Meet the Team
“An ego-free culture stops mistakes from becoming failures.”
Although Big Chris was always pretty good at rugby (being in his words “f***ing massive”) he was much more comfortable hanging out with computers than jocks. After growing up watching his dad work far too hard, he decided he wanted to have his own business and do things differently.
“Become friends with failure and you’re already a step ahead.”
Teodora Vasileva is a Confluence junkie, using it to manage both work and life. She loves hiking in the mountains of Bulgaria and dreams of waking up and finding a Welsh Corgi puppy on her bed seeking cuddles.
Co-Founder & Sales Director
“No one cares about your sales pitch if you can’t solve their problem.”
Jacek Dębiec is one of those entrepreneurial types who tends to see rules and limitations the way a bull sees a red cape. Determined to have his own business since he could say ‘business’, Jacek started an airport pickup service at university and later a coffee company importing coffee from Vietnam to Poland. This was in between working for Google, Clearvision, and the gaming industry.
Head of Partnerships
“Don’t get stuck on one page if you know there are more chapters ahead.”
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jamale Harris started out as a business account manager for AT&T and worked with some impressive names he now likes to drop regularly: Viacom, HBO, Thomson & Reuters, New York Yankees, Bank of America, etc.
Head of Content
“People don’t care if software has great ‘this’ or brilliant ‘that’, but what this and that can do for them.”
Christopher Berry started out in the courtroom, badgering witnesses and shouting “Objection!”. Eventually he decided to turn his back on the law (as in, leave the legal profession, not become a gun-slinging vigilante) and take up copywriting.
“I beg of you, please stop asking me for a quote for the website.”
Having spent eons working with Atlassian tools that can be an absolute pain in the butt to use and support, discovering Custom Charts for Jira made Morgan Folsom do a happy dance.
Atlassian Experience Architect
“Knowledge is power; sharing knowledge is powerful.”
Born in the greatest UK city with the worst airport, Luton, Andy Barker spent his early years playing waterpolo, dabbling in photography, and singing in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.
Head of User Education
“If you want to be inspired, surround yourself with inspiring people.”
Becky studied elementary education in college, before pivoting to the tech sector after graduation. These combined experiences made her passionate about teaching technical concepts in a relatable, understandable way for all types of humans.
Performance Marketing and CMS Manager
“Two approaches to obstacles…… fix them or jump over them!”
Zak Harper is an ex-PHP developer who dabbles in digital marketing, tinkers with technical SEO, and builds websites (including the one you’re looking at). He’s helped numerous Atlassian vendors get their tracking aligned and drive up their customer acquisition.
“Be tough, be ambitious, know exactly what you want, and be it.”
Eve Cooke is from Bangkok, Thailand, but her work as a fashion designer for girlswear took her around Canada, China, and eventually to Milan.
“Style and substance aren’t enemies; you need both for good engagement.”
After 8 years of freelance graphic design/creative artwork and moving from business to business, Claire Rojek was glad to come to Old Street to put down some roots.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
Marek Canavan is a computer scientist turned UX designer hailing from Portsmouth, England, with a love for indie/classic rock, backpacking across South America, podcasting, and snooker. If he got stranded on a desert island, he’d take a snooker table so that he finally had the time to score a century break.
Events and Partner Manager
“All good things end, so enjoy every moment before they do.”
As someone who thinks time should never be wasted, Jane Techataveekul works hard at being the busiest person on Planet Earth.
“Support is not about answering questions, but providing solutions.”
Describing himself as “lost and damned” before coming Old Street, Thiago Ribeiro is a Brazilian-born, UK-based lover of eating, running 10Ks, eating again, and most of all, supporting our customers with their apps!
“There’s no such thing as perfection, only continuous improvement.”
Keen drummer, board game enthusiast, and classic sci-fi and anime nut, Fernando Freitas was born in the small town of Alegrete in southern Brazil and is now living and working in Munich, Germany, with his wife.