Who We Are
Working directly with Founders and their teams, we provoke conversations to unlock their genius. We provide an Intentional Narrative that creates a lasting impact for their businesses.
Who We Are
James Vincent, CEO
As CEO of FNDR, James plays the role of Alchemist. He worked directly with Steve Jobs every day for over a decade helping to create the narrative for ground-breaking products and businesses (iPod, iTunes, iPhone & iPad), and in the process built Media Arts Lab, Apple’s global ad agency from the ground up. James then went on to advise Brian Chesky at Airbnb, helping to build the Experiences product within the Trips Platform, before starting FNDR.
Having been in the room for pivotal business innovation moments, and led the teams to deliver them, James has a unique ability to approach challenges and cultivate the alchemy within teams to drive decisions and foster accountability. He leads the group and orchestrates the conversations we create. He also takes the lead on most of our advisory relationships, bringing his wealth of direct experience to help our Founders navigate both big picture and the real-time challenges of running their business.
Stephen Butler, CCO
As CCO, Stephen plays the role of the Idealist. He observes culture and provokes, ultimately unlocking the true idealism of our Founders, their partners and their businesses.
As a Creative Storyteller, Stephen’s career has brought him all over the world working in fashion editorial at Condé Nast’s British Vogue & GQ, to running some of the world’s most creative agencies like BBH, Mother and Chiat/Day. Over the course of his career Stephen has been pivotal in leading business Narratives from brands like Levi’s, Coca Cola, IKEA, Stella, Beck’s, and helped to develop the RED project with U2’s Bono. Most recently Stephen has advised the Founders and leadership teams at Airbnb, Slack, Twitter and many more, bringing a true artistic perspective to business storytelling.
Rebekah Jefferis, COO
As COO, Bekah plays the role of the Realist. She has a unique ability to identify the way forward and brings proven leadership experience in creative business strategy and building innovative business practices.
Always involved in entrepreneurial pursuits, Bekah spent over a decade helping build advertising agency 72andSunny from a small 20 person creative shop to a 1000 person Global business. As their first digital leader, Bekah built and evangelized a diverse range of digital offerings and sub brand properties. Then leading Global Growth and expansion to multiple offices, Bekah developed the overall company business strategy, and led the development of creative brand strategies that became enduring Narratives for brands like Google, Target, truth (anti-smoking campaign), ADIDAS, Square, Starbucks and many more.
Nick Barham, CSO
As CSO, Nick plays the role of Structuralist, Nick describes the shifting patterns of human behavior and business evolution. Nick has worked in London, Shanghai and Portland for agencies including BBH, Wieden+Kennedy and Chiat\Day.
Before joining FNDR, Nick was global CSO for TBWA and Media Arts Lab, heading up the strategic discipline of Disruption across a network of 12,000 people, and working for brands like Airbnb, Apple and Netflix. At TBWA, Nick founded and led Backslash, a cultural insight studio, that gathered and published insights from over 50 markets to help TBWA brands locate and involve their brands in culture. In 2018, TBWA was named Adweek’s global agency of the year and in 2019 Apple was Cannes’ Marketer of the Year.