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David Aobadia

Strategy, Marketing and Digital Consultant

Can work in or around London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Suggested rate €568 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

London, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around London and 50km
  • Around Manchester and 10km
  • Around Birmingham and 10km
  • Around Liverpool and 10km
  • Around Bristol and 10km


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Automobile
  • Aviation & Aerospace
+46 autres
Company size
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
+2 autres


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  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • French

    Native or bilingual

  • Spanish

    Native or bilingual

  • Italian



Skills (47)

David in a few words

As a highly qualified consultant with over 18 years of experience, I provide my clients with concrete answers to their strategic, operational, marketing & digital, commercial or financial challenges, enabling them to generate more growth. This is achieved by designing and implementing short and medium-term action plans.

I have had the opportunity to work in large international companies and consultancies. I have worked my way up from junior to director in marketing teams, leading product development, communication, planning, operations and strategy.

Thus, I intervene from management to marketing through corporate strategy, digital and operational, but also in the realisation of fundraising, focusing on creating a framework for exchange and co-construction to facilitate the achievement of objectives and especially the emergence of innovative and sustainable solutions.

I particularly like to get people talking, to lead them on the real issues that help create value, formulate and formalise a strategy and create a real performing action plan.

I hold a Master's (M.A.) in European Marketing and Management from IDRAC Business School in Lyon (France) and an Executive Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School in London (U.K.).

My indicative fee depends on the length of the assignment and the disciplines involved (strategy consultant, management consultant, marketing consultant, digital marketing consultant, etc.).

Contact me today to get to know each other and discuss your projects.



16th Ventures

Consulting & Audits

Managing Partner

London, UK

October 2019 - Today (3 years and 2 months)

We are 16th Ventures, the consulting firm pioneer in strategy co-creation.

Our innovative co-construction methodology consists of workshops focused on your business and moderated by our highly skilled consultants.

The workshops :
- The main objectives of our workshops are to unlock growth and profitability through the formulation of a business strategy and short to medium-term action plan;
- To achieve this, we review with our clients their market and competitive environment, internal capabilities, market positioning, and business model.

Our offer :
- Strategy & management: Bringing concrete answers to your strategic and managerial challenges to accelerate your growth and increase your margins;
- Marketing & Digital: provide concrete answers to your marketing and digital challenges to validate and improve your market positioning;
- Business Creation: generate a complete business plan, a fundraising strategy and a short-term action plan for business creation; and
- Corporate Restructuring & Turnaround: generate a restructuring and turnaround plan to make your operations profitable and return to growth and profitability.

Our values are quality expertise focused on the exchange, listening and personalised support.

Our ambitions:
- To democratise and energise business consulting;
- To make this service accessible to all companies, large or small; and
- To offer rigorous support to our clients.

We have worked in many sectors, such as Tech, Commerce, Finance, Hospitality and Industry 4.0. However, no sector scares us.

"16th Ventures did a great job for my company Pro AI. Their workshop was very comprehensive and ended with a concrete roadmap for success. I look forward to their continued collaboration and highly recommend their services to any company or business needing strategic marketing and sales consulting." James L., founder of Pro AI

Barber + Blow

Retail (Small Business)

Marketing & Digital consultant  - As a freelancer

London, England, United Kingdom

July 2019 - October 2019 (3 months)

Barber + Blow creates beautiful hair for men and women:
- Working with the founding team to create a business plan and refine the business model; and
- Develop an investor presentation and generate introductions.

Virgin Red


Marketing Project Manager  - As a freelancer

London, UK

June 2019 - September 2019 (3 months)

VGLC works with the Virgin group of companies to collaborate based on their understanding of the needs, passions and desires of Virgin customers:
- Create a comprehensive register of all the different channels, platforms and tools that mention the terms 'Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles' internationally;
- Identify and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure they are aware of upcoming rebranding requirements; and
- Prioritise each tool according to its visibility, cost and the ease with which these changes can be made.

Swytch Technology


Marketing Consultant  - As a freelancer

London, UK

April 2019 - May 2019 (1 month)

A premium eBike and eBike conversion kits company on a journey to make electric transports more accessible, affordable and widespread:
- Create a business plan covering external and internal factors; and
Propose short-term actions and long-term strategies in new industries and business models.


Banking & Insurance

Marketing Consultant  - As a freelancer

London, UK

October 2018 - May 2019 (7 months)

A UK startup disrupting the lending market by connecting borrowers and lenders on a range of personal and business loans, credit cards and debt solutions:
- Develop an investor presentation and support the £350K fundraising ;
- Create a business plan for potential investors to learn about Loanable's external and internal factors; and
Develop a holding screen and results page for the Loanable website.



Marketing Consultant  - As a freelancer

London, UK

December 2018 - January 2019 (1 month)

Osess is a UK online event marketplace application tailored to bridge the gap between event planners/organisers and event suppliers:
- Create two sets of people: event organisers and event suppliers; and
- Work with the CEO of Osess to develop the marketing strategy and plans for 2019, as well as the detailed schedule of activities and allocated budgets.

Feilo Sylvania

Energy & Utilities

Senior Marketing Manager

London, UK

August 2017 - July 2018 (11 months)

Supplier of professional and architectural lighting solutions:
- Responsible for designing, organising and delivering Light + Building 2018 (L+B18) - the world's largest bi-annual lighting and construction exhibition, Frankfurt (Germany). The project involved multi-functional teams of external partners and a budget of €900,000 with a 4-month lead time. Our most successful trade fair to date, with a turnover of €2.5 million within two months of the fair;
- Creating a defined user experience (UX) for L+B18 by ensuring that existing customers and prospects can be identified and turned into tangible sales leads; and
- Being an integral part of the development of Sylvania's website architecture and the development of the necessary content.

Benjamin May - Barber and Blow


Working with David on the strategy of our business was a very pleasant experience. He was diligent, patient, thoughtful and a great communicator. He helped us understand elements of our work that we did not and helped us see ideas and possibilities that we were not able to. It was a pleasure to work with David and I was very grateful for his insights and his calming nature in a working capacity. I would work with David again and I would recommend him to others.

Jessica Handyside - Lorega Ltd


David is an innovative and strategic marketing leader. His organisation and negotiation skills make him the perfect project manager. Working alongside David was always very motivating as he strives to inspire colleagues and suppliers, and get the best results from them. His creativity and ability to think outside the box really helped exceed the company's objectives. I'd highly recommend David to any business - no project is ever too big or small for him! I would definitely work with him again.

Allan Mcdonald - Allan McDonald


David, is a highly qualified marketer with extensive experience. He grasps what the client wants and needs extremely quickly! What impresseed me most was his ability to 'think outside the box' and come up with meaningful strategies to push the company forward. David's standard of work is exemplary and I would not hesitate to work with him again.