Our people

We are a group of people that are focused on  growing.

We are a group of people focused on growing. Growing your business and growing as people.

We have brought together the smartest, sharpest and most agile talent that we have come across in 25 years of business.  

For every project, we curate the right team from across the globe to meet the brief. Our partners get talented, trusted, on-demand expertise. Our team gets flexibility and the freedom to choose where and when they work and the opportunity to be involved in exciting projects that showcase what they are best at.

We operate across multiple time zones and continents to get the results.

You grow, we grow. Growing Together.

CEO / Leadership Team

Anne McNamara

Anne is co-founder and CEO. A business leader and entrepreneur who has forged a successful career in helping organizations define their offer and develop strategies to deliver it.

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Anne is focused on partnering with other entrepreneurs and leaders to help them scale their businesses.

Specialisms:

  • Business strategy
  • Market development
  • Company positioning
  • Campaign Management

Location: San Francisco

Leadership Team

Simon Pearce

Simon is co-founder. He has over 25 years' experience supporting Enterprise and Mid Cap companies grow their revenues.            

 

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Simon has led and advised on some of the most prestigious projects in the construction and infrastructure industry, from mega-projects to high-profile small value tricky procurements.

Specialisms:

  • Growth strategy and positioning
  • Go to Market strategy and execution
  • Large scale joint venture and consortia bids

Location: San Francisco and London

Leadership Team

Kirsten Proctor

Kirsten is a growth leader with 19 years’ experience of supporting Enterprise and Mid Cap companies grow their revenues.          

 

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Kirsten is a natural facilitator, she works with organizations on raising their team performance and collaborative skills to grow.        

Specialisms:

  • Teams and collaboration
  • Go to Market strategy and execution
  • Bid strategy and positioning
  • Campaign Management

Location: London

Bidding and Proposals

Laura H

Laura is a growth leader with a background in financial services operations.

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Laura has helped companies establish their bidding functions from a standing start, and coached C-suite executives and board members in bid development.

Specialisms:

  • Bid management
  • Bid strategy and positioning
  • Coaching and development  
  • Campaign Management
  • Bid writing and review

Location: London

Leadership Team

Hope Draper

Hope is a growth leader with experience in real estate, development and professional services sectors across bidding and campaign management.                                                                                                                                

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Hope is skilled in supporting large organizations with complex bid team structures to leverage innovation for growth.  

Specialisms:

  • Bid management and strategy
  • Innovation
  • Solution development
  • Campaign Management

Location: London

Bidding and Proposals

Nuha AQ

Nuha is a growth leader with over 10 years’ experience of creating and executing successful bidding strategies.

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Nuha's cross-sector experience spans both public and private sector work.

Specialisms:

  • Bid strategy
  • Bid management
  • Bid writing and review
  • Campaign management

Location: London

Leadership Team

Milli Peled

Milli is our Business Development lead in the Middle East. Milli has 18 years experience of supporting companies with marketing, business development and strategy forming processes.

 

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Milli has worked in Google's European headquarters in various sales & marketing positions, contributed to a start-up due diligence process and capital raising (5.5M$). Milli holds an MBA (specialized in marketing).

Milli founded a consulting company serving clients in Marketing & Business Development.

Specialisms:

  •       Business development and partnerships
  •       Go-to-market strategy
  •       Branding
Location: Ha'Sharon region, Israel
Finance and Operations

Josh Douglas

Josh has over 20 years’ experience in business operations and has been an Executive Assistant to an impressive A-list of entrepreneurs.

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With experience in a diverse array of sectors including Information Technology, Research & Development, Client Relations, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Communications, Entertainment, Health & Fitness and Retail… Josh brings a diverse set of skills to ShineX.

Tasked with keeping our CEO and management team on track, Josh’s high EQ and excellent communication skills keep us ahead of the game. Basically, everyone needs a Josh.

Location: London

Finance and Operations

Andy Saunders

Andy is armed with over 10 years’ experience in finance and operations.

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Having previously worked with an award-winning e-commerce startup, he knows how to keep his ear to the ground and sniff out measurements for improvement, sustainability and growth.

Andy is the expert who keeps Shine HQ running, behind the scenes.

Location: London

Bidding and Proposals

Jim C

Jim is a proposal and bid specialist with over 27 years of construction industry experience. Jim’s bid experience portfolio includes major European infrastructure projects.                                       

 

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He has contributed to wins worth £2bn in the last 13 years across a range of different construction sectors.      

Specialisms:

  • Infrastructure and construction bidding
  • Bid strategy and positioning
  • Solution development
  • Technical writing
  • Editing and reviews

Location: Manchester

Research and Intelligence

Simon D

Simon brings a successful 20-year track record in researching and gathering intelligence.

 

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Simon founded a research, public affairs and communications consultancy; has held notable research positions and worked with academic institutions.

Specialisms:

  • Deal intelligence
  • Bid strategy
  • Communication strategy

Location: London

Bidding and Proposals

Daniel D

Daniel is a proposal and bid specialist who has led and worked on the delivery of complex bids within the defense and engineering sectors.

 

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Daniel is a rising talent with both consulting and in-house bid management experience.

Specialisms:

  • Defense industry
  • Bid intelligence
  • Bid management
  • Technical and creative writing

Location: Bristol

Capital and Funding

Gerard M

Gerard has over 25 years’ experience in helping organizations access non-diluting capital across all major EU funding areas.

 

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His understanding and experience with Horizon2020, ERDF and other EU funding streams are peerless. Gerard has delivered exceptional results for clients, enabling them to grow their EU markets and enhance their influence.  He is experienced in operating at the highest levels of the EU and has advised global corporations, trade associations, public bodies and NGO’s.

Specialisms:

  • Accessing non-diluting capital
  • EU markets
  • Public affairs and communications  

Location: Brussels

Capital and Funding

James E

James is an adviser, investor and manager of businesses. James’ main investment focus is on UK mid-market companies and likes to work with ambitious management teams with good growth prospects to increase capital value. 

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Specialisms:

  • UK mid-market firms
  • Automotive, aerospace, defense and cyber security

 Location: UK Midlands

Capital and Funding

Perry A

Perry has vast private equity and investment experience. He has helped take three companies public and has raised millions of dollars for many companies.

 

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Perry attended London Business School and has an MBA from Oxford University.

Specialisms:

  • Sector agnostic investment
  • Merger and Acquisitions
  • Restructuring, startups, & leverage buyouts

Location: Toronto and London

Research and Intelligence

Salia M

Salia is a competitive intel specialist with 16 years of experience providing insights to support growth strategies and due diligence work.

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Salia has founded an intel and research company; written about methods and practice; and designed training in the subject.

Specialisms:

  • Deal intel  
  • Competitor intel
  • Bid strategy intel

Location: Scotland

Digital and Marketing

Mateusz

Mateusz is a marketing specialist who is a global leader in Hubspot marketing automation.

 

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Mateusz has helped develop marketing strategies for well-funded startups (backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, Khosla, SV Angel, Point Nine).

Specialisms:

  • HubSpot marketing automation  
  • Inbound marketing, lead generation
  • Campaigns and ROI optimization

Location: Poland

Digital, Branding and Marketing

David K

David is a creative genius and graphic designer with wide-ranging experience, from leading boutique agencies to branding multi-nationals.

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David understands both print and digital mediums and is experienced in rolling out multi-channel campaigns seamlessly over a variety of formats.

Specialisms:

  • Creative strategy
  • Branding
  • Digital

Location: Ireland, UK and New Zealand

Digital, Branding and Marketing

Charlotte T

Charlotte is a senior graphic designer experienced in developing branding and integrated solutions across multi-channels.

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Charlotte's strengths are in helping companies redesign and reinvigorate their brand.

Specialisms:

  • Branding
  • Website design
  • HTML email design

Location: London

Digital, Branding and Marketing

Chelsey O

Chelsey brings over a decade’s experience of creative design to countless winning bids and campaigns.

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Chelsey has a great talent for bringing ordinary subject matter to life through visually stunning infographics.

Specialisms:

  • Infographics
  • Branding
  • Documents & packaging

Location: London and Auckland

Digital, Branding and Marketing

Ivana B

Ivana is a digital designer with a background in supporting large campaigns with high-quality digital assets.

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Ivana has an exceptional eye for detail and delivers pixel-perfect outputs every time.

Specialisms:

  • Digital campaigns
  • Responsive design
  • Customer experience

Location: London

Digital, Branding and Marketing

Aaron T

Aaron is videographer and photographer whose core strength is in creating original documentaries, videos and promotional content.

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He discovered his passion for filmmaking when he documented his friends taking part in a hunger strike in San Francisco as a way of protesting police brutality by the SFPD.

Aaron is experienced in the end to end process, from shoot to edit.

Specialisms:

  • Websites and social media campaigns
  • Documentary style interviews, product and service footage
  • Photography

Location: San Francisco