Words about their space: Over the past 8 years he has worked extensively in the web, mobile and digital industries managing teams of developers and delivering bespoke web projects to clients globally.
He has a BA (HONS) Economics, and MSc Business Management and has extensive experience working in Japan, India, Canada, and Europe.
Having worked with clients across Asia, North America and Europe he has built up invaluable experience in digital business models, building digital platforms across global audiences, and scaling projects from a commercial sense.
Gurps has developed custom web and mobile apps, consulting on key functionality, load balancing of servers, scaled launches, key functionality, and digital marketing.
He has a proven track record of delivering on time within budget as well as ensuring all projects are well managed from development into support and maintenance and further enhancements.
Gurps has extensive experience working with technical teams, developers and digital marketing experts allowing him to integrate digital media, web and mobile technologies. He has worked with business owners, entrepreneurs, and CTO’s ensuring digital projects are well managed, scalable, future tech proof, and phased to balance budgets, with key specifications and functionality as well as ensuring each project delivered is delivering expectations and ROI is maximised.
Guilty pleasure: Matcha Haagen Dazs Ice Cream
I have never: never worked with Rolls Royce, but it is on my agenda for 2016!
Pseudonym: The Machine
Words about their space: Carl has over 20 years experience of developing and delivering technology products and services to SME and Fortune 100 companies. As an ex-techie, he has a deep appreciation for all things digital and has the battle scars and experience to turn digital innovation into commercial success.
Carl joined Yantra in January 2015, as commercial director, and is the driving force behind the company’s development of strategic products and partnerships, which compliment the long-standing and successful service business. This strategy is allowing the company to grow into new and international markets.
He is a serial entrepreneur with four starts-ups under his belt. As he puts it; “three successful exits and one learning experience”. Last year he registered his first patent, proving that he still has plenty of energy to be exploited.
Guilty pleasure: Raspberry Pi
I have never: Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, but it is on my bucket list!
Pseudonym: Mr Cool
Title: Business Development
Words about their space: Simon plays a pivotal role in connecting with businesses to understand their challenges in the digital world and helping them understand how Yantra can create and define their digital and video strategy to successfully engage with their digital audience.
I have never: spoken to Bernie Ecclestone about his digital strategy (does he know what one is?)
Pseudonym: Tenacious S
Title: Operations & Marketing Manager
Words about their space: Carmen is responsible for managing project operations, product training, market research and planning & budgetary control of all digital marketing.
It is Carmen who drives efficiency and discipline in Yantra’s internal processes, whilst keeping the company at the forefront of developments in digital marketing. Basically Carmen keeps us honest and on track.
Guilty pleasure: smoking cigarettes
I have never: drank alcohol 🙂
Title: Digital Producer
Words about their space: Jon wears many hats, coming to Yantra with a background in the fast paced agency world. He has worked on all types of projects, from social media campaigns to custom built e-commerce applications.
Jon takes a lean approach to product development and UX, and is always on top of the latest technologies and frameworks. This allows him to build scalable systems, that focus on performance, maintainability and scalability.
Guilty pleasure: Hacking anything I can.
I have never: Ridden across the USA on a Harley Davidson… one day!
Words about their space: With a background of working for large consulting firms, Nico has an uncanny ability to remain calm under pressure. Which is good as he keeps clients happy by ensuring project management & delivery is smooth and expectations as well as requirements are managed.
As Head of Content, Nico manages all manner of content across the company, helping keep Yantra’s brand image consistent and digestible.Guilty pleasure: Harry Potter movies