Meet the Bright Team

Every member of the team is passionate about what they do, driven to deliver the best results for our clients, and keen to keep on learning.

Zoe Merchant Managing Director

Bright’s Founder, passionate about combining data driven marketing and agile delivery to drive results and business outcomes. Also a massive foodie and huge fan of cheese!

Lydia Kirby Client Services Director

Client Services Director, passionate about driving marketing and business alignment and forming great client partnerships. Loves a large glass of white and putting the world to rights over a delicious meal.

Sian Heaphy Account Director

Director using agile to ensure that our creative, content and digital execution drive business outcomes. Can be found mostly in her active wear.

Alex Jefferies Comms and Content Director

Alex is passionate about telling your company story, whether that’s to internal or external audiences. Also, loves a good G&T and needs coffee to function.

Natalie Cannatella Content and Comms Strategist

Our content and comms specialist works with clients to develop messaging and strategies that build engagement with their key audiences. Enjoys yoga and pilates and has recently taken up strength training!

Emilie Petard Senior Marketing Manager

Result focussed Marketer with a real expertise in creating and managing integrated 360 campaigns; Her customers’ satisfaction is her priority. Half French, half Belgian, always keen to explore new places, near or far and still discovering new gems in London, her hometown with her family for more than 7 years.

Pete Shelton Digital Marketing Manager

Using data to tell a story, improving reporting so you can better serve your customers. Thinks he’s a good swimmer and then watches everyone else pass him by.

Lauren Heimsoth Design & UX Manager

Creative problem solver with a passion for elevating brands through thoughtful visual solutions. Very fond of coffee and calligraphy.

Vanessa Whiteside Senior Growth Marketing Manager

With 10 years of experience within agencies and running her own marketing business, Vanessa knows what it takes to bring brands to life. At Bright, Vanessa is focused on delivering powerful content, agile strategies and data-driven insights. At home, she is a fair-weather yogi and faithful foodie.

Hannah Siva Senior Marketing Manager

Experienced in marketing and communications, Hannah has a passion for brand storytelling and utilising data for optimum performance. In her spare time, Hannah is a massive foodie, can usually be found buried in books and experimenting with different cocktails.

Jim Esposito Creative Content Manager

Creative content writer and results-driven marketer, experienced in all things digital marketing and comms in a variety of industries. Skilled musician and music lover, master of puns and dad jokes - enjoys writing fiction, making music and his Guinness.

Alaina Roberts Senior Marketing Manager

An experienced marketer with a passion for strategy. Enjoys family holidays, getting hooked on a good Netflix series and Escape rooms.

Elliot Mundin Senior Digital Marketing Executive

Data-driven SME, passionate about growing and cementing the online presence of your organisation. Can be seen playing golf, but his game is admittedly a work-in-progress.

Paul Keegan Marketing Manager

Experienced in media and marketing, he likes using data to guide content strategy and make informed decisions. Fuelled by coffee, he regularly allows football to ruin his weekend.

Nicolaï Stampfer Senior Marketing Executive

Experienced Marketer passionate about strategy and using data to learn and to improve. A mix of French and German culture that geeks out on food and drinks. In his free time you can see him go bouldering or enjoy some time with friends.

Christine French Operations Manager

Operations Manager who is passionate about the detail and being organised. In between juggling the administration work I am usually found in my gym gear running on the Common or training at the gym.

Mark Breslin Strategic Advisor

Mark helps organisations to solve hard problems. A natural change agent, he delivers strategic change to clients in different sectors. He is a partaker of many sports and a definite master of none; velodrome track racer and mountaineer.

Danny Turnbull Strategic Advisor

Danny is a veteran agency leader, who having hung up his MD boots in 2020 now works for Cactus helping ambitious agencies to grow and thrive.

Mark Probert Strategic Advisor

Co-founder of Agencynomics and a board adviser to agencies across the UK, he can be found number crunching in his Scottish bolt-hole whilst listening to soothing classical music.

Niki Giordanelli Strategic Advisor Data & AI

An expert in all things data with many years of technical and leadership experience, Niki advises Bright on how to use data and AI to support a customer centric approach and deliver the best reporting and insight. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic Pizzaiolo and barista.

New Brightster Could it be you?

Are you keen to be part of our team? Have a look on our careers page to see our vacancies.

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