meet the team americas

Meet the team in the Americas

Impact is bursting with energetic, talented and passionate people who want to make a difference.

Andrew Britt, COO Impact

Andrew Britt

COO, SVP Account Strategy, Americas

Andrew Britt

COO, SVP Account Strategy, Americas

As someone with extensive experience in growing and transforming businesses in a variety of leadership roles, I now get to share my passion and knowledge with others. I enjoy working with a diverse group of leaders in a cross section of industries to collaboratively solve their L&D problems. Away from work, I coach a men’s rugby team in the greater New York area, and last year we made it through to a top four placing in America.

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Ted Gemmell Impact

Ted Gemmell

SVP Global Client Services, Americas

Ted Gemmell

SVP Global Client Services, Americas

With 20 years of L&D and OD consulting experience my role includes everything from proposal development to managing global projects involving leadership development and change initiatives. As a strategic business partner, I help clients improve business results via custom solutions that align talent development with business drivers. On weekends I'll be cheering at my two sons' football games or riding my John Deere tractor in pursuit of the elusive perfect lawn.

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Jeremy Benton, Impact International

Jeremy Benton

CEO Impact Americas, and Global Commercial Director

Jeremy Benton

CEO Impact Americas, and Global Commercial Director

Having joined Impact UK in 1997 as a facilitator before establishing US operations in 2001, my passion lies in leading Impact’s business and partnering with clients to architect custom leadership development programs. I’m a British national, husband, father of four, outdoor enthusiast and mountaineer. I’m always seeking my next adventure, my greatest accomplishment (other than having four boys!) was summiting Everest in 2005.

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Gavin Shaw

Gavin Shaw

VP of Finance, Americas

Gavin Shaw

VP of Finance, Americas

Leading the US finance department includes guiding my team, considering new ways for increased financial success, keeping the team financially informed and ensuring accurate reporting. I have a business/accounting degree and 15+ years experience as a CPA. I see myself as a finance skilled business partner rather than an accountant. I love spectator sports, food, wine, whisky, binge watching TV, travel, wood burning open fires and being outside in the fresh air.

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David Cooper, Impact International

David Cooper

Senior Consultant, Americas

David Cooper

Senior Consultant, Americas

I have been working in L&D since 1992 and joined Impact in 2004, providing design, management, and delivery expertise to clients around the globe. Current initiatives have me consulting with clients from multiple business sectors to coach and facilitate the development of key leadership talent. I am also a past adventure consultant and professional rock climbing guide with numerous alpine and big wall ascents around the world.

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Francesca Faretta, Impact Americas

Francesca Faretta

Program Manager, Americas

Francesca Faretta

Program Manager, Americas

My role as program manager in the Americas means taking each day as it comes and always learning something new. Whether it is interacting with clients or working on program logistics, each piece of this work is both exciting and rewarding! When I am not at work, you can find me relaxing at the beach (in the summertime!), traveling, baking something up in the kitchen, or just taking a leisurely walk outside.

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