Franky Athill is Head of Marketing at Patch having joined as their 4th employee in early 2017. Patch is the brand for a new generation of houseplant parents and urban gardeners. He was previously Head of Marketing at Route1, a mobile first recruitment marketplace, and built Mario Testino's online community to 2.8 million subscribers. He was trained on Omnicom's fast-track management programme. This involved working in five marketing agencies spanning customer research, branding, PR and digital. He studied a mix of sociology, anthropology, biology, demography and statistics at Oxford University.