Meet the team

  • Robin Grainger
    Founder & Group CEO
    Robin Grainger
    Founder & Group CEO

    Having earned his stripes as a political lobbyist, Robin turned his political advisory talents to assist Private Equity firms within their due diligence process.  With Luke, Robin realised that opinion goes beyond the political and commercial entities, portfolios and investments could gain from a digital opinion monitoring service.  Over the course of 2 years this has evolved and become One Four Zero, a standalone entity  operating in the commercial and B2B space for digital diligence and portfolio management.

  • Luke Kennedy
    Founder & Strategy Director
    Luke Kennedy
    Founder & Strategy Director

    Luke started his career at the treasury, so it seemed a natural step for his career to progress to political lobbying and then, further, to political advice for Mergers and Acquisitions within the PE market. Soon recognising that there was a need for brand opinion tracking in tandem with this, a digital diligence service was soon born, using social monitoring tools and applying this to commercial and operational diligence. This has since evolved to become full service Digital Diligence, a service that Luke is very much involved in still.

  • Fleur Hicks
    Managing Director
    Fleur Hicks
    Managing Director
    Fleur is a strategic Marketing and Operations professional with over 16 years' experience managing blue chip digital and broadcast brands with 7 figure commercial success in the B2C and B2B2C sectors. With key experience across web, mobile, TV and print, Fleur has delivered industry-leading marketing and operations analysis strategy at board level in consultative and client side roles. Fleur joined the company in autumn 2015 and has overseen its growth from a two man consultancy to world leading Digital Diligence Agency. Fleur is also an elected fellow of the RSA and sits on IDM, IAB and WOMMA councils.
  • Rt Hon David Laws
    Strategic Adviser
    Rt Hon David Laws
    Strategic Adviser

    David Laws was a Liberal Democrat MP, Minister in the Coalition Government and is a leading education reformer in the UK.

    David was Member of Parliament for Yeovil from 2001 to 2015. During his ministerial career in the Coalition he was Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Minister of State for Schools in the Department for Education and Minister of State in the Cabinet Office.

    David was an architect of the Coalition Government and was one of the negotiators responsible for agreeing the deal with the Conservative Party. David advises our clients on a range sectors including education, teacher recruitment, pensions and finance.

    David graduated from King’s College, Cambridge, with a double first class honours degree in economics and has worked at J.P. Morgan and Barclays de Zoete Wedd. In addition to his role as Strategic Adviser to 140 and GK, David is Executive Chairman of the Education Policy Institute and the Education Partnerships Group.

  • Harry Shackleton
    Commercial Director
    Harry Shackleton
    Commercial Director

    Harry oversees onefourzero's commercial activity alongside Fleur, with responsibility for business development and marketing. He has over ten years’ experience working in commercial roles in UK and EU agencies, and has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands. Prior to joining onefourzero, Harry led the Account Management team at a political communications and publishing firm, with responsibility for a portfolio of organisations 1,000 strong and from over 30 jurisdictions. Prior to that, he held other roles with similar political communications firms and started out working in the office of Theresa May.

  • Ben Martin
    Senior Insights Director
    Ben Martin
    Senior Insights Director

    Joining in early 2018, Ben has spent more than 12 years producing actionable insights for digital brands, publishers and agencies. His experience encompasses a diverse range of industries spanning 40+ countries, where he has found audience, marketing and performance patterns in first- and third-party data. Previous roles include AOL, The Telegraph and comScore.

  • Aleksandra Fournier
    Digital Commercial Analyst
    Aleksandra Fournier
    Digital Commercial Analyst

    Aleksandra is a Digital Commercial Analyst and holds an MSc Business Analysis and Consultancy. Her previous experience have strengthened her research capabilities, problem solving skills and commercial market knowledge leading now to her role in data analysis. She pays special attention to the improvement of the intellectual and academic skills and is a team mentor on digital technologies.

  • Quincy Simargool
    Analyst
    Quincy Simargool
    Analyst

    Quincy is an Analyst with a consumer background and project experience projects spanning a variety of sectors. Having worked with a diverse range of clients from different industries, Quincy brings specific commercial relevance to data and insights. Prior experience in the technology sector further strengthens our team tech capability. Quincy graduated from the University of Dundee with an MA in Financial Economics.

     

  • Tom Gardner
    Analyst
    Tom Gardner
    Analyst

    Tom’s academic background in biochemistry & biomedical analytics from undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at King's College London, as well as experience conducting neuroscience research during a Ph.D. at the University of Leeds have refined his data analytics skills. Now using this and technical experience in MS-SQL, Python, Tableau and Excel, Tom works as a junior analyst for commercial data interrogation. Tom is passionate about deep-diving into data, deriving the most statistically validated & supported insights and delivering the most reliable commercial outputs.

  • Alex Mickiewicz
    Junior Analyst
    Alex Mickiewicz
    Junior Analyst

    Alex is an Analyst with business-oriented academic and professional background. After completing a BSc in Management from St Andrews University, he obtained a Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Psychology at the London School of Economics where he used data analytics as part of his research dissertation. Further experience at Heidrick & Struggles honed his skills in management consulting, where his role covered data analysis and organizational, team, and leadership business solutions.

  • Adam Ghoumrassi
    Junior Analyst
    Adam Ghoumrassi
    Junior Analyst

    Adam is an Analyst with an academic and professional background in Economics and an in-depth knowledge of statistical packages including IBM SPSS, Stata and Python. He is passionate about using data to investigating trend; beginning his career in data management, where he honed his programmer’s toolkit, and undertaking several personal analytics projects before joining the onefourzero team. Adam graduated with a BSc in Economics from the University of East Anglia where he undertook multiple projects involving data analytics and statistical modelling.

  • Cynthia Vanzella
    Digital Marketing Manager
    Cynthia Vanzella
    Digital Marketing Manager

    Cynthia is Marketing Manager and holds a degree in Journalism from Unisinos University in Brazil. She started her career as a Reporter and Photojournalist in two regional newspapers then moved to the UK, where she specialised in Digital Marketing and has since accumulated experiences in Consumer Retail/Beauty, Business Development, Social Media, Content Production and SEO/SEM.