The Team

Leadership Team

James Eppinger

Founder & CEO
Direct Line:

0845 475 8859

Mobile:

07726 416505

Email:
wnzrf@pbaarpgqt.pbz
Address:

London HQ: 1 Primrose Street
London, EC2A 2EX

Expertise:

Strategic Growth Consultancy, UK & International Launches, Advisory via Connect Partners (http://www.connectdigitalpartners.com/)


James has worked in the advertising & digital media industry for over a decade. James's experience spans from launching start-up digital propositions to working at some of the most successful ad tech companies at a Head of Sales and Sales Director level, including Blinkx (formerly Burst Media), Bauer Media, and Gorilla Nation Media. James's passion for the digital space coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit drove him to found Connect Digital Group. At ConnectDG, James has used his industry experience to provide consulting, growth acceleration and recruitment services to some of the hottest AdTech & Digital Media companies in the market, helping them expand both strategically and rapidly. James also developed ConnectDG's innovative global launch platform, which has helped over 28 companies, operating in markets such as New York, San Francisco, L.A, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv launch successfully in London, EU & APAC.
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Jeff Pfefferkorn

Partner
Mobile:

07732 707104

Email:
wrss.csrssrexbea@tznvy.pbz
Address:

London HQ: 1 Primrose Street London, EC2A 2EX
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Expertise:

Strategic Growth Consultancy, UK Representation, UK Launches


Jeff is an intuitive marketing, media, client service, and commercial expert with 20 years of extensive success steering, transforming, and growing both global and domestic brands within Publicis, GroupM, IPG, Merkley & Partners and his independent consultancy. Jeff has an entrepreneurial attitude towards business and is especially adept at directing projects, problem-solving while communicating to cross-functional teams, navigating complex environments, being credible with and influencing multiple stakeholders, including at the highest levels. In a previous role as Global Business Director, he was the agency leader for 120+ markets across EMEA and APAC, responsible for designing communications process across paid, owned, earned media while also determining creative asset development, and overseeing day to day running of overall business. He has also effectively coached clients to drive digital transformation and generated roadmaps poised to accelerate into areas of precision marketing, content solutions, and partnerships which delivered on average +25% incremental revenue.

Jeff has a robust background directing high profile, awareness and acquisition driven brands within the following sectors: Accounting, Airline, Alcohol/Beverage, Automotive, Beauty, B2C/B2B, Consumer Packaged Goods, Charity/Not-for-profit, E-Commerce, Financial, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, and Technology. As a consultant, Jeff is a trusted advisor for AdTech companies in need of an injection of revenue or assistance expanding into new markets. He understands the needs and challenges facing the digital media and technology businesses today and has recruited exceptional talent, consistent with the changing landscape. Jeff also leans upon his solid reputation and extensive network of agency and client stakeholders to assist his AdTech startup clients with navigating complex ecosystems, establishing credibility, and ultimately gaining access to briefs and budgets.

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Mark Grether

Advisor
Email:
znvy@znextergure.pbz
Address:

New York Office: 79 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
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Expertise:

Strategic Consultancy, Growth Acceleration


Mark Grether was co-founder and Global COO of WPP’s Xaxis, the largest programmatic media company in the world with offices in 46 markets, more than 3,000 clients and an estimated market cap of 4bn.

At Xaxis, Mark was the driving force of disrupting the media industry by introducing new principles for media agencies. Based on owning digital media as a principal, investing into proprietary technology and harnessing its own audience data, Xaxis grew under the leadership of Mark into a billion dollars in revenue in just five years. Under his management, Xaxis became the global pacesetter for the programmatic advertising industry, pioneering numerous technology firsts and bringing programmatic to major new markets including China and Latin America. In 2014, he was instrumental in completing one of the most significant ad tech deals to date, selling Xaxis’ Open AdStream to AppNexus in conjunction with WPP taking a nearly 15% equity stake in AppNexus.

Mark is a seasoned and entrepreneurial executive with over 25 years of experience in marketing, advertising and media. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as digital media, big data, technology development, product marketing, media monetization, trading, data science, organizational development, startups and entrepreneurship. With an abundance of international experience, Mark has a strong understanding of various markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

 Mark has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Mannheim in Germany, a Master of Arts in Marketing from the University of Florida, and a PhD from the University of Mannheim. As a former Professor of Marketing, Mark’s work has appeared in more than 50 publications. He has been a featured speaker at conferences across the world. Mark lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

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Arjun Sahgal

VP of the Americas
Email:
newha@pbaarpgqvtvgnycnegaref.pbz
Address:

New York Office: 79 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
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Expertise:

U.S & UK Launches, Strategic Consultancy, Growth Acceleration, Financial Services via Connect Partners (http://www.connectdigitalpartners.com/)


Ad tech veteran with expertise in programmatic, social media and digital video. Arjun's business development and sales leadership background provides vast and valueable experience from innovative tech companies including Channel Factory where he was most recently SVP, Rocket Fuel, Quantcast and BlueKai / Oracle.
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Luke Haseloff

U.S. Sales Director
Direct Line:

+001 (917) 584-1682

Mobile:

+001 (917) 584-1682

Email:
yhxr@pbaarpgqt.pbz
Address:

New York office: 79 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016

Expertise:

UK & International Launches, Strategic Consultancy, Mid - Senior Level Appointments


Luke Haseloff has 20 years of sales, marketing and Business Development experience at startups (tech & otherwise), as well as JetBlue. He organizes monthly events for digital marketers and technology and media professionals, and helps tech entrepreneurs with business development, marketing and strategy. Luke will promote ConnectDG’s Cross Atlantic launch service for advertising technology and marketing technology companies which seek to expand between the U.S., United Kingdom and European Union. He will showcase how ConnectDG can help firms develop a European footprint and expand global revenue, often with minimal investment. He will also aid senior U.S recruitment opportunities that align with the ConnectDG portfolio. Luke has an MBA from Duke, a BA from Stanford and is a native New Yorker.  
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