About CultureGene


Driving the Culture First Movement

The traditional operating model for business, that was developed for the industrial era, was suitable for complicated yet predictable challenges. Business is more volatile because of the accelerating technology-driven rate of change and this in turn has resulted in business challenges becoming less predictable. 

The previous hierarchical top-down management style that worked so well in the past is no longer effective in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) business environment.

Culture First companies are designed to thrive in this new volatile world because they are not designed to be hierarchical, they focus on personal growth and development, are more agile, flexible and adaptable.


Brett is the founder and CEO of Culturegene a Culture First consultancy. Prior to founding Culturegene Brett was the Managing Partner at a leading London based Executive Search firm where he successfully completed CxO, VP and Director level searches for hundreds of high-growth companies in the UK, US and across EMEA. He has interviewed more than 5,000 senior executives over the past 16 years.

Brett is an investor in Seedcamp funds I, II & III and an investor in and advisor to a number of early stage start-ups.

​Brett is currently interviewing Founders, CEOs and other senior executives of successful high-growth start-ups to understand how they defined, developed and implemented their company’s culture.


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