Nicole Bruce, phs Teacrate.
Chloe Shakesby

This week's London appointments

Nicole Bruce, phs Teacrate

Crate services provider phs Teacrate has appointed Nicole Bruce as its new business development manager.

Nicole, who is also a trained chef, joins the team with decades of experience in the food manufacturing and food and drinks packaging industries and will be responsible for developing business in the food sector.

Luke Staton, managing director at phs Teacrate, said: “Nicole is uniquely placed to help us continue our expansion plans in the south.

“She has superb knowledge of the food and drink industry, both from a customer and a sales perspective, and understands the challenges the sector can face when it comes to transporting food items. We know she’ll be a valuable asset to our team and to our customers.”

Nicole said: “This is an exciting, fast-moving time to be joining the team and I look forward to watching the business develop even further in the next 12 months.”

Vaidas Adomauskas, Uncapped

Uncapped has announced the appointment of Vaidas Adomauskas as chief product officer.

Vaidas brings a wealth of experience gained in product management, strategy and delivery in FinTech, SME banking, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Banking as a Service (BaaS) environments.

He joins Uncapped from Revolut, where he was head of Revolut business, responsible for business strategy, P&L, product and growth.

At Uncapped, he will be responsible for scaling funding products globally as well as launching a suite of banking products and services tailored to the needs of digital entrepreneurs.

Vaidas commented: “I’m delighted to join Uncapped at such an exciting time in the company’s journey.

“Uncapped’s mission to help digital entrepreneurs grow their businesses by providing quick access to funding and with insights, products and services that will save them time and money will be game-changing for many.”

Asher Ismail, co-founder of Uncapped, said: “We are hugely excited to have Vaidas onboard. His involvement will be invaluable as we forge ahead and create solutions that will make a positive impact for growing businesses.”

Piotr Pisarz, co-founder of Uncapped, said: “We are delighted that Vaidas is part of the hugely talented team at Uncapped, playing a vital role in our journey to change how funding and banking in a digital economy works.”

Suresh Patel, Mazars

Tax firm Mazars has appointed Suresh Patel as partner in its London-based public sector assurance team.

Suresh, previously with the firm until 2016, will help to further develop the team, while also focusing on growing Mazars’ wider national Public Sector Assurance business.

He has been an elected member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) from 2016 to 2021 and will continue to be involved with CIPFA working groups at Mazars. He is also a member of the ICAEW’s Public Sector Auditor Group.

Peter Cudlip, partner and head of public services, said: “We are delighted to welcome Suresh back to Mazars as a partner.

“His expertise in Public Sector assurance will be invaluable as we continue to develop the range and depth of services we are able to offer our clients.

“His leadership and experience will be a huge asset in supporting the fantastic team we have across the UK.”

Thomas Byrne and Adam Guilfoyle, Jellyfish

Digital firm Jellyfish has appointed Thomas Byrne as executive vice president of sales & partnerships and Adam Guilfoyle as vice president of sales & partnerships.

Thomas and Adam join Jellyfish from Dentsu’s Merkle, where they held the posts of executive vice president, EMEA, agency services, and head of agency sales respectively.

As digital natives, they bring to their new roles a wealth of experience engaging global brands and creating solutions at the intersection of creativity and technology. Having rapidly built Merkle’s EMEA presence to prominence in just three years, they will now add the strength of their leadership to Jellyfish as the company continues to grow.

Rob Pierre, CEO of Jellyfish, commented: “Tom and Adam have been involved in digital marketing since the early days and have developed a wealth of knowledge, experience and client relationships in that time.

“It speaks volumes about what we’ve built and continue to build at Jellyfish that we are drawing top talent from the networks.

“Our business infrastructure, global model and culture are coming together to make Jellyfish a magnet for some of the best talent in our industry. We’re delighted that they have chosen Jellyfish as the place to continue their careers.”

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