Who we are

Rob Sutton
Rob Sutton
Strategy Partner

Rob’s Path: Belper to Oxford via Cambridge – Sales through Category Management to Consultancy with Novartis, GE, Kerry Foods and Coca-Cola.

Rob’s True Place: Galleon Beach Cafe, Polzeath, Cornwall consuming a plate of surfer chips while gazing out to sea

Victor Okobi
Victor Okobi
Director, Business Development, True Place Nigeria

Victor’s Path: from Ikoyi to Lekki via Benin City –  Oil Industry Consultancy NNPC NETCO, Telecommunications Solutions, Enterprise Business Connectivity design rollout and management with MTN, Civil Engineering Construction and Project Management with Brickforce Engineering

Victor’s True Place: on the terrace of the apartment, music playing off the Sonos system, working the grill, a single malt whisky on the side board, entertaining friends

Stefan Kerridge
Stefan Kerridge
Associate Consultant

Stefan’s Path: North Cornwall to Amersham via Portsmouth – Marketing & sales through business strategy to consultancy with Yoplait, Ferrero, Premier Foods, PepsiCo & Save The Children.

Stefan’s True Place: Back to Bude, catching waves on Summerleaze beach followed by hot tomato soup and tinfoil sandwiches.

Sam Schuchter
Sam Schuchter
Business Development Manager

Sam’s Path: Guildford to Exeter via Madison Wisconsin – Tennis Pro to Recruitment to Business Development with White Bear Racquet & Swim, Brook Street, Chameleon Consulting and Blue Sky Performance Improvement

Sam’s True Place: Alderney…from the minute the Trislander comes in to land, to running the coastal paths, swimming across the bays and simply sitting on the wall at Longis bay watching the world go by.. Nowhere else I would rather be….

Rod Saxby
Rod Saxby
Managing Partner

Rod’s Path: Sheffield to Guildford via Durham – Sales and Marketing Director to Consultancy with Scottish and Newcastle, Kerry Foods, Wavin and TPG

Rod’s True Place: Albury Heath, Surrey. Number 5 shirt on my back, sliding tackle in the rain

Martin Knowles
Martin Knowles
Associate Consultant

Martin’s Path: Hull to the Chilterns via Wolverhampton and Leicestershire. Brewery sales rep to Consultant via FMCG Commercial Director. Sinner (Britvic, Pepsi) to Saint (Novartis, GSK) via non-food (Bauer, BBC). Always obsessing about customers.

Martin’s True Place: 5am in the sacred Spiny Forest of southern Madagascar. A family of Ring-tailed Lemur warming in the early sun’s rays, the mother staring inquisitively at the camera lens…

James Richards
James Richards
Associate Consultant

James’s Path: High Wycombe to Newbury via Bristol and Chichester. Engineering to consultancy via marketing, with Airbus, Vodafone, Goodwood and Telefonica.

James’s True Place: Reaching across Bigbury Bay, with the wind on my back and my kids for crew, as the evening sun dances across the waves.

Chris Slade
Chris Slade
Associate Consultant

Chris’s Path: Plymouth via Brighton, Bristol and London. A broadcasting career with the BBC and ITV as producer, journalist and presenter. Then 15 years with global brands and communications – digital, video, pitches and conferences.

Chris’s True Place: Any sunny vineyard with a good lunch of dry sherry plus olives, saucisson, bread and cheese. A good read then…too soon, a siesta ZZzzzzz