Hi, we’re Chris and Alex
Hi, we’re Chris and Alex
LockSmith is Chris Lock and Alex O'Rourke (nee Smith). We’ve known each other, and worked together, for over 20 years. Our experience spans multinationals, start-ups and SMEs. Local and Global. Marketing and Innovation. Big teams and small. Budgets of all sizes. And we love nothing more than to bring all of that experience to bear on solving your marketing and innovation challenges, training your team or providing coaching and business partnering.
Alex isn’t quite as old as Chris but like him has 23+ years marketing experience gained working in multinationals, SMEs and start ups, on some of the world’s best loved brands. Alex & Chris worked together at both Camelot and Diageo, and most recently Alex spent 3 years at Fever-Tree where she set up the Innovation department and was instrumental in one of the most successful challenger stories in history.
Alex has experience across the full marketing mix and particularly loves all things brand strategy and creative development related. But most of all she is passionate about people and loves nothing more than coaching, training and developing teams & individuals and seeing them thrive. She is a qualified transformational life coach
What’s it like working with LockSmith?
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“Alex is a brilliant leader, she creates high performing teams who deliver big outcomes. She is a thought leader who builds a stretching agenda and strategy, her breadth of experience makes her a highly skilled and rounded marketer who is committed to delivering amazing work.”
“Alex has a rare blend of strategy, insight and creativity, which she brings to all innovation and brand challenges. Her passion for innovation shines through and with it comes a level of energy and commitment to all she does, helping to galvanise the business behind her vision.”
“Chris is an outstanding marketer with a track record second to none. Whilst working with him at Coca-Cola it was clear he not only has an astute marketing brain but also possesses a natural ability to get the best out of people.”
“I worked alongside Chris during his time in the leadership team of Lily’s Kitchen. Chris played a big role in: continuing our growth momentum; communicating our brand; developing our products, and growing our team. I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Chris, and I would jump at the chance to work with him again.”