A little bit about our founders…
Richard Garnett’s acting career was going great.
He was playing Hamlet, when his third child was born. The problem was that he was in Tokyo when it happened. Time to change, and he chose communication skills. Richard is now one of the UK’s leading communications coaches. His work for Private Equity houses and their portfolio exits led to collaboration with Spencer, from which the seed for Present.Me emerged. Richard is a founding partner of both Garnett & Simpson and Present.Me.
Spencer Lambert had never heard of ‘slides’ before he got his first job making them.
That was 20 years ago using a camera and film – the technology has moved on a bit since then, but Spencer hasn’t! He’s run his presentation design consultancy since 1997 and has worked on hundreds, if not thousands of presentations for companies such as Microsoft, Glaxo SmithKline, KPMG, Barclays etc. More recently he’s focussed on working with PE houses reworking portfolio management presentations, working closely with content & performance specialists.
They say Mike Marshfield invented the internet.
He knows he didn’t, but he was one of the early pioneers poking around cyberspace looking for anything interesting. In 1995, Mike founded Breakfast of Champions, one of the very first new media agencies in London creating slides, video animations, interactive TV and websites for clients like Microsoft, L’Oreal and T-Mobile. Mike and Spencer were in a band together (in 1994!) and have collaborated on many projects over the years. Mike sometimes admits to being part-Geek.
Charlie Simpson started out life as a very sensible Barrister.
He then made the slightly bizarre decision to go to drama school, and spent the next 15 years in theatres or in front of cameras and microphones. 10 years ago he met Richard, since when he’s been coaching his clients to be the best communicators they can be. Charlie is a founding partner of both Garnett & Simpson and Present.Me.