Meet the Syft team

Here are the people who build the app, liaise with clients, interact with Syfters, manage the money, inform the public and generally keep things ticking over!

Account Management

  • Susie Moulton

    Head of Account Management

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    Susie Moulton

    Head of Account Management

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The endless supply of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Oh, and my awesome team!

     

    Susie’s favourite joke…

    What’s Forrest Gump’s email password? 1forrest1

  • Gemma Walters

    Account Manager (Cardiff)

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    Gemma Walters

    Account Manager (Cardiff)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Working for a company I have so much passion for, being able to make a positive impact and providing a memorable service for our clients and workers.

     

    Gemma’s favourite joke…
    What did the 0 say to the 8? Nice belt! 😉

  • Wajid Ali

    Account Manager (Manchester)

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    Wajid Ali

    Account Manager (Manchester)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft? 
    Interacting with new clients and helping people find flexible work.

     

    Wajid’s favourite joke…
    I asked my wife if she ever fantasises about me, she said yes – about me taking out the rubbish, mowing the lawn, and doing the washing up.

  • Paul Billington

    Account Manager (Manchester)

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    Paul Billington

    Account Manager (Manchester)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    I really enjoy seeing the company grow and develop at such an amazing rate. How we as a team are not following a manual, we are writing a manual.

     

    Paul’s favourite joke…
    My boss is going to fire the employee with the worst posture. I have a hunch it might be me.

  • Paul Clark

    Account Manager (Birmingham)

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    Paul Clark

    Account Manager (Birmingham)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    I enjoy seeing the passion that everyone has for the business, how quickly you can see the business developing and getting to work with some amazing clients!

     

    Paul’s favourite joke…
    I turned up at my partner’s work the other day. I came up behind her, kissed her on the neck, she laughed and said “James, stop it! We’re at work!” My names Paul.

  • Lauren Kennedy

    Account Manager (Liverpool)

  • Paula Jackson

    Account Manager (Leeds)

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    Paula Jackson

    Account Manager (Leeds)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    I love the concept of Syft and I’m really proud to part of the team, it’s great to be working for something you really believe in.

     

    Paul’s favourite joke…
    I have an Epipen. My friend gave it to me when he was dying. It seemed very important to him that I have it.

  • Kelly Wager

    Account Manager

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    Kelly Wager

    Account Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft? 
    Meeting the clients.

     

    Kelly’s favourite joke…
    What do you call an alligator in a vest ? An investigator!

  • Talisa Blackwood

    Account Manager

  • Aina Olsnes

    Account Manager

Operations

  • Kristel Safo-Poku

    Operations Manager

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    Kristel Safo-Poku

    Operations Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Seeing the company grow from the beginning and being part of the journey. Also, my colleagues are amazing.

     

    Kristel’s favourite joke…
    Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere.

  • Chris O’Neill

    Operations Assistant Manager

  • Sofia Basaldua

    Operations Executive

  • Klara Spievakova

    Operations Executive

  • Tola Adeyefa

    Operations Executive

  • Lilian Tsumbu

    Operations Executive (Manchester)

  • Katie Roberts

    Operations Executive (Manchester)

  • Ksenia Taranenko

    Operations Executive

  • Ania Wojtan

    Operations Executive

  • Stacey Riddell

    Operations Executive

  • Minja Sillanpaa

    Operations Executive

  • Zanita Reubens

    Operations Executive

Sales

  • Harmeet Rehal

    Sales Director

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    Harmeet Rehal

    Sales Director

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft? 
    Working within a highly talented and dynamic Team.

     

    Harm’s favourite joke…
    The 45th President of the great U.S of A…

  • Tom Woods

    Business Development Manager (Manchester)

  • Sarah Peck

    Regional Manager (North and Midlands)

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    Sarah Peck

    Regional Manager (North and Midlands)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    I love that each day brings exciting opportunities to continue to build a business that is committed to changing the face of the industry and raising workers’ wages.

     

    Sarah’s favourite joke…
    Which kind of cheese do you use to disguise a small horse? Mascarpone

  • Jack Oakden

    Business Development Manager (Manchester)

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    Jack Oakden

    Business Development Manager (Manchester)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Being a part of the Manchester launch team and pilot team in Birmingham.

     

    Jack’s favourite joke…
    Why can’t T-Rexes clap their hands? Because they’re extinct.

  • James Finn

    Senior Business Development Manager

  • Eri Shabani

    Business Development Manager

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    Eri Shabani

    Business Development Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    I feel valued in the company and I believe in the product.

     

    Eri’s favourite joke…
    How do you count cows? With a cowculator!

  • Andrew Waldron

    Senior Business Development Manager (Birmingham)

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    Andrew Waldron

    Senior Business Development Manager (Birmingham)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The Syft team as a whole is an extremely dedicated bunch of awesomeness! Also, disrupting an industry is very cool.

     

    Andrew’s favourite joke…
    What do you get if you cross a cow and a camel? Lumpy milk! (Sorry)
  • Jai Roscoe

    Senior Business Development Manager (Liverpool)

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    Jai Roscoe

    Senior Business Development Manager (Liverpool)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Working with a business that is still in its infancy excites me. The sky’s the limit for all involved.

     

    Jai’s favourite joke…

    Wind turbines. Big fan.

  • Chris Donaldson

    City Manager (Leeds)

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    Chris Donaldson

    City Manager (Leeds)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    I love getting new clients on board and hearing how amazed they are with the staff and levels of service we give them. It’s a real joy to hear the impact we have on the businesses we work with.

     

    Chris’ favourite joke…
    I just got a photo from a speeding camera through the post. I sent it right back – way too expensive and really bad quality.

  • Phil Houlihan

    Chef Director

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    Phil Houlihan

    Chef Director

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    It’s a great working culture to be in.

     

    Phil’s favourite joke…

    I’ll tell you what I love doing more than anything: trying to pack myself in a small suitcase. I can hardly contain myself.

  • Hiral Amin

    Senior Business Development Manager

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    Hiral Amin

    Senior Business Development Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Syft itself is an amazing product and this is evident when speaking to current and potential customers. The culture is fantastic, this is the first company I have worked with that gives you an insight on how the company came about. We have a great team and I love being a part of it!

     

    Hiral’s favourite joke…

    What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down? It gets toad away.

  • Chris Grey

    Senior Business Development Manager (Industrial)

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    Chris Grey

    Senior Business Development Manager (Industrial)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The people and the energy in the office.
    Chris’ favourite joke…
    A man walks into a bar and says “ouch!”
  • Andrew Collier

    Telesales Executive

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    Andrew Collier

    Telesales Executive

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The opportunity to progress and be involved in decision making which relates to my role.

     

    Andrew’s favourite joke…
    What did the vegan cheese say to the dairy cheese before the race ? “Hey! I’ma cashew!”
  • Matthew Birt

    Internal Operations Manager

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    Matthew Birt

    Internal Operations Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    I love the energy of startups, everyone working together to solve problems and make the company succeed!

     

    Matthew’s favourite joke…
    There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.

  • Julian Roy

    Business Development Manager

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    Julian Roy

    Business Development Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft? 
    The company culture and people I work with.

     

    Julian’s favourite joke…
    What’s wrong on so many different levels? Crime in a multi-storey car parks.

  • Gary Brown

    Senior Business Development Manager

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    Gary Brown

    Senior Business Development Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    We’re changing the world!

     

    Gary’s favourite joke!…
    I quit my job working for Nike. Just couldn’t do it anymore.

  • Simon Forester

    Senior Business Development Manager

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    Simon Forester

    Senior Business Development Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The variety of clients we know and work with and being a part of something that’s growing so quickly from early on.

     

    Simon’s favourite joke…

    What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.

  • Anthony Obe

    Business Development Manager

Onboarding

  • Karsten Dall

    Onboarding Manager (London Hospitality)

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    Karsten Dall

    Onboarding Manager (London Hospitality)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Being able give freedom and choice to all our Syfters!

     

    Karsten’s favourite joke…
    Hear about the new restaurant called Karma? There’s no menu: You get what you deserve

  • Kelton Gooding

    Training & Compliance Manager (Manchester)

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    Kelton Gooding

    Training & Compliance Manager (Manchester)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Working with a talented team and to be involved in changing the industries we operate in.

     

    Kelton’s favourite joke…
    I was interrogated over the theft of a cheese toastie. Man, they really grilled me.

  • Jake Shannon

    Onboarding Executive (Manchester)

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    Jake Shannon

    Onboarding Executive (Manchester)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The creativity, freedom, seeing things progress, and the Manchester team’s banter!

     

    Jake’s favourite joke…
    George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matthew McConaughey get together to make a movie. Clooney says, “I’ll direct.” DiCaprio says, “I’ll act.” McConaughey says, “I’ll write, I’ll write, I’ll write.”

  • Angela O’Haire

    Onboarding Manager (Liverpool)

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    Angela O’Haire

    Onboarding Manager (Liverpool)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft? 
    I love coming to work every day. The working culture is fantastic, every day is different and engaging, plus I get to meet great new people constantly. I’m so proud to be part of it.

     

    Angela’s favourite joke…
    I saw this bloke chatting-up a cheetah. I thought, “He’s trying to pull a fast one.”

  • Elaine Jones

    Onboarding Manager (Leeds)

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    Elaine Jones

    Onboarding Manager (Leeds)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Seeing my city grow and the part I play.

     

    Elaine’s favourite joke…

    What do you call bears with no ears? B.

  • Chakina Stewart

    Onboarding Executive (Birmingham)

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    Chakina Stewart

    Onboarding Executive (Birmingham)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    I love the fact that I’m working for a company that is continuously growing. I’m a people person and meeting new people every day makes me happy.

     

    Chakina’s favourite joke…
    My friend thinks he’s smart. He told me an onion is the only food that makes you cry. So I threw a coconut at his face.

  • Andy Shiel

    Staffing Manager (Birmingham)

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    Andy Shiel

    Staffing Manager (Birmingham)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft? 
    The great team atmosphere and meeting new people each day.

     

    Andy’s favourite joke…

    “David, do you think I’m a bad father?”
    “My name is Steven.”

  • David Lucombe

    Onboarding Manager (Industrial)

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    David Lucombe

    Onboarding Manager (Industrial)

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Not moaning about having to go to work.

     

    David’s favourite joke…
    People say I have no willpower. Not true, I’ve quit smoking loads of times.

  • Gina Santana Rosario

    Onboarding Executive

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    Gina Santana Rosario

    Onboarding Executive

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The staff, the free food and the good vibes.

     

    Gina’ favourite joke…
    What starts with E, ends with E, and has only 1 letter in it? Envelope.

Marketing

  • Angela Tang

    Marketing Director

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    Angela Tang

    Marketing Director

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The energy, the ideas, the creativity!

     

    Angela’s favourite joke…
    A vegan and an SEO expert walk into a bar. Who talks about organic first?

  • Ollie Brown

    Marketing Designer

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    Ollie Brown

    Marketing Designer

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft? 
    The fast paced nature of the business and that every week is different.

     

    Ollie’s favourite joke…
    What does the Loch Ness monster eat? Fish and ships.

  • Aimee Rawlings

    Marketing Associate

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    Aimee Rawlings

    Marketing Associate

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The family feeling!

     

    Fin’s favourite joke…
    I call traffic lights ‘robots’ and people seem to find it pretty hilarious. But they really are robots.

  • Josh Haokip

    Marketing Associate

  • Fin Murphy

    Content and Social Media Executive

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    Fin Murphy

    Content and Social Media Executive

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Seeing the company grow rapidly and taking on new challenges.

     

    Fin’s favourite joke…
    I was walking by a cash machine earlier and an old man asked me to check his balance. So I pushed him over.

  • Elliot Williams

    Marketing Design Intern

Dev

  • Tom Dignan

    CTO

  • Berta Gutierrez

    Software Engineer

  • Susan Yakuba

    Data Scientist

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    Susan Yakuba

    Data Scientist

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Completing interesting projects and the great work-life balance.

     

    Susan’s favourite joke…
    There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

  • Rakesh Shamantula

    QA Engineer

  • Levente Bagi

    Senior Backend Developer

  • Chirag Patel

    Senior Android Developer

  • James Weatherley

    Senior IOS Developer

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    James Weatherley

    Senior IOS Developer

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?

    A Nando’s team lunch always goes down well 🐔

    James’ favourite joke…
    How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? None – It’s a hardware problem.

  • William Lacroix

    Frontend Developer

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    William Lacroix

    Frontend Developer

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Being a part of a fast growing company.

     

    William’s favourite joke…

    What is red but smells like blue paint?

    Red paint!

  • Raj Gurung

    Backend Developer

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    Raj Gurung

    Backend Developer

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Working with an evolving product and solving exciting challenges with smart engineers.

     

    Raj’s favourite joke… 
    N/A, Error, Not Found.

  • Neil Chandler

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Neil Chandler

    Senior Software Engineer

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Syft is a young company and it’s exciting working in an early stage business. Everyone gets stuck in to make things happen. You can really make a difference.

     

    Neil’s favourite joke…
    How did the hipster burn his lips? He drank his coffee before it was cool.

  • Alex Filatov

    Senior Software Engineer

  • Freeman Latif

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Freeman Latif

    Senior Software Engineer

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Working with a quality product and great people.

     

    Freeman’s favourite joke…
    404. Joke not found.

  • Gustavo Semião-Lobo

    Lead Backend Software Engineer

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    Gustavo Semião-Lobo

    Lead Backend Software Engineer

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft? 
    The people.

     

    Gus’ favourite joke…
    Knock knock! Who’s there? Etch. Etch who? Bless you, friend.

Product

  • Iván Gadeschi

    Head of Product

  • Ergun Karaman

    Lead UX/UI Designer

Finance

  • Stephen Britto

    Finance Director

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    Stephen Britto

    Finance Director

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The variety, the people and the dogs.

     

    Stephen’s favourite joke…
    What’s Postman Pat called on holidays? Pat.

  • Nasim Hussain

    Payroll and Accounts Officer

  • Ioannis Papoutsis

    Finance & Strategy Manager

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    Ioannis Papoutsis

    Finance & Strategy Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    The freedom to work on new projects and the ice cream filled freezer.

     

    Ioannis’ favourite joke…

    London weather is the best. (This joke is as bad as the weather, really.)

Human Resources

  • Jennifer McCarthy

    Talent Acquisition & HR Manager

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    Jennifer McCarthy

    Talent Acquisition & HR Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    Syft’s rapid evolution has meant that it’s a really fast-paced and fun place to work. I am very excited for the future!

     

    Jennifer’s favourite joke…
    Two chimpanzees were getting in the bath. One said “Ooh ooh ah,” the other replied, “Put some cold in then!”

  • Adina Kuse

    HR Assistance and Office Manager

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    Adina Kuse

    HR Assistance and Office Manager

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft?
    No day is the same. There is always some weird request, crazy idea or revolutionary thing to pay attention too.

     

    Adina’s favourite joke…
    What’s the difference between a ginger and a vampire? One is a pale, bloodsucking creature that avoids the sun. The other is a vampire.

Founders

  • Jack Beaman

    Co-Founder & CEO

  • Novo Abakare

    Co-Founder & COO

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    Novo Abakare

    Co-Founder & COO

    What do you most enjoy about working at Syft? 
    Just the best working environment to be in. I’m not biased at all!

     

    Novo’s favourite joke…

    If you ever see a guy on a scooter with a puppy in a bag, that’s me.

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