Key People

  • Paul Girardot

    Founder, Creative Director

    Paul Girardot started his career as an Art Director at J Walter Thompson, where he spent six years working across the agencies accounts.


    He then moved to other well known Advertising agencies such as Doyle Dane Bernbach and the Lowe Howard-Spink group before setting up his own agency in October 1991. The agency, Girardot, has worked for many famous financial brands and continues to grow.

  • John Patterson

    Senior Copywriter

    John started his career as a copywriter at Leo Burnetts and then moved to Grey Advertising before becoming Joint Creative Director at BDG. He then moved to Spain  as a creative director in one of Barcelona's most creative agencies and is fluent in Spanish.


    He then returned to the UK and first worked with Paul Girardot at the Lowe Howard Spink Group and over the years they have produced many campaigns together both financial and consumer.

  • Alex Glover

    Senior Strategy Consultant

    Alex has been an active communications consultant to a wide range of global blue chip companies in the corporate and financial services sector over the last 30 years, he has gained a deep understanding of broad communications challenges that organisations face in local and international markets.


    Much of his career has been centred on developing programmes for the refreshment or introduction of brands and products for organisations such as Standard Chartered Bank, PIMCO and a wide range of European based Asset Managers

  • Lexa Palfrey

    Head of New Business

    Lexa is a valuable asset having held positions on both the agency and client sides. She started her career at Iveagh Asset Management before moving to the advertising group AML.  Most recently she was Client Relationship Manager at Legg Mason.


    Lexa is an account director and is also in-charge of new business at Girardot.

  • Jacson Mitchell

    Senior Digital Designer

    Jacson is an experienced addition to the Girardot team. Jacson specialises in interactive and three-dimensional design.


    After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Computer Animation and Visualisation, Jacson secured a senior position at Net Natives prior to joining Girardot in 2014 where he now heads online and on-brand moving image projects.

  • Michael Hicks

    Senior Print Designer

    Michael graduated from London’s Chelsea College of Art & Design with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design Communication. He joined Girardot in 2014 after working independently on projects for commercial and financial brands.


    Michael specialises in brand identity and development, print and web design, as well as collaborative idea/concept generation.

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