From 40 to 4000: Scaling with Private Equity

Dimi Albers is Global CEO at Dept. A pioneering technology and marketing services company that creates end-to-end digital experiences for brands such as Google, KFC, Philips, Audi, Twitch, Patagonia, eBay. He has overseen the company’s rapid expansion to a truly global organisation of 4,000 employees. Dimi was part of Tam Tam, the agency that became Dept. Running that business for 11 years, holding many roles in the agency, including opening their Amsterdam office in 2011. 

We discuss:

1. His journey into the agency space and becoming CEO. 

2. How to tell Private Equity they are wrong

3. Bringing 33 companies together

4. The Dept culture and how they maintain it during growth

5. The stage of growth at which it's important to focus on culture

6. The key ingredients for success in technology businesses