Neil is the co-founder and CEO of Whalar, the only Instagram, Facebook and Snap partner for influencer marketing.
Neil dropped out of Uni in 2006 with friend and future co-founder, James Street to start their first business. After a string of successful projects, the pair soon launched Shore Projects, a watch brand inspired by the British seaside which in its first year alone sold in over 30 countries.
Noticing a key shift in the way consumers connected with brands, they were able to grow Shore using social media creative and influence. Rapid growth led to awards and recognition - one
such prize being a week on Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson.
On Necker, the idea for Whalar was born and they began work on it within weeks. The platform is now backed by investors such as Sir John Hegarty, used by brands such as Dior, Disney, Uber, L'Oreal, Diageo and Pepsico and enables influencers such as @drcuerda and @cestmaria to create content for highly successful campaigns.