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Iouri Prokhorov

Iouri
Prokhorov

Founder

Founder of Helastel, the visionary behind Intelastel, and serial tech startup founder Iouri is at our helm. A seasoned CEO, Iouri is passionate about the strategies that engender successful business leadership and how to effect change through technology.

Duniya Moore

Duniya
Moore

Chief Executive Officer

A qualified accountant and ACCA fellow, board member and rep for Wales, Duniya is responsible for all financial strategy in the company as well as HR, office management and compliance. Under her financial captaincy, Helastel has seen incredible growth.

Ian Guerit

Ian
Guerit

Chief Technical Officer

Ian has been integral in growing the company from a two-man band into the slick and substantial workforce it is today. In his present role as CTO, Ian deftly defines and delivers the company’s technical vision and strategy.

Niall Thomas

Niall
Thomas

Chief Commercial Officer

Our business guru Niall draws his energy from the team around him, and is driven by making things happen. Colleagues describe him as a man with a rich repository of anecdotes. Niall's an avid windsurfer, wakeboarder and skipper.

Gareth<br/ > Williams

Gareth
Williams

Managing Director - Product

Seasoned tech startup founder Gareth is a natural fit to lead the development of Intelastel. Energy, experience, a polymathic skillset and bad jokes are core to his leadership style. Gareth might just be the keenest of Helastel’s merry band of cyclists.

Nick Sturge

Nick
Sturge

Chairman

Nick Sturge is an expert in innovation and was awarded an MBE for services to the digital economy in the 2019 Birthday Honours List. Starting in the semiconductor industry, Nick is an influential member of Southwest UK’s technology scene.

Rob Fox

Rob
Fox

Head of Solution Sales

Helastel has big plans, and Rob has the ambition to match. Committed, dedicated, and always ready for a challenge, it’s ultimately working with people that makes him tick. A rugby and football fan, he’s also a dab-hand with a five-iron.

Harry  Hodder

Harry
Hodder

Account Manager

Zuckerberg gazumped Harry’s dream of being Facebook CEO, so he joined Helastel instead. He works strategically with customers to ensure they’re succeeding in their business objectives, tossing back his trademark swooshy hair as he goes.

Mariela  Popova

Mariela
Popova

Head of Marketing

Head of the Helastel marketing machine (and chauffeur of the company whippet, Wilson), Mariela is an expert in B2B marketing, brand, and strategy. A ‘fussy perfectionist’ in work, those who know her better, know better.

Owen  Bradley

Owen
Bradley

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Owen's created software to robust government standards so is well suited to leading a Quality Assurance team that ensures all our clients’ solutions are 100% airtight. Owen has a flair for the performing arts, including plays, short films and dance.

Philip  Hesketh

Philip
Hesketh

Project Delivery Manager

Phil holds an MSc in AI, and with a BA in Philosophy and Russian has plenty of real intelligence to back it up. Career highlights include managing a team of 30 Devs and the migration and interface development for a 30 million record customer data hub.

Cindy Selby

Cindy
Selby

Quality Assurance Engineer

With over 11 years’ experience as a test analyst and lead, Cindy is a highly trained and hardworking test force to be reckoned with. She thrives on the attention to detail and high level of communication her role requires.

Matt  Adshead

Matt
Adshead

Software Engineer

'Designing, coding, and talking' are Matt’s core skills, and he’s all about exercising creativity within a digital space. He allegedly has a boat named after him, although The Matthew of Bristol outdates him by 500 years.

Kelly  O'Connor

Kelly
O'Connor

Graphic Designer

Kelly creates collateral, turning her fine design eye to everything from branded guidebooks to web design and UI. She loves the variety her work brings, as well as the welcome respite from her rambunctious Sprocker puppy, Juno.

Wilson

Wilson

Chief Officer of Happiness

Fashionable, but only occasionally aloof.

Harry  Robertson

Harry
Robertson

Development Team Leader

.NET lead developer Harry takes the reins on some of Helastel’s biggest .NET projects. His persistent and diligent approach involves making continual improvements behind the scenes to ensure knock-your-socks-off results for clients.

Katt Johnson

Katt
Johnson

Service Delivery Manager

Katt’s goal is to keep customers happy. With 15 years experience working in IT, an ITIL certification and a self-proclaimed ‘natural nerdiness’, she’s prized for her jargon-busting explanations, integrity and encyclopedic music knowledge.

Lucy  Rogers

Lucy
Rogers

Compliance Manager

Lucy heads up Compliance and Information Security at Helastel. Acting as DPO and SIRO, she works closely with the Executive team. If she’s not by the sea, travelling or hanging out with her sausage dog Noodle, she’s on the search for Bristol’s best G&T.

James  Tipler

James
Tipler

Head of Engineering

James heads up the Engineering and Technical teams at Helastel, maximising department efficiency and outputs while driving quality. James won a Silver Cannes Lions for Best Use of Technology 2018. His dry sense of humour hasn't won him any awards just yet.

Ben  Bryon-Edmond

Ben
Bryon-Edmond

Financial Controller

How many spreadsheets do you look at a day? Probably not as many as Ben. He does the number-crunching that ensures everyone in the business has the support and resources they need. A keen sportsman, Ben was part of the GB rowing programme in his youth.

Tallulah  Speed

Tallulah
Speed

Content Designer

A natural-born ‘word wrangler’, Tallulah is one of the team's content wizards. She loves learning cutting-edge concepts and creating copy that drives action. A free spirit, Tallulah enjoys wild swimming, crochet, dogs and Harry Potter.

Tom  Roddan

Tom
Roddan

Service Delivery Manager

Tom’s skills in listening, communication and patience are key to his success on the support team, ensuring customers consistently receive the best quality service. Patience also comes in handy as an LFC supporter.

Noodle

Noodle

Head of Social Events

Resourceful. Can find the snacks in any situation.

Emma  James

Emma
James

Product Manager

Calm, adaptable, focused on quality, and holding a raft of experience and credentials, Emma’s a natural and highly capable Product Manager, but she’s always ready to unplug with paddle-boarding, travelling, music and gigs, family and friends.

Debo  Adesanmi

Debo
Adesanmi

Quality Assurance Engineer

A Computer Science grad, aspiring developer Debo jumped ship when he discovered a career in testing meant he could contribute to product development by breaking things. Now he ensures customers' products are super resilient.

Edward  Almond

Edward
Almond

Software Engineer

Eddie is drawn to creatively challenging, heavy-duty software projects but a personable nature means he excels as a client point of contact too. He co-founded Bristol homeless charity Roots Independent Street Team to help improve conditions for rough sleepers.

Will  Thomas

Will
Thomas

Business Analyst

Problem-solving dynamo Will is a natural-born BA, put on this earth to liaise with clients, document user stories, and tease out the best possible software solutions. Will won out for tallest Helastel employee in a close battle with Ben.

Jacob  Underwood

Jacob
Underwood

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Senior test analyst Jacob has over 10 years in the field, plus an advanced level certification accredited by the ISTQB. His determination to always deliver the best possible quality is ideal for a role that involves finding fault in code.

Lily  McCann

Lily
McCann

Proposal Manager

Translating complex technical jargon into simple solutions is no mean feat. Lucky we have Lily then, Helastel’s bid-writing all-star and 'crazy plant lady'. A love for process, people, writing and winning underscores Lily’s eight years’ experience.

Mat  Smout

Mat
Smout

Full Stack PHP Engineer

This level-headed go-getter relishes a challenge and is set for anything once doused in strong coffee. An expert in PHP, Laravel, SQL, JQuery, React and Vue, Mat’s career highs include debugging a world pay issue for a large accommodation portal.

Paula  Ferns

Paula
Ferns

Service Delivery Manager

A pro at building relationships and a dead-eye troubleshooter, Paula ensures customers’ tech needs and expectations are exceeded. That sounds like a tough gig, but she once abseiled down a lighthouse to repaint the stripe for charity.

Dennis  Edwards

Dennis
Edwards

Senior .Net Engineer

Dennis “really, really likes coding” and documents his day-to-day work as “looking at code improvements in both front and back end application components”. Born in Libya, Dennis enjoys a romp in nature when he can pry his eyes off the screen.

Emma  Walters

Emma
Walters

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Emma gets her kicks on directly helping individuals to achieve their career aspirations. Communication, talent attraction, recruitment strategies, interviewing, organisation and time management are her bread and butter.

Mark  Jones

Mark
Jones

Content Designer

As a former Technology Editor, Mark was remotely managing writers in Malaysia. Now he's traded writing about tech companies to writing for one in buzzing Bristol. Mark loves cycling, running, good food and drink.

George  Jones

George
Jones

.NET Engineer

Frequently found tackling bugs or improving codebases, George is a natural-born problem-solver. The Physics grad has developed solutions for Dyson among vast e-comm sites. Not just a master of coding languages, he’s also learning Japanese.

Henry  Fotheringham-Brown

Henry
Fotheringham-Brown

Product Marketing Manager

A creative problem solver, brand builder and experienced tech marketing strategist, Henry ensures Intelastel continues to change the game in no code. Henry’s mad about sports and has even played rugby 7s for Denmark. Just don’t expect him to respond on Whatsapp.

Lewis  Barnes

Lewis
Barnes

Solution Architect

He’s worked as a software engineer at CERN, owns 25 guitars and 120 board games - you don’t get many like Lewis. He craves variety, and with a wealth of experience underscored with credentials in computing, cloud, and product management, it comes easily.

Claire  Blacker

Claire
Blacker

Marketing Executive

Journalism and Comms BA Claire joins the team from a digital agency background, and is responsible for note-perfect brand promotion and organising intelligent comms that chime with clients. Sushi-loving, cocktail-supping Claire’s a demon on the hockey pitch.

Omar  Ebrahim

Omar
Ebrahim

.NET Engineer

Omar loves getting stuck into ambitious projects. He’s co-written software for East Midlands Police to facilitate kidnap and extortion investigations in real-time and created a tutorial website to help other developers earn their SQL and C# stripes.

Guy  Jesson

Guy
Jesson

Data Engineer Team Leader

Guy is our go-to guy for everything data-related. BI is his forte and all that encompasses, including databases, data warehousing, and solutions. He can talk about anything, but you might find the topic drifting towards tech, sailing, or his puppy.

Freddie  Blanks

Freddie
Blanks

Business Analyst

Live-wire business analyst Freddie thrives on building close relationships with customers and smashing their expectations. A former gymnast, jumping through hoops comes naturally. A rugby, cricket and cycling fan, he can also build computers!

Andrew <br/> Davies

Andrew
Davies

Technical Author

Translating sophisticated technology into black-and-white prose, ITIL-equipped Andrew is chief scribe of our product documentation library. Communication, understanding and creativity are key to his role. A musical tourist who’ll listen to anything once, friends would best describe him as ‘Northern’.

Francesca  Abbinante

Francesca
Abbinante

UX Designer

When Francesca’s not splashing around in the ocean, she’s diving into UI Design and UX research, helping make digital experiences smooth and easy. Pleasingly for her co-workers, she’s also a keen baker, with a particular passion for cake decoration.

Qiujie <br/> Lu

Qiujie
Lu

Product Manager

Empathetic and curious, Qiu develops solutions from the user’s point of view. Her adventurous personality has defined many of her gutsy feats, including her recent career jump from finance to technology and month-long camping tour of Africa.

Chris <br/> Colyer

Chris
Colyer

Financial Accountant

Stefan <br/> Jones

Stefan
Jones

Technical Pre-Sales Engineer

Want to know how Intelastel can benefit your business in 10 words or less? Stefan’s your guy. A Neuroscience grad that’s led workshops for Ivy League colleges, he’s ridden a Namibian ostrich and cooks with way too much garlic.

Joshua <br/> Wainwright

Joshua
Wainwright

PHP Engineer

Jodie <br/> Gibbs

Jodie
Gibbs

Project Delivery Manager

Tal <br/> Levy

Tal
Levy

Project Delivery Manager

Chris <br/> Walker

Chris
Walker

Business Analyst

“It was great teamwork. Helastel rendered our ideas into robust and intelligently designed software.” – Iain Brogan, COO at Mapmyhealth

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