Team

Simon Gillett, Founder, CEO and Managing Partner

Simon is an entrepreneur and executive with experience in financial markets (Standard Chartered Bank) and academia (Professor of International Relations). Simon started to buy and build businesses in 2014 and to date has an IRR of 27%. He previously sustainable incomes in 8 countries and is now lives in Virginia, USA, with his wife and daughter. Simon is English, speak 4 languages (6 on a good day), and has dual US and British citizenships. He is an alumni of University College London (BA (Hons), MA), the University of Edinburgh (PGDip by Research), the University of Exeter (M.Ed) and the University of Cambridge, and is a past recipient of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council‘s scholarship for Artificial Intelligence. In his spare time he enjoys music, sports documentaries, traveling and spending time with family.

 

Pete Nelson, R+D Product Lead

Pete has 21 years of experience in the IT industry. After completing an MSc in Computer Science in 2000 Pete worked in early stage startups in London and Sydney before returning to the UK and developing safety training systems for UK power generation companies. After joining award-winning agency Tak! Pete went on to found several product companies such as: Workfu (acquired 2012) Mixture (invested in by Redgate) Quickcast (acquired by Lookback Inc in 2015) Pete worked at Lookback for three years before leaving to co-found artisan bakery and brewery: Docker based in Kent, UK where he lives with his family. Pete has worked with AWS since its public launch and continues to enjoy prototyping on the platform.

 

Ekansh Gayakwad, Full Stack Data Engineer

Ekansh Gayakwad is a technologist who has taught over 1000 students and has published 2 academic papers on deep learning. The Founder of U-Learn Academy, Ekansh graduated with a B.Tech in Information Technology from VIT University Vellore. Ekansh codes mostly in Python and speaks English and Hindi.

Johnathon (JT) Carter, Director of Operations

Johnathon Carter comes with a background of 10 years in supply chain logistics analysis and reporting. After graduating with a Bachelors from the College of William & Mary, he worked for government contractors in Virginia until joining the team as Operations Associate.

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