Posts Categorized: Team Profile

Joel Brimmel

Joel Brimmel

Joel has over 15 years of experience working in the retail sector, most recently in senior international merchandising roles for fast-fashion retailer New Look, where he helped to lead their expansion in China. In addition to a first-class degree in Psychology from Exeter University, Joel has also completed studies in retail and negotiation at Oxford… Read more »

Benjamin Wade

Benjamin joined Ivo from a leading global HR consultancy firm, following 11 years as a military officer. Combining his advanced leadership experience with a BA in Business and Enterprise from Edinburgh Napier University, he offers a lateral way of thinking and an alternative view of client solutions in a commercial environment. When he is not… Read more »

James Mercer

James Mercer

With more than 20 years of experience in senior UK and international marketing roles, James brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise. Prior to working with Ivo, James spent time leading client services within WPP, as Marketing Director at KFC, Managing Director at ITG (USA) and Chief Marketing Officer at The Restaurant Group. At… Read more »

Suzannah Davis

After an international upbringing, Suzannah completed a BSc in Business and Management at the University of Exeter, including a placement year at SAP UK. She went on to work at Abercrombie & Fitch in Ohio in their inventory management team and subsequently returned to London to work in merchandising at Charles Tyrwhitt. Away from work,… Read more »

Laura Trusty

Laura began her career in the Beauty industry, working across a range of product and brand development roles. More recently she managed key supplier and client relationships for a leading corporate events business, before joining Ivo early in 2016. Educated at the University of the West of England with a BSc in Psychology, Laura spends… Read more »

Stuart Blackley

Previously holding a range of buying, marketing and own brand development roles at Boots UK, Stuart has expertise in heading up procurement, category management, and commercial insight projects. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge and has training in negotiation and leadership from Harvard University. Stuart lives with his young family in Guildford… Read more »

David Armes

Before founding Ivo Business Solutions in 2003, David held senior strategy, commercial and supply chain roles at Mars, Pepsi, Guinness and Tesco. Educated in Engineering at Imperial College London, David went on to study for his MBA at the University of Cambridge. When not working with clients, he spends time at home, managing the demands… Read more »