Meet the team behind Attest

Jeremy King

Jeremy King

Founder & CEO

Runs the show, particularly helping customers, adding new ideas, growing the team, and redefining how this industry works. Previously at McKinsey, Harvard Business School and involved in a range of startups, Jeremy loves all sports, has a secret wildlife obsession, was originally a scientist, and is also a NED at REAch2 (one of the UK’s largest Education Trusts).

Tony Hunter

Tony Hunter

COO

Loves working with our customers and technical team to deliver Attest. Tony has previously run a startup selling location-based products for high street retail, media and FMCG brands and prior to that worked for Morgan Stanley building risk systems for equity traders.

Joseph Lenton

Joseph Lenton

Frontend Engineer

Full stack web developer with a love for modern technologies, and fluid user interfaces. Joe works on everything from optimising database queries, building concurrent servers, to implementing HTML5/CSS frontends.

Renata Kashiwaya Pinheiro

Renata Kashiwaya Pinheiro

Head of Client Experience

Renata is an inquisitive and passionate problem solver, who has dedicated her whole career to ensuring great projects and results are delivered through insight and analysis. As an academically trained scientist who has worked in business, finding that perfect piece of information that transforms a viewpoint and clarifies the way forward is what drives her.

Alex Rees

Alex Rees

Digital Acquisition Manager

Growth nut, habitual tester and big fan of common sense. Few things get Alex more excited than helping organisations gain access to the market intelligence they need to grow faster. 

Hillary Wild-Hirons

Hillary Wild-Hirons

Head of Global Markets

Hillary has spent her career working internationally across a variety of industries, always focused on building strong, long-lasting strategic partnerships. In a world with an ever-increasing appetite for customisation, she is passionate about designing solutions that are as unique as her clients.

Dario Simonetti

Dario Simonetti

Technology Director

Software engineer with a mild obsession for code and product quality. Previously at OVO Energy where he led the development of the first product in the UK enabling pre-pay energy customers to top up online.

Zak Knill

Zak Knill

Backend Engineer

Inquisitive engineer intent on solving problems in the best possible way. Zak is a keen marathon runner and often gets 'eureka moments' while out on long training runs. Previously worked on complex cloud scaling problems.

Noel Varanda

Noel Varanda

Frontend Engineer

A full stack engineer that enjoys a global overview of the system. Noel works on areas ranging from the database to the user interface. An avid football fan he previously worked at a fintech company building software as a service.

Sarah Leviseur

Sarah Leviseur

Product Manager

A tech novice, hoping to catch up quickly & bring a fresh perspective to the team. Recently graduated, Sarah wants to squash the industry belief that millennials are unpredictable: businesses have just been looking for answers in the wrong way.

Mark Walker

Mark Walker

Revenue Director

Leads marketing, where his mission is to educate and inspire businesses to get closer to their customers and use that understanding to grow faster. Previously led growth at Eventbrite, where he built an award winning content marketing operation.

Tom Shannon

Tom Shannon

Account Executive

Tom has a background in B2B research and tech sales, exploring new markets and collaborating internally to drive growth. A keen problem solver, leveraging experience and feedback to find the best solution for clients. Outside of work, he's often found near food stalls or spectating sporting events.

Mingkit Wong

Mingkit Wong

Frontend Engineer

Frontend Engineer previously working on the e-commerce platform for one of Britain's largest retailers. I'm also Northern and love pies.

Bethany Talbot

Bethany Talbot

Team and Office Manager

Bethany joins Attest from the music business, having worked in artist management and graduating from London College of Music. Committed to connecting people with great work, she brings her B2C customer service experience and spark to our sales team and is dedicated to evolving the SDR role. Outside the 9-6, she frequents the Oslo in Hackney and loves a good game of tag rugby.

Blake Newman

Blake Newman

Frontend Engineer

Previously worked at Sainsbury’s, core Vue.js team member and open source lover. Loves to engineer elegant solutions, creating sustainable and scalable front-end architectures, that are feature rich. If not speaking at international conferences or running workshops, he will be enjoying a Belgian or craft beer.

Ferne Lacon

Ferne Lacon

Business Development Manager

Ferne is a recent International Business grad ready to kick start her exciting career in the tech sphere after spending a year in South America working in Finance and Marketing along side creating her own travel content. Reigning from the North, Ferne loves her Yorkshire Tea. You can usually find her running around the parks in South West or heading to Brixton for a gig or two.

Matt Harris

Matt Harris

Commercial Director

Matt is our Sales Director and responsible for evangelising the amazing work going on at Attest. Matt's an Entrepreneur at heart and gets a kick out of approaching sales growth from a scientific and data lead perspective. Matt has a passion for disruptive technology and helping others navigate change.

Ben Attenborough

Ben Attenborough

Business Development Manager

A recent graduate, Ben has experience in B2B publishing as well as field sales with a global FMCG company. He has recently moved to London and couldn’t be happier to be a part of the amazing Attest team, helping to expand further the long list of client success stories. Ben is a keen cyclist, loves to cook and a loyal supporter of Chelsea FC.

Luca Batchelor

Luca Batchelor

Account Executive

Luca has 5 years experience in Digital and SaaS sales. He takes pride in helping customers to buy the services that they need and doing this in an efficient manner, making clear and simple steps for our team and customers. Luca has a passion for disruptive technology and takes pride at working with customers to use technology to transform their businesses. Outside of work he enjoys sport everything from badminton to snowboarding. His downtime consists of a nice bottle of wine, some French food and a good action movie.

Beth McGarrick

Beth McGarrick

Content Executive

With a customer services background, Beth understands the customer journey inside out and her goal is always to help others achieve growth and improve measurable results. A philosophy graduate, Beth loves to research and write innovative content that both educates and sells. Outside the office, you’ll find her exploring London and looking for this city’s hidden treasures.

Lars Broeders

Lars Broeders

Backend Engineer

Dutchie with a keen interest in writing beautiful code and has a lot of opinions on what that means and how to do it. Lars loves cinema, listens to too much music and is far too easily convinced to grab a pint in any given pub.

Hannah Kelly

Hannah Kelly

Content Executive

Language lover and ideas fanatic, Hannah is a huge believer that great ideas can come from anywhere and everywhere. She’s looking to keep conversations at Attest fresh and engaging and to spread the word far and wide about what we do. Outside of work, she can be found at the theatre, writing stories, or hunting down new brunch spots.

James May

James May

Business Development Manager

Politics enthusiast James is a PPE graduate from the University of Manchester. With previous experience in market research and public relations, James joins the Sales Development team with the hope of creating exciting new opportunities for Attest. When he’s not in the office or watching the news, James is a drum and bass DJ who has performed sets in clubs, festivals and even on top of an armoured vehicle.

Jeremy King

George Taylor

Events and Partnerships Manager

George Taylor (C&IT A-List 35 Under 35' 2018) is an established Event Manager. Prior to joining Attest, he launched and ran Creative Industry Hub, a media and event company that specialised in the music, fashion and influencer industries, where he worked with brands such as House of Fraser, WGSN, Jigsaw UK, Sony Music, Live Nation, Stella & Dot, Global Radio, and more.

Megan Visser

Megan Visser

IT Manager

Megan has 10 years of experience in managing IT environments and client relationships across various industries. An avid traveller, originating from Australia and an undercover geek, you will find her gaming or exploring in her spare time!

Lewis Quinn

Lewis Quinn

Business Development Manager

A business graduate from The University of Sheffield, Lewis joins us with experience in both B2B events and more recently a global market intelligence firm. With a keen interest in both start-ups and the consumer environment, he is excited to get stuck in and contribute to Attest's continued growth. Outside of work, Lewis loves Arsenal FC, cooking and winding down in the pub.

Chan Ford

Chan Ford

Data Scientist

A recent Physics graduate, Chan is Attest's first data scientist. She is looking to dive straight into the data, using cutting edge machine learning techniques to find hidden gems. As well as being a complete nerd, she loves playing the ukulele and beating people at Mario Kart.

Vicky Fox

Vicky Fox

Product Designer

Vicky career as a designer has seen her work for some of the world’s most successful eCommerce brands and innovative startups. With a background in fine art, she approaches design problems with a combination of analytical rigour and artistic creativity. Outside of work she loves painting, DIY, hot yoga, running, and befriending other peoples dogs.

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Alia Khan

Product Director

Having spent the last 10 years developing software products for a range of retail and mobile business, Alia  has a good blend of commercial and technical experience; she is an analyst by heart and loves problem solving and finding creative technical solutions to complex business problems.  At Attest her job is to make sure we’re building products that deliver high value for our customers. She’s a proper foodie, and spends her weekends trying out new recipes on her family

Zori Zdravkova

Zori Zdravkova

Client Experience Data Analyst

A business and organisational psychology graduate by interest and a data analyst by training and experience, Zori looks at data to find meaningful patterns among meaningless noise. Her career experience combines working for bigger and smaller companies, from magazines in the superyacht industry to tech start-ups. Her resilience, positivism and enthusiasm can contribute to every business idea. In her free time, she tends to get distracted by outdoor challenges such as long-distant cycling, rock climbing and sky-diving.

Alexandra Aquino

Alexandra Aquino

Client Experience Executive

Alexandra is passionate about client interaction and making their experience best in class. Highly curious and a problem solver by nature, she is driven by great projects and people, and dedicated to nurture long-term partnership with awesome clients!
Strong background in client management, marketing and advertising, she likes to see brands and products grow and evolve to become truly inspiring.

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Attest is backed by Episode 1 Ventures and Oxford Capital: The investors who backed Lovefilm, Zoopla, Betfair, Shazam, Push Doctor, Moneybox, and many other successful startups.

Patrick Barwise

Patrick Barwise

Patrick Barwise is Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing at London Business School. Professor Barwise is an expert on marketing and media – specialising in brands, advertising, customer focus, media trends, and broadcasting policy. His research interests include customer-focused strategy and execution; using customer insights to improve business performance; and marketing leadership. He has published widely on management, marketing and media.

Outside of London Business School, Patrick is a former Chairman of Which? (the UK’s leading consumer organisation), is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics; an honorary fellow of The Marketing Society; a Patron of the Market Research Society; an experienced conference speaker, and is an experienced expert witness in international commercial, tax and competition cases.

He has been an advisory board member of two successful start-ups: Research Now (online fieldwork) and Verve (online brand communities). Prior to London Business School, he was involved in sales and marketing with IBM, the Austin-Hall Group and Graphic Systems International. Among several celebrated books, Simply Better: Winning and Keeping Customers by Delivering What Matters Most, won the American Marketing Association’s 2005 Berry-AMA Book Prize.

Justin Cooke

Justin Cooke

Justin Cooke is a Venture Partner at VC investor Northzone, a digital advisor to HM Government and a member of the Digital Advisory Board at Number 10 Downing Street. He co-founded global digital agency Fortune Cookie (sold to WPP in 2012), was CEO & Founder of POSSIBLE UK (WPP Digital’s largest global agency), and was a Board Member of EPiServer (the world’s fastest growing content management and community platform until its sale to investment bank IK Partners in September 2012).

Justin is one of Britain’s most connected digital and tech advisers, influencers and investors. He studied Drama at the University of Manchester majoring in Quasi-Theatrical Leisure and Computers as Theatre. Justin's early career included creative roles with BBC Films, Universal Music and United News and Media. He is deeply passionate about harnessing digital’s power to change the world in pioneering, transformational and measurable ways.

He is also a NED at ActiveStandards the leading SaaS solution for Digital Quality Management (DQM), NED of FutureLearn one of the world's largest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Platforms, Chairman of Big Clever Learning, a member of The British Museum's Digital Advisory Board. He is former Chair and now Ambassador of the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA), the industry body for everyone working in digital Britain. Wired Magazine listed him in its Top 100 Britain's experienced digital power-brokers, and in 2013 he was inducted into the British Digital Hall of Fame.

Chrissy Totty

Chrissy Totty

Chrissy's role is to unlock understanding of consumer motivations and behaviour for our customers. Chrissy has always been passionate about getting to the 'why' behind the data, having previously spent 12 years working in strategy and innovation roles in media and advertising.

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