Meet the team
Our team has over 40 years experience combined in the FMCG industry.
CEO & Founder
Having worked in gifting for nearly 10 years, Matt leads creative direction for the giftpack ranges.
Matt says: “Gifting is the most fantastic category for a brand to be in. Working in 3D design & curation enables me and my team to create propositions which bring true joy to givers and recipients.”
A classically trained Marketer, with extensive blue chip sales and marketing experience. Chloe brings a wealth of commercial knowledge, having worked in eCommerce, Account Management, Category Development and Trade Marketing with secondments at Tesco and Waitrose Head Offices, before moving into the Licensing world.
Chloe says “After 20 years in FMCG, I think I have finally found my dream job! I am passionate about expanding the potential of brands; developing an idea from concept through to launch, whilst getting to work alongside some fantastic companies and brands. I am constantly on the look-out for new Licensing opportunities to drive brand growth!”
Gifting Category Development Director
He managed the gifting activities of Lynx, Dove, Dove Men+ Care, Impulse, Vaseline , Radox, Simple, VO5, Tresemme and Toni & Guy by seeking creative solutions and market leading growth strategies.
Mike’s experience spans customer management, category management and marketing functions where Mike has developed a deep understanding of the gifting category.
Previously, Mike was sales controller for Marmite, Pot Noodle , Peperami and Colman’s where those roles gave Mike a unique insight into differing category dynamics and their specific needs.
Mike’s philosophy is simple “ Everyone buys presents for their family and friends, and it’s our role to find solutions that meet their needs for every occasion”
Licensing Manager UK & Ireland
With over 18 years’ FMCG experience spanning health, foods and personal care, Jolanda has worked across the Unilever business in Sales, Category Management and Marketing. A classically trained marketer with a passion for growing brands, more recently a brand manager within Unilever the Spreads Business.
Jolanda says “ I am passionate about growing brands through expanding them into new and exciting channels, and seeing projects come to life. I see my role as facilitating new launches and innovation via complimentary routes to market, adding value to retailers, consumers and licensees”
Sally says: ‘In my job every day really is like Christmas Day. I love the challenge of taking a pack from concept through to reality. Seeing something you have developed on shelf in store is a great feeling.’
Category & Shopper Marketing Manager
Melissa is one of the new recruits to join the Kharisma business and brings over 17 years FMCG experience within Unilever across a variety of different functions.
She says “I am excited to be part of a vibrant team and company where I can implement ideas and insights to maximise our clients Gift packs in store”
Carly says: ‘My mission is to create the best market leading gift packs that everyone wants to give & receive’.
With her cool calm manner, and years of experience in Customer Service, Helena is the ‘Angel’ on our tree.
Helena says: ‘I love gifts, whatever the occasion and if I could shop every day I probably would, but what I love the most is the reaction on the face of a friend, sister or parent when I have managed to buy them exactly what they wanted or having surprised them altogether’
Alex says: ‘I wasn’t sure what path my career would take when I left college, but now I have a real direction. Joining the Kharisma team has enabled me to learn on the job & develop my marketing and customer facing skills. I really do feel a great sense of pride when I see packs that I have been instrumental in developing on shelf in store’
One of the new additions to the Kharisma family, Becky brings with her a wealth of packaging design experience across multiple brands.
Becky says: ‘’Joining the Kharisma business was a great opportunity and really gives me a platform to utilise my skills and experience”
Gifting Manager – European Regional Deploy
Daria says: ‘There is never a dull moment in Gifting and this is what I find most exciting about the business. Being responsible for European region within the Kharisma team, I am first point of contact for more than 20 countries. Dealing with different cultures and contributing to their local business growth has not only become my job, but my hobby too.”
Sonja has joined Kharisma as an associate and is bringing over 15 years of Marketing, Supply Chain and Procurement experience to the team.
She says: “Working with such an enthusiastic team of gifting professionals inspires me to support and help grow the Kharisma business further!”
Following a career break to bring up her children, Amanda now runs all of the office and business administration functions for Kharisma.
Amanda says: “I get on with the ordinary stuff required to run the business, so the team can get on with creating something extraordinary”.
Assistant Gifting Manager
After completing her Apprenticeship within Unilever’s Marketing Department, Emma has now joined Kharsima to support the team and accelerate gift pack evolution.
Emma says: ‘I was fortunate enough to complete my Apprenticeship and have now got the opportunity to develop and learn new skills in the Kharisma Team. I am looking forward to being part of the development stages of the giftpack process and seeing our giftpacks come to life from concept to delivery.’