Who we are

Our Innovative Strategy

 

Myriad Global Media has worked across 5 continents, spanning 60 countries, on projects that engaged nationalities from all works of life. Our innovative strategy communicates ideas that ensure key business objectives are achieved, wider audiences are engaged and that a continuous management plan is implemented.

Innovative Strategy, a phrase that can mean so many things! But in the world of business, it’s a word that must depict all management systems, implementing major goals and initiatives, across a strategic business plan.

Communications, Marketing and Strategy all form the bigger picture, none can be reactive. The best organisations plan years in advance to ensure that the world knows what they are doing and show their competitive dynamics.

If an organisation can provide a clear picture of the overall direction that the business must follow then specifying key objectives, policies and allocating resources can be simple. Innovative Strategy will form a framework that can be successfully implemented by all internal divisions, controlling mechanisms to determine a positive result.

At Myriad Global Media, we partner with businesses of all sizes to act as their media and communications tool kit. This ensures they have the latest technology and expert experience at their fingertips to successfully implement business objectives and innovative strategy.

Keep an eye on our social media news feeds and website blog page to find out about more, we’ve been nominated for additional awards so fingers crossed.

meet OUr Team

London, United Kingdom

James Thompson

James Thompson

CEO

Little fun fact: Likes the Dandy Warhols.


James has run Myriad for the last 27 years, ever since he left the British Army. He is the ideas man and his vision, ambition and energy has taken the company to a globally connected, award winning content creator without equal. He runs marathons, sails, skis and is a trainee track cyclist.

Katie Morris

Katie Morris

Client Development Manager

Little fun fact: Katie is a Church Warden.


With a background in Broadcast Television Production, Katie has worked for Myriad for 27 years, introducing our global clients to Myriad’s award-winning and diverse portfolio. She understands the challenges of communicating in a fast-changing environment and the different ways in which multi-cultural audiences digest and share information.

Matthew Radbourne

Matthew Radbourne

Senior BD & Marketing Manager

Little fun fact: Is a country bumpkin at heart and loves driving tractors.


After graduating with a Masters in Architecture in 2011, he has developed a career in business development. Successfully growing a variety of sales desks across Architecture, Property & Construction, Engineering and Logistics. Before joining Myriad mid 2017, he helped build the foundations for a start-up sales and marketing business, managing the growth and creating a unique brand.

Thwin Myint

Thwin Myint

Accountant

Little fun fact: Is originally from Myanmar


Thwin is an affiliate member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a B.Sc. Honors in Applied Accounting then worked for BPR Group Europe Ltd in the Accounting Department for 7 years prior to working at Myriad, she joined us in October 2014.

Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen

Head of Production

Little fun fact: She once fell horizontally down a hill in Slovenia…twice!


Belinda has over 25 years' experience in Media. She’s worked in Digital, TV and Film providing content for clients such as M&S, British Airways, Samsung, O2, Rapha, Quorn and Wickes and delivered programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky as well as a variety of websites and social media.

Kristina Toffi

Kristina Toffi

Production Coordinator

Little fun fact: Saw a ghost in her bedroom as a child.


Kristina graduated from Ravensbourne in 2012 with a BA in Film & TV Production, prior to this she studies Broadcast Media at the University of Brighton. She became a civil servant in 2014 when she took a job at the Home Office, she worked there in immigration for almost 3 years before joining Myriad in 2017.

Nick Christie

Nick Christie

Editor

Little fun fact: I was (and could still be) the only person in the country to have a Joint Honours Degree in Archaeology and Sports Science.


I started my career in post production at Perform as an Edit Assistant in 2008 before moving up to become a video editor in 2009. After a couple of years working as a freelance video editor for various companies I moved to ITV in 2012 and worked within their Catch Up and Sports department Editing a variety of live show and events to be used by ITV on their online Hub and web pages.

Sam John

Sam John

Edit Assistant

Little fun fact: Sam was once in a band called Koots and The Crash Band.


Sam joined Myriad in 2017 as our edit assistant, previously he studied Film & TV at Mid Warwickshire College.

Stuart Hogton

Stuart Hogton

Head of Animation

Little fun fact: Stuart is a Multi-Millionaire in World of Warcraft


Stuart has been in the 3D industry for many many years. Starting in games, working for the likes of Rare and then moving into Commercials and Film as a freelance 3D Generalist.

Matthew Bousfield

Matthew Bousfield

Lead VR Developer

Little fun fact: Got hit on the head with an inflated pig’s bladder on a stick.


I applied for a strange sounding job and accidentally became a VR developer after a breif career as a games designer. I learned C# in the USA which is why I have to spell it color

Rhys Rose

Rhys Rose

3D Artist

Little fun fact: Is just another paper-cut survivor.


Graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a BA Hons in Computer Games Art. Specialised in 3D Environments whilst enjoying cinematography and video editing. Prior to joining Myriad, spent time developing 3d graphics for music videos and other media.

Stephen Bell-Young

Stephen Bell-Young

Motion Graphic Designer

Little fun fact: People never know where he is from.


Jonson Jewell

Jonson Jewell

Senior Animator

Little fun fact: Has never been to Japan.


Jonson Graduated from the University of Auckland as a Bachelor of Fine Arts and he lives in Auckland, New Zealand. His passion ever since has been Animation, creating some exemplary work for our clients.

Houston, USA

CL Cobb

CL Cobb

VP of Operations

Little fun fact: At Uni of Texas, I was on the National Champion Forensic Speech and Debate Team.


I attended the University of Texas @ Austin and I am a proud "Texas Ex.". I also attended Wayland Baptist University where I tried to play baseball....but play was too active, a verb to accurately describe my experience. I was, however, the sports editor of the campus paper, "The Trailblazer." I also attended San Antonio College where I was on their Nationally Ranked Forensic Speech team and was a National Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking. Professionally, I worked in the media as a "Swiss Army Knife" for about 15 years & was the director of communications for a regional law firm for about 7 years. Things that are important to me are my faith, family, dog rescue, and the Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Astros, and Texas Longhorns.

Javier Moya

Javier Moya

Account Manager

Little fun fact: Once travelled from Caracas to Reykjavik because he “saw a good online deal”.


I come from Caracas, Venezuela. My 15+ yrs professional career has been in Corporate Finance, Marketing, Advertising, and Corporate Communications. I came to the US in 2010 for graduate school (Duke, USC) and am still here. More interestingly, I teach 20th Century History and International Politics to high school students.

Riley Lewis

Riley Lewis

Marketing Assistant

Little fun fact: Once fantasised about being a backup singer for Prince.


Riley graduated from the University of North Texas in the spring of 2017 with a BA in Journalism and concentration in Strategic Communications. Her interests, aside from geeking out over market research, social media and the latest design trends, include giving back to the community and working on her art. Before joining Myriad and becoming a Houstonian in 2017, Riley a freelance artist living in Dallas, Texas.

Shea Sullivan

Shea Sullivan

Senior Account Director

Little fun fact: Had an early career stint as a sportscaster.


Shea has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing, business development, and media. She has a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Tulsa. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Shea is a “dog mom” to twin rescue mutts, travels to almost every Longhorn football game, and is a lifelong fan of the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros.

Kurt Kuykendall

Kurt Kuykendall

DoP & Fixer

Little fun fact: His favourite meal is liver and has never been arrested.


Kurt handles and oversees all aspects of production for various TV networks and companies. He wears various hats, including, director, cameraman, editor and aerial cinematographer. Basically the ‘go to’ person for any project. Kurt has previously done freelance work for Disney, NBC Sports, CNN and Warner Brothers.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jennifer Palmer

Jennifer Palmer

Managing Director Middle East

Little fun fact: I sing in a rock band and do a mean Debbie Harry cover


Jennifer has worked in the Middle East for 20 years in marketing, communications and PR across various industry sectors including Oil & Gas, aviation, hospitality, FMCG and the public sector. She has previously worked for Abu Dhabi International Airport and ESNAAD before setting up her own consultancy and then opening the Myriad Middle East Office.

Halima Sabir

Halima Sabir

Production Manager

Little fun fact: She has a phobia of worms – they scare the hell out of her!


With a Bachelors Degree in Cinematography and Film & Video production, Halima is a highly experienced production and floor manager in both broadcast and corporate media, most recently with Citrus TV and MBC group. Halima manages the end to end delivery of film, animation and multimedia projects.

Lisa Phillipps

Lisa Phillipps

Commercial Manager

Little fun fact: Lisa loves crisps a little too much, often hiding from her children to eat them in secret


Lisa is a chartered accountant with additional training from The London School of Economics and Political Science. She has worked at Serco, P&O Ferries and in the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi. She has over 15 years’ experience as a creative designer and became our Middle East Art Director in 2015.

Rebecca Rizkallah

Rebecca Rizkallah

Senior Account Manager

Little fun fact: She is obsessed with Cinderella, she has a desk full of her figurines.


Rebecca was educated in Lebanon and France, whilst in France she worked at Ernst and Young in the transactional advisory service and finance. She then moved to Abu Dhabi in 2012 where she joined the advertising industry and worked at Young and Rubicam. She joined Myriad as an account executive in 2015 but was quickly promoted to Senior Account Executive. Rebecca also speaks Arabic, French, Spanish and English.

Simone Jucker

Simone Jucker

Commercial Manager

Little fun fact: Imports Fresh Canadian Christmas trees to the UAE


Simone Jucker has resided in Abu Dhabi since 2003. Simone has over 13 years of experience in international marketing and trade relations between Canada and the Gulf countries. Formerly a Trade Commissioner (Education & Training), with the Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi, Simone has a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the UAE. She has been a member of the Canadian Business Council of Abu Dhabi since it was formed in 2004.

Tawfik Al Sayed

Tawfik Al Sayed

Art Director

Little fun fact: He loves Red Bull – it’s a fact.


Tawfik graduated from Damascus University with a Bachelors in Fine Art and worked with international agencies on leading brands in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He has over 15 years’ experience as a creative designer and became our Middle East Art Director in 2015.

Damodaran Murthy

Damodaran Murthy

Graphic Designer

Little fun fact: Loves to ride his Royal Enfield Bullet (motorcycle).


Over 17 years of experience in Design & Production, he has always had an eye for accuracy & quality. His work with the design team has seen great success in the timely delivery of projects. Specializing in designs like packaging, awareness campaigns, presentations, & creative rendering. He always goes the extra mile to ensure our clients love what we deliver.

Stephen Silvestre

Stephen Silvestre

Graphic Designer

Little fun fact: Is a big fan of bugs and insects.


Stephen is the talent behind some of Myriad’s 2D animations, creating an in-house animation capability to help us better serve our clients needs. Since joining Myriad as a fresh graduate he has taken on greater responsibilities and is involved in many of our graphic campaigns.

Alya Al Hammadii

Alya Al Hammadii

Senior Media Relations Officer

Little fun fact: doesn’t like ice cream


With a background in public relations and mass media, Alya is responsible for overseeing accurate localisation of all material and oversight of all Arabic content produced in the agency.

Kate Faulkner

Kate Faulkner

Project Manager

Little fun fact: Obsessed with cake, particularly Victoria sponge.


Kate has 16 years experience in the fields of marketing, branding and communications. Based in the UAE since early 2009 she worked for a branding and communications agency at twofour54 for 5+ years before joining National Bank of Abu Dhabi as their Digital Projects Manager. Kate joined the Myriad team as a Project Manager in late 2017.

Joseph Akiki

Joseph Akiki

Account Executive

Little fun fact: Looking for his perfect match


Joseph has 8 years of experience in securing, developing and managing key client accounts for a range of clients including: Department of Economic Development, Finance House Abu Dhabi and OSHAD. He is skilled at consulting and monitoring work progress with clients at all stages.

Alan Loustan

Alan Loustan

Animator

Little fun fact: His skills are over 9000 


Alan joins Myriad Global Media as an animator and brings over 8 years of expertise gained in the fields of motion graphics, animation and post production for Middle Eastern clients. Experienced in both 2D and 3D his creativity has seen him successfully create animations and videos for games companies, advertisements and commercials

Belinda Griffiths

Belinda Griffiths

Commercial Manager

Little fun fact: Enjoys cooking, but often runs out of thyme. Also enjoys puns.


As an experienced and qualified safety professional, Belinda has experience across a range of industries - finance, retail, technology, travel, transport operations, and government sectors. It was in those large complex organisations that she saw first-hand the impact of effective communications and media on safety awareness and culture.

Michelle Dabela

Michelle Dabela

Accounts & Admin

Little fun fact: I love french fries.I can eat this everyday, literally.


A Certified Public Accountant with 13 years working experience in auditing, general accounting and financial analysis. Michelle has lived and worked in Abu Dhabi since 2010, and has worked across a variety of sectors.

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