The common thread running through Ben’s varied career is storytelling.
Having worked on award-winning feature films such as Cold Mountain and Hannibal, he switched his attention to newspapers and broadcasting during a decade with the The Times and the BBC. His switch to newspapers came in 2005 and for five years he was a key part of The Times’ award-winning sports desk. He joined BBC in 2012 and built on his reputation for trusted and informed journalism.
Ben’s career has seen him work in the US, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
At Laduma, he will be harnessing his experience to lead a bold, dynamic company that puts storytelling at the heart of everything it does.
Chani breathes life into Laduma. Always there to help in every capacity with an added smile.
Her love for people is backed up by her years of experience in customer facing roles. After finishing High School in California, she moved back to Utah because she missed the mountains. Her love for adventure brings a fantastic perspective to the marketing team.
Alex has spent the vast majority of his career working in the sports media industry. After a spell at Preston North End he joined BBC Sport, working on shows such as Match of the Day, and live events including the Olympics and Wimbledon.
In 2008, he moved to Abu Dhabi Media Company, working on the launch of The National newspaper and the Arabic language Premier League coverage.
In 2011, he moved back to the UK, rejoining the BBC as a Senior Producer on their global sports news coverage.
He then became Head of Content at Liverpool, working across the club’s media platforms and helping relaunch LFCTV.
Lauren is an award-winning marketing manager who is British born and American based. As well as looking after Laduma’s marketing channels, Lauren also manages Laduma’s partnership relationships, events and everything in-between.
Lauren is the official baking queen of the office and when she isn’t turning her hand to decorating cupcakes worthy of a Turner Prize, she can be found rock climbing in various exotic locations around the world.
Mike is a fiercely competitive sales professional with a proven record of high-performing experience. He worked for the likes of ADP and ReachLocal, United States’ largest digital advertising agency, where he generated $1.3 million in advertising revenue and ranked #1 in year over year sales.
Most recently, Mike served as VP of Business Development at Red Touch Media where his responsibilities included managing and providing tactical sales support to sales teams in Africa, the United Kingdom and Salt Lake City.
He also oversaw revenue & channel strategy, partner acquisitions, hiring and training top talent, and the strategic direction of the business development division.
Skyler guides the visual presence of Laduma’s stereoscopic and 360 video applications. He has represented student bodies by being elected to student counsels and created digital media for the schools he’s attended. He has lived in the U.K., ran multiple startups and has lived in the video production industry from a young age.
In his spare time you will find Skyler bowling with his wife and 2 kids, soaring down hills on his long board or hiking the beautiful mountains of Utah.
Brandace is a highly creative marketing and development manager with a passion for people and an aptitude for executing strategies that promote and further a company’s mission.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Brandace moved to Los Angeles to work in television. Since then, her diverse experience in sports, entertainment, and non-profit has provided her with a unique perspective that helps Laduma’s clients think differently.