Jenn Szekely

Jenn Szekely leads our US business, based in New York and is a member of the Coley Porter Bell Board. She brings over 20 years of experience in B2C and B2B across a variety of industries, including retail, technology, hospitality, FMCG, nonprofit, manufacturing and healthcare. Prior to her career in branding, Jenn ran her own company, which included retail stores in Boston, Massachusetts—specialized in fashion, art, antiques and design—that were recognized in national and international newspapers, magazines, books and television.

Sam Stone

Sam joined Coley Porter Bell as Creative Director in 2016 and has nearly 25 years’ experience in design and branding, having previously worked for Landor, Interbrand, Fitch and Identica.   

Throughout her career she has worked on many major packaging, retail, and identity projects including Plant Kitchen by M&S, Tesco, Flawsome, Sharwoods, Muller Light Amore, Sony, Apple, Nephila, and McLaren. This breadth of experience which crosses consumer and corporate means she thinks strategically and holistically about business and brand challenges, and allows her to cross design disciplines when required.  

She also likes to push the development of a broader approach to branding, specifically addressing ways in which brands can communicate non-visually through written word, sound, movement, touch and aroma – all the assets that act as a vehicle for expressing brand character. 

Sam believes that great branding is a combination of clear insight and extraordinary creative. She considers investment in all forms of design as the best way to make a product disappear off the shelf, instead of into it. 

Away from the studio she is busy putting the finishing touches to the renovation of an old bakery as well as building her very own log cabin in the woods.

Rachel Fullerton

Rachel Fullerton leads on financial, commercial and legal matters. She has been with our network for over a decade, managing financial planning and analysis, commercial negotiations and internal controls. She has a huge amount of knowledge and industry expertise. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, where she worked on audits of many companies in the communications industry. Before joining us, she was Financial Controller at Ogilvy & Mather.

Peter Cottington

Peter Cottington makes sure that everything is done to the highest possible standards, on time and on budget. He has a deep knowledge of print production and packaging. Calm and organised, he is fastidious about the smallest detail. Always looking to the future, he keeps our systems up to date and maximises our efficiency. Since joining us back in 1992, he has always pushed for higher standards, constantly restructuring, refining and improving processes. He was key to us achieving ISO 90001 standard.

Julie Petard

Julie is responsible for driving excellence in client services and building long-lasting partnerships with leading brands in the Retail and FMCG categories. She is a Marketing and Business Development Specialist with 14 years’ international experience in the corporate branding arena delivering very large projects for leading brands, building client relationships and creating business success regionally and internationally. Julie has worked across 3 European markets: France, where she’s originally from, Italy and the UK. Hands-on leader, defining the overarching strategy, aligning the organisation and executing at an operational level.

John Clark

After studying Design and Business, John started his career in advertising at Ogilvy, working on global and local clients such as Unilever’s Dove and Impulse brands as well as American Express. In 2011 John joined Coley Porter Bell as Planning Director.  There he has worked across Coley Porter Bells range of FMCG, retail and Corporate clients including Pernod Ricard, Unilever, Premier Foods and Philips, as well as on joint projects with Ogilvy on American Express, Unilever and Barclays.  He has helped to develop the agency’s planning and Visual Planning™ offering, as well as neuroscience tools and understanding with internal and external expert partners.  John also sits on the Ogilvy UK Group Board.

Jen Ives

Jen brings 16 years of experience working with fast-moving consumer goods, retail and corporate brands. Jen is Head of Client Services and a board member at Coley Porter Bell in London, and has a tireless passion for creating extraordinary strategy and design as well as a proven ability to lead and inspire teams. Her true strength lies in building long-lasting partnerships both internally and externally. Jen began her career client side working in marketing and communications during the dot com days, eventually moving agency side and transferring to the UK. Her client list over the years includes Unilever, The Procter & Gamble Company, Nestlé, KFC, easyJet, IHG and American Express.

James Ramsden

James leads our creative vision. He inspires us all to use creativity to help our clients achieve extraordinary success. He is expert in brand design, architecture, guardianship and engagement and likes to invent new ways to evolve brands with technology. Over a 25 year career, he has worked on many famous brands including Lloyds Bank, Scottish Widows, Royal Mail, Aviva, Odeon, Premier Inn, Tesco, Mr. Kipling, Lonza and Aldo. Sector expertise includes travel, entertainment, beauty and retail. He has won numerous awards for brand design.

Andy Porteous

Andy gives us a senior client’s point of view, providing a sounding board and level of challenge that raises the quality of what we do. He believes that brands need to be rooted in consumer insight and offer real value to consumers, and in the importance of creating propositions that resonate and stand-out from the clutter. Andy first worked with us as a client back in 1991. Since then he has built businesses all over the world, including several of Unilever’s global brands.

Cathy Madoc jones

Cathy joined Coley Porter Bell in 2006, bringing diverse experience and a passion for delivering success for clients. With over 25 years experience in brand design she has worked on a wide range of projects from home care, food and cosmetics to spirits, vitamins and banking. Recent clients include Unilever, Muller Dairy, American Express, Jordans Ryvita and Kopparberg.