Meet the Team
I co-founded Synetec with Gregory Snell in 2008 with the mission to help create tech that matters. A customer-service orientated entrepreneur from a software development background. Straight-talking, no-nonsense, sugar-free, get it done attitude on a mission to be part of the solution. Enjoying the journey of building an inspiring team that is passionate about delivering excellence to our customers.
I co-founded Synetec with George Toursoulopoulos in 2008 after many years as a developer myself. We set out to improve the customer experience of software development and it is still central to all that we do. I am a firm believer that software is primarily about people – from the end users all the way through to the people that produce it – which is why the team at Synetec is so important to me. We aim to foster an environment where people can learn, grow and contribute; to both our work, and the growth of the company itself. It is also why I believe that Agile and DevOps principles are so important – we must continuously strive to improve!
I am the chief commercial officer for Synetec and have been working in the IT industry for over 20 years. In my role at Synetec I am responsible for setting the go-to-market strategy for the company, with direct responsibility for both the sales and marketing functions, as well as working with our clients to help them with their digital strategy. This is achieved through helping clients to act fast to take advantage of new markets and opportunities as policy, compliance and governance, fluctuating budgets, demographics, and technology impact our daily lives and organisational requirements. I am a keen rugby fan, who recently enjoyed supporting England at the World Cup in Japan, and can often be seen stretching myself in a 5-a-side football arena.
An IT industry veteran having worked as an IT Director for Logicalis, Fulham FC and MotorSportVision Ltd before moving to assist Managed Services businesses with their Go To Market Strategies. Recently I managed and helped sell Cloud Service Provider Carrenza to Six Degrees Group and am actively involved with startups and established businesses helping them grow.
I`m a keen sports fan of any shaped ball and still play Rugby Union and most recently joined a local orchestra where I play piano and percussion.
Internationally experienced, entrepreneurial and have always been drawn to small companies where individuals matter. I began a part time admin role with Synetec in 2009 and it’s developed into a full time mission to support the growth of this dynamic organisation. I champion responsible business practices that respect people and the environment. I believe that positive change comes from hard work as well as open and honest communications.
For over 7 years I have dedicated my career to keeping executives organised and less stressed. Habitually going “above and beyond” and suggesting ways to deliver more value. Passionate about helping Synetec achieve its strategic goals. I appreciate honesty, inclusion and opportunity to work for a company where you feel valued. Every growth is a journey and it starts from believing in yourself and in what you do.
As the Head of Delivery for Synetec, I bring a wealth of knowledge of delivery of technology Projects and Programs. Utilising best practice methods such as Scrum, Kanban or SAFe agile we are able to deliver a consistent service not matter how big or small our clients may be. My passion, in business is to deliver projects that move the dial for our customers and adding value to their business. Synetec has welcomed me with open arms and I look forward to the challenges 2020 will bring us.
As Synetec’s Development Manager, and most relentlessly optimistic employee, I help our engineering team work to the best of their abilities! Whether it is over a coffee or hashing it out as a group in a retrospective, I’m focused on making sure we’re growing and changing. I came to Synetec in February 2019 and have had so many fantastic opportunities since I started. Synetec is a company that really rewards hard work and initiative, I’m lucky to work somewhere that embraces the “can do” attitude! In my spare time I love trail running and buying up all the contents of second hand bookstores.
As a kiwi working in London, the Synetec team have made me feel super welcome over the past 18 months I’ve been working here, although I still get teased when I ask for a pen! Growing my career was the driver for moving over and I’ve had multiple opportunities to grow alongside Synetec, successfully making the transition to a Product Owner role with their support at the start of the year. As a Product Owner, I work closely with our clients to define their goals and prioritising, maximising the value they receive from our delivery team by aligning their business needs with new products and features. When I’m not working, I’m running around London or Europe, exploring all the places that are much easier to see now that I’m not in New Zealand!
I’m a software developer with 9 years of experience who likes to get things done the right way.
Best practices and delivering what the client needs is very important to me, these values are easily found at Synetec which made it an easy decision to join.
Since joining I have been quickly brought up to speed on new technologies and Synetec’s projects
In my free time I enjoy walking, city breaks and a good drink with friends.
I have been working at Synetec for over 3 years as a senior software engineer and as on site consultant for our clients. With 10+ years work experience in multicultural environments working across different countries, I provide ‘outside the box thinking’ approaches, to offer great solutions to clients’ needs. I like contributing in all phases of software development, from analysis and design to solution implementation and deployment. As a tech savvy person, I am always keen to research, customise and integrate new technologies into the bespoke software offered to the clients. I am a strong believer in the power of knowledge sharing, I also mentor junior members of the team. I like spending my spare time traveling, watching films and learning foreign languages. Beside my native language and English I also speak Spanish and French, with German and Portuguese next on my list.
As any aspiring graduate seeking to branch into the world of programming, I wanted the opportunity to prove my knowledge and enthusiasm in order to secure a starting role as a developer. Synetec was able to provide that opportunity on top of additional training and chances to show off my skills. Within a span of six months, I went from taking telephone calls and debugging client issues, to being placed in development team for one of their major clients as a junior dev. We’ve recently released functionality to our client where I was the main contributor in its final stages which was very well received by not only the client but the team as well. Working with Synetec has been an absolute joy to work with and I have learnt a lot within the short span of time I’ve been here. They do come with a small caveat however as with working with any other small company. Challenges are diverse and plentiful, so in turn I needed to learn just as quickly as they pop up. However whenever I did struggle, the team here at Synetec are always keen to lend a helping hand.
I am an experienced developer with 8 years insight in the IT industry who enjoys mastering new skills and applying them to providing enterprise level solutions. I also enjoy the challenge of developing elegant solutions that not only fulfils client’s needs but also adhere to best practices. I chose to join the team at Synetec because of the vision and direction of the company with aspiration to stay at the cutting edge of technology and opportunity to further develop my skills. When I am not deep in code, I love to watch football or play football.
As an open source software architect, I tend to enjoy a good coffee, a good single malt, and generally breathe code. With a professional software development career rooted in the early nineties, I will be celebrating a 30 year journey soon. I am still just as excited to get involved in building a custom solution solving a particular problem, than I was printing “Hello World” on my TV set using BASIC on a Sinclair Spectrum in 1982. I have provided custom solutions to very specific challenges in the Telecommunications, Logistics, Banking, Mining, Financial, Defense and e-Commerce industries, and continue to enjoy solving puzzles.
My desire to learn and explore new technologies and knowledge brought me to Synetec. I like being part of this team as I am allowed to express myself and get the right direction when I need it. My motivation to keep pushing and diving further as well as being eager to explore really helps me improve my skills on a daily basis. While working at Synetec I have learned a whole lot about C#, Web APIs & Angular as well as AWS. As part of the team I really like that the door to new knowledge is open as well as being able to share it with my colleagues.
I work at Synetec as a Software Developer. I have close to 8 years of experience working in distributed team environment in various domains including Payments, Trading platforms and Real estate. I enjoy building innovative solutions to real life business situations and like to keep things simple when working on complex problems. I believe this can be achieved with good understanding of domain experience and clients’ business. I work across the project lifecycle here at Synetec right from Business requirements analysis, design, development and deployment. I take pride in sharing knowledge with my team and help junior team members when they need support. Having worked here for more than 3 years since I moved to the UK, Synetec has been a second home. I like the personal touch in professional relationships we have built here over time and the collaborative work environment. My hobbies are travelling & trying my hand at cooking new dishes in my spare time; these are fast getting replaced with spending time with my 1 year old daughter and watching her grow each day.