Meet the team!

Richard Ells

Richard has a history of building successful digital businesses. He co-founded the successful digital agency SiteWizard, now over 20 years old. More recently, he founded Retortal.com in 2013. As the CEO, Richard’s assembled a team of over 40 developers and created a social media management platform, used by global fortune 500 companies such as Herbalife, Mary Kay & Forever Living. Retortal’s software is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Chris Gorman OBE

Chris has a long history of launching, growing and leading successful ventures spanning a wide range of industries including mobile, music, ecommerce, technology and retail. He has received many business awards including Ernst & Young UK E-Business Entrepreneur of the Year, Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Business Leader of the Year, Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland in Business, and the laudable SBAAT Businessman of the Year Award.

Jurgita Rhodes

Experienced in B2B, B2C, Fin Tech Digital, Media, News, Technology, consulting and international corporate sectors. Jurgita is well equipped to handle the operating responsibilities needed to be Electroneum’s Chief Operating Officer. She has a wealth of experience in brand impacting, time critical programs, transformation programs, major events media coverage & delivery of business benefits via technology-enabled change making her the perfect fit for Electroneum.

Nick Cook

Nick’s management consulting background brings a wealth of structure to the ETN team as Chief Commercial Officer. Nick has 20 years background in the Automotive, Manufacturing and Technology industries, supporting many of the world’s most successful brands. Nick works as a trusted advisor at Executive level, he has hands on experience of driving R&D and Digital Transformation, Product Lifecycle Management, Operations Management and business process transformation programs.

Conor Doyle

As our CMO, Conor will actualise Electroneum’s entire Marketing Strategy. Working across both the ad industry (for 10 years) and management consultancy, he is an innovative, creatively driven, strategist, having designed intelligent and disruptive communication products for the world’s biggest brands. His ethos is built around the idea of intelligent creativity, delving into the minutiae so as to unearth unconventional, industry defining ideas.

James Atkinson

James heads up the Electroneum Development Team, making use of over 10 years’ experience of agile development. James is also one of the “hands on” developers, and the “go to guy” for the Electroneum App. He has handpicked his team and worked alongside them passing on his wealth of knowledge.  He is dedicated and very passionate about not just about cryptocurrency but also about systems and organisational structure.

Barry Last

Barry has an incredible history of experience working as a Solutions Architect, with previous work in R&D engineering and PHP know-how.  Barry has worked in numerous tech-developer roles, his experience is invaluable to the team. Barry has taken on the mammoth task of infrastructure Specialist-with a whole host of skills; CMS, CSS, XHTML, Apache, JavaScript, HTML, Subversion, XML. His expertise will be put to good use within the ETN family.

Adam Atkinson

Adam has a First in Computer Science from the University of Kent. He leads the Javascript development of Electroneum, with a specific lead role in developing and maintaining the offline paper wallet system that allows 100% security of Electroneum stored funds. He has extensive knowledge of cryptocurrency and works alongside exchanges that list Electroneum to provide them with the support they require. This can involve late nights and early starts.

Dean Cole

Dean is the member of the development team with the least sleep. With giant quantities of caffeine and all-night vigils, Dean is responsible for the Electroneum blockchain development and maintenance.

He also maintains and develops the C++ based server daemons required for mining and transacting in Electroneum. He is a crypto-enthusiast and is very knowledgeable about mining providing advice to newbies in cryptocurrency.

Chris Harrison

Chris joined the ETN team as core blockchain developer with a passion for the natural sciences, financial technologies and start-up business development. He has a background in Fintech sales and C++ development. Chris was an obvious choice for the Electroneum development team and has been seen to be active on various social media and blog sites offering help and guidance. He is a passionate crypto enthusiast and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.

Andre Patta

Andre joined our team as one of our specialist blockchain advisors. Andre is an online community manager and contributor.  He handles some of the tough technical questions from the community amongst other blockchain, C++, analytics, advisory and testing duties. His background as a software engineer makes him apt at handling the mining community as well as our crypto enthusiastic audience and is a great addition to the team.

Ben Whomsley

Ben is Head of UI/UX and is responsible for the development of the website, Electroneum app interface, PDFs and guides and Electroneum’s user experience. Ben’s creative background made him an obvious choice for the Electroneum Team. He created the concept for the logo and the foundations for the Electroneum brand.  Ben has been involved with Electroneum from the beginning and his passion for cryptocurrency shines through on a daily basis.

Costin Cristoi

Costin is a valuable member of the Electroneum app development team and is responsible for UI/UX integration and implementation. Costin graduated from Christchurch University with a degree in Computing & Digital Culture. He has a strong background in user interface design and is very organised.  He makes sure that we stay on track not only providing app updates but also to ensure that it is available in multiple languages.

Robert Hopkins

Rob graduated from the University of Kent after studying cryptography. Rob works with our development team, with a focus on cryptography and security. He provides support for the service desk team by providing them with a greater understanding of cryptocurrency as well as offering advice on how to service our clients correctly. He is also the Electroneum photographer. He is very patient, thorough, reliable and a well-liked member of the team.

Terry Hunter

Terry graduated from the University of Northampton with a BSc Honours in Computer Science and is fluent in Italian and Spanish. He works with the Electroneum development team, focussing on the back-end applications. He offers support to the service desk team and is passionate about development. Terry specialises in PHP development and gained experience from working in the social media and web development industries.

Imogen Dale

Imogen has a degree in visual communication. As Head of Social Media her task involves monitoring, analysing and responding to community feedback. Imogen works alongside the PR & Marketing team as well as with the developers to help evolve the Electroneum brand. Imogen creates dynamic graphics, video and animation content to ensure concise updates. Imogen’s team are responsible for creating and promoting material that drives brand exposure and app take-up.

Barbara Southwell

Barbara has worked alongside Richard for over 17 years and has a degree in Business Administration. She has a gained a wealth of knowledge in management, organisation and marketing within the digital marketing arena. Barbara has experience in building and training large teams and overseeing the on-going management of them. As a Project Manager, Barbara has been involved with setting up, building and training Electroneum’s service desk team.

Taylor Gorman

Taylor works hand in hand with our clients and partners within our Business Development department. As a business development manager his skills include understanding their needs and requirements as well as applying intuitive deal structures to ensure maximisation of goals and objectives. His extensive experience working in dynamic, entrepreneurial environments can mean only good things for the team and our development into the business world.

Lisa

Lisa works with the service desk and social media teams to deliver information, help and guidance to the community. Lisa has represented Electroneum at The GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and has extensive knowledge about our brand, technology and marketing ideals.

Sabrina

Sabrina has experience creating graphics and social media content for corporate accounts.  She provides support to our customers via social media and service desk to offer help and guidance to the community. Sabrina represented Electroneum at The GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Bee

Bee works with on the service desk team and provides support to our customers on our social media. Bee works in close contact with the developers and marketing team to monitor user/community feedback and help channel updates. She also helps to keep our knowledge base up to date.

Ruby

Ruby is the Electroneum mascot and provides the whole team with love and affection. She watches over us and keeps us on track. She has her own area of the office where she can see everyone. Having Ruby in the office brings a smile to everyone’s face. She is super friendly and a much-loved addition to our team.

Advisors

Mark Robinson

During the 20 years Mark served as a director on the boards of private businesses and companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, Mark was recognized for numerous awards for his entrepreneurial style and collegiate approach to leadership. His focus is on identifying opportunities and enabling dramatic corporate expansion.

Andy Denton

Online gaming consultant with over 20 years experience in ecommerce, online gaming and Fintech businesses. Having worked with major online and offline gaming businesses such as William Hill, Nektan, Aristocrat Gaming, Gala Coral and Microgaming, Andy has significant experience in the online gaming and cryptocurrency space.