We are a diverse community of industry experts, knowledge seekers, corporate mentors and thought leaders on a mission to maximize human potential across the globe. Our team is based in London, England and San Mateo, California, USA.
Lucian is on a mission to democratize professional education and maximize human potential with the BraveNewTalent team. He has been honored as Europe's youngest Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. He is also winner of the Global Enterprising Young Brit of 2009. He is on the UKTI (UK Trade and Investment's) Global Entrepreneur Program with BraveNewTalent being described by the UK Government as a “Technology Company of Exceptional Potential”.
Lucian has experience of using social media to build online communities around youth leadership. In 2010 he led the social media outreach for One Young World - An initiative to give young people a place to engage and have their voices heard about their future. BraveNewTalent successfully engaged over 100,000 young people from more than 140 countries without any advertising budget.
Lucian has a long association to India and is a youth advisor for Next Generation India on the Board of the UK India Business Council. In his spare time he runs Take Heart India, a no overheads charity that provides blind and handicapped students in rural India with the IT and employment skills that guarantee them a job for life. Lucian speaks to audiences around the world about the phenomenal change that is taking place around how we work, learn and communicate.
Markus joins BraveNewTalent as a experienced technologist having worked for a diverse set of clients and sectors from leading banks and betting exchanges to large international media owners. Most recently, his time has been spent working with a number of London based startups, helping build out early stage prototypes/MVPs and providing technical consultancy to founders.
His range of work reflects an attraction to solving big problems. At RBS he worked on the definition and delivery of their new FX spreading engine, which handled the banking group's large volumes of time-sensitive foreign exchange transactions. While working for News International he helped The Times launch a number of key products as part of their paywall.
While it's fair to say he spends too much time geek-ing out solving software problems in esoteric languages like Clojure or creating yet another Arduino hardware hack, he has been known to enjoy the great outdoors and has a particular affection for spending time in theAlps or Himalayas, all of which he blames on his Swiss and Austrian roots.
As the Director of Sales at BraveNewTalent, Darin's primary focus is driving customer acquisition and success by providing a value oriented sales process. His laser sharp focus on results and keen understanding of how to accelerate business growth has earned him the unofficial title of “Dean of the Department of Revenue”.
With over 20 years of experience in enterprise sales, Darin has also worked at a number of successful start-ups. Most notably, he managed LinkedIn's fastest growing enterprise team through the company’s hyper growth period. Never a big company guy, Darin enjoys the versatility needed to aggressively move an organization forward. His energetic leadership and dedication inspires an unequivocal level of loyalty from his teams, customers, and colleagues.
When not working, Darin can be found spending all his free time with his twins, partner and 3 dogs as they take him on the most interesting adventures called life.
Jean McCormick is Vice President of Content for BraveNewTalent.
Over the past 20 years, Jean has managed large and small teams at every step of the content supply chain including the creation, production, publication, distribution and monetization of all products.
She began her career at the ABC News and ESPN units of Capital Cities (now Disney.) The first female producer at ESPN, she earned 7 Emmy Awards during her tenure there. She supervised content for SightPath, and MIT-incubated, Intel-funded startup that was sold to Cisco for $800 million in 2000. She served as Vice President of Content for myteam, which merged with The Active Network, and was listed on NASDAQ in 2010.
Other positions include Head of Content for LRN, a corporate governance and ethics e-learning and advisory company in Los Angeles, and Managing Director for the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, D.C. A native of Boston, MA, she holds a BA with honors from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Originally Swiss, Ralph is stranded on the UK Island, in the bay of BraveNewTalent. He likes good looking backends (as in IT systems), using his creativity in designing applications and databases rather than in fancy graphics (even though he loves good design). In the past, he's worked for Time Out London, on-idle and youngculture among others. He very much believes in reduce to the max.
In his free time, he's engaged in a young church/charity where they try to fight human trafficking, among other things.
Gordon has spent the past 5 years working in medical informatics. He has a BSc. in Computer Science and a MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence from the University of Exeter. He comes with a solid background in object orientated PHP and he is a strong advocate of design patterns.
His main focus at BraveNewTalent is the development of the BraveNewTalent recommendation engine. Outside of work, Gordon loves to snowboard so he will either be on the slopes, or dreaming about being on the slopes!
A mathematician, an epicurean and a recovering rower, Tom brings his logical mind to bear on the various data science problems at BraveNewTalent. With a firm belief that all algorithms should be 'pretty' and 'neat', he won't rest until he's satisfied that he's come up with the best solution to the problem.
Outside of Parker Tower, he likes to turn his mind to far more intricate and complex pursuits, such as cooking, reading, playing the odd bit of sport and scowling at people who misuse apostrophes.
Speaking 4 languages and currently learning a 5th one, Serena is our polyglot employee. Raised in the fanciness of Lake Como, she moved to the land of cold in 2011 and works at BraveNewTalent as QA and Community Manager.
In her freetime, she teaches and performs Swing Dancing and keeps the company members stylish.
Master Burnett joins BraveNewTalent in a role dedicated to formulating boundary breaking products that radically rethink how the world's employers relate with and leverage the world's workforce. Prior to joining BraveNewTalent Master Burnett spent 15 years in progressive talent management related roles most recently serving as a global talent management adviser to the leadership of Global 500 organizations. Having engaged with organizations in more than 42 countries and on every continent, Master Burnett brings knowledge and understanding of the world's emerging workforce issues that will be vital in informing next generation solutions.
Outside of work, Master Burnett "geeks out" on a variety of topics, most notably those related to empowering society through application of technology, global cuisine (he cooks it all), wine, global travel, and early childhood development. Master Burnett is an active foster parent and leads fundraising activities for a variety of charitable organizations that benefit children.
Corryn is BraveNewTalent’s creative and passionate Director of Marketing. She leverages her extensive background in the tech, human resource and financial service industries to develop and implement global marketing strategies designed to delight, inspire and educate our customers. Her ability to understand both the complex needs of the enterprise and varied aspirations of consumers makes Corryn an integral part of our team. She is a dynamic leader dedicated to helping BraveNewTalent achieve its vision.
A graduate of Howard University, Corryn has applied her passion and energy in progressive marketing roles spanning the globe with organizations such as Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Intuit, PayPal and most recently LinkedIn. Many pivotal experiences throughout her career have shaped her perception of effective marketing, which she strongly believes should be clean, simple, memorable and most importantly, valued by the customer. Well versed in all aspects of corporate and product marketing, Corryn works diligently to craft creative and compelling integrated marketing solutions.
Outside of work, Corryn can be found sketching interior designs, exploring the San Francisco foodie scene and happily chasing after her four children.
Mike is on a mission to solve people's problems through elegant digital products that put a smile on people's faces and make their lives a little better.
As an recovering scientist and ex-journalist, his design work bridges the divide between science and art - where evidence-based reasoning meets creative abstraction.
Most often seen with a decent coffee in one hand and brandishing sketches in the other, he's a big fan of molecular gastronomy, gadgets, talking a lot and cultivating the world's most untidy desk.
As the resident American in the London office, Steve is a driven professional with a passion for helping organizations solve problems. As an Enterprise Account Executive at BraveNewTalent, he is focused on the engagement and talent management challenges faced by clients. With experience in Healthcare, IT and Recruitment, he brings a unique perspective to the conversation.
When he can manage to look up and pry his fingers away from his iPhone, Steve can be found traveling around Europe, watching and playing sports or just generally being outside and geeking out of the latest gadgets. His ideal day would start with cruising around the Florida Keys on a boat and rounding out with a BBQ and beers.
Matthias used to be a competitive rower and is now applying his stamina to heavy code lifting at BraveNewTalent. He also likes to get involved into the visual side of things by contributing to UI and UX innovations.
In his spare time he loves to travel, be outside and work on personal projects. The latest one: a mobile app in the making.
Ed Kendall is born and bred Derbyshire, but he was drawn to the bright lights of London after making himself indispensable during an internship in 2010 while he was studying Computing. This makes him a veritable veteran of the team. He works with product and developers in his role as QA and his pool game is progressing nicely in the BraveNewTalent league.
When he's not at work you're most likely to find him exploring his new city or with his head in a book.
Sanford is BraveNewTalent's CTO leveraging his many product experiences in scalable technologies, community platforms, social media influence and robotic control theory.
Passionately driven to create and build people and products, Sanford joins BraveNewTalent after a number of successful technology efforts - including CTO of PeerIndex, building their engineering team and scalable influencer platform; Product Director for Willow Garage, building the prototype Texai remote presence system; CTO of the John Kerry Campaign, building a scalable online media campaign that generated $82M in donations; VP of IP Products and Services for Interoute, Europe's largest telecommunications provider; Director of Product Marketing for eGroups, precursor to Yahoo! Groups; amongst others.
A staunch advocate of technology ecosystem development, Sanford has been part of growing the NYC Tech scene through his past efforts at the Cooper Union and NYC Polytechnic teaching engineering, product development and social media strategies along with co-founding one of NYC's first coworking spaces. In his copious spare time, Sanford publishes on political/campaign technology, social media influence and robotic telepresence and is often part of innovative education efforts such as collabraCode(); in New York City, bringing about innovative ideas on how to expand and grow technology education.