP Retail business across Europe, latterly GSK and the COI.
Three years later, David was appointed Managing Director of Ogilvy Moscow, which became Ogilvy’s fastest growing office in Europe.
Whilst in Russia, David became Group Managing Director having established a further five companies within the Ogilvy Group and grew revenues by more than 400%.
But four years of Moscow was enough, so in 2008 David conceived of and launched Salt Value Management. Salt is a consultancy business specialising in the more effective procurement and management of marketing communications services. Salt’s clients already include EMI, Merck Schering Plough, the General Healthcare Group and ISBA for whom David runs a series of Marketing Procurement Master Classes.