Meet the Serchen team

Serchen has a dedicated team of individuals that will provide you with the best experience possible. Our team is comprised of ultra-talented and experienced individuals, read more about us below.

James Ketchell

CEO & Founder

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An entrepreneur with 14+ years experience with internet ventures. An avid reader, storyteller and World traveller, he splits his time between California and his homebase in the UK. An extremely proud father of twin girls, James spends his spare time on the racetrack and is currently competing in the Radical European Masters series. See what James is up to by following him on Twitter.

Kevin Smith


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Kevin is a qualified accountant with over 20 years experience, the last 12 of those within the online advertising and hosted services sectors. Being a true numbers man, his experience extends beyond accountancy and branches out to the technical intricacies of Analytics, Adwords and information architecture. Outside of work, Kevin divides his time between his family, motorcycling, scuba diving and enjoying live music/comedy performances.

James Ford

Commercial Director

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As Commercial Director, James is responsible for the overall strategic growth of Serchen, and wears many hats. He also oversees our sales, campaign management and lead generation teams, making sure everyone is happy, whilst handling sales for some of our enterprise clients. An avid sportsman & closet geek (sshhh), James enjoys competitive boxing, soccer, movies and gadgets.

Gary Adams

Senior Web Developer

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Gary has been creating products at Serchen for the best part of a decade. He has a keen eye for design and is extremely passionate about user experience. Gary loves building new things and more often than not, you will find him leading the way on Serchen's greenfield projects. Out of the office Gary goes full nerd on personal programming projects and gaming, but does like to keep active with his cycling and badminton.

Ian Bailey

Senior Web Developer

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Since Ian joined Serchen he has overseen a complete overhaul of our behind the scene technology. Using automation techniques as a base, Ian has saved hundreds of man hours streamlining existing processes. In his spare time, Ian works on personal projects, and enjoys cycling and Geocaching.

Lee Brant

Senior Account Manager

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Lee has 12 years of online advertising sales & marketing experience as a Senior Account Manager. He specialises in online advertising sales, account management, website statistics and campaign analysis. Out of the office, Lee enjoys travelling, football, and walking his dog Alfie.

Matt Payne

Media Sales Executive

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Matt joined Serchen with 4 years experience as a Team leader. He builds strong relationships with clients new and old and uses his previous experiences to drive the Serchen brands forward. Matt is an avid guitarist and spends most of his time either at the beach or playing gigs.

Katie Johns

Assistant Operations Manager

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After studying business for 7 years, Katie recently graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Business Studies and Project Management. Katie spends her time working on admin tasks whilst also researching for new projects. Out of the office Katie likes all things crafty and is always looking for new challenges. She also has a love for animals, especially her 3 baby tortoises (George, Pierre and Pepe)!

Matthew Cave

Media Sales Executive

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Matthew has 4 years experience recruiting solely within the technology/cloud sector, Matthew has a strong track record of building and maintaining relationships with clients and is keen to use these skills to push the Serchen brand forward. Outside of work Matthew enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and socialising with friends, he is also football mad and is an avid supporter of Liverpool.

Gary Pearce

Media Sales Executive

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After years working for Insurance companies Gary pushed his skills into Account Management for the Media industry. After three years experience enjoying a good track record and maintaining strong relationships with clients he has joined Serchen looking to drive the brand forward. In his private life he is a dedicated supporter of Southampton FC and devoted to his family and kids.

James McMorrow

Media Sales Executive

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James has joined Serchen with extensive knowledge and skills in sales, marketing and design. After graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth with degrees in Visual Communication and Graphic Design, James had has gained experience in IT B2B campaign management and account management. He has joined Serchen looking to drive the exciting brand forward. Outside of work, James follows Chelsea FC passionately, is a keen cyclist and enjoys playing videogames.

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