Meet the team

We're one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the UK and been voted Best Recruitment CRM in 2018 and 2019 by our own users. Firefish is a real Scottish success story! But none of this would be possible without our amazing team...

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Alan McFadden

Head of Sales Outreach

Alan heads up Sales Outreach at Firefish, making sure our customers join us on the best package to suit their requirements.

When he's not taking prospective clients for a swim, you'll find sporty Alan on the golf course, in the gym or on the football pitch as he's also a semi-professional footballer.

Alec Harley

Scrum Master

As Scrum Master, Alec keeps our Beta Bunch in check, running our Agile development process and taking ownership of all things Beta development.  He ensures that work is prioritised and divided into sprint-sized chunks and monitors progress so that the product is kept crammed full of features that delight our clients!

When he's not in the Aquarium, avid gamer Alec spends much of his spare time playing various PC games, or watching Game of Thrones with a pizza.

Amy McLaughlin

Digital Marketer

Amy looks after all things social and branding here at Firefish, so why not say hello to her on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn pages?

She likes working at Firefish as from the moment you walk in the door everyone is so welcoming, friendly and you feel like your're part of a big family.  Aww!

In her spare time she loves to travel and tries to visit a new place each year - her trip to Iceland was a particular favourite!

She's a frequent cinema-goer, and is obsessed with singing - particularly show tunes.  In fact, she spent spent a year studying an NQ Musical Theatre in her gap year before uni!

Andrew Ferguson

Software Developer

Andy is a Software Developer in our Beta team, and loves nothing better than see a line of code turn into a shiny new feature that will let our clients work even more efficiently.  

Andy tells us he's been on You've Been Framed, but we've not yet managed to convince him to show us his embarrassing video!

Andrew Mackay

Head of Innovation & Technical Architect (Co-Founder)

Andrew's primary focus is to ensure that the technical side of the business is running as smoothly as possible. He pretty much built the first version of the system single-handedly but now his main responsibilities are to ensure that the various development and support teams have what they need to take the product further, as we're constantly adding new features and improving the user-experience to give the best product we can to our users.

Andrew loves being outdoors and is a keen landscape photographer. He's recently taken up archery and also enjoy cooking – especially proper BBQ. TV-wise he likes crime dramas and sci-fi series like Sense 8 and Homeland.

Andy Gardner

Head of Success & Support

Our customers receive awesome onboarding and long-term support from our Customer team, but we're not just saying that - we're constantly receiving feedback telling us how great Head of Success & Support, Andy, is!

Our rugby playing success superstar from Newcastle may have a laugh like a comic book villain, but we promise he's really a superhero!

Anthony Denovan

Software Developer

Software Developer Tony loves solving problems and has a great eye for detail...which is very handy as he is part of the team that develops all our lovely new features!

It's not all work for Tony, though - he also likes to raise money for charity and has taken part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk as well as several gaming marathons.

Anthony Murchie

Data Analyst

Anthony is our super-star Junior Data Analyst and says that he loves working at Firefish because of the supportive and friendly atmosphere among the shoal, which allows him to confidently develop his Data Analyst skills.  He really enjoys working with data and databases as there are always new and evolving challenges to overcome, new techniques to learn and lots of problem solving opportunities.

In his spare time he enjoys bouldering, video gaming, playing the guitar and going to the gym.

Chris Varley

CTO

Chris has a whopping 20 years’ experience working in senior strategic technical roles, so he’s perfectly placed to work alongside our awesome product team and help us continue scaling our award-winning product.

As well as becoming our new CTO, Chris is also joining Wendy, Andrew, Louise and Kai on our Board of Directors. This is a really pivotal hire for the business and we’re all super excited to have him!

Chris has built an illustrious career that’s made him well-known within the tech industry, but Chris has a few personal claims to fame too!

For example, he was in Berlin on the day the wall came down and was taught martial arts in Beijing by one of Jet Li's classmates (we’ll make sure not to get on his bad side!).

He’s also a Fish with a big heart, as in 2016 he swam 10k in open water to raise money for charity. It’s safe to say he’ll fit in well at the aquarium then!

Clerya Uzcategui

Front End Developer

Cleyra is originally from Venezuela and is a Front End Developer in our Product team.  She likes being a Fish because she feels like she's swimming in an aquarium full of challenges and good vibes.  

In her spare time she loves to go salsa dancing, to yoga classes, or on our rare sunny Scottish days you'll find her hosting a bbq!

Colin McKean

Software Developer

Working on the front-end, Colin get to work with lots of different websites so sees a lot of variety with exciting designs and get to create great looking websites for our clients.

If it's a sofa night, he'll be watching Silicon Valley and tucking into a chocolate or caramel cheesecake, but Colin is most definitely no couch potato!  He loves to keep active, so he trains in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu and also competes in obstacle race events like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race.

Craig Law

UAT Tester

Craig keeps our Beta and Fast Track teams in check by making sure that all our new features are perfect prior to release!

With a great interest in all things techie, Craig is studying to become a full stack developer but still finds time to spend with his family and play football.

David Connolly

Growth Outreach Specialist

Elliot Beattie

Customer Onboarding Specialist

Emma Ibell

Finance Assistant

Emma is our resident movie buff, so you'll usually find her either in a cinema, at some type of movie event, or trawling through Netflix/Amazon trying to find a good documentary to watch. She also loves a good comedy gig/festival and trying out new restaurants.

Emma tells us that she likes working at Firefish because there’s a great team environment and everyone gets on so well with each other. She also loves learning about all aspects of the accounts and the challenge of learning the processes behind them.

Jo Bradford

Growth Specialist

Joanne Causer

Senior Growth Specialist

Joanne is a Senior Growth Specialist so if you're thinking of swimming over to Firefish you may find yourself on a demo with her!  She's obsessed with all things recruitment and tech, and loves building a great career within an industry she loves without sacrificing seeing her family and enjoying life at the same time (we can't deny that we do have a great work/life balance here!)

Joanne may be Glasgow born and bred, but she has family Stateside so when she's not jetting off on a beach holiday she likes to visit them as often as she can.


John McInall

Design Lead

On a mission to make the (web) world more beautiful our Design Lead, John, loves being able to positively influence how people use their websites, having an impact on someone's experience of a site and making sure it looks great.  Being able to push the boundaries, be innovative and think outside the box to do do things that haven't been done before really motivates him, so there was no question about his desire to be a Fish!

He's passionate about design so does a lot of that in his spare time, and also plays rugby, football and computer games.

Jon Gibson

UAT Tester & QA

Jon is one of our UAT testers and is a bit of a perfectionist...which is ideal when you're responsible for ensuring that each new feature and improvement does exactly what it's supposed to do, and makes the product even better.  

Jon hails from near Loch Lomond and if he had a superpower, he'd love to be able to manipulate time: perhaps so that he had more of it to spend on one of his favourite hobbies, hillwalking? Or maybe he could spend that time taking swimming lessons, as despite always wanting to have try a triathlon (and working in an Aquarium!) Jon can't actually swim!

Katie Paterson

Head of Content

Glasgow girl Katie is drawn to all things aquatic, having worked in an office which was actually a boat moored at Canary Wharf, and before that in canal-crammed Amsterdam!  Luckily for us, our Content Editor-in-Chief loves working at Firefish as she has the opportunity to take what she loves doing in her spare time and do that as her job: being really creative and indulging her passion for writing.

Her ideal weekend would involve reading all the papers and supplements cover-to-cover in bed with a big coffee, then going either climbing or hillwalking.  After that, a trip to the theatre to see a dance production (preferably choreographed by Michael Clark) would round it off perfectly.


Laura Imrie

Email & Marketing Automation Specialist

Lewis Marasco

Product Experience Specialist

Louise Cunningham

Associate Director of Customer

Louise lives our value of Be Your Customer, and is constantly thinking of innovative ways to ensure our clients enjoy the absolute best experience with Firefish.   She leads the team in all Customer-centric areas, helping our Data, Support and Success specialists in devising and providing added-value solutions for all our clients’ recruitment software needs.

Louise grew up in a little town by the sea called Ayr and is still waiting on her Hogwarts letter (who's gonna be the first to burst that bubble?). Louise loves to ski in Andorra but will happily swap the slopes for hot weather, sandy beaches and good bars. Closer to home, you'll often find Louise on the agility course with her gorgeous working cocker spaniel, Rory.

Marguerite Guibourg

Senior Data Analyst

The Parisienne of our Product team, Marguerite, loves all things data (good news for a Junior Data Analyst!) and is passionate about getting to the nitty-gritty of our clients' data to make sure everything is where it's needed, when it's needed.

Marguerite is an animal lover and we're always excited when her Cardigan Corgi, Gizmi, comes to visit!

Matt Jelley

Senior Growth Specialist

Michael Thomas

Application Support Specialist

Application Support Developer, Michael, hails from Liverpool and is an avid Liverpool FC fan who looks forward to their annual trip abroad for the Champions League Final (hope that's not jinxed them, Michael!)

When he's not in the Aquarium keeping Firefish issue-free for our customers, you'll usually find him catching up with family and friends, unwinding with a box-set or two, or indulging in a spot of online gaming.  Musical Michael plays guitar and bass - he even used to play in bands! - and can always be easily persuaded to have a jam with other musicians.  

Michael tells us that he likes working at Firefish as it’s very much ‘Fish first’ – it’s a great atmosphere, each employee is valued, and he's never felt that he's been thrown in at the deep end.  Fish can swim! And at Firefish, you’re not left to tread water; there’s always a helping fin available on request!

And, crucially, at Firefish there's no such thing as "too many puns"!


Michelle Elliott

Recruitment Success Specialist

Michelle gained a big passion for recruitment during her days as a consultant, and loves being part of the support team as she gets to spend her time doing what makes her happiest:  helping our clients to be successful!

Her favourite season is....Creme Egg season!  She has one every single day when they're available, often while watching her favourite TV show, Friends.

Minh Nguyen

Automation Engineer

Our marvelous Minh hails from Vietnam, and swapped Ho Chi Minh City for Glasgow back in 2011.   He assures us that he loves the colder Glasgow weather...but isn't hugely keen on the rain!  He also loves travelling to new areas, watching movies and going for walks in the park.

As our resident Automation Engineer, Minh supports our existing internal tools and expands on these to help streamline and automate our operations.  

Natasha Shaurek

Head of Fast Track & App Support

Our Macedonia marvel with the mean coding and developing skills is responsible for leading our Fast Track team of developers, who work on larger new product features and enhancements for Firefish.  Why does she #lovethefish?  Well, there's freedom for her to get on with her developing yet there is always someone to check she's on the right track, and she loves supporting her team to be super successful developers. Natasha certainly loves putting her brain to work!

She's "mum" to beautiful black lab Bella and loves all animals, so much so that whenever she goes on a city break she has to check out the local zoo.

Nick Kirk

Video & Digital Dude

Nick's the guy who makes everything look great - including the Fish themselves!

Photographer, videographer and graphic designer, Nick is a man of many talents.  When he's not in the Aquarium you'll generally find him on his bike or wakeboarding.


Paul McKinlay

Customer Success Champion

Paul isn't just a brilliant recruiter; he also has a wealth of project management and coaching experience so our Fish friends are in great hands!  He's a Customer Success Champion in the Customer team, so he helps our users to onboard onto Firefish, then makes sure that they're swimming away happily with reviews and training bootcamps.  Paul loves that he gets to spend his day having a positive impact on people by providing coaching, support and training.

Passionate about motorsports and with a big love of movies, Paul is also daft for the soaps - particularly Eastenders!

Paul Owens

API Developer

API Developer Paul finds his role really fascinating as he loves the idea of integrating things and making computers do the work for you. He manages and extends the use of relevant 3rd party APIs, while identifying opportunities from other software vendors that can be added into the Firefish customer feature-mix.

Paul used to be an outdoor watersports instructor, so his office was the back end of a raft.  He loves all watersports, but if he was forced to pick a favourite it'd be kayaking.

Richard Mullen

The Money Man

Our money man has a penchant for numbers and keeping our books balanced, and can usually be found using his abacus to make sure all the numbers add up!

He's from the Emerald Isle and grew up near the beach in the North West of Ireland, but nowadays can be found in Glasgow either at the gym, running, playing football, watching movies or out and about seeing bands - with a Guinness in his hand, of course!

Ross Turpie

Head of Product Experience

Ex-recruiter Ross understands our users' businesses aims inside out and uses this knowledge to ensure that the UAT team can spot possible issues prior to features being released.  Not only that, he also looks after our client community, championing product improvements and new features that help recruiters to swim to success.

Outside the Aquarium Ross enjoys running and football.  He's actually allergic to seafood, but this in no way affects his ability to #lovethefish!

Scott Banner

Senior Recruitment Data Specialist

Data is the backbone of any successful recruitment business, so it's imperative that the information is in the right place, at the right time.  That's where our Recruitment Data Specialist, Scott Banner, comes in!  Football fanatic Scott started his career in large financial services organisation where he was responsible for in-depth data analysis, then moved into recruitment...the perfect combination to help our clients swim to success!

Scott Sorbie

Senior Recruitment Success Specialist

It's hugely important to us that our clients receive support from recruiters, as they understand your businesses and what you need to do to be successful.

That's just one of the reasons why Scott is such a splendid Recruitment Success Specialist!  With a background in agency recruitment and a love of problem solving, Scott has a real dedication to ensuring our clients receive the best support possible.

Sophie Cunningham

Content Marketer

Content Marketer Sophie loves working with great people, and drinking coffee.  So, the Aquarium is the perfect place for her!  But that's not the only reason she enjoys working here: she loves that Firefish is a company that doesn't take itself too seriously, and that there's a shoal lot of fish puns!

In her spare time, Sophie studies German, plays the flute and likes to try out new restaurants.  


Stewart Pollock

Head of Data

Our Data Analyst Stewart is an integral part of our Technical Operations team - and your onboarding experience! - as he carries out complex migrations from an array of software systems, ensuring that your data is in exactly the right place.

When he's not in the Aquarium you find him training in Muay Thai or playing the guitar, although he is sadly no longer a member of (in his own words!) "possibly the world's worst band"!

Tommy Nicito

App Support Team Leader

Senior Developer, Tommy, hails from Italy...so don't try to tell him that pineapple on pizza is proper food (and DEFINITELY don't get him started on what we call spaghetti bolognese in the UK!)

Tommy loves that his role is challenging with lots of variety, as he works on features and improvements to the current version of Firefish which are released every week.

As our resident coffee fanatic, Tommy loves the free coffee at Firefish, but when he's not in the Aquarium you'll find him spending time with his cats, munching on some cashew nuts while watching Netflix, reading or doing some voluntary work.

Vicki Moir

Head of Happiness & Talent Magnet

Vicki makes sure the shoal are swimming happily here in the Aquarium and looks for fabulous new Fish to join our Growth, Customer, Product and Technical Operations teams.  She loves being part of an amazing, growing team and a first class product and finds nothing more satisfying than seeing everyone thrive while being part of something so exciting.

Aberdeen born and raised, Vicki loves anything that makes her laugh (a good thing when your job title includes the word 'Happiness'), travelling to explore new places, attempting to whip up new culinary creations and watching films and documentaries.

Wendy McDougall

Chief Fish

Wendy steers the good ship Firefish every day, but that's not everything!  There are definitely many things she has to do but her main priority is to create an innovative environment that allows the Firefish team to be awesome at their jobs and channel their energy into building an amazing product.  She loves working in the tech sector, with amazing people who are focused on creating a company they love being part of.

When she's not in the Aquarium she loves being at home with her gorgeous daughter Chloe and long term suffering husband Nick.  If she has time, you'll find her at the gym, wakeboarding in Loch Lomand, or if she gets the chance for a holiday she'll jet off to her home away from home: Menorca.

William Townsend

Head of DevOps

William leads a team of developers who focus on ensuring that all Firefish technical operations are running smoothly.  This includes everything from automation, performance management, client technical onboarding and database management, to making sure the Fish have all the software and hardware they need to keep the good ship Firefish afloat!

William grew up in Nottingham and loves visiting theme parks. If he was a superhero, he'd choose the power of not having to sleep as - in his own words- "I'd get so much more done!" Interestingly, despite having a fear of heights he is both a qualified trampoline instructor and has been sky diving.

Alan McFadden

Head of Sales Outreach

Alan heads up Sales Outreach at Firefish, making sure our customers join us on the best package to suit their requirements.

When he's not taking prospective clients for a swim, you'll find sporty Alan on the golf course, in the gym or on the football pitch as he's also a semi-professional footballer.

Amy McLaughlin

Digital Marketer

Amy looks after all things social and branding here at Firefish, so why not say hello to her on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn pages?

She likes working at Firefish as from the moment you walk in the door everyone is so welcoming, friendly and you feel like your're part of a big family.  Aww!

In her spare time she loves to travel and tries to visit a new place each year - her trip to Iceland was a particular favourite!

She's a frequent cinema-goer, and is obsessed with singing - particularly show tunes.  In fact, she spent spent a year studying an NQ Musical Theatre in her gap year before uni!

David Connolly

Growth Outreach Specialist

Jo Bradford

Growth Specialist

Joanne Causer

Senior Growth Specialist

Joanne is a Senior Growth Specialist so if you're thinking of swimming over to Firefish you may find yourself on a demo with her!  She's obsessed with all things recruitment and tech, and loves building a great career within an industry she loves without sacrificing seeing her family and enjoying life at the same time (we can't deny that we do have a great work/life balance here!)

Joanne may be Glasgow born and bred, but she has family Stateside so when she's not jetting off on a beach holiday she likes to visit them as often as she can.


Katie Paterson

Head of Content

Glasgow girl Katie is drawn to all things aquatic, having worked in an office which was actually a boat moored at Canary Wharf, and before that in canal-crammed Amsterdam!  Luckily for us, our Content Editor-in-Chief loves working at Firefish as she has the opportunity to take what she loves doing in her spare time and do that as her job: being really creative and indulging her passion for writing.

Her ideal weekend would involve reading all the papers and supplements cover-to-cover in bed with a big coffee, then going either climbing or hillwalking.  After that, a trip to the theatre to see a dance production (preferably choreographed by Michael Clark) would round it off perfectly.


Laura Imrie

Email & Marketing Automation Specialist

Matt Jelley

Senior Growth Specialist

Nick Kirk

Video & Digital Dude

Nick's the guy who makes everything look great - including the Fish themselves!

Photographer, videographer and graphic designer, Nick is a man of many talents.  When he's not in the Aquarium you'll generally find him on his bike or wakeboarding.


Sophie Cunningham

Content Marketer

Content Marketer Sophie loves working with great people, and drinking coffee.  So, the Aquarium is the perfect place for her!  But that's not the only reason she enjoys working here: she loves that Firefish is a company that doesn't take itself too seriously, and that there's a shoal lot of fish puns!

In her spare time, Sophie studies German, plays the flute and likes to try out new restaurants.  


Wendy McDougall

Chief Fish

Wendy steers the good ship Firefish every day, but that's not everything!  There are definitely many things she has to do but her main priority is to create an innovative environment that allows the Firefish team to be awesome at their jobs and channel their energy into building an amazing product.  She loves working in the tech sector, with amazing people who are focused on creating a company they love being part of.

When she's not in the Aquarium she loves being at home with her gorgeous daughter Chloe and long term suffering husband Nick.  If she has time, you'll find her at the gym, wakeboarding in Loch Lomand, or if she gets the chance for a holiday she'll jet off to her home away from home: Menorca.

Emma Ibell

Finance Assistant

Emma is our resident movie buff, so you'll usually find her either in a cinema, at some type of movie event, or trawling through Netflix/Amazon trying to find a good documentary to watch. She also loves a good comedy gig/festival and trying out new restaurants.

Emma tells us that she likes working at Firefish because there’s a great team environment and everyone gets on so well with each other. She also loves learning about all aspects of the accounts and the challenge of learning the processes behind them.

Minh Nguyen

Automation Engineer

Our marvelous Minh hails from Vietnam, and swapped Ho Chi Minh City for Glasgow back in 2011.   He assures us that he loves the colder Glasgow weather...but isn't hugely keen on the rain!  He also loves travelling to new areas, watching movies and going for walks in the park.

As our resident Automation Engineer, Minh supports our existing internal tools and expands on these to help streamline and automate our operations.  

Richard Mullen

The Money Man

Our money man has a penchant for numbers and keeping our books balanced, and can usually be found using his abacus to make sure all the numbers add up!

He's from the Emerald Isle and grew up near the beach in the North West of Ireland, but nowadays can be found in Glasgow either at the gym, running, playing football, watching movies or out and about seeing bands - with a Guinness in his hand, of course!

Vicki Moir

Head of Happiness & Talent Magnet

Vicki makes sure the shoal are swimming happily here in the Aquarium and looks for fabulous new Fish to join our Growth, Customer, Product and Technical Operations teams.  She loves being part of an amazing, growing team and a first class product and finds nothing more satisfying than seeing everyone thrive while being part of something so exciting.

Aberdeen born and raised, Vicki loves anything that makes her laugh (a good thing when your job title includes the word 'Happiness'), travelling to explore new places, attempting to whip up new culinary creations and watching films and documentaries.

William Townsend

Head of DevOps

William leads a team of developers who focus on ensuring that all Firefish technical operations are running smoothly.  This includes everything from automation, performance management, client technical onboarding and database management, to making sure the Fish have all the software and hardware they need to keep the good ship Firefish afloat!

William grew up in Nottingham and loves visiting theme parks. If he was a superhero, he'd choose the power of not having to sleep as - in his own words- "I'd get so much more done!" Interestingly, despite having a fear of heights he is both a qualified trampoline instructor and has been sky diving.

Andy Gardner

Head of Success & Support

Our customers receive awesome onboarding and long-term support from our Customer team, but we're not just saying that - we're constantly receiving feedback telling us how great Head of Success & Support, Andy, is!

Our rugby playing success superstar from Newcastle may have a laugh like a comic book villain, but we promise he's really a superhero!

Anthony Murchie

Data Analyst

Anthony is our super-star Junior Data Analyst and says that he loves working at Firefish because of the supportive and friendly atmosphere among the shoal, which allows him to confidently develop his Data Analyst skills.  He really enjoys working with data and databases as there are always new and evolving challenges to overcome, new techniques to learn and lots of problem solving opportunities.

In his spare time he enjoys bouldering, video gaming, playing the guitar and going to the gym.

Elliot Beattie

Customer Onboarding Specialist

Louise Cunningham

Associate Director of Customer

Louise lives our value of Be Your Customer, and is constantly thinking of innovative ways to ensure our clients enjoy the absolute best experience with Firefish.   She leads the team in all Customer-centric areas, helping our Data, Support and Success specialists in devising and providing added-value solutions for all our clients’ recruitment software needs.

Louise grew up in a little town by the sea called Ayr and is still waiting on her Hogwarts letter (who's gonna be the first to burst that bubble?). Louise loves to ski in Andorra but will happily swap the slopes for hot weather, sandy beaches and good bars. Closer to home, you'll often find Louise on the agility course with her gorgeous working cocker spaniel, Rory.

Marguerite Guibourg

Senior Data Analyst

The Parisienne of our Product team, Marguerite, loves all things data (good news for a Junior Data Analyst!) and is passionate about getting to the nitty-gritty of our clients' data to make sure everything is where it's needed, when it's needed.

Marguerite is an animal lover and we're always excited when her Cardigan Corgi, Gizmi, comes to visit!

Michelle Elliott

Recruitment Success Specialist

Michelle gained a big passion for recruitment during her days as a consultant, and loves being part of the support team as she gets to spend her time doing what makes her happiest:  helping our clients to be successful!

Her favourite season is....Creme Egg season!  She has one every single day when they're available, often while watching her favourite TV show, Friends.

Paul McKinlay

Customer Success Champion

Paul isn't just a brilliant recruiter; he also has a wealth of project management and coaching experience so our Fish friends are in great hands!  He's a Customer Success Champion in the Customer team, so he helps our users to onboard onto Firefish, then makes sure that they're swimming away happily with reviews and training bootcamps.  Paul loves that he gets to spend his day having a positive impact on people by providing coaching, support and training.

Passionate about motorsports and with a big love of movies, Paul is also daft for the soaps - particularly Eastenders!

Scott Banner

Senior Recruitment Data Specialist

Data is the backbone of any successful recruitment business, so it's imperative that the information is in the right place, at the right time.  That's where our Recruitment Data Specialist, Scott Banner, comes in!  Football fanatic Scott started his career in large financial services organisation where he was responsible for in-depth data analysis, then moved into recruitment...the perfect combination to help our clients swim to success!

Scott Sorbie

Senior Recruitment Success Specialist

It's hugely important to us that our clients receive support from recruiters, as they understand your businesses and what you need to do to be successful.

That's just one of the reasons why Scott is such a splendid Recruitment Success Specialist!  With a background in agency recruitment and a love of problem solving, Scott has a real dedication to ensuring our clients receive the best support possible.

Stewart Pollock

Head of Data

Our Data Analyst Stewart is an integral part of our Technical Operations team - and your onboarding experience! - as he carries out complex migrations from an array of software systems, ensuring that your data is in exactly the right place.

When he's not in the Aquarium you find him training in Muay Thai or playing the guitar, although he is sadly no longer a member of (in his own words!) "possibly the world's worst band"!

Alec Harley

Scrum Master

As Scrum Master, Alec keeps our Beta Bunch in check, running our Agile development process and taking ownership of all things Beta development.  He ensures that work is prioritised and divided into sprint-sized chunks and monitors progress so that the product is kept crammed full of features that delight our clients!

When he's not in the Aquarium, avid gamer Alec spends much of his spare time playing various PC games, or watching Game of Thrones with a pizza.

Andrew Ferguson

Software Developer

Andy is a Software Developer in our Beta team, and loves nothing better than see a line of code turn into a shiny new feature that will let our clients work even more efficiently.  

Andy tells us he's been on You've Been Framed, but we've not yet managed to convince him to show us his embarrassing video!

Andrew Mackay

Head of Innovation & Technical Architect (Co-Founder)

Andrew's primary focus is to ensure that the technical side of the business is running as smoothly as possible. He pretty much built the first version of the system single-handedly but now his main responsibilities are to ensure that the various development and support teams have what they need to take the product further, as we're constantly adding new features and improving the user-experience to give the best product we can to our users.

Andrew loves being outdoors and is a keen landscape photographer. He's recently taken up archery and also enjoy cooking – especially proper BBQ. TV-wise he likes crime dramas and sci-fi series like Sense 8 and Homeland.

Anthony Denovan

Software Developer

Software Developer Tony loves solving problems and has a great eye for detail...which is very handy as he is part of the team that develops all our lovely new features!

It's not all work for Tony, though - he also likes to raise money for charity and has taken part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk as well as several gaming marathons.

Chris Varley

CTO

Chris has a whopping 20 years’ experience working in senior strategic technical roles, so he’s perfectly placed to work alongside our awesome product team and help us continue scaling our award-winning product.

As well as becoming our new CTO, Chris is also joining Wendy, Andrew, Louise and Kai on our Board of Directors. This is a really pivotal hire for the business and we’re all super excited to have him!

Chris has built an illustrious career that’s made him well-known within the tech industry, but Chris has a few personal claims to fame too!

For example, he was in Berlin on the day the wall came down and was taught martial arts in Beijing by one of Jet Li's classmates (we’ll make sure not to get on his bad side!).

He’s also a Fish with a big heart, as in 2016 he swam 10k in open water to raise money for charity. It’s safe to say he’ll fit in well at the aquarium then!

Clerya Uzcategui

Front End Developer

Cleyra is originally from Venezuela and is a Front End Developer in our Product team.  She likes being a Fish because she feels like she's swimming in an aquarium full of challenges and good vibes.  

In her spare time she loves to go salsa dancing, to yoga classes, or on our rare sunny Scottish days you'll find her hosting a bbq!

Colin McKean

Software Developer

Working on the front-end, Colin get to work with lots of different websites so sees a lot of variety with exciting designs and get to create great looking websites for our clients.

If it's a sofa night, he'll be watching Silicon Valley and tucking into a chocolate or caramel cheesecake, but Colin is most definitely no couch potato!  He loves to keep active, so he trains in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu and also competes in obstacle race events like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race.

Craig Law

UAT Tester

Craig keeps our Beta and Fast Track teams in check by making sure that all our new features are perfect prior to release!

With a great interest in all things techie, Craig is studying to become a full stack developer but still finds time to spend with his family and play football.

John McInall

Design Lead

On a mission to make the (web) world more beautiful our Design Lead, John, loves being able to positively influence how people use their websites, having an impact on someone's experience of a site and making sure it looks great.  Being able to push the boundaries, be innovative and think outside the box to do do things that haven't been done before really motivates him, so there was no question about his desire to be a Fish!

He's passionate about design so does a lot of that in his spare time, and also plays rugby, football and computer games.

Jon Gibson

UAT Tester & QA

Jon is one of our UAT testers and is a bit of a perfectionist...which is ideal when you're responsible for ensuring that each new feature and improvement does exactly what it's supposed to do, and makes the product even better.  

Jon hails from near Loch Lomond and if he had a superpower, he'd love to be able to manipulate time: perhaps so that he had more of it to spend on one of his favourite hobbies, hillwalking? Or maybe he could spend that time taking swimming lessons, as despite always wanting to have try a triathlon (and working in an Aquarium!) Jon can't actually swim!

Lewis Marasco

Product Experience Specialist

Michael Thomas

Application Support Specialist

Application Support Developer, Michael, hails from Liverpool and is an avid Liverpool FC fan who looks forward to their annual trip abroad for the Champions League Final (hope that's not jinxed them, Michael!)

When he's not in the Aquarium keeping Firefish issue-free for our customers, you'll usually find him catching up with family and friends, unwinding with a box-set or two, or indulging in a spot of online gaming.  Musical Michael plays guitar and bass - he even used to play in bands! - and can always be easily persuaded to have a jam with other musicians.  

Michael tells us that he likes working at Firefish as it’s very much ‘Fish first’ – it’s a great atmosphere, each employee is valued, and he's never felt that he's been thrown in at the deep end.  Fish can swim! And at Firefish, you’re not left to tread water; there’s always a helping fin available on request!

And, crucially, at Firefish there's no such thing as "too many puns"!


Natasha Shaurek

Head of Fast Track & App Support

Our Macedonia marvel with the mean coding and developing skills is responsible for leading our Fast Track team of developers, who work on larger new product features and enhancements for Firefish.  Why does she #lovethefish?  Well, there's freedom for her to get on with her developing yet there is always someone to check she's on the right track, and she loves supporting her team to be super successful developers. Natasha certainly loves putting her brain to work!

She's "mum" to beautiful black lab Bella and loves all animals, so much so that whenever she goes on a city break she has to check out the local zoo.

Paul Owens

API Developer

API Developer Paul finds his role really fascinating as he loves the idea of integrating things and making computers do the work for you. He manages and extends the use of relevant 3rd party APIs, while identifying opportunities from other software vendors that can be added into the Firefish customer feature-mix.

Paul used to be an outdoor watersports instructor, so his office was the back end of a raft.  He loves all watersports, but if he was forced to pick a favourite it'd be kayaking.

Ross Turpie

Head of Product Experience

Ex-recruiter Ross understands our users' businesses aims inside out and uses this knowledge to ensure that the UAT team can spot possible issues prior to features being released.  Not only that, he also looks after our client community, championing product improvements and new features that help recruiters to swim to success.

Outside the Aquarium Ross enjoys running and football.  He's actually allergic to seafood, but this in no way affects his ability to #lovethefish!

Tommy Nicito

App Support Team Leader

Senior Developer, Tommy, hails from Italy...so don't try to tell him that pineapple on pizza is proper food (and DEFINITELY don't get him started on what we call spaghetti bolognese in the UK!)

Tommy loves that his role is challenging with lots of variety, as he works on features and improvements to the current version of Firefish which are released every week.

As our resident coffee fanatic, Tommy loves the free coffee at Firefish, but when he's not in the Aquarium you'll find him spending time with his cats, munching on some cashew nuts while watching Netflix, reading or doing some voluntary work.