First Move Europe

October 14, 2014

Management Team

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Dan HarrisDirector and Co-FounderSales and Marketing

Dan Harris
Director and Co-Founder
Sales and Marketing

Dan has worked in senior marketing management positions in Silicon Valley, California, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Wales, and Washington DC, for leading companies including McAfee Security, Apple Computer, BroadVision, Mitel Telecom, Virgin, Europe Online and UBS Securities. He has worked across sales and marketing mix and brings a wealth of experience developing growth strategies and providing successful customer-centric and solutions for SMEs and large enterprises. He is Vice President of the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce and is committed to helping public and private organisations expand internationally.

A dual US and British citizen, Dan travels frequently between the US and Europe from his base in Cheltenham, UK. He’s a native New Yorker who has lived and worked Europe for over 20 years. He holds a graduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc. degree in Political Science and Economics from State University of New York at Brockport.

 

 


Kevin AllenDirector and Co-founderFinance and Business Services

Kevin Allen
Director and Co-founder
Finance and Business Services

A co-founder of First Move Europe and a Chartered Accountant, Kevin looks after client’s needs in the areas of accountancy, legal, human resources and finance; helping, in particular, to ensure that clients have both control over these areas and relevant and timely reporting.

Having trained with KPMG Kevin has extensive overseas experience and has held senior financial positions with both small and large organisations including Astec, Liebert, Emerson Electric and Sitka.Partners. He has run a manufacturing business, been a partner in a venture capital firm and has a demonstrable record of helping businesses in need as well as evaluating investment opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions.

 

 

 

 

David Rosbrook Operations

Dave Rosbrook
Senior Consultant
Operations

A Chartered Engineer, David’s responsibilities are to help businesses enhance their operations through the introduction of modern processes and procedures, restructuring, relocation and the integration of acquisitions.

David trained with Rolls Royce and has worked for, and with, small, medium-sized and large European and American companies such as Hoover, Smiths Industries, Kurt Salmon Associates, Liebert and Emerson Electric. His experience encompasses high volume manufacturing as well as batch production and one-off precision engineering. He has been responsible for the introduction of modern manufacturing techniques in businesses and has successfully relocated a number of operations to lower cost areas within Europe.

 

 

 

 

TorbenLauridsen

Torben Lauridsen
Senior Consultant
Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark

Located in the Munich Metropolitan Area, Torben manages First Move Europe’s international growth strategies in the prosperous and growing economy of the D-A-CH region. Torben’s expertise is in in finding and establishing business partnerships that offer opportunities for growth, including technology-driven start-ups, small and medium sized enterprises (SME) as well as large companies. His focus is on commercialization of innovations and go-to-market activities in changing industries, driven by technologies in ICT, automotive, financial services, life sciences, energy and environment sectors. Torben’s specific expertise is consulting and hands-on support with business model development, market research, localization of products and services, search for relevant business partners, networking and match-making.

Torben has worked in Europe and California for organisations including the Danish Dairy Board, Apple Computer, Danish Trade Council’s Innovation Centre, and is Managing Partner of Content Technologies. He’s multilingual (English, German, Danish and French) and holds an MSc. Economics degree from the Aarhus School of Business.

 

 


Mary Harris Human Resources USA

Mary Harris
Human Resources
USA

Mary is a senior human resources professional with significant expertise in employee relations, learning and development, and recruiting, as well as in leading human resource teams. Her professional experience includes work in corporations, non-profit organizations, and in higher education.Mary provides human resources support to individuals and organizations, including employee development, coaching, conflict resolution/mediation, and development of HR policy and practice.At Kodak, Harris held several positions, including Educational Consultant, Director of Executive Recruiting, and Director of Resolution Support Services. After Kodak, Harris was named the Director of Internal Communication at Carestream Health, a divested unit of Kodak.

Earlier in her career, Mary worked in administration at the University of Rochester, as a Training Manager at Apple Computer in Silicon Valley, CA, and as an adjunct instructor in Business Administration at SUNY College at Brockport.

She earned a BA in Psychology from SUNY College at Brockport, an MBA from Syracuse University, and certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management.

 


Jonathan Barton, Senior Consultant, France and Benelux

Jonathan Barton,
Senior Consultant
France and Benelux

Jonathan is a leading figure in the digital media distribution market in Europe. He works on a daily basis with the chief digital officers in the top 30 European news, media and telecom sites that together reach over a billion unique visitors. Over the past 20 years Jonathan has successfully developed digital media strategies for small and large growth companies and built partnerships with top-tier media broadcasters and distributors. His engaging style and insightful business acumen has enabled his companies and clients to maximise ROI and win market share across Europe. As a Business Development Director, Jonathan manages First Move Europe’s France and Benelux region, promoting client growth strategies and scaling them across the continent and beyond.

Based in Paris, Jonathan is trilingual in English, French and German and holds an MSc. in politics from LSE and a BA in German and French from King’s College London.

 

 

 


Dr. Romana Moares,
Senior Consultant
Central Europe

Romana is a senior international business consultant and native of the Czech Republic, providing support and assistance for companies seeking to penetrate and strengthen their position in central European markets. She has an in-depth knowledge of the EU business environment, access to an extensive top executive contact network, and expertise in market entry support, including partnership development, top-level company introductions, cross-cultural management training, and market data processing and analysis.

Romana holds a Phd. in Modern Linguistics from Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and attended University of Norway, Leeds University (UK) and Charles University (Prague). She is founder and owner of the online portal and newsletter service, The Business Leader, and was Editor-in-Chief of Český prùmysl. She spent six with years with PA Consulting in Prague and speaks seven languages, and has worked for the EU, United Nations and many international companies and organisations.

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