Meet the Inviqa team

Yair Spitzer

Yair Spitzer

CEO and a co-founder of the Inviqa Group. Yair has been involved in the enterprise technology industry for over 30 years and is passionate about open source. His vision is to build Inviqa into a global technology partner for enterprises. Read more about our CEO on his personal blog.

 

Paul Wander

Paul Wander

VP Sales & Marketing and a co-founder of Inviqa. Paul has an unusual blend of technical skill combined with commercial acumen which means he’s an expert at identifying the value that web applications can bring to a business. 

Alistair Stead

Alistair Stead

CTO, Alistair has been developing software since before 2000. Alistair has a keen interest in development processes and practices, using a mix of technology and programming languages to support development of software. 

 

Ben Longden

Ben Longden

CTO, Ben has been working with web technology since mid 2002, using a variety of different languages and methodologies. He writes and contributes to open source projects and has a keen interest in the design of beautiful, RESTful web services. 

Andy Todd

Andy Todd

Andy is the Professional Services Director and has worked with Yair and Paul for many years. Andy joined the company in 2010 to oversee the growing Professional Services department and is responsible for the delivery of all our projects as well as the support, training and consultancy services. 

Amelia Bradshaw

Amelia Bradshaw

HR Director, Chartered MCIPD and over 14 years' HR experience. Amelia is responsible for overseeing all Human Resources activity including performance management, career development, recruitment, compensation and benefits, employee relations and company culture. 

Alex Blaney

Alex Blaney

Alex is an award-winning Creative Director and oversees every aspect of the creative output at Inviqa. Alex is fluent in the practical aspects of design and interactive development, ensuring the right creative solution is delivered to our clients and their customers every time.  

Isobel Pearce

Isobel Pearce

Marketing Director, Isobel is positioning Inviqa as technology leaders in digital transformation. Isobel manages a small team of marketing executives and works closely with the senior management team to provide marketing direction. 

Anat Spitzer

Anat Spitzer

Anat is the Finance & Admin Manager and has been with the company since its foundation in 2007. With a BSc in Math & Computer Science and more than 20 years experience as a software engineer, consultant and software development manager, Anat has established and manages the Finance & Admin team.

Tony Piper

Tony Piper

Tony has worked professionally in software engineering for 25 years. As well as being a developer and long-standing member of the Symfony community, he's also been an IT Director and an Innovation Director. Tony joined Inviqa in 2013 as a coach and is now our Head of Technical Consultancy.

Maximo Cabeza

Maximo Cabeza

Head of Project Management, Maximo has been managing technical projects for over 14 years and creates functional, efficient high-performing teams. Maximo is a certified Scrum Master and has an MSc in Computer Science Engineering from the Complutense University of Madrid. 

Konstantin Kudryashov

Konstantin Kudryashov

Konstantin heads up Inviqa's BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) practice. Konstantin is a BDD/TDD evangelist, an open source enthusiast and is renowned for his creation of Behat, a tool designed to simplify software product development, which has received over 460,000 installs.

Marcello Duarte

Marcello Duarte

Head of Inviqa’s training practice, Marcello has coached many teams in Agile processes and development practices. In 2014, he was officially recognised as the Best Agile Coach/Mentor (Technical) at the UK Agile Awards. Marcello is the co-creator of PhpSpec, a popular BDD framework. 

Ciaran McNulty

Ciaran McNulty

Part of Inviqa’s training practice, Ciaran has worked with PHP since the late 90s and is a Zend Certified Engineer, as well as a Certified Scrum Professional. Ciaran has delivered training to our clients on technical subjects, methodologies and workflow techniques. Ciaran is also the lead maintainer of PhpSpec. 

Christopher Hamilton

Christopher Hamilton

Christopher manages the support team, who bring 24 hour support and value to enterprise level clients with business critical websites. Christopher has a BSc in Information Technology and a BA in Psychology. 

Grant Kemp

Grant Kemp

Grant is Inviqa's mobile practice manager. Grant trained as a developer and has a background in producing mobile and tablet apps for some of the UK's biggest brands.

Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson

A Senior Technical Consultant, Andy has over eight years of experience in web development and has released several open source projects.

Sarunas Valaskevicius

Sarunas Valaskevicius

Senior Technical Consultant, Sarunas has over 8 years of experience in software development. He enjoys working on agile projects and solving various software development problems, including creating new algorithms and data structures as well as analysing system performance and security. 

Rupert Jones

Rupert Jones

Senior Technical Consultant, Rupert has worked on a variety of projects mainly focused on ecommerce. He enjoys investigating performance issues in the application, figuring out how to improve bottlenecks and expand the system to create more scalable and robust solutions. 

Edward Chen

Edward Chen

Frontend Team Lead, Edward focuses on building desktop, mobile and responsive e-commerce sites. Edward has a keen interest in standardising best practices through the company and keeping up to date with the latest frontend processes and tools.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Richard is a Frontend Team Lead with over 10 years experience in web development and design working with both frontend and backend technologies. Richard now focuses his time on frontend development, building scalable and maintainable web applications using javascript and AngularJS.

Shane Auckland

Shane Auckland

Technical Team Lead, Shane has been working in web application development since 2004, primarily with PHP, but also with large portions of ActionScript and front-end technologies. Shane is particularly interested in open source software and contributes to several open source projects.

Norbert Nagy

Norbert Nagy

Technical Team Lead, Norbert started to work in the web industry in 2005. Norbert enjoys learning new programming languages and methods and is interested in performance optimisation of complex systems. 

Robert Raszczynski

Robert Raszczynski

Robert is a Technical Team Lead with over eight years of experience in working with web application development. Robert is passionate about Test-Driven Development and Agile methodologies, particularly Agile project management and working with teams in multiple locations. 

Vincent Kurutza

Vincent Kurutza

Quality Assurance Manager, Vincent has more than 20 years’ experience as an IT professional with extensive industry experience including Quality Assurance, Testing, Digital Mobile Marketing, Application Support, and more.  His remit is to ensure our team of QAs provide consistently professional service to clients both internal and external.