Damian Bradfield 

“Damian is one of the most influential voices in tech today. If you want to really understand what innovation looks like - follow him.”
- Cynthia Johnson, Forbes

Damian Bradfield (1977) is the President of WeTransfer and Chairman of The University of the Underground. Based in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

His multidisciplinary background has taken him from London to Cape Town, Moscow to Amsterdam and most recently Los Angeles. A graduate from The London School of Economics Damian funded his degree working for Stella McCartney and fly posting for Alexander McQueen. Upon graduation he worked in the fields of design and advertising and later created award winning design and innovation studio Present Plus.

Damian was one of the founding partners in WeTransfer. The service that has 42 million active users transferring one billion files every month. In 2015, WeTransfer took its first round of investment (series-A of $25million by HCPE) and Damian moved to LA the following year to spearhead the company’s US operations.  

Damian’s professional and cultural interests include art and the role of creativity within organisations. Doubt, as part of the creative and commercial processes, and how the ambivert personality type works in a collaborative professional world. He is an outspoken advocate for online trust, art patronship and human values in business.


Damian is a highly regarded speaker and has spoken to audiences globally on the topics of innovation, education and the arts.

For speaking inquiries contact: hello@main-rose.com

Interviews & Articles

The TimesFast Company, The Creative IndependentThe Financial Times, Fortune, The Verge, Artsy, Forbes, LA Weekly, Mr. Porter, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Drum, Surface Magazine.


A day of social silence. _Day - launching October 12th 2019. Join here.


Secret LeadersDanny in the Valley, Growth Everywhere, Co-Matter, 33 Voices.


You can subscribe to Damians newsletter here; Any Given Sunday. A sporadic summary of the things that got him worried, excited, intrigued and laughing out loud.

Damian is President, CMO and founding shareholder of WeTransfer.
He’s also on Twitter, LinkedInMedium and is still using email.