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Jake joined durhamlane in 2013 after gaining experience in project management, sales and business development in consumer financial services and insurance markets. Due to his exceptional people management and commercial skills, Jake has played a key role in building durhamlane to the business it is today. He leads and develops our team of Business Development Managers, using durhamlane’s unique methodology to ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenue for both our clients and our business.
After studying fine art, I continue to paint and draw regularly (as I can!) When I’m time poor, it’s what I look to do in order to destress and refocus. Convenience is its strength, with only 5 minutes or given a whole week, you can create or achieve something with painting or drawing. I don’t have a specific discipline, I create paintings, drawings and contemporary work with a range of media. My paintings have featured in local exhibitions and I’ve sold several paintings which is something I’m particularly proud of.
Lee is a passionate and performance driven entrepreneur who enjoys nothing more than spotting, exploring and brokering the next big opportunities. Having co-founded durhamlane, with over 20 years commercial sales and marketing experience, Lee is an expert in delivering solutions to ambitious organisations and their investors throughout the UK and worldwide. He has been the driving force behind high growth programmes for businesses of all sizes from SME’s to Blue Chip clients, primarily in the technology, software and manufacturing and engineering sectors. Lee is passionate about our goal ‘to raise the bar of the sales profession’ and make it a profession to be proud of, as it is in the US, after all, we all sell in some shape or form – without sales you don’t have a business, a fact that is all-too-often neglected.
With a strong passion for life, travel and property, my true north is family, friends and everything durhamlane. I have a saying, healthy body, healthy mind, healthy business, so in order to keep our business in good shape, I keep myself in good shape through swimming and cycling (easy on the knees), with a bit of running for good measure. Having run numerous Marathons over the years, I more recently completed the Deloitte RAB LEJOG & London Revolution, whilst becoming at one with nature and open water swimming, as I prepare for few more personal sporting challenges (triathlons) before I reach the BIG 50, a while away, when my bucket list really kicks in.
Richard is a true thought-leader, entrepreneur, trainer & coach who loves helping people and organisations achieve high growth by developing skills and mind-sets and by improving sales processes. As the creator of durhamlane’s proven methodology ‘Selling at a Higher Level’, Richard enjoys nurturing and developing talented sales professionals to reach their potential, whilst also helping businesses accelerate their growth. Throughout his career, Richard has led both UK and global sales organisations and telemarketing teams to consistently out-perform expectations by selling, and helping others to sell, complex solutions. With a background in training, building relationships, and delivering solutions, Richard has built up an enviable reputation by helping organisations of all sizes become more profitable and transition towards developing performance cultures.
I was destined to be a Rock Star. No-one could convince me otherwise (e.g. my worn-down careers adviser at school eventually said; “Richard, go for it!”). From the age of 15 when I bought my first guitar and taught myself to play, I knew I wanted to be a musician; to be in a band. I’ve played cool venues, recorded great tunes and made life-long friends and memories through music. I re-channelled my inner-Rockstar into a successful sales career and now into building a business. The rarely seen (or heard!) durhamlane Blues Explosion might be my last chance of stardom…
Laura has previously managed finance operations at numerous organisations, including Pebbletree Ltd. as Commercial Director. She has also introduced new cloud software which streamlined the accounts payable and receivables systems for a number of startup businesses. Laura is big on process efficiency and finding solutions that work in changing environments, and is currently completing her CIMA qualification after previously pausing studies to focus on raising her family.
I am a self-confessed book worm. I love nothing better than reading, always have and always will! Most evenings and weekends, if I’m not out and about on taxi duties for my daughter and her various activities, you’ll find me engrossed in my latest book. I find it a great escape and chance to switch off, and even better if sat on a sun lounger by the pool! Books aside, I love to travel and discover new places with my family and friends. Italy is one of my favourite places – I have a number of Roman history books too!
Sinead joined durhamlane in 2023 as Chief People Officer, following an extensive background as an HR generalist. Sinead brings a wealth of experience in transformational change and strategic leadership to the table. Through that experience, she’s well equipped to leverage her expertise in a range of areas including learning and development; equity, diversity and inclusion; employee engagement and experience; and knowledge management to drive organisational culture transformation. She’s working to ensure durhamlane is an employer of choice for those choosing a sales or marketing career in the UK.
I’m a passionate advocate for living life to the fullest with my loved ones. As a busy mum, my hobbies revolve around quality time outdoors with my dogs and going on as many globe-trotting adventures as possible with my husband and children. I’m personally obsessed with sustainable fashion and interior design, and when I’m not curating my capsule wardrobe, you’ll find me selling on Vinted or transforming my home’s décor. Maintaining my physical and mental well-being is also a top priority, and I achieve this through regular trips to my gym.
Martin Moran brings more than 25 years of experience in managing and growing technology businesses in Europe and globally, with a proven track record for building high-performance sales organisations. He has been working in SaaS for over 15 years and is now an active angel investor in technology. At durhamlane, Martin advises the leadership team on international sales strategy and tech stack optimisation, as the business goes from strength to strength. At InsideSales.com (a durhamlane customer), Martin is responsible for leading the company’s international business. He will play a key role in helping to accelerate sales for Europe’s leading companies, just as he has made a significant impact in the region with his previous work.
Rugby. I’ve been involved in the sport man and boy (almost 50 years!) – player, coach, selector, coach educator, committee member, volunteer, supporter. The sport’s core values have always resonated with me… Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. I have made lifelong friends and memories through rugby. Now, as a coach, I get a lot of satisfaction helping players and other coaches develop. It is my way of giving something back to a sport that has given me so much.