Zen occupies the newly-created role of Content Manager – a post designed specifically to capitalise on his background as a journalist.
Zen’s first full-time media job was working on a pre-teen magazine called 4girlz, a role that saw him mingle with the likes of The Saturdays and stars from Twilight and High School Musical when he wasn’t busy designing DIY headbands or glitter-covered mirrors.
After treading the red carpet and testing toys in the B2C world, Zen moved into B2B journalism at Mobile Entertainment, where he climbed the ranks from Staff Writer up to Editor, reporting on the then-burgeoning mobile app and smartphone market. Among the free app download codes, his most significant moment during that period was an interview with none other than Apple legend Steve Wozniak. It was also at Mobile Entertainment that Zen first crossed paths with FieldHouse’s Neil and Cordelia – a relationship that would grow as he made his subsequent career moves.
Next, Zen moved to Real Business, covering fast-growth startups from across sectors beyond just mobile. Interviewing everyone from HRH the Duke of York for his Pitch@Palace efforts to The Body Coach boss Joe Wicks, he became deeply embedded in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Most recently, Zen was Editor across three magazines – Elite Business, Elite Franchise, and Elite Global – which meant he was more than occupied, overseeing the creation of each title and keeping the team sane when triple print deadlines loomed.
But after a Darth Vader-like whisper in his ear from Neil, Zen was convinced to join the “dark side” and now finds himself in the PR industry he’s worked alongside for so long, overseeing content strategy for FieldHouse and its clients.
Outside of work you can catch Zen documenting his musings on fatherhood through his blog DADult Life, trying to keep his fitness in check, or getting his film fix at the cinema.