Great business success is driven by happy, motivated teams that share trust, respect and a hunger to succeed.
As founder and CEO of The Great Pitch Company, I bring over 20 years experience in galvanising clients, colleagues and prospects across the communications industry. I have held numerous Business Development roles, led a cross-discipline, multi-lingual hub agency to award-winning success, and am the only Business Development consultant to have genuine multi-discipline experience spanning advertising, design, direct, digital, healthcare and media.
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to work with clients around the globe to win domestic, regional and global pitches, such as Microsoft, Jaguar Land Rover, P&G, Merck Consumer Healthcare, Visa Europe, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and L’Oréal.
The most important and enjoyable part of my job is working with such a wide variety of organisations and people to develop their pitching and performance techniques that ultimately lead to successful conversions.
Louise is a strategic and commercially focused Business Development leader with 20 years’ experience of helping agencies succeed in their pitch efforts, having led some of the world’s largest pitches across creative, media, PR and social whether they be cross-discipline, global, regional or single market.
She drives innovative and transformational pitch solutions, creates compelling story-led propositions and is an expert in building and leading winning teams.
Pitch successes include Burger King, Coca-Cola, Enel, FCA, Hilton, Luxottica, LVMH, Marriott, Mondelez and P&G.
Louise approaches each pitch with a spirit of positivity and collaboration within the pitch team and across the wider agency, acting as an extension of your team.
As a Business Management graduate, I am keen to apply my learnings from University to my role as Account Manager at The Great Pitch Company. Here I am building on my Business Development experiences from New Business roles at Mellor & Smith and more recently Blitzworks.
As a creative I have built up significant knowledge in advertising, design and curating visual content. I am also skilled in the social and digital space, having developed a YouTube channel with 250,000 subscribers and over 50,000 followers across other social channels to date.
I love getting to understand our client’s various Business Development needs and proposing new and exciting means to address them.
Armed with the experience of over 1000 pitches – many successful, some not, but learning from both - I bring to The Great Pitch Company, as a Pitch Coach, unmatched experience in coaching for pitch performance.
Having worked at Saatchi & Saatchi for over twenty years and for the last ten years coaching major corporates and individuals, I can safely say I’ve seen it all when it comes to pitching and presentation performance. The plethora of pitching I have witnessed encouraged me to commit my findings, advice and techniques to paper, in my novel ‘It’s Not What You Say, It’s the Way You Say It: How to Sell Your Message When It Matters Most’ which has been published internationally, including in the USA and China.
I am also, perhaps surprisingly, an Olympic hurdler, so understand what it takes to perform under pressure!
Adrian Coville is a director of The Great Pitch Company. He brings over twenty five years of outstanding teaching experience to benefit clients of our Great Forever training programmes.
Having graduated from Central St Martins with a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, Adrian has built a career working at some of the world's most prestigious educational institutions with a particular focus on marketing, business and fashion. During his career, he's reviewed thousands of fashion industry pitches and has coached many of today's fashion leaders.
A keen linguist, Adrian speaks six languages including English (mother tongue), French (fluent), Italian (advanced), Spanish (advanced), German (intermediate) and Arabic (beginner).
FELIX CARDENAS CHU
Felix is a Project and Social Media Manager at The Great Pitch Company. He is a tri-lingual Peruvian based in Switzerland at our Head Office.
He graduated from City University of London, with a Bachelor of Science with honours in Sociology. He's a hard-working happy person willing to roll up his sleeves no matter what. Whether it be in event organisation, data-analysis, social media updates, interfacing with clients or report writing, Felix can turn his hand to it.
Producing quality work to deadlines, with a good knowledge of social media, he keeps the team in check and on-line wherever they are based in the world.
An active member of LGBTQ+ and International groups in the UK and Switzerland he champions the diversity and inclusion culture of the company.