Desmond O'Brien
/    Principal

Desmond's network is global and consists predominantly of founders and CEOs in high growth businesses.  The majority of Desmond's career has been spent consulting across the evolving sub-sectors in the consumer industry.  He has lived and worked in North America and Europe, and he joins our London office in the Go-to-Market and Consumer practices.

Desmond wrote for a number of Vancouver's local magazines before moving to the UK in 2013.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in english (language) with a minor in sociology from the University of British Columbia.  He also has a diploma in creative writing from Douglas College, and a Master of Business Administration essentials diploma from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Desmond has an inventive approach to search and a balanced communication style.  In previous companies his teams have consistently won values awards for teamwork and collaboration. 

Profound love of language—rhetoric and metaphor in particular
Successfully started "a wave" in a jam-packed CFL stadium
Lebanese wine enthusiast