Simon S.

Executive with 33+ years experience in Entertainment & Retail, specializing in Marketing & International Management

United Kingdom
English

Diverse experience in marketing, commercial and international management roles for media and entertainment focused businesses at various stages of their development. Successful business development an...see more

  • Retail & Ecommerce
  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom
  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship

1000

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

Executive Chair

Steamforged Games Ltd
4 years
Current position
May 2019 - Present
Steamforged Games Limited, the tabletop games developer and retailer, first gained success following the launch of the critically acclaimed sports-based miniatures game ‘Guild Ball’. Th...see more

Advisory Board Member

Blurrt Ltd
6 years
Current position
Sep 2016 - Present
Founder member retakes chair to lead next funding round.

Executive Chairman

Blurrt Ltd
11 months
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Understanding what is going on in the social media space, in real time, offers producers unique insights, new on screen and online/second screen content streams and enhanced viewer eng...see more

Chairman

Bath Festival of Motoring
4 years
Jul 2015 - Jul 2019
Bath Festival of Motoring will be held on 20th and 21st June 2020 at Walcot Rugby Ground, Bath. Featuring an eclectic display of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, the event will...see more

Independent Board Advisor

Blurrt Ltd
7 months
Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
Understanding what is going on in the social media space, in real time, offers producers unique insights, new on screen and online/second screen content streams and enhanced viewer enga...see more

Non Executive Director

Olly Limited
8 years
Current position
Feb 2015 - Present
On the road to fame! ‘Olly the Little White Van’ is UK-made and has been met with strong interest at every stage of its development – as a pilot at MIPtv, at Kidscreen New York, then at...see more

CEO

Yummi Media Group
1 year
Apr 2012 - May 2013
Yummi Media Group is an international digital media company specialising in the creation and management of gameplay formats that, through proprietary software, integrate the mobile, soc...see more

Regional CEO Europe and Asia Pacific

FremantleMedia
3 years
Sep 2008 - Jul 2011
Established and led regional growth strategy including re-organisation and M & A activity.

Director of Operations - Asia Pacific

FremantleMedia
3 years
Sep 2005 - Aug 2008
Re-defined and re-structured the Australia and Asian business units.

CEO

FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide
8 years
Jan 1998 - Aug 2005
Established the value and benefits delivered by the ancillary rights businesses building a best in class organisation.

Head of Consumer Products, Europe

DreamWorks SKG
3 years
Jan 1996 - Jan 1999
Established a consumer products business for this new studio and signed up some long term strategic partners.

SVP - Strategic Marketing - Toys/Preschool/Activities

Hasbro
7 years
Jan 1989 - Jan 1996
Oversaw wide portfolio of brands with total turnover in excess of $400m.

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Retail & Ecommerce
  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship

Expertise

  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Development
  • International Management
  • Integrated Marketing