The Qriously team is a high-octane smoothie of mobile product samurai, seasoned research and digital media muscle. On the continuum between Product and Sales, Qriously exists slightly toward product. Our headquarters are in London with operations in New York and LA.
Abraham is our super-smart, semi-cynical, quasi-sporty Server Mandarin as well as Qriously's general technical architect. He also owns Android. We're not convinced he isn't one.
Alex is an online market research veteran and tech entrepreneur originally from Paris. A few of his many achievements include founding one of the 1st DIY online survey platform in 2000 (sold in 2011) and running the 1st Techstars accelerator programme in London. In his spare time, he either travels or runs marathons under 3 hours (NY, 2013). He's a force to be reckoned with!
Having worked in fashion prior to sales, Ashley caught the digital advertising bug when she joined Yelp as a Sales Manager. In her spare time she spends her time travelling as much as possible, having visiting 9 countries in 2014 alone. Ashley continues her passion for fashion especially when it comes to buying trainers & is partial to a good curry at least 3 times a week.
Blazej is our lean-mean--mining-machine swapping dynamite, shovels and pans for Java, Groovy and Python. As Data scientist/Developer, he uses his passion for machine learning to keep the consumer crystal ball shining bright for our clients day-after-day. In his spare time he makes electronic music to massage the cognitive muscles that keep this Data Oracle at the top of his game.
Charles is our global revenue leader, responsible for all activities that generate revenue. His background in building advertising partnerships helped launch AOL's thriving video business where he was the SVP of Global Sales. Originally from NYC, he currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 daughters. A former collegiate soccer player, Charles enjoys all sports and any socially competitive game.
Chris came to Qriously to return to his roots as a developer, having spent many years running a development team. Fine-tuning a lambda expression is so much more rewarding than creating yet another PowerPoint. In his spare time he plays cornet in a brass band, is trying to learn photography, and has a number of geek projects under development with which he hopes to one day take over the world.
Chris does CEO stuff. In line with Qriously's roots, he is product-driven but interferes with everyone's affairs whenever he can. He loves his job a little too much.
Emma works within the sales team generating revenue in the UK. Emma is passionate about sales and very inquisitive. She is also a tap-dancing, straight-A, adrenaline junky. Having jumped voluntarily out of an airplane over thirty times, we think we are going to have a hard time keeping Emma on her seat.
Emma previously worked in academia using telescopes around the world to study the stars. For her first job out in the big wide world she has joined Qriously as a data scientist. In her spare time, Emma enjoys playing the piano and ukulele and can often be found tangled up in yarn. Her creations have included a crocheted Bunsen burner which was displayed in the Science Museum.
Gabrielle is a convert from New Zealand government research, where she co-ordinated several road safety projects. Her role with Qriously is a combination of survey design and planning, along with quite a bit of statistical work on the side. If not in the library or out exploring, she’s most likely playing video games, making a cup of tea, or absorbed in the quest to create the mythical “perfect graph”.
Geri is our technical renaissance man and developer whip, in charge of managing product pipeline and planning. On top of that he manages iOS and front-end.
Hugh is responsible for growing the business in the UK. Hugh has 10+ years experience in the advertising and technology world having started his career at Microsoft. He has spent 6+ years growing businesses in the mobile space at start-up Ad.IQ and then YOC. He also spent 6 months working as a Ski Guide in the Austrian Alps.
Julian is to finance as Steve Jobs is to product - we all end up saying "It Just Works" all the time. He also serves as Qriously's Royally Biased Guide to British Culture.
A Bi-coastal, branding wiz who is also a bartender and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Justin Holmes joins Qriously as a digital agency alum. Passionate about media sales, he looks forward to forging new relationships and creating opportunities based on engaging people with innovative new digital platforms. When not selling media, he lives by the the 3Ts; Travel, Training and Tennis.
A digital media veteran, sales and start-ups are in his veins. Michael's been one of the key first employees at 4 startups and is aiming for a 5th with Qriously (in the bag). Ebullient and full of life, Michael's all smiles. And the go-to for the best Thai food in New York City.
Pete is a super-relaxed software engineer who loves building beautiful systems. Before joining Qriously, Pete worked at Google and an eCommerce start-up called Rangespan. Most of his spare time is taken up entertaining his young daughter but he is also a massive cricket fan.
Phillip is a west coast transplant, from California. He has a background in design, comes from the agency side and is passionate about building brands. When he’s not thinking up new marketing campaigns Phillip scuba dives as much as he can.
Sebastian joined Qriously to help with front-end development, which he has been doing for more than half his life in Austria and London. He grew up in the same town as our CTO which automatically helped with the hiring process.