Meet the team.

Name: Emil Willis
Position: Head of Creative

What do you do:
I am responsible for developing and managing all aspects of our design and creative output. With accountability for online and offline design output and commercial success of the design and creative department.

Best Memory of School:
Winning the talent contest.

How the team describes Emil:
Emil doesn’t play chess but creatively he is always thinking two steps ahead. If Emil was on the Titanic whilst it was sinking he’d find at least one positive thing to focus on and make everyone feel better about the situation.

Name: Kira Gillespie
Position: Head of Customer Success

What do you do:
As Head of Customer Success I ensure we provide first class training when onboarding a new client. I’m also responsible for ongoing training and enjoy hosting webinars to provide practical tips on how to get the most out of our technology.

Best Memory of School:
Going to Alton Towers.

How the team describes Kira:
Your go-to-girl for anything App related. Kira knows our products better than anyone which is why her training sessions leave customers feeling confident and at ease.

Name: Danny Upton
Position: Digital Designer

What do you do:
My main role at Parentapps is to design and build bespoke websites that fit in with the school’s branding and values. I always strive try to be creative as possible and get a buzz out of seeing one of my creations come to life.

Best Memory of School:
Going on the ski trip with the school to France, then being hit in the head by the ski lift.

How the team describes Danny:
You’ll often find Danny with his headphones on and music blasting, this is how he gets in the zone and let his creativity shine.

Name: Daneila Tredoux
Position: Marketing / Designer

What do you do:
My key responsibility is providing website support to our users and helping them realise and benefit from the full potential of our products. Recently I have also enjoyed assisting the marketing department with social media and email campaigns.

Best Memory of School:
Once a month our Afrikaans teacher, Miss Hogan, would organise for us to have a pizza day instead of working.

How the team describes Daneila:
Super helpful, hard-working and is more than happy to support other teams and get stuck in with new tasks. The definition of a team player.

Name: Elliot McKenna
Position: Senior App Developer

What do you do:
I am responsible for the design and build of our school/ nursery apps and also work on the technical support team. I also account manage my own number of schools to ensure they are getting the most out of what our systems have to offer.

Best Memory of School:
Winning the sports day 100m race in primary school.

How the team describes Elliot:
Is so dedicated to his customers, he is always willing to support those having issues and will go out of his way to help.

Name: Stella Keir
Position: Business Development Manager

What do you do:
As Business Development, I have a goal, which is to help schools connect with parents easily and bring all school communications into one place, with one login. this in turn gives valuable time back to school staff.

Best Memory of School:
My best memory of school is when the school took me on my first ever holiday abroad, a skiing trip to italy.

How the team describes Stella:
Stella has a passion for achieving the best for her schools, she offers the extra personalised touch from the beginning to the end to make sure all her schools are 100% happy with a decision that has been made.

Name: Kevin Wong
Position: Customer Service

What do you do:
I am responsible for providing app support and training for our schools, helping schools reach all their parents, correcting errors within school data, bug replicating and assisting the web support team.

Best Memory of School:
Joining the chess club and competing nationally in the UK Schools Chess Challenge.

How the team describes Kevin:
If a plane was going down you would want Kevin on board to keep you calm and collected, just listen to his calming voice in our recent training videos.

Name: Carmine D’Amore
Position: Senior Developer

What do you do:
I am responsible for the ongoing development of our Parentapps Connect platform. This includes bug fixes, system enhancements and designing/implementing new features that are requested.

Best Memory of School:
I travelled to Paris in 1996. The funniest moments with all my classmates.

How the team describes Carmine:
We love Carmine’s Italian charm as he’s always happy and makes us laugh. An amazing developer who’s passionate about his craft.

Name: Eleni Tsanikidis
Position: Customer Service

What do you do:
I am responsible for helping support schools and parents, correcting errors within school data. I also make sure the schools get the most out of app.

Best Memory of School:
One of my best memories of school was when I was in year 8 we went on a holiday to Scotland and had a fun week of outdoor activities.

How the team describes Eleni:
Eleni is the backbone of Parentapps. She is one of the longest-serving staff members we have. Eleni always brings the fun side to the office and makes sure we all remember to support each other as well as our customers. She also doubles up as a part-time clairvoyant encase you ever need to know how the stars are aligned for you that day.

Name: Gareth Cary
Position: Website Developer

What do you do:
As a Web Developer for Parentapps, I am responsible for maintaining & developing websites and web applications, across multiple platforms

Best Memory of School:
Year 3 sports day was my favourite memory of school. Having my whole family turn up and support me in the egg and spoon race, as well as the three-legged race was special.

How the team describes Gareth:
Gareth’s ability to find solutions and improve existing practices is second to none. He is very much a team player and understands the value in team workflows and making sure the customer is happy with whatever he creates.