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: Enjoys running marathons.


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 Business 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 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.

Alex Kemp

Alex Kemp

Producer

Little fun fact: Once I woke up from a 3 week coma, thought it was the next day!


Alex is a passionate filmmaker from South Africa, where he honed his craft in Cape Town’s fast paced commercials industry. He draws on his wealth of experience having worked with clients from across world on more than 110 commercials over the past 12 years.

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.

VASILIS KATSAROS

VASILIS KATSAROS

Editor

Little fun fact: Has been in blockbuster films….in the background!


Graduated from University of Macedonia in Greece with a BSc in Applied Informatics and then continued with an MSc degree in Advanced Multimedia Technologies and 3D Design from Brunel University. He worked in the 3D printing field for a year, then entered the fascinating world of video production. After spending a few years as a freelancer, Vasilis joined Myriad in 2018 and is looking forward to new challenges.

Nick Christie

Nick Christie

Editor

Little fun fact: Might 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.

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

Sam John

Sam John

Junior Editor

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.

Stephen Bell-Young

Stephen Bell-Young

Motion Graphic Designer

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


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.

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.

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

Russ Roberts

Russ Roberts

President

Little fun fact: Has traveled to over 25 countries.


Russ has more than 30 years of communications experience. He has built and managed teams in the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific, supporting all aspects of the energy supply chain. He also worked for 10 years as a radio/television journalist for CBS and NBC before his corporate communications career.

CL Cobb

CL Cobb

VP of Operations

Little fun fact: 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.

BRYAN LUHN

BRYAN LUHN

Client Relationship Manager

Little fun fact: Saw the Grateful Dead in concert 98 times.


Bryan is a seasoned, award-winning journalist who has managed newsrooms in markets across the U.S., including Atlanta, Seattle, and Houston. He has a passion for storytelling and producing engaging content across multiple platforms. After 25 years in news, he felt it was the perfect time to take on a new challenge with Myriad and help clients tell their stories in unique and exciting ways.

Riley Lewis

Riley Lewis

Production 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 was a freelance artist living in Dallas, Texas.

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

Rebecca Rizkallah

Rebecca Rizkallah

General Manager UAE

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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