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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. 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, CEO Duniya manages Helastel's overall operations and drives the business strategy for the team. Determined and ambitious but still with a penchant for a party, Duniya perfectly represents the Helastel persona.

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.

James  Tipler

James
Tipler

Director of Operations

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.

Gareth<br/ > Williams

Gareth
Williams

Non-Executive Director

Seasoned tech startup founder Gareth brings energy, experience, a polymathic skillset and bad jokes to the table as non-exec director. 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.

Emma  Walters

Emma
Walters

Head of People

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

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.

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.

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

Brimful of positivity and boasting enviable energy, Berkshire University graduate Wilson is a worthy and tenacious COH. From leaping on laps to organising walks, his commitment to his cause and admirable work ethic makes him a fantastic addition to the team.

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.

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.

Tallulah  Speed

Tallulah
Speed

Content Marketing Specialist

A natural-born ‘word wrangler’, Tallulah is the team's content wizard. 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.

Will  Thomas

Will
Thomas

Senior Business Analyst (Team Leader)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Jodie <br/> Gibbs

Jodie
Gibbs

Project Delivery Manager

Jodie’s first-class degree in Event Management was a great grounding for her varied role at Helastel. Jodie eats stand ups, issue resolution and risk mitigation for breakfast, while leisure-time sustenance comprises a prosecco with a pizza fresh from her pizza oven.

Tal <br/> Levy

Tal
Levy

Project Delivery Manager

An expert in workstream orchestration, Tal enjoys the variety of projects available at Helastel having worked with big-name clients. Though a traveller at heart, Tal is most happy spending time with his 11 year-old daughter.

Chris <br/> Walker

Chris
Walker

Business Analyst

Chris chose Helastel for the interesting work on offer, and Helastel quite possibly chose Chris for the interesting candidate on offer - this physics grad is a former punk rock guitarist. Besides problem solving, Chris loves turning it out on the dance floor.

Harry <br/> Love-Jones

Harry
Love-Jones

Infrastructure Technician

Acing a CompTIA course in infrastructure technology, computers and networks are Harry’s bread and butter. When he’s not knee-deep in VPNs, the petrolhead and Go Kart endurance champ is behind the wheel.

Louise <br/> Balderstone

Louise
Balderstone

Project Delivery Team Lead

A natural-born team player, Louise makes her biggest impact as part of a close-knit unit. She loves coaching her team to help them hit their goals, while applying her knowledge of processes to drive company growth.

Adam <br/> Smith

Adam
Smith

Full Stack PHP Engineer

Computer Science grad Adam loves getting stuck into big coding projects. An innovative developer and no stranger to tight deadlines, Adam’s at home at Helastel. He likes reading, cooking, cycling and bouldering.

Shannon <br/> Hale

Shannon
Hale

Office Assistant

No two days are the same for Shannon and that’s the way she likes it. Bubbly and fun, she keeps the office running smoothly and sorts our company socials. Shannon has a diploma in Animal Management, which may come in handy when organising the summer party…

Aaron <br/> Carter

Aaron
Carter

BI Developer

Number-crunching data superfan Aaron loves providing the 'wow factor' for clients through powerful reporting. Eating, sleeping and breathing data seems to be nutritionally sound, fuelling Aaron’s post-work passion - training and competing as a track sprinter.

Julian <br/> Kellett

Julian
Kellett

BI Developer

Former Gloucester Champion of Short Mat Bowls and junior archery coach, Julian has exceptional proficiency in target sports. He’s on target at work too, with “a clear appreciation of the need for exceptional standards of delivery,” and superb analytical skills.

Lee <br/> Griffin

Lee
Griffin

PHP Team Lead

In 15 years Lee's done everything from initiating an internship programme to improving accessibility for The Economist. He attributes his success to a strong understanding of coding semantics, though teammates might also highlight his fun and reliable nature.

Stephen <br/> Chang

Stephen
Chang

Financial Controller

Stephen’s prowess on the rugby field nearly saw him make the Wales U18 team, and his passion for history nearly took him into teaching. Luckily for us, instead he became FCCA and MAAT accredited, and now leads the charge in our Accounts team.

Richard <br/> Pountney

Richard
Pountney

Senior .NET Engineer

Some-time .NET engineer, one-time globetrotter Richard loves running and his family - that’s ‘and’ not ‘from’. Quiet but reliable, he’s our go-to guy for UX/UI-focused software development.

Andrei <br/> Farc

Andrei
Farc

.NET Engineer

Coding is Andrei’s bread and butter, and twice-winning the Global Game Jam, is his jam. Andrei’s talents for problem solving and communication come in handy both during his .NET Engineering duties, and during D&D sessions.

Andrew <br/> Forth

Andrew
Forth

Solutions Architect

While Solutions Architect Andrew is in himself kind, customer focused and caring, he certainly makes a mean flapjack. This tech knowledge powerhouse and certified Scrum Master claims to be a “keen but slow runner” - wait, isn’t that walking?

Piers <br/> Furnace

Piers
Furnace

Senior Business Analyst

Much like Olaf from Frozen, Piers’ friends would describe him as “loyal and chilled”. He was drawn to Helastel for the chance to flex his BA muscles and critical thinking skills with a varied client base.

Abbie <br/> Warrington

Abbie
Warrington

HR & Recruitment Assistant

Britain’s Got Talent and Abbie’s determined to find it! It feels like our HR & Recruitment Assistant fell from heaven, and as a skydiving superfan that just might be the case. Abbie also loves crafts, reading and the gym.

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

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