The people, mission, vision and values..

…behind the marketplace that saves you time, money and hassle when finding expertise

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…behind the marketplace that saves you time, money and hassle when finding expertise

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The Portevo Board

The Portevo Board brings together expertise from a mix of backgrounds, all united in the belief that Portevo can make a difference in how businesses source their expertise. By bringing different and complimenatry skills & experience the team is helping propel the busines forward.
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Danny Dixon

Founder | CEO | CFO
Original founder and industry leader in transformation, product development and customer experience at director level. Previously worked for Three, O2, IBM and UKHSA.
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Mark Davies

Chief Customer Officer
Ex-PA Consulting customer disruption leader, marketing, product and business design expert. Previously held senior leadership roles with Xerox, Three, Thomson Reuters and Misys.
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Anna Somaiya

NED / Diversity Advisor
Ex-KPMG, an award winning Management Consultant and recognised EDI Leader. Founder of diversITy-talent – creating opportunities for untapped pools of diverse talent in business and technology.
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Ross Haselhurst

NED / Technology Advisor
Technology strategist and highly experienced software delivery leader with extensive experience of building and scaling platform businesses in multiple industries.
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Fraser Moore

NED / Growth Advisor
Management Consultant, director-level consulting leader, growth and turnaround business leader with experience of operating at MD, COO and CFO level.
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Richard Coughlin

NED / Strategy Advisor
Ex-PA Consulting Partner; strategy, business design and scale-up advisor. Chief Transformation Officer with experience of investment, mergers, acquisitions.

Why Portevo exists

Supply of expertise for your most important projects has been dominated by the status quo of traditional consulting businesses or recruitment agencies for as long as we can remember.
The combination of consultancies with layers of hierarchy and cost, and recruitment agencies taking no accountability for delivery but charging eye watering fees, has led 45% of senior executives to be disappointed by the ROI they get.  It’s time for something different. Something better. Something that changes the game.
Portevo is that game changer. We have taken all the bits that people don’t like about consultant and contractor engagement and made them easy via our marketplace. Tasks that would have taken weeks previously can now be done in a few minutes. Saving you hundreds of hours of non-productive time. We hope you are intrigued by our ‘built for 2023’ consulting and contractor solution.

Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Transform our clients’ ability to deliver their business priorities; providing a more effective way to procure the consulting talent they need.

Our Vision

Portevo will revolutionise access to consulting engagements for both clients and consultancies across the UK and the World.

Our Values

Be Trusted: We earn and maintain the trust of all of our stakeholders through our actions and the way we work.
Be Curious: We remain constantly curious, keeping an open mind, in a way that enables us to continuously move our business forward.
Have Fun: We’ll make the serious business of business fun when working on our mission and achieving our vision.
Respect Difference: We respect and encourage difference and diversity across our employees, clients, partners and consultant community.
Act Responsibly: Empowerment is absolutely encouraged so long as we act responsibly and in an accountable way. We “own it.”

The Founder’s Story

Drawing from experience of both sides of the consulting and contractor market, Portevo was founded by Danny Dixon to simply make things better.
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Danny Dixon, Portevo Founder

Danny founded Portevo in 2019 to create a new, digitally enabled approach to expertise engagement. He wanted to simplify the process of scoping, searching and selecting expertise, while democratising access to consultants and contractors for a much broader base of clients and consultants.
Danny spent the first half of his career working in technology design for businesses like IBM, O2, and SITA. He then moved into more commercial roles when working for Three, covering Finance Operations, Customer Strategy and Experience, Digital, Big Data and Transformation at Director level.
Danny is a Strategy, Transformation, Product Development and CX expert with 25 years’ industry experience and a track record of driving material shifts in customer experience and commercial outcomes.

The Rethink Leadership Podcast

Danny recently got together with Jeremy Blain from Performance Works Global who does the The Rethink Leadership Podcast.
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Danny discussed the benefits of the Portevo Marketplace and how it can help clients, consultants, and the wider economy; also how Portevo may resemble one or more well-known dating apps – just applied to the consulting industry!
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Artwork credited to Jenny Parkington

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