Our team

Russell
Founder & CEO

I founded Crescendo in Sept 2003 and have been trying to keep us on the straight and narrow ever since.
Finding people much better than me at doing things means I can keep opening interesting doors and drive innovation. I am also very happy to bring in plenty of healthy snacks and make the tea!

At home I am generally found walking the dog with the kids or cooking (I do all the food shopping in our household!). Otherwise, you will find me somewhere near water, either boating, sailing, or rowing. I also love to travel with work and with the family.

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Russell

Founder & CEO
Suzanne
Event Operations Director

My role at Crescendo is Events Operations Director. Prior to this I was Event Director at Bluedog and CS Global. This has given me experience of many brands, more latterly Tom Ford, Chanel, Belstaff, Estee Lauder Companies, Hugo Boss and BBC.

My work style is passionate and inquisitive and interests outside of work include cycling, snowboarding and country walks with a pub at the end.

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Suzanne

Event Operations Director
Susannah
Marketing & Account Director

I have a mixed role in marketing, account management and venue partnerships. I make sure we stay connected, front of mind and ready to assist whenever needed.
Previously I spent 8 years in Corporate Communications at Swarovski, in Fashion, Jewellery and Stage & Screen. Other Marketing roles have been for a Superyacht design studio, Rolex Sailing Regattas and Lexmark desktop printers.
At home, when not chasing children, I will be getting out with the dog. The warmer months are generally spent heading to the sea or harvesting from the garden.

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Susannah

Marketing & Account Director
Joanne
Finance Director

I make sure the founder does not spend all the money and I keep the books straight.

Previous roles include being an Audit partner in the City, Financial Director for an IT company, and a waitress in an American Diner.

My colleagues tend to describe me as organised, focused, efficient.
My husband would describe me as messy, especially since home working. I would just describe myself as busy.

At home you would hopefully find me relaxing with the family and friends. Recently though, it is more likely to be working or catching up on home schooling.

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Joanne

Finance Director
Shaneen
Event Manager

I am part of the Ops team running both Crescendo and Fruitful events for our clients which is a great mix of both onsite and office-based work. Being an integral part of the process from planning all the way through to delivery means I get to witness the happy client at the end!

I like to run but not too far – just far enough to make me feel better about myself! I am a keen gardener and am currently studying horticulture. I love to travel the world whenever possible and experience different cultures, cuisine, and amazing scenery.

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Shaneen

Event Manager
Justin
Technology Director

Fluent in English and Geek I am the primary translator between all colleagues and our technical contractors and suppliers.

Previous roles include Olympics – London 2012, Glasgow 2014, and Rio 2016 games.
Silverstone F1. Wembley Stadium (FA). Ascot Racecourse. Twickenham (RFU). The Millennium Dome. Westfield. CSM Live. CE World.

When I am not making bespoke furniture or restoring and racing my little track car, I will generally be found out and about, hill walking, mountaineering, or stopping my dogs from chasing sheep.

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Justin

Technology Director
Jamie
Communications Director

I write words and come up with ideas that support the PR and Communication plan.

Previously I edited Loaded magazine for my sins. I also sold Beanie Babies on a stall in a market to elderly ladies who liked me to cut holes in the paper bags the teddies were sold in so they could breathe. 🙂
Other brands include Lexus, Peugeot, The Telegraph, Unilever.

Outside of work I generally hang out with my wife and two boys. They love to go on walks and go fossil hunting. I like to teach myself to draw and badly play John Lennon and Radiohead songs on guitar.

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Jamie

Communications Director
Jon
Production Director

I am a Production Director / Executive Producer delivering Virtual / Hybrid & face to face events. I am passionate about taking client content and turning it into engaging, involving experiences (whatever the channel) to drive understanding, motivation and ultimately positive behaviour change in the audience that I am delivering for.

Previous career highlights include working on large scale musicals like Les Misérables & Grease, and previous brands include Rolls-Royce, Airbus, GSK, Google, Intertek, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Mars.

At the weekend you’ll find me in a pub or restaurant with friends (when legal to do so!) or out running to mitigate the eating and drinking!

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Jon

Production Director
Ash
Project Manager

My role is to assist the project team to the deliver the clients online events.

Previous roles have included being part of the project team at Matrix/Anna Valley, and in-house technician and technical consultant (Facilities) for the Ark Conference Centre. I also worked on the England Rugby team send off to Japan for the rugby world cup. Still one of my favourite events to date.

When not working you will find me on the driving range, graphic designing or at Gigs/Festivals (pre/post Pandemic). Otherwise, I will be keeping safe at home.

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Ash

Ash

Project Manager

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Top support, professionalism, delivery and humour.

She really is a shining star.

The whole team are a pleasure to work with.

Great attitudes, professional and extremely friendly. The people were perfect!

Crescendo are excellent. Responsive, creative and reliable.

I really enjoyed working with you all, and look forward to us working together in the future.


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Join the team

We believe passion, commitment and curiosity are key to delivering excellence in all of our client experiences. If you are dynamic and dependable with a sense of fun, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at hello@crescendo.co.uk