Philip Shepherd

Philip Shepherd


Phil has commercial and strategic experience from thorough immersion in digital entertainment distribution and an awareness of the global marketplace with an extensive network of contacts at all levels.

He has a vast amount of experience in living and working overseas with time served in Angouleme, Sydney and New York. He has been successful in helping to build and run a successful luxury brand (Paris Ceramics) in USA, taking sales from $100k - $12m in 4 years. Founder of Opilo Recrutiment and Opilio Executive.


I first met up with Phil when he was looking for a Director in the digital media space for a major player in this market. He took the time to understand whether we were well suited and secured me an exciting new position. Since then I have worked closely with Phil to help build a brand new sales team. He understood completely my requirements, was able to propose some excellent candidates and has enabled me to be at complement with the team well within expected timescales. I would recommend any senior director in this sector to get in touch with Phil when considering a change.

Tracy Hutchinson • Candidate

Brightcove consistently have a need to hire the best executives in the VOD space. I have worked with Opilio Executive over the past two years on a number of senior level search. Each time, they have been extremely successful in assisting us secure the right people, their contribution in finding us senior hires has made a significant difference to our business and is an absolute example of how adding the right people is worth a multiple of the investment.

Philip’s network and real-world experience is exceptional, this value add has meant that we have been given carefully hand – picked candidates quickly. He is able to have a peer to peer discussion with the candidates and is able to introduce our business as the destination of choice in this competitive space. Opilio Executive ensure the whole process to be smooth and handle all assignments with confidentiality and professionalism.

Mark Bright, CEO • Brightcove

Opilio assisted with our recent hire of a Head of IT. Philip showed an admirable level of persistence and knowledge of the market to find us the right candidate for the role and I would recommend him for similar searches.

Steve Fleming, Finance Director • Paladone

Contact Philip

Philip specialises in: C Level and Director Level Roles in Sales, IT & Tech and Information.

07957 210 008
020 7183 7145


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