founder and EXEC PRODUCER
Dave started his career in music videos, working as a commissioner at Island Records and travelling the world with bands and artists such as Amy Winehouse, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and the Sugababes. From there he made the transition to advertising, working for the likes of McCann Erickson, Karmarama and Sapient Nitro, where he produced commercials and content for brands such as Mastercard, Sony Ericsson and Volvo. Crossfire is the culmination of all that’s come before, a life-long passion for creatively brilliant work and an addiction to all the weird and wonderful journeys the world of production can take you on.
Hazel worked in publishing for 14 years. Starting out at Harpers Bazaar and Esquire she worked her way up to Deputy Art Editor at the Radio Times, where she art directed stills shoots with famous names such as Dame Judi Dench, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Will.i.am, Gary Barlow and Ricky Gervais to name but a few. Creating concepts for shoots from Strictly Come Dancing to Little Dorrit she worked with the best photographers, producing timeless shoots and turning them into striking covers and layouts. Starting up a design arm for Crossfire in 2014 was the natural next step producing work, both in print and digital, for magazines and brands, encompassing websites, adverts, books, brochures, catalogues and everything inbetween. Nothing makes her happier than a beautiful design and a satisfied client.
Head of Production | Luxembourg
After graduating from film school in 2007, Ben launched a production collective called Radar in Luxembourg. In 2011, the collective became a full service production company producing creative and original commercials, music videos, documentaries and films. In 2015, Ben joined Crossfire as a commercials and music videos director. A year later he started running Crossfire’s first European office in Luxembourg where he and his team continue to deliver unique and authentic work that reflects the values of our clients. Nothing is beyond their remit; regularly producing documentary, commercial and online content of varying scopes for a diverse range of clients.
Head of Business Development | Switzerland
From a very young age, David has been passionate about videos and images. This led to him gaining an Audiovisual diploma, covering both film making and production. Following that he went on to achieve a Masters in international business at the European Institute of Management, and forged an impressive career, spanning fifteen years, working across various industries on the business management side. He works closely with his clients, and is considered to be adept at finding effective solutions for any given situation.
His role has taken him around the world and now he has joined the team at Crossfire as a way of merging his two passions together, business and creativity. As our Head of Business Development in Switzerland, he aims to help develop client relationships that are long lasting and rewarding for both them and Crossfire.
New Business | UK
Katie is hugely collaborative and loves meeting people from all corners of the world. She is a passionate linguist and forever seeks opportunities to connect with inspiring individuals to share stories, learnings and a wealth of insights. Filled with ambition and determination, she is a fierce believer that diversity makes us more innovative. With a formal 10 years of experience venturing overseas as a freelance photographer and an advocate for social change she is eager to unite creativity, purpose and profit. At Crossfire Agency she listens to her clients, learns their drive and their motive to build sustainable partnerships who value their devoted audience to simulate high quality campaigns through creative mediums, supporting them on their journey from the word go.