Meet the Team

Matt Hawkins
CEO & Founder
Founder of numerous UK tech businesses including C4L, an internet infrastructure provider which serviced ~1% of the UK market winning fast growth awards from Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte UK Top 50, and Deloitte EMEA Fast 500. Successfully exited in 2016 to finance Cudo Ventures. He was involved in M&A during the transition period, acquiring other businesses. Matt has been involved in mentoring young entrepreneurs in the UK and was awarded Entrepreneur Of The Year at Dorset Business Awards and HSBC’s South West Business Thinking Winner.
Andrew Strumey
CTO
Andrew has 19 years of industry experience in software development and solutions and is adept at designing lean, highly-supportable and reproducible systems in hosted and server-provider environments. Prior to joining the Cudo team, Andrew was the lead architect at C4L. Andrew’s extensive experience in building platforms that support hundreds of thousands of users and that require the highest levels of uptime and resilience gives him the ability to rationally and logically reason complex problems and to develop solutions.
Peter Willis
Development Manager
With over twenty years of experience in web and mobile software development as a Co-Founder and Director of Sycora, Peter is an expert in architecting, designing and developing platforms and services that require access to millions of data points, specialising in software process improvement and software engineering innovation for companies including Vodafone. Peter has a BA (Hons) degree in Computing & Internet Technology from Bournemouth University.
Andrew Walker
CRO
Over 15 years experience in SaaS growing & leading cross-functional teams to build world class products that deliver customer success. Chief Revenue Office @ Cudo and advising Startup Founders & Leadership teams of Pre-seed to Series B/C on their journey by helping them to understand, plan & achieve their targets. Andrew previously co-founded @Clicktools (acquired by Survey Monkey & Callidus Inc.)
Richard Poole
Lead Developer / Architect
With over 19 years of experience in software engineering and web development, Sycora co-founder Richard is skilled in front and back-end development and full stack development and design for companies including Vodafone. Richard has a BSc (Hons) degree in Computing from Bournemouth University.
Dr Joan Garcia Tomo
Data Scientist
Holds a PhD in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics from the University of Southampton. Prior to joining Cudo, Joan worked primarily in education at the Universitat de Barcelona and the University of Southampton.
Dexter Edwards
Lead Software Engineer
Having studied Mathematics to Masters’ level (MMath), specialising in Finance for Masters year project, Dexter won multiple awards at University of Reading, and achieved a First Class Honours degree. Dexter previously worked on asset finance calculation engines for large clients including BMW, Alpha Romeo, Toyota and Xerox. Other experience includes development work at world-leading financial derivatives and online trading companies.
Sean Berry
Hardware Architect
With a BEng (Hons) in Medical Electronic Design, Sean has experience in solving problems in fields of scientific computing such as system dynamics and fluid dynamics. He is skilled in developing digital signal processing algorithms and embedded systems. Sean has worked on a variety of medical engineering problems and medical systems as well as working with technologies such as radar and sonar.
Victor Leach
Software Engineer
Left Bournemouth University with a First Class Honours degree in Games Programming. Since then Victor has gained experience in a number of software developer roles as well as directing his own limited company, Vmlweb, offering various development services.
Joe White
Senior Software Engineer
Studied Digital Media Design at Bournemouth University with a specialisation in Web Development. Gained experience as an intern web developer at Zeta Agency before taking on a role at Mad River Ltd. as a junior web developer.
Chris Saganic
Lead Software Engineer
Chris has designed, developed and maintained websites, web apps and native mobile apps for UK and major international companies such as Navachi, South Devon College, Ahoy.club, BMW & Volvo. He is a full stack developer and UI designer, specialising in Vue & Node.js. Chris has been involved in 22 projects in the last 3 years since graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Digital Media Design from Falmouth University.
Maryam Olusola-Sowoolu
Product Manager
Maryam is product management enthusiast with over 7 years experience in business analysis, agile methodologies, customer experience, digital products, PDLC, SDLC and end to end delivery management. She has worked both in overseas and local companies as the World Bank, uMotif and Kingfisher to mention a few. Maryam has a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and a Masters degree in Management and Information Systems from Cranfield University, United Kingdom. She is a Certified Scrum Product Owner
Pedro Luz
Software Engineer
A highly focused software engineer with +10 years experience in a variety of development and engineering positions. Methodical and a keen eye for detail results in solid coding and trustworthy software programmes.
George Lezeu
Junior Frontend Developer
After graduating from Birmingham City University with a First-Class Honours degree in Criminology, Policing and Investigations, George decided to change careers, recently joining the software industry. Translating his skillset in problem solving and strong attention to details into a more technological approach, George joined Cudo as a Junior Frontend Developer eager to further his skills in Vue.js.
Lee Woodham
COO
A strategic leader with a proven track record of driving business growth resulting in increased profit margins and revenue in international multi- faceted organisations. Transforming business through change management, the introduction of innovation and technological support and rigorous corporate governance, in global blue-chip and Private Equity backed start-up organisations.
Sonja Greenfield
Executive Assistant
With over 17 years experience providing support to executive teams, Sonja has worked across a range of industries including magazine & online publishing, finance, education & health. Prior to joining Cudo Sonja worked for a health tech company, assisting with scaling the business & launch of their SaaS products into the UK market.
Dominic Burns
Project Manager
Starting out in defence telecommunications and building on his engineering skill set with companies such as Marconi Communications upon leaving the military. Dominic has spent the last 15 years managing successful IT industry sector projects, ranging from cloud, network and data centre services with Telecity Group and C4L. To leading cross functional project teams in the delivery of efficiency programmes, driving continuous improvement and the provision of exceptional service.
Neethu Stephen
Finance (Part time)
Neethu is a finance professional with over 10 years of post-qualification experience. She has worked across the globe and her prior experience includes both scale-ups as well as MNCs like Ernst&Young and Komatsu.
Pete Hill
Vice President of Sales
Pete previously worked for C4L where he built and managed a 250-strong partner channel that included over 30% of the top 100 managed service providers and value added resellers. With a BA (Hons) degree in Computing & Internet Technology and 12 years IT industry experience, Pete has a vast technical understanding of cloud and internet service provider technologies.
Nuno Pereira
Vice President of Partnerships
Nuno was Group Sales Director for Foresolutions, responsible for the sales and marketing of the three companies within the group. A telecommunications business, after 13 years with DSD Food Group managing over 100 sales reps. He is experienced in building B2C and B2B relationships and creating strong strategic relations.
Christopher Grubb
Financial Director
A Chartered Management Accountant, Chris made a name for himself whilst at the helm of the Finance Function of a Design Consultancy. During his 9 years, he supported the company through 4x growth before culminating in a multimillion-pound exit in 2016. He now supports a number of investor backed Tech and SaaS companies as their Part Time FD.
Mia Whitewood
Senior Business Development Enterprise
Mia joins Cudo with over 23 years in IT & Cloud across EMEA & ASIA PAC and will help drive further success and growth at Cudo. Mia excels in delivering strategic business value and has driven major profitable growth at start-ups and global players including; egg.com, Pipex, UUNET, Rackspace UK and Salesforce.com & RedEye Apps in Australia.
Ashley Smith
Client Journey Advocate
Ashley has significant post-university experience in marketing, acquiring a level 4 certificate in digital marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Before joining the Cudo team, Ashley gained industry experience as a Digital Marketing Apprentice with IDE Group.
Flavius Berciu
Client Journey Advocate
When living in 3 different countries I became aware of differences in people’s culture. It is a great experience for acquiring a global perspective, a concept at the base of every successful company. I have always been interested in customer service and that can be seen in my work experience from serving a drink at the bar, assisting the elderly with daily activities, to assisting customers with a product issue. I always aim to provide empathy with my service.
Arthur Verrept
Software Engineer
Arthur recently joined Cudo as an intern and has a good range of full stack skills. He will aid in some of the development.
Chris Weyell
Marketing Manager
Chris has been helping tech start-ups, VARs and major global tech vendors to scale their businesses for over 10 years. Having worked with companies such as Capita, DellEMC, HyperGrid and CX Company, Chris commands a broad range of experience that spans business development team management, account management, sales, demand and lead generation initiatives, marketing and business process improvement.
Jeffrey Elliott
Community Manager
After studying Law at BPP University Jeffrey went on to build his own educational investment website and community, from there Jeffrey went on to begin working with blockchain companies helping them to build their own communities from scratch and raise funds during their token sales.
James Dickie
Graphic Designer
Since graduating from Bournemouth University with a BA (Hons) degree in Industrial Design, James has gained just short of 10 years design experience and over 5 years marketing experience with companies such as Animal Friends Insurance, BlueBee Solutions and Greenspan Projects. James is always keeping a close eye on advances in technologies within the design industry which lower carbon footprints and can help save the environment.

Advisors

Chris Deering
Former president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Chris Deering is an American businessman and marketer best known for his role as president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. He is credited as one of the main marketers of the successful PlayStation and PlayStation 2 video game consoles earning him the title of ‘The Father of the Playstation’.
Jorg Roskowetz
Director of Blockchain for AMD
As Director of Product Management & Blockchain Technology for the Radeon Technology Group at AMD, Jörg is the Blockchain Technology lead working with strategic Enterprise partners on Blockchain based solutions.
Sean Li
Co-Founder & CEO, Fortmatic
Sean is the co-founder and CEO of Fortmatic, an alternative to MetaMask without needing any installations. Prior, he was the creator of Kitematic, a tool making Docker accessible on Mac and Windows. After its acquisition by Docker, he became the product lead for Docker Desktop touching the lives of millions of developers every month.
Chris Gale
Co-Founder, Verasity
A serial entrepreneur with a passion for digital and advertising technologies. Co Founder at Verasity.io, an attention based platform for video rewards which raised $18m in an ICO in 2018. Founder of an early rich media mobile ad platform which sold to Phunware Inc. which went public reaching a market cap of $2.6B. He is also an active investor and advisor in web 3.0 businesses.
Malcom Tuck
Managing Director, Eset UK
Malcolm is an experienced senior executive and current Managing Director of ESET UK, one of the world largest IT security vendors. Previously a board member and Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab and Director at Symantec's UK office. Prior to IT security, Malcolm has worked for the worlds largest companies in the data security and infrastructure area of IT and the Military.
Maggie Fang
Founder & CEO, Wynsun Capital Management
Founder & CEO of Wynsun Capital Management, a PE fund whose portfolio includes Alibaba, Uber and WeWork. Maggie also is an adviser to early and growth stage tech companies in the fields of social media, AI, blockchain, etc. Previously, Maggie worked in the prestigious Banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Jay Coshan
Founder & CEO, Unique Block Group
Specialising in Investment and strategy on cryptocurrency, blockchain and the UK property sector, Jay founded Unique Block Group, which invests in tokenized projects related to blockchain technology that are creating the new decentralised economy. Jay invested in over 30 blockchain focused start-ups across the globe. He also continues to oversee multiple property development and investment projects.
Duncan Cook
Founder, 3 Sided Cube
Founded award-winning app development company 3 Sided Cube in 2009 whose clients include Lloyds, Red Cross and RNLI. Duncan’s apps have been recognised for saving lives, receiving over 10 million downloads.
Philip Forte
Blockventure Coalition
Partner at the BlockVenture Coalition (the largest alliance of university blockchain groups & VCs in the world). Founder & former President of the Blockchain Group at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously an Institutional Asset Management Analyst at PNC.
Tyler Wellener
Blockventure Coalition Partner
Tyler is a partner at the BlockVenture Coalition (the world’s largest alliance of university blockchain groups & VC funds). He has experience working as an Associate at Struck Capital Crypto and a Consultant at Deloitte.
James Morgan
Co-Founder of Blockrocket
Co-founder of BlockRocket, passionate about all things web3, blockchain and decentralisation.
Craig Fletcher
Venture Partner at Ascension Ventures, Gamer & Tech Evangelist, Founder of Multiplay & Insomnia Gaming Festival.
Craig is a tech and video gaming entrepreneur, investor, thought leader and public speaker with over 25 years experience in Esports, events and video gaming. From running his first online dialup league and "LAN party" event for Doom 2 in 1994, he has seen the industry transform to what it is today, with massive festivals celebrating gaming and millions worldwide watching online.