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 the Alps or Himalayas, all of which he blames on his Swiss and Austrian roots.
Gordon is a product-focussed engineer and is on-board to help shape the product offering here at BraveNewTalent. Over 9 years development experience. A polyglot by trade who has worked professionally with a number of languages and frameworks and is happy to embrace new technologies. He has exposure to various programming paradigms and in particular appreciates the merits of object-oriented and functional programming.
Outside of work Gordon has a fondness of Snowboarding, Football, Tennis and travelling.
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.
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.
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.
Sonia is a self-proclaimed product management crusader. For her, product management is about the holistic business management of products. She is passionate about delivering outstanding value to the business, its customers and industry.
Sonia’s diverse experience has given her a unique grasp on business and people. A chemical engineer by education, she delved into bioprocess computer modelling for her PhD. She then pivoted into business and product management, co-founding (and later selling) an e-learning company that aimed to revolutionize workplace learning in the hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Her company was recognised in 2005 with the E-learning Industry Award for Outstanding Achievement. Prior to joining BraveNewTalent, Sonia created a novel drug safety SaaS solution from concept, which she nurtured through to maturity.
Outside work, you will find Sonia hiking up a mountain, ideally in the Himalayas or South America, donning her beloved crampons. Closer to home, you may bump into her at a Secret Cinema production.
From a young age, Sonia has always had an insatiable curiosity about life and thirst for learning. And she vows never to desist!
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.
As the Head of Market Development, Marc is focused on increasing market position for BraveNewTalent through new business development, relationship nurturing, and marketing program management.
Marc has a passion for storytelling, solving problems, and making the right connections, and he brings nearly 20 years of success helping organizations do just that. Prior to joining BraveNewTalent, Marc worked for The Starr Conspiracy, an enterprise software marketing firm. Prior to The Starr Conspiracy, Marc served as CMO for Reppify, a social recruitment platform for enterprise. Marc has also worked for companies across the mobile technology market, including Brightpoint, American Wireless, and Verizon/Vodafone. Marc is active in the technology and start-up communities, and is Co-Founder of Datacenter Trust, a tech-focused financial analytics and market development consultancy. Marc also serves as Advisor to budtobud, a social music discovery platform.
Marc follows a personal credo 'Smile often. Experience everything. Never follow.' and can be found outside of work enjoying music, photography, wine, and Formula One Racing.