Interview with Spyros Lambrinidis, Chief Product Officer

Today marks our 12th year in business. We’ve come a long way since 2007 and to mark the celebration have interviewed one of our longest serving members of staff. Here’s to the next 12 years and the future of startups!

When I joined PeoplePerHour in 2010 there was just a handful of people.

Now we have 60 staff spread across 3 locations.

That’s not counting our platform which has over 1.5M active users in 177 countries worldwide.

My background is in engineering and I started life at PeoplePerHour as a Developer.

Now I am responsible for the overall running of the entire company.

I remember the time a PeoplePerHour user showed up to our Athens office unannounced.

Engineers and the Customer Support team got the shock of their lives. The user’s account had been deactivated due to sexual and racist comments but surprisingly he had come to the office to justify his behaviour. We stuck to our decision, but he wasn’t best pleased to say the least.

The next day, we improved the security of our office…

I believe that startups have the ability to stand out and truly make a difference.

Startups embody energy, creativity, skills and change. In many cases a startup can also outwit larger organisations which typically have a slower pace.

We’re on a mission to make work flexible for everyone.

We want to enable businesses to grow and expand and give freelancers the empowerment and freedom to work on their terms from anywhere in the world.

Feedly is my favourite app.

It allows you to read and share the topics that are important to you all in one place and on the go. I also have to mention PeoplePerHour due to the convenience of being able to find talented freelancers in minutes. Yes, I know I’m biased.

If I could, I would eat non-stop fish.

Especially tuna, sardines and anchovies. Food of the gods.

*Spyros pictured with some of our Athens team.

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Rosella is PeoplePerHour's Content & Community Manager. When she isn't working on words she enjoys eating heavy carbs, swimming and listening to 70s disco.
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Georgia Burnside
Georgia Burnside
16 Sep 2019

There is a company posted on your site with 4 jobs, that is a scam. They’re asking us to cash a cheque to purchase home equipment, as well as iTunes gift cards. The company name they are under is NOT the real company, as I did contact them to see if this job was a scam or not. To which, they confirmed it is a scam. Please remove all their ads and block them from posting jobs further.

Reply to  Georgia Burnside
18 Sep 2019

Hello Georgia. Please email us at in order for us to take appropriate action as we value security more than anything else. Thank you in advance.

17 Sep 2019

I’m a freelancer with PPH and it’s awesome to know PPH is on the move and expanding. It means more work available over a plethora of niches. One question. I recently got hired to do some real estate work for a client in UK. I was amazed when he said I could use “Google Earth” to locate the actual locations of property (land and houses with numbers, B1, B2 etc.) in the UK. I did so and it was fabulous but found it a bit difficult to navigate (my first time!). Could PPH find some way of incorporating these types… Read more »

17 Sep 2019


Humayun T. Rizvi
Humayun T. Rizvi
17 Sep 2019

No comments yet. Oh come on, please!

Rosella Diana Ross, please tell Spyros: fish is nice but try the Middle East food for a change. My family and I like Chinese and American food, but Middle East food is really super! Americans are only discovering it now.

Thank you all!

19 Sep 2019

Hello Spyros Lambrinidis,

Thank you for this post.

My name is Serhii Skvortsov.
I’m a proficient WordPress / PHP Developer with a successful experience in creating Websites.

Your post was useful for me.

I have read an interesting story about your team.

I wish you joy and luck.

Sincerely yours,

Serhii Skvortsov
WordPress / PHP developer

19 Sep 2019

Dear Spyros I went through some functions here in the past few days and am really surprised to find several issues in the very limited time i spent on the site. As a technology site, that has been around for so long, I expected it to work a little more smoothly and be more user friendly. I came across issues (both errors, and other functionality issues), when updating my profile. I came across other issues where reactivating an Hourly (both during edit and the approval process), then more when reviewing and downloading my transactions. Also had to dig around to… Read more »

23 Sep 2019

Correction there is no 1,5 million active users , there is around 70,000

23 Sep 2019

PPH is good site. There is only 15 free bids per month.
I think it should be 30 free bids per month.

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