Our Team

We come from all over the place. We were born on 6 continents and speak 18 languages. We have been psychologists, anthropologists, architects, actors and more. So meet the team – our stories help us tell yours.

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Director

Philipp Mirow

I’m a self-professed geek. I love to tap into new technologies and methodologies that allow me to better understand people, their culture, and what makes them fall in or out of love with a brand. With a background in advertising, I use my skills to take these findings and inspire powerful strategic solutions and brand stories.

Some of my Butterfly highlights have been working on developing our research tools, disruptive innovation in the shaving category, understanding behaviours of the millennial traveller and getting to bring my dog, Liquor, to work every day.

Consultant

Harriet
Monkley

My experience spans from consulting in a coconut oil company in Ghana, working in travel PR, to running a street food van at the Edinburgh Fringe. With an appreciation for the weird and wonderful, I am never happier than when unearthing shiny new insight.



Highlights from my time at Butterfly include mapping the cheese landscape in the UK, exploring French attitudes towards veganism in skincare, and asking Vietnamese consumers what a clean toilet means to them.



I love developing strategy that packs a punch, and blogs exploring how society is changing and why. A sucker for disruptive new brands, I can often be found prowling the aisles of Whole Foods hunting for the next big thing.

Senior Director, Group Head of Strategy

Dal Mahil

My favourite alarm clock is a big and knotty brand challenge, it is the one thing that makes me leap out of bed every morning (as well as good coffee). I’m passionate about marrying human truths with strategic thinking and business understanding to define and crack new opportunities for our clients.

As a seasoned moderator and facilitator, born with a dual sense of identity, I’m fascinated by culture and how it shapes consumer behaviour. You can usually find me waxing lyrical about cultural insights as well as my 3.5 years in Shanghai collaborating with international brands to launch and grow in mainland China.

Director

Nicole
Whelan

As a classic storyteller, I love to get to the heart of the winding stories that make each person different from the next. Classic training within some of the world’s most loved brands such as Häagen-Dazs & Old El Paso has given me a solid business context to ground those stories in strategies that brands can use to unlock growth.

Things that have captured my imagination at Butterfly are author re-positioning for Pan Macmillan and bringing real stories to generational studies for Johnson & Johnson and Reckitt Benckiser, plus my commute to work is a 30 minute walk along the river path leaving me plenty of time to ponder the perfect ending.

Founder & President

Bianca
Cawthorne

For as long as I can remember I have always had a novel on-the-go, or a film script I was imagining. Although my stories never made it to the bookstore, or scripts to screen, I have carried that love of storytelling throughout my career. The best stories rally our emotions, and this has been my professional mission; how to uncover, tap into and leverage emotion to create better brands and innovation.

I bounced from client-side to agency-side, building up my experience and honing my skills before setting up Butterfly 10 years ago. I have spearheaded our emotional approach, challenging us to look at how we can get deeper, richer insight to create better, stronger brands. It’s a labour of love that has taken me across the world – sharing vodka with locals in Siberia and going to an Emerati wedding in Dubai. Having built the London team to 40, I am now fast-tracking the growth of our NYC office.

Group Managing Director

Stephane
Le Moullec

I studied Philosophy because I believe that critical thinking and intellectual rigour are essential. With a PhD in Social Anthropology and years living and working in Asia and the Middle-East, I love being surprised and challenged by the diversity of values, beliefs, and rituals people follow – but also gripped by their incredible similarity.

I love seeing the diversity in the work we do for our clients and in all of the Butterflies. Watching the company grow, build partnerships and strive to constantly improve keeps me hooked.

Head of HR and Operations

Ellie Ford

I am truly passionate about people, organisational structures and processes. Finding authentic ways to build relationships and culture to inform the best processes gives me my buzz. With a background in Business and Law, and 9 years’ Operations and HR experience in the Brand and Innovation world, I bring my meticulous problem-solving abilities to keep our London and NYC offices running smoothly.

I am also a bit of a thrill-seeker and love to travel to far corners of the world, in hunt of the bests diving spots.

Managing Director

Alexandra
Mandl

By tapping into over 17 years in local, regional and global marketing leadership experience in blue-chip corporations such as Philip Morris, Barilla and Mars; I’ve come to have a lot of love for the value a sharp insight can bring to truly grow a brand’s equity.

As a cultural melting pot (I’m half German, half Polish), I love to bridge my past experience with a fresh perspective into how I design strategy, develop communications and launch innovations. I love the thrill of waking up to a new challenge every morning, from uncovering the future of nightlife to codifying sensorial experiences in emotional territories. I wonder what’s next!

Finance Assistant

Ola Kudzia

I am very good at organising myself and ticking off a to-do list, which comes to good use working in Accounts Payable, processing invoices and making sure we pay our suppliers on time.

I love making the world a better place, so organising recycling and taking care of our office plants is always high on my to do list. I highly recommend cycling to work as a way of staying fit and sane!

Management Accountant

Kelly
Greyling

With a background in archaeology and anthropology, I absolutely love learning and understanding the diversity of human cultures, both past and present. My passion for this and wanting to immerse myself in different backgrounds, has led me to work in a variety of industries enabling me to develop my multitasking skills, in particular my love of numbers and all things finance. From project analysis to month end reporting, no two days are ever the same here at Butterfly! I love to travel and am happiest when surrounded by friends and family.

Senior Consultant

Amelia Martin-Davies

Coming from a bi-lingual, bi-cultural Anglo-French family I have a strong passion and personal understanding for cultural quirks and nuances. My background in History has given me a craving to always know more and I am often the one asking incessant questions!

I have a love affair with all things food. One of my highlights at Butterfly has been understanding global consumer relationships with take out and delivery, and I have a breadth of experience in food and beverage innovation from chocolate, to juice, to savoury snacks.

Senior Consultant

Philippa
Davis

I am passionate about understanding people and what makes them tick. Having studied Experimental Psychology at university, I was fascinated to further explore what drives decision-making, how cognitive biases influence perceptions, and how people interact with, and react to, different products and brands. Getting to dig deep into what motivates people and apply those insights to meaty challenges on a daily basis is a luxury I don’t take for granted.

One of my favorite things about Butterfly is the variety of projects we get to be involved in. I have been lucky enough to work on everything from innovation in snacking, to exploring the future of luxury socialising, to brand positioning within the finance sector.

Creative Lead

Ryan Dethy

Communication through design has always fascinated me; the way a simple idea can power and incite curiosity, offer a new perspective, and create something completely new. This drives my passion for an ideas-first approach to design, finding excitement in visual storytelling, illustration, concept design, and creative direction.

Finance Director

Kim
Stokes

Coming from a corporate background in audit and group reporting, it is absolutely fair to say that I indulge in the dynamic day-to-day activities of finance here at Butterfly! Give me anything that I can throw into an Excel sheet and with the simple application of pivot tables and formulas I am the happiest Head of Finance alive!

I am a foodie at heart, love anything health and fitness, and my everyday mantra is balance – something else I have in common with the father of accounting!

Consultant

Conor Hartigan

Born in Saudi Arabia, educated in Rio de Janeiro and spending the remainder of my childhood in the northeast of England, I had quite the mix of surroundings during my upbringing. It made for an interesting story to tell but, more than this, a real interest in people and cultures, and how one can come to define the other.

Coupled with experience in both sales and marketing, I’ve built an understanding for both sides of the coin while developing a real passion for unpicking the emotional drivers that motivate people’s day to day decisions, and the significance these have to play in the bigger picture. Getting the opportunity to empathically narrate this journey within a beautiful story is my favourite part of the job by far.

Consultant

Cameron Swanson

Senior Consultant

Vicky Spedding

Undoubtedly my favourite thing about my job is making connections with people – understanding their backstory, their lives and their struggles, their personality and what they love. I feel lucky to be able to speak to people from all over the world on an almost daily basis to get to know them and what they want. Highlights have been talking to people in India about what their home means to them, and exploring Gen Z’s lives and their relationship with their skin in the US.

My fascination of people stems from my degree in Psychology, and paired with a Masters in Marketing Management I am able to translate this into actionable strategy for brands. In my spare time you will find me exploring the newest low/no alcohol options and vegan alternatives.

Associate Consultant

Guy Quittenton

I am fascinated by the human story, whether it be our evolutionary past or personal stories of everyday moments. I’m forever on a quest to delve into new areas and make the strange seem normal, and the normal seem strange.Studying Archaeology and Anthropology at University has allowed me to explore a vast range of cultures through time and space. I found topics such as the social role of food, the agency of objects and Southern African hunter-gatherers particularly interesting.

My love of Africa was born when I spent a year in southern Africa. I found myself doing a bit of everything, from gold mining 140 metres underground to camping in the Okavango Delta. I’m looking forward to my first project within an African market!

Consultant

Evan McGee

“If someone’s behavior doesn’t make sense to you, it’s because you’re missing part of the context.” 

I read that quote a handful of years ago, and I’ve been curious to understand the context behind the many facets of peoples’ behavior ever since. 

My curiosity has led me from rural Alabama to bustling Brooklyn and has kept me eager to dig deeper into the emotions and decision making of consumers in categories ranging from seafood to jet engines, to women’s shoes. 

 In my spare time I’m an avid reader, a longtime guitar player, and a collector of fountain pens, wristwatches, and coffee mugs.

Senior Consultant

Max Durston

Understanding different cultures and how they shape the people that exist within them has always been my biggest passion. A keen linguist, after studying Spanish and German at university I moved to Madrid to complete my Master’s in Marketing Management, learning to apply this passion to a range of brand and marketing challenges while immersing myself in the local culture.

The best part of my job is being able to put this cultural curiosity into practice every day. Whether I’m talking to bartenders in Barcelona, football fans in Rio de Janeiro or content creators in Chicago, I thrive on uncovering the insights that help brands better understand people and shape their strategies.

As a fan of all things TV and pop culture, I have a particular interest in the media, tech and entertainment spaces and how culture is expressed through a mediatic lens.

Associate Consultant

Hannah Bernsau

I was born in Germany, but due to my strong interest in cultures and their differences I decided to study in the Netherlands and work in Spain before moving to the UK. My deep cultural understanding, combined with practical knowledge gained from my degree in Marketing Management, and my ability to balance detail with the bigger picture helps me to identify insights and opportunities for brands.

On weekends, you can find me strolling around London’s food markets on a mission to find the next big food or beverage innovations!

What unites us

Championing curiosity

We’re insight-explorers of the most brave and curious kind, leaving no stone, rock or pebble unturned to get the feels behind a brand.

Inspiring imagination

We inspire imagination to stride past the obvious and get to answers that shake up, disrupt, and flourish.

Creating
together

We think many perspectives gets to the best perspective. So we’re proud to bring together, create together and succeed together

Embracing
agility

Every twist, turn, swerve or hurdle is met with agility, adaptability, and an attitude that shouts can-do and will-do at each step.

Job Opportunities

We are looking for sharp minds who can bridge the gap between thinking and feeling. Curious people who get a real buzz from unearthing deep insights into vibrant and diverse cultures, making them the cornerstones of what we do.

For 10 years now we have been helping businesses create brands, products and experiences that people can believe in. With offices in London and New York, we have built a reputation for being experts in both emerging and developed markets. We work with leading brands and businesses across consumer goods, fintech, healthcare, and hospitality.

London

Do you have boundless curiosity? Do you want to inspire imagination? Would you like to get stuck into live projects from day one, with some of the world’s best-known brands across consumer goods, hospitality, finance and healthcare? Do you want to gain insight into consumers in markets across the globe; from China to Chile, and Turkey to Texas?

If the answer is yes, you could be our new Butterfly Intern. We’re on the lookout for talented, creative individuals for our paid internship programme, lasting 3-6 months. We are very proud that 7 current Butterflies have come up through our intern scheme, as we pride ourselves on helping you learn and grow.

What does the role entail?

  • Helping to prepare creative stimulus for workshops
  • Showing your smart strategic thinking in helping us with debriefs and concept-writing
  • Creating engaging content for our blog and new business
  • Desk research for proposals and projects
  • Inspiring the strategy teams with relevant industry news

And much more…

What makes a Butterfly?

  • You’ve got a global outlook, and get a buzz out of uncovering cultural nuance
  • You are fully proficient or fluent in a second language, or have lived/studied abroad
  • You’ve got an inquisitive mind that loves to ask ‘Why?’
  • You’re proactive with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • You think outside the box and don’t get hung up on convention
  • You’re passionate about brands and love to hunt out new ones
  • You’re switched-on to the trends shaking up society
  • English doesn’t need to be your first language, but you need to have excellent written and communication skills in English

Please note, you will be asked to provide proof of your right to work in the UK, and this is a full-time position.

Applications close on Sunday 30th January. Successful candidates will be invited to two rounds of zoom interviews.

If you’re up for the challenge, please apply below by sending your CV, 250 words on why you would like to work at Butterfly, and 250 words on a brand or cultural shift that fascinates you to internships@hellobutterfly.com

Apply for this role

As a leading Brand and Innovation company with global reach, we are looking for sharp minds who can bridge the gap between thinking and feeling. Curious people who get a real buzz from unearthing deep insights into vibrant and diverse cultures, making them the cornerstones of what we do.

For 11 years now we have been helping businesses create brands, products and experiences that people can believe in. With offices in London and New York, we have built a reputation for our strategic and innovation work in both emerging and developed markets. We work with leading brands and businesses across consumer goods, fintech, healthcare, and hospitality.

We’re growing our team in London and are now looking to welcome a strong Director to help build and develop Butterfly on a global scale.

Your role would include:

  • Playing a fundamental role in driving the strategic growth plans of Butterfly on a global scale
  • Leading client development and business development activities – identifying new opportunities for Butterfly, converting at pitch level, promoting the business through marketing and PR activities
  • Accountability for delivering international brand strategy and innovation projects for dynamic, global, market-leading clients by working collaboratively with your strategy, creative and research team members
  • Leading meetings with senior client teams and facilitating creative workshops
  • Writing thought pieces to showcase our thinking
  • Creation of new tools and methodologies
  • Writing thought pieces to showcase our thinking
  • Management and development of a team of strategists and researchers
  • Entrepreneurial rolling up of the sleeves to do what needs doing
  • Bringing a fresh point of view to our client’s challenges, and helping ensure Butterfly are always ahead of the curve in terms of knowledge, tools and insight

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • You have built a strong reputation for delivering exceptional work in leading international brand & innovation consultancies
  • You are a brand strategy and innovation specialist with the ability to understand and utilize cultural nuances and insights.
  • You have a strong credentials in the FMCG sector
  • You are a strong strategic thinker with a flair for creativity
  • Well-connected, you have a strong track record of delivering a consistent stream of revenue through developing client relationships and proactively winning projects with new clients
  • You have strong commercial capabilities
  • You are a leader – with strong experience managing and nurturing a growing and ambitious team
  • You love international work and like to travel (when safe to do so)
  • You now want to take your career to the next level and make a real impact in a growing company that you will help to shape
  • Being bilingual (or more!) would be an advantage
Apply for this role

As a leading Brand and Innovation company with global reach, we are looking for sharp minds who can bridge the gap between thinking and feeling. Curious people who get a real buzz from unearthing deep insights into vibrant and diverse cultures, making them the cornerstones of what we do.

For 11 years now we have been helping businesses create brands, products and experiences that people can believe in. With offices in London and New York, we have built a reputation for being experts in both emerging and developed markets. We work with leading brands and businesses across consumer goods, fintech, healthcare, and hospitality.

We’re growing our team in London and are now looking to welcome a strong Associate Director to help build and develop Butterfly on a global scale.

Your role would include:

  • Accountability for delivering international brand strategy and innovation projects for dynamic, global, market-leading clients by working collaboratively with your strategy, creative and research team members
  • Leading meetings with senior client teams and facilitating creative workshops
  • Accountability for client development and business development – identifying new opportunities for Butterfly, converting at pitch level, promoting the business through marketing and PR activities
  • Creating/developing new tools and methodologies
  • Writing thought pieces to showcase our thinking
  • Management and development of a team of strategists and researchers
  • Bringing a fresh point of view to our client’s challenges, and helping ensure Butterfly are always ahead of the curve in terms of knowledge, tools and insight

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • You have a proven track record of leading brand and innovation projects, in leading international brand & innovation consultancies – Agency experience is a must
  • You have a strong credentials in the FMCG sector
  • You are an international brand specialist with the ability to understand and utilize cultural nuances and insights
  • You are a strong strategic thinker with a real flair for creativity
  • You are very commercially aware; you have real experience in insight driven product/service innovation and have an excellent track record of consistently delivering exceptional work on client projects
  • Well connected, you like the buzz of new business activities, love pitching – and winning projects as well as developing strong client relationships
  • You love international work and like to travel (when safe to do so)
  • You now want to take your career to the next level and make a real impact in a growing company that you will really help to shape
  • Being bilingual (or more!) would be an advantage

 

 

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New York

As a leading Brand and Innovation company with global reach, we are looking for sharp minds who can bridge the gap between thinking and feeling. Curious people who get a real buzz from unearthing deep insights into vibrant and diverse cultures, making them the cornerstones of what we do.

For 11 years now we have been helping businesses create brands, products and experiences that people can believe in. With offices in London and New York, we have built a reputation for our strategic and innovation work in both emerging and developed markets. We work with leading brands and businesses across consumer goods, fintech, healthcare, and hospitality.

We’re growing our NYC team to better serve our current US-based clients and to attract new ones. We are now looking for a driven and inspirational Director to join our team and play a pivotal role in helping to shape the future of the company.

Your role would include:

  • Playing a fundamental role in driving the strategic growth plans of Butterfly on a global scale
  • Leading client development and business development activities – identifying new opportunities for Butterfly, converting at pitch level, promoting the business through marketing and PR activities
  • Accountability for delivering international brand strategy and innovation projects for dynamic, global, market-leading clients by working collaboratively with your strategy, creative and research team members
  • Leading meetings with senior client teams and facilitating creative workshops
  • Creation of new tools and methodologies
  • Writing thought pieces to showcase our thinking
  • Building & shaping the team and culture of the New York office (recruitment, management & development of the team)
  • Making the office a fun, productive and energizing place to work, and ensuring we’re connected to the office in London
  • Entrepreneurial rolling up of the sleeves to do what needs doing
  • Bringing a fresh point of view to our client’s challenges, and helping ensure Butterfly are always ahead of the curve in terms of knowledge, tools and insight

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • You have built a strong reputation for delivering exceptional work in leading international brand & innovation consultancies
  • You are a brand strategy and innovation specialist with the ability to understand and utilize cultural nuances and insights.
  • You have a strong credentials in the CPG sector
  • You are a strong strategic thinker with a flair for creativity
  • You have strong commercial capabilities
  • Well-connected, you have a strong track record of delivering a consistent stream of revenue through developing client relationships and proactively winning projects with new clients
  • You are a leader – with strong experience managing and nurturing a growing and ambitious team
  • You love international work and like to travel (when safe to do so)
  • You now want to take your career to the next level and make a real impact in a growing company that you will help to shape
  • Being bilingual (or more!) would be an advantage
Apply for this role

As a leading Brand and Innovation company with global reach, we are looking for sharp minds who can bridge the gap between thinking and feeling. Curious people who get a real buzz from unearthing deep insights into vibrant and diverse cultures, making them the cornerstones of what we do.

For 11 years now we have been helping businesses create brands, products and experiences that people can believe in. With offices in London and New York, we have built a reputation for our strategic and innovation work in both emerging and developed markets. We work with leading brands and businesses across consumer goods, fintech, healthcare, and hospitality.

We’re growing our NYC team to better serve our current US-based clients and to attract new ones. We are now looking for a driven and inspirational Associate Director to join our team and play a pivotal role in helping to shape the future of the company.

Your role would include:

  • Accountability for delivering international brand strategy and innovation projects for dynamic, global, market-leading clients by working collaboratively with your strategy, creative and research team members
  • Leading meetings with senior client teams and facilitating creative workshops
  • Accountability for client development and business development – identifying new opportunities for Butterfly, converting at pitch level, promoting the business through marketing and PR activities
  • Creating/developing new tools and methodologies
  • Writing thought pieces to showcase our thinking
  • Helping to develop the junior team, coaching them to deliver exceptional strategic project work, and achieving their potential
  • Bringing a fresh point of view to our client’s challenges, and helping ensure Butterfly are always ahead of the curve in terms of knowledge, tools and insight

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • You have a proven track record of leading brand and innovation projects, in leading international brand & innovation consultancies – Agency experience is a must
  • You have a strong credentials in the FMCG sector
  • You are an international brand specialist with the ability to understand and utilize cultural nuances and insights
  • You are a strong strategic thinker with a real flair for creativity
  • You are commercially aware with strong experience in insight-driven innovation and have an excellent track record of delivering projects that exceed client expectations
  • Well connected, you like the buzz of new business activities, love pitching – and winning projects as well as developing strong client relationships
  • You love international work and like to travel (when safe to do so)
  • You now want to take your career to the next level and make a real impact in a growing company that you will really help to shape
  • Being bilingual (or more!) would be an advantage

 

 

Apply for this role

As a leading Brand and Innovation company with global reach, we are looking for sharp minds who can bridge the gap between thinking and feeling. Curious people who get a real buzz from unearthing deep insights into vibrant and diverse cultures, making them the cornerstones of what we do.

For 11 years now we have been helping businesses create brands, products and experiences that people can believe in. With offices in London and New York, we have built a reputation for our strategic and innovation work in both emerging and developed markets. We work with leading brands and businesses across consumer goods, fintech, healthcare, and hospitality.

We are now looking for a strong Senior Consultant to join our team and play a pivotal role in helping to shape the future of the company.

Your role would include:

  • Leading the delivery of brand strategy and innovation projects for dynamic, global, market-leading clients by working collaboratively with your strategy, creative and research team members
  • Devising and analysing consumer research, working at an international level
  • Facilitating meetings with senior client teams and skilfully facilitating creative workshops with energy and flair
  • Using your slick networking skills on client and business development by identifying new opportunities, converting at pitch level and promoting the business through marketing and PR activities
  • Tool and methodology creation and thought leadership
  • Helping to develop the junior team, coaching them to deliver exceptional strategic project work, and achieving their potential

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • You have a proven track record of leading brand and innovation projects, in leading international brand & innovation consultancies – Agency experience is a must
  • You have a strong experience in the FMCG sector
  • You are an international brand specialist with the ability to understand and utilize cultural nuances and insights
  • You are a strong strategic thinker with a real flair for creativity
  • You have strong experience in insight driven innovation and have an excellent track record of consistently delivering projects that exceed client expectations
  • You like the buzz of new business activities, love pitching – and winning projects as well as developing strong client relationships
  • You love international work and like to travel (when safe to do so)
  • You now want to take your career to the next level and make a real impact in a growing company that you will help to shape
  • Being bilingual (or more!) would be an advantage

 

 

 

Apply for this role

As we are currently working virtually, you can be based in NYC or elsewhere in the US.  The pandemic has offered us the opportunity to challenge where and how we work – we might return to a model of an office in NYC or create a completely different model.  You will be part of shaping what that model is for you and the team.

After navigating the challenges brought by the pandemic in 2020, we are now experiencing a new stage of growth. We’re strengthening the team based here in NYC to better serve our current US-based clients and to attract new ones. We are now looking for an Associate Consultant to join our team and help support and drive our growth in the US. 

Your role would include:

  • Assisting in the design & delivery of brand strategy and innovation projects by working collaboratively with your colleagues in strategy and design based in the US and the UK.
  • Helping to run and analyse consumer research, working at an international level across numerous markets
  • Attending client meetings and (virtual and hopefully soon face to face) workshops
  • Supporting client and business development
  • Promoting the business through marketing and Social media engagement
  • Bringing a fresh point of view to our client’s challenges and helping ensure Butterfly are always ahead of the curve in terms of knowledge, expertise and insight

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • You have experience supporting brand and innovation projects, in an innovation consultancy and/or in the marketing and innovation function on the client side for 6+ months
  • You are passionate about international brands and can understand cultural nuance and insight
  • You are a strong strategic thinker with a flair for creativity
  • You like the buzz of new business activities and developing strong relationships
  • You love international work
  • Being bilingual (or more!) would be an advantage
  • You now want to take your career to the next level and make a real impact in a growing company
Apply for this role