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Omni, meaning "All", directly reflects our company ethos of inclusiveness and a wide portfolio of services.  We apply a broad range of skills from a vast experience set in an ethical and balanced way. All our practitioners are experienced business people based UK, EU and Stateside, many Level 7 qualified, always in multiple skill areas and always with stories to tell.

James Thwaites
Business Growth

Most recently working in a VP Marketing role as a direct CEO report in an International Manufacturing business backed by European Private Equity. Was also a senior leader in an industrial / tech business unit that grew from £25-£50mn over 3 years. Has over 10 years agency-side business consultancy experience delivering and managing over 100 assignments in technology, manufacturing, services and digital end markets.  Former regional chairman of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Engineering EEF Regional Advisory Board member. Currently, EEF Marketing Interest Group Leader,  a new initiative started in September 2018.

Managing affiliates and delivery in Northern England, London and USA.  Passionate strategic marketer with a no-nonsense and open approach, experienced in all business sectors. Has reached Fellowship status with both the Institutes of Marketing, Consulting and is double Level 7 qualified through Post Grad Diplomas in Marketing and Market Research (winning the top post grad student award in 2007). 

When practising as an employed business consultant during the 2000's, he built a CPD portfolio through part time teaching 100 post grads at Lvl 7 level (Masters) in Strategic Market Analysis and Decisions, achieving 90-100% passing cohorts (versus 50% pass rate or less). Grade 1 OFSTED assessed College Lecturer even without formal training.  Was also chosen to lead an Executive MBA cohort as a single term interim in Strategic Marketing by a prestigious University business school.

John Gatto
Senior Partner - US Ventures

Experienced International business leader, dedicated to helping small to mid-sized enterprises achieve their goals. Additionally, he is a Founding Member of TAR Capital, LLC. providing venture funding for emerging technology in the energy sector. John has more than 30 years of progressively responsible manufacturing operations experience directing as many as 70 employees in companies with revenues in excess of $100 million. John has led these companies through start-up, survival, turnaround, growth and acquisition modes.


As an Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Services professional, John has operational expertise in several industries, including Oil and Gas, Energy, Off Road (including rail), Automotive, Marine, Offshore, Specialized Agriculture and Mining. His understanding of both domestic and international distribution channels encompasses value added resellers, integration partners, OEM, direct sales, leasing and government (including DoD) markets. 

Early in his career, John was engaged in the Oil and Gas industry as an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer for Jacobs Engineering Group, was a Sales Engineer for Limitorque Corporation and was recruited by Biffi SpA of Piacenza, Italy to establish and manage their North American start-up, all in Houston, TX.

Using his technical aptitudes, interpersonal skills and engineering degree from Penn State, John is well suited to collaborate with C-level executives as well as mentoring start-ups and advising growth-minded managers.

Additionally, John is an Advisory Board member at Penn State University supporting the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor, and he is a mentor to student teams pursuing start-up ventures.

Associate Pool
Omniversal Skills

Omni's associate base includes Leadership and Development experts, Tech business builders, Chief Technology Officers, Lean Six Sigma specialists, Finance and Accounting, Corporate Finance, Employee Engagement, Ventures Managers, and USA country experts.

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