Daren’s entire career has been built around helping companies and people to achieve their potential.
Across 30 incredibly successful years in advertising, Daren has been responsible for hiring and/or leading some of today’s most successful names in the marketing industry.
His belief is that motivated talent, in the right environment, can achieve anything. In his 10 years as MD and then CEO of PHD in the UK, the agency experienced unprecedented success. Highlights included;
- Pitching and winning Cadbury, Kraft, Expedia, Dyson, Twitter, Confused.com, Purple Bricks, Viacom, British Heart Foundation, P&O Cruises, VW Group, Magners and many more.
- Winning eight individual Media Agency of the Year accolades, seven Grand Prix awards and two Cannes Lions Gold awards.
- Achieving four consecutive top 100 Best Companies Awards, including 25th, 18th and 16th positions.
Daren also co-created the industry-accreditation Advanced Media Certificate, for which he received an IPA Fellowship and has spoken on numerous platforms about talent and diversity, including the 3% Conference, WACL, Token Man, Omniwomen, Bloom and HeForShe.
In 2017, Daren became CEO at The Lighthouse Company, where he placed 18 business leaders in as many months.
In his spare time, Daren mentors individuals at all levels and also the runs the Marketing Advisory Group for the JW3 Community Centre.
“Daren is one of those rare group of leaders that genuinely understands the importance of culture and people to fuel business success. Our Industry desperately needs more Darens.”
Karen Blackett OBE
Country Manager at WPP
“Daren was an amazing leader when I worked with him: strategic, unflappable, supportive and focused. He knows our industry inside out.”
Chief Client Officer, WPP
“Daren’s insight into media and advertising is future-proof.”
PEPSICO, ESSA Senior Director Media and Connections
“Daren is the consummate professional. He has integrity, perception and great listening skills.”
“Daren’s passion for ensuring the right fit between candidate and prospective employer is what makes him stand out.”
Client MD, Dentsu Aegis