We solve business issues with world-class creativity.
We are built for the fast-moving world of our clients:
a unique mix of thinkers, designers,
developers and filmmakers.
We offer expert advice and award-winning creativity
across Brand, Investor Communications,
Employee Engagement and Sustainability.
We bring a global, creative perspective
to communications challenges.
Some people to know
Richard CarpenterManaging Partner
Richard leads MerchantCantos as well as working with blue-chip clients on communications challenges across the spectrum from investor communications to branding and employee engagement. A business journalist by training, Richard is a published authority on corporate communications.
Matt Shepherd-SmithExecutive Chairman
Matt works closely with MerchantCantos’ Partners to ensure the highest standards of client delivery and creative integrity. Matt brings over 25 years’ experience in the communications industry with a particular focus on strategic communications, marketing and brand.
Keelin has stewarded almost every part of MerchantCantos since joining in 1989 and is now responsible for keeping MerchantCantos a well-oiled machine, overseeing operations, HR, project management and print production.
Toby runs the film and webcasting side of the business and is involved with the general management and strategic direction of the firm. Toby joined as Managing Director in September 2011.
Jarrad leads MerchantCantos’ creative studio and is responsible for our creative output. He focuses particularly on our work in print, digital design and brand.
Tim oversees the film team’s creative output. His work has picked up more than 40 industry awards. Specialisms include employee engagement, brand films and executive interviews.
Jeff SindonePartner, New York
Jeff has led MerchantCantos’ North American operations and our New York office since joining MerchantCantos in 2013. Jeff has been working with global companies to address their complex communications and business challenges for over 20 years.
Patrick EastwoodPartner, Hong Kong
Patrick heads MerchantCantos’ Asian operations from our Hong Kong office. He is client lead and adviser to many of the region’s biggest businesses.
James McCobbDirector, Digital
MerchantCantos’ digital team is headed by James McCobb. James has over 20 years’ global communications experience on both agency and client-side advising on digital transformation and communication.
Barry DunneLead Director, Dubai
Dubai, MerchantCantos’ first office outside London, is led by Barry Dunne. Barry works across a wide range of communications disciplines, specialising particularly in investor communications, digital and reporting. Barry is a member of the Middle East IR Society.
John HopkinsDirector, San Francisco
John has recently made the journey cross-country from the East Coast to head up our San Francisco office. John is experienced across sectors and specialises particularly in technology, financial services and consumer goods.
Philipp GutmannLead Director, Berlin
Philipp heads up our new office in Berlin. An advertising and communications specialist, he brings over 10 years of integrated client-side and agency, advertising and marketing experience and has worked across both Europe and Asia.