Who We Are

Cordoba Services, our training consultancy, and Cordoba Rewards, our incentive rewards organisation, specialise in the area of 'Human Performance Improvement'. Your challenge is our starting point for setting up a focused, flexible and highly skilled team. It might be one consultant bringing to bear all their experience on your behalf. Or it could be a team with complementary skills, working together over many months to deliver the excellent results our clients expect. It’s our people that make the difference. The array of talent making up the Cordoba team is the best guarantee of the excellent results our clients have come to expect.


Peter McDonnell, Founder and Chief Executive Cordoba Group

Passionate about Sales, Sales Strategy, Coaching and Sales Assessment & Development, Peter’s background in leasing and commercial finance includes Sales Director of GE Capital and Anglo Leasing.  He also worked as Director of Strategy for Blue Arrow. As a consultant, Peter has worked with numerous blue-chip organizations including De Lage Landen, Siemens Financial Services, Grenke Leasing, Close Bank, BT, Alcatel-Lucent, Legal and General and ADP. During the past ten years the Cordoba Group has successfully launched and developed a number of businesses, including Cordoba Rewards – an online Loyalty/Incentives Company specialising in channel partner rewards and recognition schemes.


Billy Rae, Lead Professional, Public Sector

A former Assistant Director of Housing and ALMO Chief Executive, Billy now coaches across Public and Private Sector, working with senior leaders and their teams to maximize potential, focus and capacity. Latterly, Billy has worked extensively with Private Sector construction companies who provide services to the Public Sector, such as Willmott Dixon, Wates, Morrison and Apollo. This has involved coaching MDs/CEOs and their leadership teams around building excellent relationships with the Public Sector as well as developing sets of behaviours that inspire the wider workforce to perform at their best. Most recently Billy has very successfully coached senior leaders in Westminster City Council as part of their Leadership Programme. Billy holds two diplomas from the Coaching Academy in Corporate and Executive Coaching and Personal Performance Coaching (both with Distinctions). Billy is also an ANLP certified NLP practitioner and a member of the Association for Coaching.


Neil Pagnam

Neil joined the Cordoba Group team in May 2015. For the last 10 years he has worked for Edenred where he was known as a trusted advisor within the Key Account team, and servicing FTSE 100 companies within the Incentives, Benefits and Expense Management Markets.

Neil is passionate about putting the client first and strives to ensure that he delivers a service that is always to the highest level. Regardless of the situation, he will do everything possible to make sure that his performance is steady and strong.

He has over 24 years of Account Management experience. Previous employment has included working within the motor trade as a Corporate Account Manager for Avis, Regional Operations, Sales Manager for Dentwizard, Business Development Manager for a paint distributor, Area Sales Manager for a newspaper and he started his career as a Sales Representative for a retail electrical outlet but soon became Branch Manager.


Sarah Jones – Commercial Manager

Sarah joined Cordoba Group as Commercial Manager in September 2013. Sarah joined us from Colliers International where she had a lead role in the acquisition of national talent. Sarah holds a Business Management degree from Cardiff University and has had a 9 years experience in account management and HR. Sarah has worked in the UK and Asia Pacific, 3 years based in Sydney.


Ephrem Gorsa – Finance

Ephrem has a Degree in Business Accounting as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He has spent his career working in Medical, Electronics and Management Consulting and is now responsible for Accounting and Finance at the Cordoba Group.


Iyanu Oyejola – Finance and Operations Analyst

Iyanu joined Cordoba Group in April 2015. Iyanu has recently graduated from De Montfort University with a BA degree in Accounting and Finance. She has had a placement year as a finance analyst in IBM so brings with her knowledge of interacting with clients and organising workload to maximise efficency. Iyanu is an enthusiastic indivudial who is responsible for finance and operations activities within the company.


Reece Hellings – Client and Business Development Executive

Reece Joined Cordoba Group in November 2014. A native New Zealander, Reece spent the first six years of his career working for one of the largest companies in New Zealand. Most recently Reece has worked as a Project Manager within the fuel industry however has previously held Marketing and Sales positions. Reece graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2009 with a commerce degree majoring in Strategic Management and Marketing, he is also a Prince2 qualified Project Manager.