Smarter's management are
highly experienced practitioners of international sales, consulting and
business management. They have at least 10 years relevant experience and are
passionate about the provision of customer service. This combination, along
with local language skills and extensive knowledge of how to do business in the
UK, and internationally, give Smarter a true differentiator and
significant competitive advantage.
Ex KPMG and Founder & Managing Director of the Smarter Group of
Companies™, Ken is an experienced business to business Corporate and SME sales
specialist, with a strong business development, marketing, commercial and
financial management background; including an MBA and accountancy qualification
His career has been Big Four professional services firms, Blue Chip
companies and, several SMEs; with sales, commercial and finance appointments
and, twenty years international sales and delivery experience; twelve with KPMG - nine at Director level.
Ken is used to setting direction and managing a business in corporate and
entrepreneurial startup and growth environments and, is particularly skilled
in: building dynamic networks and teams; developing new and profitable business; and, instigating and managing
significant change. Working with some of the world’s largest companies, Ken has
extensive commercial negotiation experience brokering multi-million pound deals
across many sectors. Ken is also a Member of the Association of British
Mentors, a Member of the Institute of
Consulting and, an International Advisor to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
John has run several owner-managed businesses. He is used to setting direction
and managing a business as a Director, often in a virtual and entrepreneurial
He has significant international sales experience, across a number
of market sectors, and is passionate about the provision of customer
service and the development of strong stakeholder relationships.
Svetlana LindholmWSET is Smarter’s Commercial Director
Svetlana lived in Helsinki for many years where she also ran several owner-managed
Multilingual, she is particularly skilled in building dynamic
networks, developing new and profitable business and, instigating and managing
significant change. She has considerable
sales experience, particularly in the retail sector, and has built
an enviable list of business contacts.
Kevin is ex Big Four and an internationally experienced finance professional and consultant who has worked across a broad range of industries.
He is a senior executive with high-level interpersonal and operational skills.
A problem solver, who develops and then leads strategic plans, business
transformation, operations and projects for major International and national organisations.