About Us


TAKUMI is a global leader in influencer & creator marketing, where human creativity is powered by the very best technology, analytics and data platform. We work with creators who can bring brands closer to culture and society, creating relevance and fueling resilience. Creators who carry influence and have built authentic relationships with their audience have the power to earn trust and provide brands value beyond product placements. TAKUMI taps into these relationships to deliver creativity and real ROI on your creator campaigns.


TAKUMI values

At TAKUMI our values are important to our behaviour, our culture and how we represent ourselves to our clients, creators & colleagues.

  • Accountability: People who work at or for TAKUMI understand the importance of being accountable for their work and their actions, to their clients, creators and colleagues.
  • Diversity: TAKUMI is a place that celebrates our differences, across clients, creators and our people.
  • Equality: TAKUMI provides equal opportunities for all and merits those who do the best job they can.
  • Integrity: TAKUMI performs and supplies our services to the very best of our ability, both ethically and with transparency.
  • Respect: TAKUMI people respect themselves, each other, our clients and our creators.
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    Diversity and Inclusion

    At TAKUMI, we are deeply committed to encouraging and promoting diversity, equality and inclusion while eliminating discrimination across our team and within the industry. Our policy is simply to provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, our clients and creators no matter their background.

    We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of our world.

    Spearheaded by leadership and board members, we have committed to a 3 year Diversity & Inclusion action plan, guided by the following principles:

    1. We ensure that our team reflects our values in all areas of inclusion. Our leadership team set business goals around our D&I strategy
    2. We push for representation of diverse groups in all that we do, ensuring our team equitably reflects the world we live in.We invest in diverse suppliers and give back to our community through nonprofit partnerships and initiatives that help further diversity objectives.
    3. We have launched an Ethics Committee to build long term relationships with brands that aspire to be good corporate citizens through their Diversity, Equality & inclusion ethos


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      Sara Joy Madsen

      Global Chief Operating Officer

      Over the past 16 years in NYC Sara has worked in publishing, video and networks, gaming publishers, programmatic media and influencer marketing. Spending most of her time leading teams in social video and influencer marketing, Sara grew her passion for helping creators make money doing what they love. Notable moments from Sara’s career include developing interactive pharma video ad units, launching one of the first social gaming ad networks, creating the first Esports newsdesk experience with Coca-Cola and eventizing #fireballfridays on Twitch. Originally from Nebraska, Sara now splits her time between LA, NYC and Lincoln.
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      Akua Appiah-Ampofo

      Global Chief People Officer

      Akua Appiah-Ampofo has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources working on people strategies for start-ups in the creative industry. Her experience has been on core HR elements including mergers, change management, organisational development and culture. She also ran her own HR Consultancy, providing HR advice to SMEs and has worked with clients such as L’Oreal, The Home Office, HMRC, HSBC, RBS, Lloyds TSB, Citi, BP, National Grid and KPMG. Akua is a trained Management Coach and is also a Fellow at the CIPD.
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      Ed Galvin

      Global Chief Finance Officer

      Ed has over 10 year’s experience within key finance roles in a variety of industries. Over the last 7 years, he has gained wide-ranging expertise across the media landscape, from traditional planning and buying to the digital ecosystem within ad tech, programmatic, social, sport and talent. Proven record of developing key media brands & global clients at holding company level and scaling SMEs for growth in key markets within Europe and the US, implementing organisational improvements and efficiencies. Recent roles include Director of Finance & Operations at WePlay, Finance Director at Sovrn UK and numerous roles at Dentsu international HQ and Global Clients and Media Brands. Ed is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

    Board Members

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      Rob Forshaw

      Board Member & Executive Chairman

      Rob has over 25 years agency experience working in brand and digital communications for some of the world’s leading brands. He started his career working for Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi and Wieden and Kennedy and then went on to co-found the digital communication agency Grand Union, which was acquired by FullSIX in 2010. Rob is a board advisor to a number of high growth businesses in the UK and USA.
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      Dominic Perks

      Board Member

      Dominic is the co-founder and CEO of venture firm Hambro Perks. He has been involved in backing and building over 40 technology companies including Echo (excited to McKesson), Muzmatch and What3words. Dominic was part of the founding team at Takumi and continues to serve as a NED. Prior to his entrepreneurial adventures, Dominic was a Strategy Consultant at McKinsey & Co and an Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley. He graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Degree in English Literature.
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      Brandon Berger

      Board Member

      Brandon is an executive, investor and advisor across the entire advertising and media landscape. Brandon spent 7 years as the Global Chief Digital Officer and Board Member at Ogilvy, driving industry leading growth and helping the network win Network of the Year five times in a row at Cannes. Prior to Ogilvy, Brandon led MDC Partners’ (MDCA) digital transformation, taking the company from 10% digital to 40% resulting in a 300% shareholder return. Brandon has been responsible for over $300m in M&A over his career. He is a board advisor and investor to some of the top media and advertising businesses in the industry.
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      Oliver Evans

      Board Member

      Oliver is a tech investor with over twenty years of experience. He was a co-founder of Dorsal Capital, a $3B public equity tech fund based in Silicon Valley. Currently, he is a Portfolio Manager at both Keystone Group and Apercus Holdings. Prior to Dorsal, Oliver worked at Intrinsic Investors and Bain & Co., in New York and London. He holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, and a Double First in Classics from Oxford.


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    We’re always looking out for the next generation of talent to join our expansive team of creatives.

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