Our experts make great speakers

Our experts can share their thoughts and opinions to add value to your show viewers, event attendees, your podcast listeners or your readers. Our friendly and straightforward team can talk about customer experience, culture and teams, tech, data and innovation. You can get in touch about securing them as speakers, judges or panellists by emailing us on hello@freestyle.agency.

Suzanne Linton

MD and Co-Founder of Freestyle 

Suzanne Linton is MD and Co-Founder of Freestyle – the digital product studio that brings clarity to complexity, creating memorable customer experiences. A chartered accountant (who had to start her own agency to escape from the finance team) and a swimming Masters European Record holder, Suzanne brings her view on how a focus on building a strong team of individuals will deliver a great business result. Freestyle is 23 years old, going from the spare bedroom to converted barns, and over that time has had to evolve both its proposition as well as the way the team works together.

Through growth and contraction and back to growth, Suzanne has built the team and culture of her dreams, and remained sane in the process.

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Suzanne speaks about:
Culture •  Business resilienceBuilding great teams

From Suzanne's portfolio:

Alan Cooper

New Business Director and Co-Founder of Freestyle

Alan founded Freestyle 24 years ago, having previously run his own video production company after an initial career in advertising planning.
Freestyle has evolved from production company to agency and now to Digital Product Studio, with Alan taking the lead role in growing the business and developing new relationships. He has been pivotal in the digital evolution of B2B and B2C brands like Bostik, Caravan and Motorhome Club, Arriva and Jaguar Land-Rover. As an early visionary in the world of Digital Asset Management, he set about creating Freestyle Partners, an award-winning Digital Asset Management platform utilised by names like Marston’s, Alstom and GE.

“I love understanding difficult, complex challenges and solving them with smart technology; delivering digital solutions in a human fashion without jargon.”

 

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Alan speaks about:
Running a product studio •  Client-agency relationships • Innovation and digital in sports

From Alan's portfolio:

Rebecca Hemming

Insights Strategist

Rebecca specialises in customer context and data-led insight. Although still early in her career, at 29 she has a track record of innovating reporting techniques, devising insight visualisations and bringing demonstrable business value to the boardroom. Brands she has worked alongside include BrewDog, Informa and Homebase. Since moving to the Midlands, she has established a strong voice in elevating compelling, actionable insight alongside the delivery of digital solutions. Rebecca is passionate about inspiring young people and has been involved in the Millennial Mentoring Programme, where she mentored a team of 7 students in responding to a brief from Adobe, which was presented on stage at SXSW.

She won the title of "Young Tech Talent 2020" at the West Midlands Tech Awards, being recognised as one of the region’s brightest innovators leading the way in the region’s tech community.

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Rebecca speaks about:
Data-led insights •  Customer experienceAudience research

From Rebecca's portfolio:

Guy Brown

Tech and infrastructure genius


Guy is the Technical Director at Freestyle. He has been on the technology scene for more than 17 years, having helped develop Freestyle Partners, an award-winning, Crown Commercial Service-accredited Digital Asset Management Software.

He has led enterprises such as Alstom, Bostik, SES and Arriva on their technology journey, evolving their digital strategies.

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Guy speaks about:
Artificial intelligence •  Tech teamsInnovation

From Guy's portfolio:

Tom Downing

Innovation Director

With over 15 years of agency experience, Tom has become the go-to expert for businesses to evolve their customer experience offering with emerging technology. He's an advocate for businesses pushing the boundaries of how they go about communicating to their audiences exploring new innovative technology with a creative view, to bring a more meaningful emotive experience to the customer.

Tom breaks down complex business challenges and creates digital product strategies through innovation.
 

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Tom speaks about:
Human-centric innovation • Customer experienceCreating memorable journeys

From Tom's portfolio: