Meet the team
Diversity and drive for excellence runs through the veins of the Speak First team. Each individual shares the same passion for people, learning and knowledge. Our team work together to support our clients and ensure they, and their people, receive a first class experience. Learn about what drives them here.
The Speak First team
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CEOConnect with Amanda Vickers on LinkedIn
Amanda leads Speak First to be a provider clients can trust through implementation of strong values, a positive culture and clear vision that prioritises the experience and needs of our clients. When she’s not leading the team, Amanda loves to see the world and experience different cultures, spend time outdoors gardening and reading.
DirectorConnect with Jack Bavister on LinkedIn
Jack contributes to the strategic goals and vision of the business, and oversees their management and implementation. With over 10 years at Speak First, he has a deep understanding of all areas and is passionate about the difference we make to our participants. Jack loves travel and adventure – he’s often out sailing at sea
Global Sales ManagerConnect with Oscar Famakinwa on LinkedIn
Oscar focuses on building strong, supportive client relationships founded on his infectious energy and enthusiasm. He draws on his experience to understand the challenges businesses are facing – all around the world. Outside of work, Oscar is a passionate traveller and enjoys taking part in a range of sports activities.
Global Head of Account ManagementConnect with Jun Man on LinkedIn
Jun draws upon a wealth of experience working with some of the largest organisations in the world to bring our clients real value and results, and drive the global strategy and vision for our clients. Outside of work, Jun loves to spend time with his two young kids, at the movies and trying new food!
Senior Global Account ManagerConnect with Matthew Sherman on LinkedIn
Matt is a Senior Global Account Manager and responsible for managing global client relationships across various sectors including accounting, consulting, financial, insurance, and legal. Growing up in New York, Matt has spent 7 years living in London and now spends his time between Sweden, London and New York with his wife and two kids.
Senior Global Account ManagerConnect with Christos Allen on LinkedIn
Christos draws on his extensive business experience as a successful H2H consultant in Ireland, Finland and the UK providing measurable outcome-orientated learning solutions to some of the world’s leading organisations. A philomath and combinatorial creativity fan who loves the arts, extreme sports and following his beloved Spurs.
Global Account ManagerConnect with Chris Rainger on LinkedIn
Chris ensures teams become the best versions of themselves at all levels. He focusses on gaining a deep understanding of his client’s challenges and needs to ensure they receive training that delivers the right results. Chris is passionate about nature, nutrition, and sports, having played with some of the best sportspeople in the world.
Global Account ManagerConnect with Ademola Alashe on LinkedIn
Ademola’s passion is people. Building new relationships and creating trust that lasts. He goes the extra mile to find out the best solutions and how best to help clients. Outside of work, Ademola enjoys photography and loves travelling; experiencing and understanding different cultures and places around the world.
Global Client Services and Project ManagerConnect with Terri Coyle on LinkedIn
Terri provides exceptional project management of global training roll-outs for some of our key clients. Her first-class customer service and exceptional organisational skills ensure that each client has a seamless and personalised experience with Speak First. Outside of work Terri enjoys taking part in various sports activities and keeping fit.
Global Client Services AssistantConnect with Lauren Morrissey on LinkedIn
Lauren supports the Client Services function of Speak First by drawing on her knowledge and experience. Her organisational and planning skills ensure that each client’s journey with us is a smooth one. Outside of work, Lauren loves to keep fit at the gym, travel and experiment with different foods.
Global Client Services and Office AssistantConnect with Kimberly Legaspi on LinkedIn
Kim works alongside the Global Client Services team, offering administrative assistance and a high standard of service. Her attention to detail and ambition for personal growth makes up her can-do attitude towards any challenge. She enjoys spending days with family and friends while also binge-watching TV series.
Global Finance & Operations ManagerConnect with Kunal Patel on LinkedIn
Kunal brings with him a wealth of experience in Finance & Operations, he has bought Finance functions in house and loves streamlining processes and procedures. Kunal is passionate about training and developing his team. Outside of work he enjoys travelling and spending time with family & friends.
Global Finance Assistant
Sara supports the day-to-day finances using her experience which has developed her understanding of both accounting and administration procedures. She ensures that daily duties within her department are carried out to a high standard. Outside of work, she enjoys swimming, traveling and reading.
Global Marketing Manager
Drawing on her marketing experience working in various industries – from publishing to L&D, to services – Febea contributes to raising awareness of the Speak First brand and focuses on how best to engage with our clients. Outside work, Febea loves travelling, reading and tennis – that is watching rather than playing!
Global Marketing Assistant
Edward has joined the Marketing team after completing his Master’s degree in the subject, and is excited to help Speak First continue to grow. Edward particularly enjoys writing new content and developing new strategies. Away from work, he volunteers as a youth worker and enjoys watching films and socialising with friends.
Global Training, Design and Delivery ManagerConnect with Komal Dave on LinkedIn
Komal has immense experience in Learning and Development working with some of the largest organizations in the world. She brings strategy and direction to the design team, to deliver key attributes. Outside of work, Komal is an artist, follows art and enjoys spending time with her family.
Senior Global Training DesignerConnect with Fred Steer on LinkedIn
Fred has a wealth of experience gained within the automotive sector, working in partnership with well-known premium brands in many regions across the globe. Like all of us at Speak First, Fred is passionate and committed to providing learning excellence. Spare time for Fred is a mixture of family, good food and travel.
SENIOR GLOBAL TRAINING DESIGNER
Teresa has extensive experience in managing and developing training services for large-scale and multi-national corporations. She is also experienced in different industrial sectors. This enables her to understand the training needs of clients and create the best-fit training measures. Outside of work Teresa enjoys reading and cooking.
Senior Global Training DesignerConnect with Terry Bowen on LinkedIn
Terry has worked in Training and Development for over 20 years in a variety of sectors both designing and delivering training courses for clients and companies. Terry has an innovative mind and assists clients to find solutions to business challenges. Terry enjoys travelling, the gym, catching up with friends and family and enjoys cooking.
Senior Global Training DesignerConnect with Loen Miles on LinkedIn
Loen works as part of the Design Team at Speak First creating standardised, tailored and bespoke training to meet and exceed our client’s requirements. She loves using her creative skills every day and engaging people to learn. In her spare time, she enjoys family, socialising and is working to create her dream home.
Sara works as part of the Global Training Design Team supporting them with sourcing trainers globally, ensuring a sustainable and overall homogeneous assessment framework. Outside work, Sara is passionate about cultural differences, loves experiencing new food and learning different languages.
Work at Speak First
We're always on the look-out for talented people
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We’re always looking for committed and talented people, who live and breathe our values, to join our team. If this is you, and you have a passion for learning and development, see what roles we may be recruiting for below.
If we don’t have any openings and you think you’ve got something extra special that we just can’t miss, get in touch!
Global Account Manager
To find out more about this role, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!