Our Team

Introducing the senior team and board of directors - the investors and key drivers of the vision and strategy of Exile.

Jonathan Bell

Jonathan Bell (JB)

Editor-in-Chief

Jonathan Bell (JB)

Editor-in-Chief

Having worked as a journalist for over 40 years, JB has spent most of those years writing about Trade, Commodity, Export & Project Finance. He is a highly skilled journalist and continues to deliver Exile’s news stories daily whilst leading the rest of the editorial team and ensuring that his industry knowledge filters through to Exile’s portfolio of intelligence products.

When JB is not busy researching new deals in the market, you’ll find him chairing global conferences all over the world - for Exile and its clients.

Constantina Christophides

Constantina Christophides

Head of Business Operations

Constantina Christophides

Head of Business Operations

Constantina started her career in 2010 focusing on events marketing and management. She soon realised her passion for business operations and strategy and had the opportunity to transition to the Head of Business Operations at Exile.

She is very enthusiastic about driving the company culture to create a productive environment that allows employees to grow within the business and perform at a high level. Constantina oversees the finance and human resources departments and deals with the day-to-day business processes.

James Petras

James Petras

CTO

James Petras

CTO

With over 25 years experience in IT, including 18+ years in managing, analysing, designing, and developing technology solutions, James is the reason Exile is built on bespoke IT platforms tailored specifically to the products it delivers.

With a strong educational background focused on object-oriented solutions, the latest project management techniques (PMP) plus development methodologies, James is always working on the next challenge to ensure Exile’s strategy keeps up to speed with the tech industry and its customers continue to receive the best online experience.

Dominik Kloiber

Dominik Kloiber

Co-Founder & Commercial Director

Dominik Kloiber

Co-Founder & Commercial Director

Dom discovered his passion for sales when he arrived in England from Germany 20 years ago. He has spent his entire selling career building relationships within the Commodity & Export Finance industries and now considers many of his clients to be friends. From inception, Dom was Exile’s key revenue driver and still continues to deliver much of the revenue today.

His natural ability to entertain combined with his depth of industry knowledge, means he continues to play a vital role in presenting and moderating at many of Exile’s global events as well as driving the overall strategy of the business.

Dan Sheriff

Dan Sheriff

Co-Founder & CEO

Dan Sheriff

Co-Founder & CEO

Since graduating from The University of Manchester in 2003, Dan has specialised in B2B events & publishing, dedicating most of those years delivering content to the Trade, Commodity, Project, Export and Aircraft finance industries.

Since beginning Exile, Dan has led the entire strategic direction on both events and intelligence and continues to do so today. Dan has a knack for finding exceptional individuals from all walks of life, whose experience and knowledge has enabled Exile to continue expanding its portfolio and move into new territories.

Alfonso Olivas

Alfonso Olivas

Head of Product

Alfonso Olivas

Head of Product

For most of his career, Alfonso has spent his time creating data products for the financial sectors - predominantly Trade, Export, Commodities & project Finance - as his passion lies in helping clients make data-led, informed decisions when assisting them with their business strategies.

More recently and during his time at Exile, he has completed a Masters in Data Science and Big Data to expand his skillset, which has in turn enabled him to create a simple, scalable and customisable product that is continuously evolving based on the needs of Exile clients.

Katy Rose

Katy Rose

Chief Marketing Officer & Director

Katy Rose

Chief Marketing Officer & Director

After a short stint working in recruitment, Katy has spent her 18 year career delivering & marketing high end conferences and events to various finance industries as well as luxury retail brands. Having joined Exile before its official inception, Katy helped develop and establish its brand identity & culture and still to this day, remains its main gatekeeper.

Katy oversees all aspects of marketing, design and communications to ensure Exile customers continue to receive memorable experiences when interacting with the Exile brand - across both events & intelligence.

Hesham Zakai

Hesham Zakai

Managing Director

Hesham Zakai

Managing Director

Having started his career as a journalist writing for the Financial Times and European Parliament, Hesham joined Exile slightly later in the game and turned his attention to Conference Production, where his impact on the growth of the business was so apparent, he moved very quickly on to becoming MD and a member of the board.

Having established very strong relationships with key players in the Trade, Commodity, Export, Project and now Development Finance markets, Hesham has become a key driver of Exile’s event revenue, whilst continuing to heavily influence the overall strategy & company culture.

Mahalia Reader

Mahalia Reader

Financial Controller

Mahalia Reader

Financial Controller

Mahalia started her career in audit, where she spent three years completing her ACA. She then joined EY as an Audit Senior to gain big 4 experience. Following on from this, she joined Save the Children as a Finance Business Partner. The next step in her career took her to Dentsu, a large media agency, gaining experience in industry finance as a Senior Commercial Analyst.

As the Financial Controller at Exile, Mahalia is responsible for financial processes and controls, overseeing financial reporting and accounting, as well as working with the business to build the annual financial budget and long-term plan.

Work with us

Never has it been a more exciting time to join the Exile team.

We are always looking for motivated, innovative and passionate individuals to join our growing team.

If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, please send your CV and cover letter to the email provided.

If there are no active job openings that match your profile below, we still encourage you to send in your CV and cover letter to us here:

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Job Openings

Senior Subscription Sales Executive

Reporting to: Head of Subscription Sales

Location: London

Weekly hours: 37.5

Remote work available: Hybrid


About the role:

Based in London the role sits within the Exile sale team driving revenue through renewals, cross-selling our range of products and new business. The role will predominately focus on our Flagship brand TXF, but you will also have the opportunity to work across the Exile.

About you:

We are looking for a self-starter, who will build on our existing relationships while also identifying new opportunities. You will have the opportunity to thrive in the sales process – from prospecting to closing deals – to the challenges of winning new and cross-sell business and establishing new relationships within your territory.

The successful candidate needs to be highly results-driven and demonstrate strong commercial acumen with excellent pro-active new business development skills, as well as the rigorous application of process - including active use of the Salesforce CRM system. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong value-based selling skills.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Account growth – driving up-sell and cross-sell opportunities
  • New business - Building your own portfolio - book of business
  • Delivering renewals in a timely manner – ensuring monthly targets are hit
  • Smart sales acumen demonstrated via pipeline management, sales qualification and CRM accuracy
  • Working across divisions – we have a dynamic team who work closely together and being able to deliver feedback and work alongside other areas within the business is critical

Apply here careers@txfmedia.com

Content Manager

Reporting to: Head of Production

Location: London

Weekly hours: 37.5

Remote work available: Hybrid


About the role:

Based in London the role sits within TXF, a member of the Exile, managing a portfolio of regional export finance events across the globe.

You will be responsible for researching agendas, recruiting interesting and diverse speakers, and delivering high quality content on-site. You will also have the opportunity to engage with our membership community by producing year-round content based on your own research and interests.

Whilst the role begins with content management, there is scope to work closely with the sales, editorial, customer success, and membership teams to expand your industry knowledge and skillset.

About you:

  • You will have at least 3 years’ experience producing physical events
  • You will have strong research skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • You will be an enthusiastic team player keen to lead an event team in delivering products from start to finish
  • You will be a naturally curious person keen to jump into a new industry and learn as much as possible by speaking with industry professionals and our own in-house experts
  • You will be keen to establish relationships within the commodities finance industry by constantly engaging with clients – whether that’s via phone, Zoom, or in-person meetings
  • You will have a ‘content is king’ approach to events
  • You will be open and honest, happy to talk through challenges and successes with your team
  • You will be ambitious and keen to learn new skills, prepared to work across multiple teams to expand your skillset
  • Having delivered international events with audiences of over 500 is desirable
  • An interest in financial markets is desirable, and a commitment to learning more about export finance is essential

Main Responsibilities:

  • Researching the latest trends in the export finance industry
  • Using your primary research to develop content-led agendas that will challenge and engage the market
  • Recruiting a range of diverse, interesting speakers to populate your agendas
  • Overseeing the sales, marketing, and logistics teams delivering each event during weekly meetings
  • Engaging with stakeholders to deliver on their expectations, whilst keeping the quality of the event as your top priority
  • Timely delivery of conference milestones including hitting deadlines regarding agenda writing and research, high quality speaker recruitment throughout, delivering a high quality delegate list, and continual improvement of the agenda
  • Participating in production strategy days where we work together to share ideas and improve the team’s skillset
  • Helping to promote the wide range of products on offer across the Exile, working with our sales and data teams to identify new commercial prospects
  • Establish, maintain, and leverage relationships with key professionals in the commodities finance industry
  • Contributing to the development of our growing membership platform by creating non-event content including interviews, podcasts, and journalism

Apply here careers@txfmedia.com

Business Development Manager - Events

Reporting to: Head of Event Sales

Location: London

Weekly hours: 37.5

Remote work available: Hybrid


About the role:

We are looking for a London based Business Development Manager to join our growing team, working across its diversified and versatile events portfolio (physical and virtual). The candidate will primarily be responsible for developing new accounts and relationships, through a combination of inbound leads and self-sourcing, both through the cycle of each event campaign, and throughout the year. The candidate will also have the opportunity to manage a number of existing client accounts to ensure they are receiving excellent service, and identifying upsell and cross-sell opportunities where they organically arise.

About you:

  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in event sales (hybrid and physical)
  • Display initiative and be results oriented, with a history of exceeding targets
  • Demonstrate good judgement in resource utilisation and optimisation
  • Have genuine interest in personal development and growth and be receptive to coaching
  • Possess an intellectual curiosity about export, commodities, project, and trade finance
  • Show effective organisational and planning skills with the ability to manage workload effectively
  • Have experience in using CRM systems such as Salesforce (an advantage but not required

Main Responsibilities:

  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in event sales (hybrid and physical)
  • Display initiative and be results oriented, with a history of exceeding targets
  • Demonstrate good judgement in resource utilisation and optimisation
  • Have genuine interest in personal development and growth and be receptive to coaching
  • Possess an intellectual curiosity about export, commodities, project, and trade finance
  • Show effective organisational and planning skills with the ability to manage workload effectively
  • Have experience in using CRM systems such as Salesforce (an advantage but not required

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Closing event bookings for new and existing clients
  • Working on multi-event and multi-booking deals, including closing cross selling opportunities
  • Developing strong relationships with clients that can lead to upselling opportunities
  • Maintain strong sales output and production, including pipeline management, and CRM accuracy
  • Work in partnership with other teams and event stakeholders, delivering key client and industry feedback to continue the development of Exile’s broader event and client base

Apply here careers@txfmedia.com

Spontaneous application

Thank you for your interest in working with us. If you currently cannot find a vacancy that fits with your skill set, please email us a CV and cover letter stating the department and location you are interested in working in. We have offices in London, New York & Serbia so please don't hesitate to send your application if you are based in any of these locations.