Interim and Projects


Sometimes hiring exceptional talent needs to happen fast. That’s why we’ve created JBM SOS - our interim and consultancy service. Our on-demand consultants are Ops, Strategy and Growth leaders from some of the world’s most successful tech companies. They'll add instant value, freeing you up to focus on growth.

Being a scale up CEO isn’t easy. But you don’t have to do it alone.

From providing interim ScaleUp CxOs or GM’s to plug urgent leadership gaps, or world class consultants to deliver instant impact, our SOS team will give your business the rocket fuel it needs.

Why use SOS?

We're trusted by some of the world's fastest-growing ScaleUps to find them the best talent in three main ways:

On demand talent

Access to a diverse, global talent pool

An unrivalled network of Operators

Sourcing through personal referrals

Results at pace

Shortlist within a week

Option to convert to full-time

Focus on execution, not theory

Bespoke solution

An extension of your business

Adaptable as you scale

Try before you buy

Who we’ve helped

Here’s a selection of high-growth firms we’ve helped to grow since we launched SOS in late 2020.

Recent Placements


CxO Advisor

Ops Director

Ops director

VP Marketing

VP marketing

Chief of Staff

H/O Customer Success

Team SOS!

Who you’ll be working with

Ben Sanders

Managing director


Marina Maxwell

General Manager


Alice Olafare

Head of community


Advisory Board

Cleo Sham

Partner, Stride.VC

Ben Sanders

MD Europe, Pollen

Charlene Chen

COO, Lantum

Catherine Wines

Co-Founder, WorldRemit

In Memoriam

The late, great Catherine Wines (Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer, WorldRemit) was a founding board advisor of SOS and a great friend to the JBM team. In late 2020 she sadly lost her brave battle with pancreatic cancer. We will honour her memory by trying to fulfil the promise she saw in SOS and we’re committed to supporting the COO community and championing DE&I in tech as she did throughout her incredible career. If you are interested in learning more about Catherine’s life and career, you can hear her story on JBM’s 40-Minute Mentor podcast.

“I engaged SOS to fill an urgent interim senior Ops role and was really impressed with the speed at which they delivered. Within a week, we hired a fantastic candidate with very relevant ScaleUp experience. I’d highly recommend SOS to other Founders looking for ScaleUp Ops talent.”
James Hind, CEO

“We engaged JBM SOS to fill an interim role to support with investor relations. We were really impressed by the speed of engagement, quality of candidates, and smoothness of process. I certainly recommend SOS to other ScaleUps.”
Philip Kelvin, CFO

“First class service from the initial conversation through to hiring. JBM SOS have a deep understanding of what’s required in the ScaleUp space and produced several quality candidates. Highly recommend."
Andrew Stancliffe, Investment Director

“The team have been incredible to work with. Marina and the team have taken the time to understand the landscape, complexity of the role and type of profile we’re looking for, without compromising on quality. They represent a high calibre of talent, some of the best I’ve come across, and have been patient, supportive and open in their approach at all times. Highly recommend.”
Jemma Wong, CMO


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