Lee Powney

Senior Partner

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Lee Powney is a Senior Partner based in Vivaldi’s London and New York offices. Lee works with global businesses to identify and exploit new opportunities for growth. Lee has developed an enviable breadth of experience across brand strategy, business model, and product and service innovation engagements with clients over the last 18 years. Lee has developed unique methodologies and tools to help organizations tackle discontinuous innovation challenges, leverage cultural trends, and he has established compelling human-centered processes for concept validation and experimentation.

Lee has worked across B2C & B2B technology, hospitality and travel, FMCG, and automotive markets. In recent times, Lee has been responsible for developing a new global process for translating brand positioning into differentiated physical and digital experiences for Marriott International’s 30 brands. Recently, he has also developed BP’s global positioning strategy for its electric vehicle offerings.

Working heavily within the mobile industry, Lee consulted on developer marketing strategy for Microsoft, helping to create a suite of products and services designed to support developers with better business model and revenue planning tools. Within the mobile industry, Lee worked on developing new device and service concepts to strengthen client ecosystems and improve consumer experiences across IoT, music streaming, smartwatches, personal navigation and accessories.

Lee holds a First-Class Honors degree in Marketing from Bournemouth University.

Challenges We’ve Taken on Recently

  • Creating a global experience strategy for Marriott International’s Sheraton brand
  • Creating a global positioning strategy for BP in the electric vehicles market
  • Training HP Inc. on Lean methods in innovation