Simon Hill – Managing Director & Co-founder
Simon is an experienced business professional with proven track record. He has a strong background in SaaS B2B start-ups, having previously been Director Business Development with Huddle where he was involved from the early days and helped to grow that business through two funding rounds in excess of $15m through the signing of key strategic partnership deals with Hewlett Packard, InterCall, Orange, LinkedIn, AVG, Itochu and many others, giving Huddle a global reach to hundreds of millions of potential customers. Simon brings this experience to Wazoku which will service a very similar target customer base and is looking to replicate the incredible success at Huddle. Prior to Huddle, Simon spent 6 years as a Strategy Consultant with PwC and Deloitte, working with clients such as Seiko-Epson, Guardian and T-Mobile on strategy, innovation and C-level advisory projects.
Kathryn Abram – Customer Success
With a background in marketing and communications in the not for profit sector, I’m a recent arrival to the wonderful world of start-ups. As Head of Customer Success I work with our customers to ensure they get the most out of our platform. I help our clients get up and running and provide ongoing account management support. I also manage our support portal which provides user help and ticketing.
I spend my spare time blogging and exploring London as my alter ego, Trip Stylist. As Trip Stylist I create self-guided London walks so spend my weekends wandering the streets of London looking for new places to go and checking out cafes, bars and restaurants (tough job!).
Nopadon Wongpakdee – Online Marketing
I’m a strategic internet marketing consultant with 15 years’ online experience in both large corporations and start-up environments. I’ve worked with several start-ups as an adviser and consultant in the US and UK.
I’ve got a very strong background in user acquisition, inbound, & SEO . When I’m not busy thinking about Wazoku, I’m keep busy with my Muay Thai Blog, and running tours to Thailand for Thai Boxing enthusiasts.
Miguel Manzano Palomino – Developer
Miguel is a Computer Engineer graduated in Malaga University. After three years working in Spain developing the back-end and front-end for web applications he moved to the U.K. In 2012 he joined the Wazoku team as a programmer. Now he is discovering the amazing experience of working for a pure start-up.
Besides IT, Miguel loves traveling and discovering new spots around London.
Rosemarie Diegnan – Product Director
As Product Director, Rosemarie leads Wazoku’s product strategy, planning and development for the Idea Spotlight platform. In this role Rosemarie manages the product roadmap and product marketing.
Prior to joining Wazoku, Rosemarie has 13 years experience providing product management services to a wide range of B2B software companies with an emphasis in human resource management, CRM systems and B2B exchanges for the recruiting industry.
When not thinking about Wazoku, she’s busy traveling about Europe and beyond.
Andrea Crotti – Developer
Andrea is an Italian software developer and he came to Wazoku just in time for the Christmas lunch. After studying in Italy and Germany, he landed in the UK following his passion for Python.
He loves to write clean code on his clicky mechanical keyboard,following the principles of laziness driven development. When he’s not typing furiously in front of a monitor he enjoys inline skating, dancing and basically any other sport.
Richard Ankers – Developer
Richard joined Wazoku as a developer after gaining his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics from The University of Manchester. Richard enjoys the challenge of formulating solutions to real world problems with technology, and the feeling that completing a project brings.
In his spare time Richard enjoys playing around with new technologies, basketball, and listening to music.
Sunitha Puthan – QA Engineer
I am a graduate from India in Information Technology from Jawaharlal Technological University. Initially I worked as a manual tester and later I get an opportunity to work with automated tools like Selenium.
Testing has become my long term career and commitment. Wazoku is my first start up company, and the first company to give me a warm welcome in the UK. Apart from learning Python, I like cooking.
Julia Karl – Designer
Julia or Jules is Wazoku’s first in-house designer. After finishing her studies in Germany and the UK she joined the team to upgrade the company’s look and bring more colours into Wazoku’s life. In her free time she enjoys to work on her own illustrations or simply get lost somewhere in London.
Julia Collier – Marketing and Customer Success Associate
After graduating from the University of Sussex with a MSc in International Marketing, Julia joined Wazoku as a Marketing and Customer Success Associate. She has a background in international sales and international business. Julia moved back to the UK from Paris last year. She likes listening to music, going to concerts, reading, writing, travelling, museums and work
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