We're Cavalry

Our mission is to celebrate and unlock the true potential of the creative & marketing talent.


With 40 collective years experience in agency management roles, Cavalry was born out of the belief that freelancing for both companies and freelancers should be easier and more reliable than it is today.

A successful freelancing operation is fundamental to the ongoing success of agencies, consultancies and in house marketing & product teams. Yet we know from experience how fraught, time consuming and expensive it can be to find skilled advertising and digital experts when you need them most. This is despite an ever growing number of talented and experienced experts in advertising and digital choosing to join the flexible workforce.

This is where Cavalry comes in. Our goal is to unlock the full potential of freelancing in our industry and by doing so provide companies, freelancers and agencies no better way to connect and do business.

Our marketplace is designed by the industry for the industry and recognises the importance of craftsmanship quality and availability while streamlining the way companies and freelancers find each other and work together

Our Team

Dave Bentley

Co-Founder & CEO

With 17 years working in or running agencies including AKQA, Profero and Havas, Dave intimately knows the challenges that creative and digital companies face with freelancing. Not surprisingly, the idea for Cavalry was born out of these experiences.

Nick Stevens

Co-Founder & CTO

Nick is responsible for all things Product and Technology on Cavalry. As an award-winning and experienced technologist, Nick has held technology leadership roles at HP, Razorfish and Sapient.

Richard Barlow

Head of Customer Relationships

Rich is responsible for making sure the experience with Cavalry is as smooth and successful. He is a digital agency veteran with over 15 years experience in agencies in Sydney and the UK including the White agency and Reactive.

Wayne Arnold


Wayne Arnold is the co-founder of the global digital marketing agency MullenLowe Profero. Wayne set up the business with his brother in London in 1998 and over saw the growth and expansion of Profero into 15 offices globally.