We provide strategy services and ventures for the global face-to-face industry

Our Approach

  • A real passion for your industry
  • An international team
  • Clarity and practical recommendations

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CHRISTOPH SCHEDL     Managing Partner


Holding a PHD from the Vienna University of Economics, Christoph has enjoyed a 15-year career in media and strategy consulting, ranging from leading a radio station in his native Austria to working for the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich and later on re-focusing on media clients at Ocean Strategy.

Christoph has successfully advised numerous face-to-face clients and is particularly excited about transaction advice and digital opportunities in the B2B space.

christoph.schedl@spaceglobal.co.uk

CHARLES ROSS     Director

After an early career working in commercial positions in media companies, Charles helped develop and build up Ocean Strategy, a leading media focused strategy firm, where Charles holds the role of Associate Director. 

Charles has been working in the event space internationally for the last 6 years, developing strategies for market leading organisers and brands worldwide.  

charles.ross@spaceglobal.co.uk

YULIYA POLYAKOVA      Manager


After receiving her MBA degree from Chicago Booth, Yuliya gained consulting experience at McKinsey & Company and later as a Manager in Deloitte’s Digital Strategy team in London where she led a number of projects related to innovation strategy, digital product development and prototyping, market assessment studies and commercial due diligence. Her previous employment also includes Ocean Strategy where she focused on media clients and in particular the events industry. At RBS Commercial Banking where she worked in strategy and innovation roles, she launched partnerships with several fintech companies including Funding Circle, UK’s #1 business digital lending platform. 

yuliya.polyakova@spaceglobal.co.uk

DONĂ€T RAFFAI     Senior Consultant

Donàt has 5 years’ experience in media and strategy consulting, and has specialised in advising B2B media players in growing and transforming their digital businesses. Prior to joining [SPACE], Donàt worked at Ocean Strategy where he focused on M&A and strategy development in the face-to-face and professional publishing industries. He holds a degree from the London School of Economics.

donat.raffai@spaceglobal.co.uk

JUSTINA RIMKUTE      Senior Consultant


Justina has 4 years of consulting experience, having worked for UK and international clients in Media, Technology, Retail, Travel and Financial Services. Her experience includes strategy and business case development, supporting large M&A and outsourcing deals, transformation programmes. Justina holds an International Business degree from the University of Birmingham.

justina.rimkute@spaceglobal.co.uk

DAVID PHIPPARD      Associate


David is a Senior Associate at Space Global and holds a First-Class Master’s degree in Mathematics from Oxford University. Since joining Space Global in 2016, he has worked on a variety of B2B media strategy projects across a range of sectors, focusing on commercial due diligence, pricing strategy and identifying launch opportunities.

david.phippard@spaceglobal.co.uk

EVELINA KURMAKAEVA      Associate


Evelina holds an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Arts and a BA from the University of Warwick. Evelina works on strategy and commercial due diligence projects, mainly in the events and B2B media space. Prior to joining Space Global, she worked as a researcher in the Arts industry and gained experience at Christie’s working in the Old Masters and Russian Art departments.

evelina.kurmakaeva@spaceglobal.co.uk

TOM BERKIN      Associate


Tom is an Associate at Space Global and has worked on a number of B2B and B2C media projects during his time here, ranging from broader strategy work to due diligence projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath; over the course of his studies he gained experience from placements at a multinational engineering company and a global professional services firm.

tom.berkin@spaceglobal.co.uk

 

 

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