The dovetail of the team, doesn’t really do detail, unless it’s closing a deal! Doesn’t understand networking meetings as he ‘networks’ all day long.
David left school and went straight into full time employment for a Southampton based cash register distributor. Whilst he was initially taken on to learn the industry his gift for sales quickly became apparent.
Since then he has gone on to work for companies such as Microcache; (family based leisure management supplier) where he was head of sales and marketing, the company later sold in 2001 for £8.2 million.
He continued his career in technology which culminated in a sales meeting with Jon Newlyn whereby they ran away together to form Tickling Trout.
Once a geek, always a geek! After a career with the largest PC communications vendor in the world, Jon helped set up Tickling Trout® to deliver marketing service that he would like, as a salesman, to receive. Simple, measurable and something that makes a difference to the bottom line.
Jon had his baptism in sales after a year in Halfords and then 8 years at the company now called Alliance. Here his interest in computers led him to develop his career in mainframe operations. He then joined one of the largest food companies in the world to manage scheduled work on their mainframe and mini systems.
However, the lure of a dealership (and new car!) was so strong he later joined the world’s largest PC comms manufacturer and then a little later down the line a software vendor backed by Citrix where he met David.
Then they ran away together to form Tickling Trout and the rest, as they say, is history.
Jon is a classic car fan and is the proud owner of a fine example of the world’s best-selling sports coupe. You will have to call him to find out what it is if you don’t know!
Jude is our youngest member of the team and, yes he makes us feel old! He has great web and CSS skills and has allowed us to raise the bar in terms of delivering websites across multiple platforms. He is degree educated and puts us all to shame with his knowledge and work ethic. He loves spending time with his girlfriend and is a great Basketball fan.