DVC Consultants was founded by our Executive Chairman, Quentin Anderson. He is a disruptor by nature. Throughout his career, he has driven companies that challenge the status quo to seize opportunities. He created L.O.A.F (Leadership and Organisation in Anarchic Flux), DVC’s proprietary methodology for managing disruptive transformation.
His career started out working for Marsh Mclennan in London and Houston working in Oil and Gas Risk Management. His clients included Exxon, Chevron, Premier Oil and LASMO.
After 5 years he moved into brand management and communication where he rose to be Deputy Managing Director of CGI Brandsense a EURO RSCG company. His clients included LASMO, Tesco, Guinness, Iceland and Safeway.
He was asked by WPP Group to start a new company specialising in corporate marketing. Within 3 years this company had built a client portfolio which included Railtrack, Department of Transport, Citicorp, Bahrain Investment Bank, Avis. During this period he acted as a communications adviser on the privatization of Railtrack and flotation of Avis and built a business posting a £1 million PBT.
WPP acquired Addison and on merger Quentin became CEO of the new entity. For the next 8 years he managed the successful development of the company into a broad based brand and communications group. Client wins during this period included NatWest, Novartis, Syngenta, Gazprom, National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia),Vodafone, Boots, EADS and Zurich Financial.
He is a frequent commentator on branding and marketing on BBC and Sky News as well as a frequent writer and contributor of articles in the FT, Times and Campaign. He won a WPP Atticus Award for Original Thinking in Marketing for “Naturist and Veiled”, which predicted the rise of the sharing economy, dominance of content marketing, power of the pressure group, evolution of e-commerce and the zeitgeist social media. He then left to form DVC Consultants. He is also Co-Founder and CEO of the FinTech Challenger Brand Banktotal, which is focused on providing banking for the underbanked and unbanked in emerging economies.
Malgorzata Szramka MA
A graduate of the University of Warsaw, with a MA Hons in Business Management, she has worked in Consulting, Property Development and Construction in both the UK and Poland since 2001. Malgorzata co-leads DVC Consultants and is focused on delivering DVC Consultant’s strategic objectives and ensuring we are organised to deliver our promise to clients in London, South America, Africa and Asia. She is responsible for the development of our offer and ensuring we deliver only the highest quality solutions to our clients. She is dedicated to business improvement and supporting people in their professional growth. She is very experienced in business development and running the company’s daily business operations. She champions our culture, focuses on the numbers, and obsesses about allowing everyone who works here to deliver their best work. She believes that great people make great businesses and surrounds herself with talent – so is rarely the smartest person in the room.
A classically trained marketer and business manager with a proven track record of delivering business growth through New Product Development (NPD), Product Launches, Brand Management and Retail Management. I have 20 years of experience in the FMCG, Personal Care and the Entertainment industries, working within Blue Chips, SME’s and the None Profit sector in the UK and international markets on both established leading brands and competitive No2’s. Having worked in varied organisations and cultures I have developed strong relationship building and influencing skills, which coupled with my passion for insight and change management, allow me to achieve the long-term goals of the organisation.
Justin James has over 20 years experience in designing, planning and implementing data strategies in different industries, across global markets. He has as a firm track record in leading the design and delivery of data and technology solutions/roadmaps with a pragmatic approach to strategically deliver on business objectives. Vast experience in both senior client and internal stakeholder management, ensuring strong integration and best use of recommended data solutions and available technology platforms to drive business KPIs and value creation.
Some of his previous engagements were Ladbrokes Coral – working on Enterprise Architecture and transformation, Balfour Beatty Group PLC global transformation, Linklater’s Enterprise Architecture, BAE, SunGard (Availability Services) mainly working with financial services, HP, Microsoft and Oracle.
Justin’s last engagement was based around cloud PaaS hosting block chain and disruptive technologies providing business’s with key insights to capitalise on disruptive and industry changing technologies and echo systems to better enable and ready the enterprise. With a passion for technologies and how they can better all our lives is an exciting and rewarding place to be.
Damien Gervais M.A. Oxon
Damien studied at Oxford University and the College of Law. He qualified as a corporate lawyer, going on specialising in Investment Funds, including Real Estate, Private Equity and Hedge Funds. Damien worked private practice in London and offshore. He continues to act as General Counsel for a range of businesses and financial institutions.
Since 2011 he has also worked as a consultant for the Institute of State Effectiveness, Washington D.C, focusing on post-conflict state building and transitions.