Greg Lawton & Christos Ellinas

WHO WE ARE

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Meet our amazing team heart

Greg Lawton

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
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Greg Lawton is an Astrophysicist who spent the last 7 years of his career in BAE Systems (UK). He managed large defence programmes (£100M+), advised the Board of Directors on International Strategy, and owned key relationships with the UK Government and MoD.

Dr. Christos Ellinas

CO-FOUNDER & CTO
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Holds a doctorate in Complex Systems from Bristol University (UK), where he was a faculty member, and was a Visiting Professor at Stevens Institute (USA). His research is award winning, has been published in leading scientific journals and industry guides, has attracted EU and industry funding and has been piloted across several large-scale projects.

Adamos Hadjiadamos

FULL STACK DEVELOPER
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Software developer with a Masters in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science from Imperial College London (UK). He has over 9 years of experience primarily developing enterprise software in the financial services industry.

Alexandros Hadjixenophontos

FULL STACK DEVELOPER
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Software developer with a Master in Computer Science from the University of Queen Mary (UK). He has over 8 years of experience in enterprise software and web applications development.

Alexandros Mannari

FULL STACK DEVELOPER
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A technology oriented electrical engineer with experience in software development in full stack applications as well as academic experience in electrical power system analysis. Graduated from the University of Manchester with MPhil and MEng degrees in electrical and electronic engineering, Alex is passionate about the mitigation of climate change through innovative technologies.

Dr. Alexei Vazquez

PRINCIPAL DATA SCIENTIST

World-renowned network scientist (90 papers, 2 books) with a PhD in Statistical Physics from the International School of Advanced Studies (Italy). He has over 20 years experience at world-leading institutions such as the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and the CRUK Beatson Institute. He has a track record of making key contributions in understanding what makes harmful things flow in networked systems, and how to mitigate them.

Andreas Paradisiotis

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

Software developer with a Master in Cognitive Systems from the Open University (Cyprus). Over 10 years of experience across both B2C and B2B software. Passionate about distributed technologies, data wrangling, and machine learning.

Ben Campbell

WEBSITE DEVELOPER
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Graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a First Class Honours in Website Technologies, Ben has continued to explore the world of the creating for the Internet. Starting at age 10 with his first website, he has grown to run multiple agencies and projects, ranging from a dog grooming site to a building a complete eLearning platform with thousands of users.

Brooke Wandler

HEAD OF GROWTH MARKETING
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Brooke is a Seattle native who chose the sunny life in Southern Spain. She started her career off in sales, but quickly fell into the numeric storytelling of marketing and made the switch. Now a seasoned marketer, she is obsessed with experimentation, data, content creation, and delivering results.

Ceci Graziati

Head of People and Operations
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Originally a Marketeer, her passion led her over People Ops where she focuses on improving how teams work within and between functions. An advocate of fast and agile processes, Ceci is helping N&L scale ops in an effective and efficient way.

Charitos Andreou

AUTOMATION ENGINEER
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Software Developer turned SQA, with a Bachelor in Computer Science from Bolton (UK). Charitos is obsessed with finding bugs and killing them, whether it is manually or via automation using Groovy, Java and Selenium.

Dr. Christin Gaedtke

Pre-Sales Engineer

She has a Masters and Ph.D in Physics, and some excellent previous sales experience in a SaaS company where she was building the German market from scratch, closed many deals and gained some fantastic experience in performing demos. In her personal time, she loves sailing, horse riding and running.

Dr. Christopher Wright

PYTHON ENGINEER
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Chris has a PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK) in the development of an Ultrafast Laser Ultra-Precision laser platform. He has experience in data-centric views of improving algorithms, and is obsessed in making code more modular and performant.

Dr. Chrysostomos Marasinou

DATA SCIENTIST
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Chrysostomos is a Data Scientist with a PhD in Theoretical Physics from UCLA (USA). As a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA, he conducted research in the field of Breast Cancer AI and disseminated his work in high-impact conferences.

Fotis Achilleos

AUTOMATION ENGINEER
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Software Developer turned SQA, with a Bachelor in Computer Science from University of Cyprus (CY). Fotis loves finding bugs, but usually they find him.

George Dimitriou

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER
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Software Engineer with a Masters in Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Sheffield (UK). He has 10 years of experience in the design and development of large scale software systems in finance.

Dr. Georgios Kalogridis

HEAD OF AI

Dr. Georgios Kalogridis is a world-renowned data & algorithms expert (33 patents), with a doctorate in Mathematics from Royal Holloway (UK). He has over 19 years of experience in corporate R&D and agile development that resulted in multi-millions in value creation. He has a track record of successful leadership of software development and product design teams.

Harry Anstock

INSIDE SALES REP

Ex Pro Golfer moved into Sales. BA in Social Sciences from Uni of York. Competitive and driven

Jack Stapley

INSIDE SALES REP
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ISR with a BSc in Sports Management, current Professional Rugby Player at Nottingham Rugby Club.

Katerina Vasileiou

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER
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Software developer with a bachelor in Physics from the University of Cyprus (CY). She has over 5 years of experience in the design and development of web applications for the gaming industry.

Dr. Kostas Sakellariou

DATA SCIENTIST
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Holds a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Australia (Australia) and a Masters from Oxford University (UK). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales (Australia). Kostas’ research has been published in leading scientific journals in Nonlinear Dynamics, Complex Networks and Time series Analysis.

Kyriakos Nikolaou

QA ENGINEER
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Kyriakos earned his Electrical Engineer and MEng Energy Technology & Sustainable Design at the University of Cyprus. He has been working as a QA until 2015 in Telecommunication, Information Technology, and Banking Services.

Nicholas Collier-Webb

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER
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Software developer with a bachelor in Computing from the University of Plymouth. Has over 6 years experience in industry as a web developer.

Maddalena Andriolo

FINANCE DIRECTOR
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Maddalena has an Economics degree (with laude) from Verona, Italy (remember Romeo Juliette?) and is an ACCA Chartered Accountant. She loves finance and is driven in building functions that run smoothly whilst scaling.

Maria Demesticha

PRODUCT DESIGNER
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Maria had the privilege of starting her career in UI/UX design within the dynamic world of Conversational AI. For over a year, she has delved into complex design problems and delivered effective solutions while navigating technical constraints. Her work spans from core features of the product to website design and marketing assets.

Marinos Nicolau

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER

Software Developer with a Bachelors in Computer Science and a Masters in Cybersecurity. He has 3 years of experience in the development of Progressive Web Applications and CMS Platforms in the fields of Education, Sports and Management.

Dr. Michael Mourao

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER
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Mathematician turned software developer, with a doctorate in Mathematics from Warwick University (UK) and a Masters from Cambridge University (UK). He has over 6 years of experience in delivering enterprise-level, cloud-based applications to international organisations.

Monica Pereira

MARKETING DESIGNER
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Monica has a Masters in Illustration from Escola Superior Artística do Porto (Portugal). She has over 7 years of experience in the graphic design industry in a multidisciplinary perspective - print, editorial, digital, motion graphics, video and illustration.

Olivia Noble

Inside Sales Rep
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In a previous life, Olivia was a handy Tennis player. Forced into early retirement, she now has a keen eye for business. Olivia began her career as a manager at a Ritz-Carlton before becoming Chief of Staff for a Silicon Valley AI Start-up. She also holds a BSc in Kinesiology- Exercise Science.

Omar Assir

INSIDE SALES REP
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With a background spanning four countries (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, The Netherlands, and now UK), Omar began his career in creative technology where he worked with many F500 clients. He also holds a BA (Hons) Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and used to swim at a national level.

Panayiotis Pavlides

PRODUCT DESIGNER
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Computer scientist turned designer, Panayiotis is passionate in solving complex product design challenges. Loves exploration, questioning and collaboration with people from different disciplines to produce impactful deliverables.

Panteleimon Stamatakis

PRODUCT OWNER
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With a versatile background ranging from investment banking & B2B e-shops, to the gaming industry and being a certified penetration tester, Panteleimon is a product aficionado. He has a Bsc in Computer Science (University of Macedonia) and an Msc in Robotics (International Hellenic University)

Paraskevas Kleanthous

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER
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Holding the title of the youngest member in the team, Paraskevas appeared out of the blue as a summer intern in 2020. Whilst working on his Masters from the University of Aberdeen (UK), he is working across a number of aspects on the Nodes & Links platform.

Pinelopi Constantinou

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER
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Software developer with a bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde (UK). Pinelopi has 2 years of experience in the industry. You can say she is a newbie, but hey, even the greatest were one, right?

Rory MacPherson

CORPORATE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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With over 6 years experience in SAAS Software Sales. Rory’s career started in Australia, before moving to France and now he is based in the UK. He holds a BA (Hons) in International Business from his studies in Scotland and Canada.

Ryan Boyle

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Armed with an Accounting and Financial Management degree from Loughborough and 6 years experience in the wilds of SaaS startups, he's been crunching figures with the precision of a pro since his university days. Outside of the numbers he enjoys playing both football and squash in his spare time.

Sofia Lorenzo

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
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A finance fanatic with over four years experience as an Accounts Assistant. Sofia has a real passion for making sure her spreadsheets are perfect! Studying towards her ACCA, she is determined to grow further. She likes to tackle anything with a positive outlook, as well as being an avid jet setter and plant lady.

Soufiene Chahbani

PRODUCT OWNER
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Computer engineer turned product owner with a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Tunis (Tunisia). He has over 4 years of experience in project and product management. Prior to joining Nodes & Links, Soufiene was a product owner at IBM Dallas, where he worked on an educational game for students interested in getting into computer science.

Spencer Boldt

INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE
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Spencer, an ISR professional, holds a BS in Economics, a BA in Women's Studies, and an M.Sc in International Development from Georgetown University. Bringing a technical background in data analytics and research and development, Spencer also juggles a career as a professional rugby player.

Srid Guniyangodage

CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER
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Srid has over 13 years’ experience helping brands to adopt and use innovative technology. He is collaboration and results oriented and here to make sure you achieve success with Nodes & Links.

Stelios Avramidis

HEAD OF PRODUCT
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Computer Engineer turned Product Manager with a Masters in Digital Games from University of Malta (Malta). He has over 6 years of experience driving the release of over 14 digital products with a budget in the range of tens of millions of dollars for companies such as Sega, Microsoft and Sony.

Stephen Rennick

Head of Commercial
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Stephen is a proven sales leader with over 10 years of experience in both consultative and technical sales experience. He's worked in both B2B Enterprise sales for SaaS, Managed & Professional services, as well as B2B SMB/SME sales for Digital Marketing Software & Services. A goal-oriented individual with decisive leadership qualitive, Stephen brings a track record of consistent over-achievement across various industries.

Vasos Koupparis

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER
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Software developer with a bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Surrey (UK). He has over 5 years of experience in web application development and architecting solutions on cloud services for both individuals and enterprises.

Vishakh Suresh

PYTHON ENGINEER
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With a Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science from India and a Masters in Big Data Analytics from the UK, Vishakh has accumulated over 4 years of experience. During this time, he has played a crucial role in developing Python applications for multiple research projects focusing on machine learning and image processing.

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