The new standard for data
in performance marketing

Creating transparency in lead generation across Europe.

Contact State was formed in 2019 to set a new standard for consumer data exchange. Since then, we've built trusted networks of clients and partners across the consumer finance lead generation market to establish and evolve a more transparent and profitable lead generation ecosystem.

Leadership team

Our team has more than 20 years of deep experience in lead generation. Having worked in both the lead seller and lead buyer spaces, we bring an open perspective to the needs of our market and consumers' experiences.

Alain Desmier

Managing Director

Alain founded and led one of the most prominent lead generation businesses in the UK and draws on a wealth of online experience in financial services marketing in Europe and the US.

Thomas Brett

Head of Mortgage & Lending

Thomas has been working in the financial services market for over 10 years, starting with a customer facing role, and then into business development, where he oversaw lead buying on a large scale.

Lindsey McLoughlin

Head of Client Strategy

Lindsey is a digital marketeer with 20 years media buying experience working for a variety of leading fashion, travel, and consumer electronic brands in the UK and Europe.

Lydia Davis

Accounting Director

Lydia is an accounting professional with over 20 years of financial reporting experience focusing on improving processes and controls as well as building strong teams.

Mike Laming

Technical Director

Mike is a technologist who started his career in Silicon Valley and has spent the last ten years working in innovation and digital transformation with a range of startups and FTSE 100 companies.

Rob Rokoff

SVP, Corporate Development

Rob is a marketing and data analytics executive with 20+ years experience helping businesses scale, combing unique and proprietary data assets with strategic Go-To-Market digital experiences.

The Verisk connection

Contact State is part of Verisk Marketing Solutions, a division of Verisk who has led the way in creating a more transparent and compliant lead generation ecosystem in the United States for over a decade. They provide marketers with real-time insights to make data-driven decisions about how to engage the right person, with the right message, at the right time — all with the highest regard for consumer privacy, preferences, and permissions.

Proudly working with industry standards bodies

Contact State works with industry standards bodies, like the Equity Release Council, to raise the standard of advertising and lead generation in financial services.

Our commitment to data security

The confidentiality and responsible use of consumer and business data is at the forefront of everything that we do.

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