Our Team

  Michael Taggart    Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer   Michael has fintech content running through him like the word 'Brighton' in a stick of rock. Having enjoyed a successful career as a national newspaper correspondent, he joined PR consultancy MRM as head of digital in 2010 and worked with an array of financial services and fintech clients, including Nationwide, John Lewis Insurance, Scottish Friendly and Nucleus.  Outside of the day job, Michael has co-hosted and produced the  Beer & Bytes  fintech podcast. with Amy (right!). He is also co-founder (also with Amy) of the  Mouthy Money  digital magazine, which helps young adults use tech to tackle the financial challenges ahead. Michael is married and lives in Brighton with his beloved cat, Tilksy, aged 10.  Follow Michael on  Twitter  or  email him .

Michael Taggart

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Michael has fintech content running through him like the word 'Brighton' in a stick of rock. Having enjoyed a successful career as a national newspaper correspondent, he joined PR consultancy MRM as head of digital in 2010 and worked with an array of financial services and fintech clients, including Nationwide, John Lewis Insurance, Scottish Friendly and Nucleus.

Outside of the day job, Michael has co-hosted and produced the Beer & Bytes fintech podcast. with Amy (right!). He is also co-founder (also with Amy) of the Mouthy Money digital magazine, which helps young adults use tech to tackle the financial challenges ahead. Michael is married and lives in Brighton with his beloved cat, Tilksy, aged 10.

Follow Michael on Twitter or email him.

  Amy Rowe    Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer   Amy is an unapologetic content junkie. She's never happier than when knee-deep in another plan to get people's synapses stinging and souls singing with a beautifully-delivered story.  One-time actor Amy worked alongside Michael for two years at MRM and now directs Foco’s content proposition, heading fintech and nurturing talent. Previously, she managed social media and websites for Citywire. When she's not at work, Amy will be running, reading or listening to podcasts - sometimes at the same time. An accomplished writer, Amy is partially deaf and has penned recent articles on disabilities, among other issues, to the  i newspaper, New Model Adviser, PR Week  and  PR Careers . Friends expect her creative writing to blossom in the coming years and one, in particular, is reportedly keeping an expectant eye on the shelves of Waterstones.  Follow Amy on  Twitter  or  email her .

Amy Rowe

Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer

Amy is an unapologetic content junkie. She's never happier than when knee-deep in another plan to get people's synapses stinging and souls singing with a beautifully-delivered story.

One-time actor Amy worked alongside Michael for two years at MRM and now directs Foco’s content proposition, heading fintech and nurturing talent. Previously, she managed social media and websites for Citywire. When she's not at work, Amy will be running, reading or listening to podcasts - sometimes at the same time. An accomplished writer, Amy is partially deaf and has penned recent articles on disabilities, among other issues, to the i newspaper, New Model Adviser, PR Week and PR Careers. Friends expect her creative writing to blossom in the coming years and one, in particular, is reportedly keeping an expectant eye on the shelves of Waterstones.

Follow Amy on Twitter or email her.

 
  James Rowe    Account Director   Over the past 10 years, James has worked with some of the world’s biggest technology and challenger brands, including the likes of Microsoft, Samsung, Kia and Three, delivering insight-led PR campaigns that resonate in boardrooms and sway public opinion.  Outside of work, James fancies himself as somewhat of an entrepreneur with a fledgling Amazon store, and also enjoys competitive running challenges – not for the glory – but in a desperate bid to work off his Frankenstein food creations and elaborate cocktail designs.  Follow James on  Twitter  or  email him .

James Rowe

Account Director

Over the past 10 years, James has worked with some of the world’s biggest technology and challenger brands, including the likes of Microsoft, Samsung, Kia and Three, delivering insight-led PR campaigns that resonate in boardrooms and sway public opinion.

Outside of work, James fancies himself as somewhat of an entrepreneur with a fledgling Amazon store, and also enjoys competitive running challenges – not for the glory – but in a desperate bid to work off his Frankenstein food creations and elaborate cocktail designs.

Follow James on Twitter or email him.