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Marcus  Harding

Theorem

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City: London
Position: Managing director, europe
Date Joined: 11/04/2013

What was your first industry job?
Sale Manager for a behavioural targeting network called Tacoda.

What was your nickname at school?
I've only every had one... 'The Cat' which was based on my goal keeping abilities and at being able to jump onto the football like it was a ball of wool.

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Tricky, in all honesty I'd say "The songs of Fleetwood Mac"

What is the worst job you have ever had?
While I was studying at University I tried to top up my rent money by working as temp for a bailiff company in Manchester. I was more afraid of the owner's dogs than the owners.

What company did you last work for?
AOL (Platform A)

David Cartwright

Eclipse Marketing

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City: Winnersh, wokingham
Position: David cartwright, retain account director
Date Joined: 08/04/2013

What was your first industry job?
Warranty Administrator in a Ford Truck Centre - I had to ensure that any work carried out on trucks under the terms of the manufacturers warranty was correctly claimed and the right levels of revenue obtained. It was a very challenging role.

What was your nickname at school?
Hoss - after Hoss Cartwright in the TV programme at the time called Bonanza - an American Western which was about the Cartwright Family!

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Motorcycle Racing in the 70’s/80’s. Barry Sheene was my hero and along with all the racing that took place at the time I particularly enjoyed the annual Transatlantic Trophy series where we showed the Americans how to ride on our short circuits.

What is the worst job you have ever had?
Whilst I was in the Army I had to act the part of Rose Lawless a coal merchants wife. This was a mock village community used at a Army training establishment to help troops prepare for deployment to Northern Ireland.

What company did you last work for?
Volkswagen UK as Aftersales Project Manager. I implemented and rolled out a Predictive Marketing solution for the Volkswagen network and developed enhancements to support the retail network to retain customers and improve profitability.

Claire Niven

Dennis Music

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City: London
Position: Music consultant
Date Joined: 03/04/2013

What was your first industry job?
MCPS-PRS

What company did you last work for?
Aardman Animations

Tom Lay

Fig Creative

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City: Glossop
Position: Accounts executive
Date Joined: 05/03/2013

What was your first industry job?
I set up a student-run PR agency when I was at Uni - does that count?

What was your nickname at school?
Rhombus Head. I don't think I have a rhombus-shaped head though so that one has always perplexed me.

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Toughie...I don't think I know enough about anything to do well on Mastermind. I tend to know a little about a lot.

What is the worst job you have ever had?
When I was 16 I needed some extra money during the summer and signed up to pack sleeping bags in a factory. I lasted until dinnertime.

What company did you last work for?
Refresh PR

Becky Marsden

Fig Creative

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City: Glossop
Position: Sales & marketing assistant
Date Joined: 25/02/2013

What was your first industry job?
I worked for Newsquest (North West) as a Promotions Co-ordinator. Loved it!

What was your nickname at school?
Mappede - that's how 'Marsden' came up on predictive text.

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Friends, I'm very good at that. Oh, and recognising various breeds of dogs. Postcodes and indie music too, I'm very good at that!

What is the worst job you have ever had?
Shelf stacking. Less said about that the better!

What company did you last work for?
Newsquest

Shane McAndrew

Visual IQ

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City: Boston, massachusetts
Position: Vice president of client services
Date Joined: 15/03/2013

What was your first industry job?
Marketing Analyst at Digitas (then Strategic Interactive Group)

What was your nickname at school?
McConkey…not sure why, it's longer than my name

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
80's skateboard culture

What is the worst job you have ever had?
Roofing. In the Summer. In Texas.

What company did you last work for?
Engauge

Frances Allan

Acceleris

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City: Harrogate
Position: Account executive
Date Joined: 18/03/2013

What was your first industry job?
Communications Officer for Design South West

What was your nickname at school?
Frannypants

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Either chocolate and ways to try and avoid eating it, or Bruce Springsteen.

What is the worst job you have ever had?
None have been terrible but distributing flyers on foot for a comedy club wasn't great fun!

What company did you last work for?
River Cottage

Magiq

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City: Newbury
Position: Vp sales
Date Joined: 19/03/2013

What was your first industry job?
Datapro (part of McGraw Hill) an IT research company

What was your nickname at school?
Samos (not very creative given her maiden name is Amos). At work her boss nicknamed her Super Samos.

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Anything to do with horses, as that's where she spends all her time when not at work.

What is the worst job you have ever had?
Night shift at McDonalds - cleaning all those greasy fryers. Though in fact this was actually quite fun.

What company did you last work for?
QlikTech

Click Consult

City: Hooton
Position: Managing director
Date Joined: 08/03/2013

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