Tink Taylor: New York City

Founder & Chief Operating Officer at dotMailer / dotDitial Group

What’s your historical New York – London connection?
I first came to New York about 20 years ago as part of an around the world trip I was on. I had initially planned only to stay a few days and then head off to meet up with some friends in Toronto. Three months later I was still here and having a ball!

New York has always had a soft spot in my heart. Over the years many of my close friends moved out here and in more recent times I found myself going backwards and forwards a lot between NYC and London as my business took on a more global remit. This has grown to the point where we decided to put some physical feet on the street over here, I have been here building out a team since early January.

Describe your experience in New York as a Londoner.
I have found NYC to be a ‘massive small town’! Both on a personal and business level I have managed to connect with so many people through contacts I have here in NYC and London. It never ceases to amaze me how many people visit, travel through or know a friend of a friend in NYC.

How can NYC and London best engage with each other?
Both cities have their own unique charms. I think London can learn a lot from the type of business networks and how they operate out here in NYC, things certainly seem a lot more focused and less stuffy. It would be nice to see London embrace and love the English as much as the New Yorkers do!

I have found NYC nothing but welcoming, and I wonder if London is the same in reverse?

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Whale Beach Sydney Australia, as it combines all the things I love. It’s a small peninsular that forms part of the Northern Beaches. On one side you have the ocean and some amazing surf, on the other side and really only a few meters away, the harbour and access to some great sailing, and you can still be in the CBD in under an hour if need be.

In flight entertainment: 

What’s playing in your headphones right now? Hey Ho by The Lumineers when chilling and when running Crystalised by The XX.

What are you currently reading? Getting Rid of Mister Kitchen by Charlie Higson

In flight entertainment: 

What’s playing in your headphones right now? Hey Ho by The Lumineers when chilling and when running Crystalised by The XX.

What are you currently reading? Getting Rid of Mister Kitchen by Charlie Higson

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