TeamWe love what we do and come to work every day hungry to change the world of work!
Meet Team PPH. We’re a quirky bunch, but we all share the same core values: we’re passionate, energetic, committed and gutsy! Most of all we believe and celebrate our cause: empowering people to live their dream.
Our full-time team span the globe; from London to Athens, Manilla to Hyderabad and more! The best bit? Whenever we need a helping hand, we can turn to our ever-growing PPH community to hire one of thousands of skilled freelancers around the world. They help bring PPH to life and are full of great ideas as they use the site, contributing to the magic every single day!
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Marketing & Community
Data Science and Business Intelligence
Born on labour day Xenios has been tasked by cosmic forces to disrupt the labour market. He started PPH in mid 2007 manually micro-brokering small projects between business and freelancers using pen, paper and a phone (occasionally email too!).
Today, 700K+ lines of code later, the site serves over 1m people worldwide, and Xenios has gone from pen % paper to being on BBC News, Bloomberg, Wired, Forbes, the Financial Times, and many more, as a thought leader in the burgeoning freelance / on-demand economy.
When not working (which isn’t very often), he blogs , paints, visits Art galleries, cooks a messy meal (more often than not too close to burring his place down), plays sports or watches movies. He holds an MA & MEng from the University of Cambridge and did a short stint at Harvard Business School – enough to convince him never to do an MBA!
I have been a part of the PPH family from the beginning as CTO although in the early days that more or less meant sitting in a room with Xenios for hours, working our way through a huge ‘take over the world’ to-do list while trying to come up with solutions to a seemingly never-ending list of problems. 🙂
Fast forward a few years and that room was significantly bigger and we were tasked with filling it with talented team to help drive the company forward. I couldn’t be happier about what PPH has achieved, helping so many freelancers and businesses across the world on a daily basis, and I am super proud of Xenios and the team who keep growing PPH from strength to strength.
I love startups and technology and a couple of years ago inspired by my PPH journey I decided to take on a new challenge and founded Yumbles, a marketplace connecting food lovers with independent food makers.
In my spare time I love hanging out with my family and friends and trying (somewhat extreme) sports most people have never even heard of. I (somehow) ended up holding an M.Eng. (first-class honours) from the University of Cambridge.
I’m in charge of the company technology, building scalable and robust systems and infrastructure, whilst constantly on the lookout for great talent and time to do some actual coding. I have a special knack for new tech and large-scale engineering solutions. I prefer not to talk a lot and tries to avoid long meetings – and have optimised agile methodology to suit that need. I enjoy laughing loudly at my own amazing joke even if, in retrospect, I admit their poor quality. I have many hobbies, which have been mostly been abandoned after having two sons.
Having been at PeoplePerHour since Nov/08 I remember the days where the technical landscape was quaint – where we didn’t use Amazon Web Services, or github, where adding rounded-corners to a button took a hour to do, where being a “full stack developer” was actually possible. Technology is changing fast, things are becoming easier and easier to build. It really is ever so exciting! I love being a part of it!
I am best known as the guitarist of the heavy metal band Valor but in my spare time I work as a web developer in PeoplePerHour. Since 2011 I have witnessed, built, tested and destroyed most of the PeoplePerHour webpage. I am passionate about backend developing but I can stand frontend/UI coding (with the help of a couple of beers). I am also into sports, I can play Pro Evolution Soccer or watch football games all day long.
I’m a Jedi knight with light-sabre mastery that uses the Force to build and maintain the payment systems for Peopleperhour since 2011.
Sincere, curious, friendly, ambitious software engineer who loves building user interfaces and delivers smooth experience to the end user. Simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible.
My main duties in PPH is to participate in the Payments Development Team. My professional experience extends in almost whole lifecycle of Operations and Development process (Systems and Networks Administration, Automation & Backup Solutions, Cloud infrastructure Designs & Setups, Logging Systems, Security Auditing…) I am almost obsessed with Systems visibility and clarity, but among all clouds I’ve ever dealt with the most interesting and valuable is my little daughter Nefeli. She is my main inspiration and gives me reasons to be better in all aspects of life.
I’m a passionate web developer, coffee lover and tech geek. I like to build web apps using cutting edge technologies. Being part of PPH team is a great experience; using cool tech and collaborating with great open-minded people.
Hi I am Stelios! I like coding and using edge cutting technologies and that is one of the reasons I wanted to join the awesome team of PeoplePerHour. As a new member of the PPH family, I enjoy everyday developing for such a large-scale project. Biking, gym and hanging out with friends are few of the things I enjoy doing besides coding.
I am passionate about design, web standards and typography. I started my professional career as a graphic designer and my intuitive curiosity led me to learn HTML, CSS and JS in order to code my own designs. I am a fan of functionalism, brutalist architecture, krautrock and cheap beer.
Hello, I’m Thrasos. One of the newest members of PeoplePerHour team. I usually don’t like talking about myself but if I have to put it in simple words here goes: I’m curious, concise, passionate and self-driven in what I do. As a tech geek and a back-end developer wannabe I’m trying to absorb and learn whatever I can from the rest of the awesome team members and tech we use. Besides coding I’m into literature and music. Always trying to find awesome new and old bands for myself and my blog.
Frontend Developer, tech enthusiast, self-motivated and perfectionist.Proud to be a member of the PeoplePerHour team and involved in projects using cutting edge tech .Passionate about travelling, sports and movies!
It takes me ages to find the words to describe myself but, hey-ho, every story has to start somewhere. A writer at heart, I joined the team at PeoplePerHour to find and shape their true voice through captivating content. Forget complex strategies, clever hacks, and guerilla marketing – in the noisy world that we live in today, the only truly effective way to be noticed and remembered is through storytelling, consistently A class content and a flaming mission. Driven by the philosophy that one changes the world by doing, I’m always up to something (usually, something good, like learning or shopping online). But then, I’m Lithuanian, so you never know. If we’re at a party, I’m the weirdo going through your bookshelf. And that says it all.
I originally joined PeoplePerHour as a freelancer in 2010 and therefore know first hand just how important our platform is for self-employed people across the globe. Now, I manage the PR at PPH and oversee our presence in both online and offline media. I get to tell people every day about the ways PPH is changing the future of work and speak to our wonderful community about their inspiring freelance stories.
Known for unprecedented levels of ambition, drive and work ethic, I joined PeoplePerHour to take charge of email marketing efforts. I am in love with the science and maths behind marketing (although my parents would laugh at reading I have taken an interest in those subjects since I got older)! I have a passion for growing things (although I’m not very good at gardening – that’s a job for my husband), testing and experimenting. I like to help people, and show brands how they can stand out of the crowd and be memorable. Like many other members of the team, I am also a parent and have many hobbies (if by hobbies you mean changing nappies). I am what you would call a “girlie-girl” and therefore it is my duty to like make-up and keeping up with the Kardashians! I like to read, learn and explore the outdoors. I love comedy and a little TV show nobody has heard of called Game of Thrones.
I joined the team in May 2016. Starting off in accounting, then for 8 years at one of the leading banks in Greece, it was time for a change of pace. I was attracted to the niche startup world and PPH is where I can finally let my creativity blossom (insert wink emoji). Technology might still be in puberty, though undeniably it has improved our lives in many ways and I am thrilled to now be part of its growing force. May it always be with us!
UX. Agile. XP. Prototype. UI. Scrum. DDD. KPI. User Stories. SQL. Roadmap. SEO. TTM. Kanban. In case they all sound Greek to you, don’t worry; they also did to me some years ago. And yet today, my vocabulary mainly consists of these buzzwords.
My mission at PPH is to bridge the gap between Business and IT and lead the Engineering teams towards the implementation of the company’s strategy and vision.
A loyal follower of the ancient Chinese proverb: “Man with one chopstick go hungry”.
Being a member of the PPH tech team since 2011, I contributed in rebuilding the app from scratch and cleaning up the legacy mess. During this time I also mastered the skills of extracting/combining data from the database to produce (hopefully) meaningful reports and became a supporter of the DevOps movement. Currently I’m working side-by-side with our Data Scientist and Site Reliability Engineer engineers to implement complex algorithms using cutting-edge tools. I like things to be clean, consistent and efficient. I’m in favor of adopting new tools but detest hype and wasting time on solutions that do not fit my purpose. I enjoy working with others and often wonder why they put up with me. Must be my amazing sense of humour…
Hi there! I work for PPH at the BI/data sector, learning and getting in touch with lots of tech, getting to know great co-workers, enriching my knowledge with exciting new stuff! I’m always interested in spending time with tech and informatics and finding shelter in the good company of friends and family.
I have always sought to work on a combination of scripting and method implementation, which gradually led me to leave surveying and mingle with data. This is what brings me to PPH where I hope to learn and contribute in all activities of the Data team. I enjoy walking downtown and cannot imagine spending a day without listening to at least a single song.
Hi! I’m a BI analyst working out of London, with a background in maths. I’m always looking for new methods to analyse and present data, and constantly trying to learn new techniques for this purpose.
In my spare time, you’ll most likely find me playing basketball, cooking or eating.
Hi! My name is Penny and I work as Product Manager at PeoplePerHour.
My mission is to help people live their work dream! Prior to PPH, I worked in the Banking sector while earning my Master in Business Mathematics.
When I am not at PPH HQ, you will most likely find me playing with my little baby boy.
Payments Ninja by day, SuperDad by night. I love my work but I can’t get enough of my family. No matter where I’m at though, I’m surrounded by amazing people. I’m very lucky to be part of this great PPH team.
Coffee Master by day, Payments Ninja trainee by night. I am really excited to be part of this wonderful PPH team. I love working to resolve any payment processing issue in a timely manner with a keen eye for details. My favourite quote? “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein.
After years in accounting I suddenly landed in payments and now I have the opportunity to learn more about fraud and grow my knowledge more about different aspects of economics and apply that knowledge on everyday growing business. I recently became a member of the PPH team and I am excited that I am a part of a very happy and creative group of people.
My job title is Senior Advisor though I do not enjoy this description. I prefer the term of ‘People Per People’. First, because I came up with this name and, second of all, because I just enjoy helping people. Most of the times I find myself trying to put a smile on people’s faces making then forget their troubles and, if I do not manage to succeed, trying harder until you close your Inbox with a big smile on your face. I have an artistic virus running through my veins which gives me a creative and romantic point of view and makes me very emotional when I listen to Freddie Mercury
I graduated with a degree in Computer Science and I have more than 16 years experience in Customer Support and Administration. I have worked in travel, electronics and IT and spent more than 4 years working as a Call Centre Executive / Senior Agent for US and UK companies including British Telecom and Earthlink (Internet Service Providers) and joined Peopleperhour in 2010 as a Customer Support Agent. In my spare time I love playing with my 3 year old, listening to old Indian melodies and Cricket (watching, rather than playing!)
I graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked for Reliance BPO and HSBC Hope before joining PeoplePerHour in December 2013. My Hobbies are playing basketball and listening to music.
I graduated in electronics and communication engineering and my hobbies are surfing the internet, checking out new tech and software and rectifying computer hardware and software issues. I like to spend most of my time with my PC! I’ve been working in Customer Support for PPH since November 2014 and my responsibilities include answering queries relating to the website.
Russian born Londoner with professional background in finance and making hats. Super excited to join PeoplePerHour to help institutions transform and embrace the exciting transformation of on-demand talent!
After spending 10 years in corporate business settings, I decided to take a turn and immerse myself into a world full of wonders, the world of tech…that’s is how I landed on PPH. My job is to take care of PPH greatest asset: people. I believe in solutions and in human will. Here, there is plenty of both!
A disciplined self-motivated web developer with strong team spirit and well-rounded experience in both backend and frontend development. I am efficient in problem-solving and able to teach myself but also learn from the tech gurus surrounding me here. I really enjoy being a part of PeoplePerHour team and I am glad that I can contribute to its success. In my free time, you can find me playing board games, reading history or listening to long-forgotten music.
Hi, I’m Michael! Yet another web engineer of the PeoplePerHour family! I am passionate about web and modern technologies, I really enjoy my work, and I always seek for new challenges and self-improvement. In non-office time, usually you can find me in my home studio jamming with my guitar, or in a pub drinking beers with friends.
I joined the PPH family as Operations Director to help the CS & Payments teams answer the growing needs of our users and provide them with a 5 star customer service. Although I graduated in film studies, I never made anything out of it except some nerdy movies. On the other hand, I used my inspiration to find ways to delight customers and provide them with the best support experience possible during most of my professional career. I dedicate most of my free time to my two kids who are by far the most demanding customers I ever had to handle.
Hey! I am Marialena, the new HR Expert. Apart from all my administrative tasks, my mission in PPH is to make sure PPH employee experience is “WOW”! Ask me anything; probably I won’t know the answer, but I will find out!
Last but not least, a couple of things that you should know about me:
I play volleyball – not that tall I know!!!
When I was little I was constantly saying I would marry Micheal Jackson – did not happen obviously!
I drink my coffee black and finishing it in the morning is mandatory before I can think!
Hi, I’m Yiannis the new member of the PeoplePerHour team and I’m really proud of it. I enjoy turning complex problems into simple, beautiful and sexy web apps. When I’m not coding, you’ll find me traveling with my motorcycle or riding on a motocross track.
Seeking out new technologies and staying up-to-date has always been my passion. I am friendly and enjoy being a part of a team. My keen attention to detail and dedication to solving any problem at hand are what made me join People per Hour. Traveling and meeting new and exciting people has always been my thing.
This is me. Crazy about the technical side of things, spend my time wanting more time to enjoy my music, and play gigs with my band but in reality, I spend my free time being a Dad, which basically means I have no free time at all. Enjoy working at trying to keep apace of the latest in technology. Character-wise I’m easygoing when not stressed, a sort of happy chappy with a love of life.
I consider myself as someone who bumped into technology by accident and fell in love with it – I am an “all things digital” enthusiast and amazed by the impact that the Internet has on people. After several years in software development, I decided that I had enough with code and started seeking comfort in managing projects and teams.
After office hours, I enjoy making (or trying to make) electronic music, reading books about life, the universe and everything, and being lazy (not necessarily in this order).
I come from the cold north but eventually realised that the warmth of Athens suited me better. Even though it might not look like it, I was working when the dot com bubble burst and experienced the highs and the lows. This taught me a lot and I soon realised that technology is an enabler, not the solution itself. I’m passionate about technology and the endless opportunities it creates. And the most exciting thing is that it’s only the beginning.
When I’m not playing around with gadgets I enjoy spending time with wife and friends, exploring the many nice spots of Athens and its surrounding areas. I’m heading up the product and operations team at PPH at this very exciting time for the company!
I used to work for many years as a software developer and I have developed many products for Windows, Web and mobile applications.
In this role, I will add this experience to make the PPH products better.
I am married and I have a small daughter that consumes most of my personal time.
My hobbies are running, reading and programming for IoT.
I am an energetic person with a good sense of humor. I always try to learn new things and apply them to my business life.
My business quote is “We either win as a team, or we die as individuals” and my personal “I commit I won’t quit”
Coming from a background of troubleshooting software and hardware issues I am very much looking forward to be a part of the payments department to ensure that the PPH site is a safe place that everybody can be confident to do business in!
My free time away from PPH I love spending quality time and playing with my two boys!
I joined the PeoplePerHour platform a few years ago as a freelancer. In April 2018 I was introduced to the team at TalentDesk.io and as a content writer, and then to the PeoplePerHour marketing team where I now manage social media and blog content. This role perfectly aligns to my background in marketing, social media and content management in entrepreneurial and HR environments. I love being part of such a talented and inspirational team!
From as long as I remember I was always passionate for technology and functionality. I like to participate from the building of a logical flow to translating it into code. Apart from programming I like things that bring vibe and energy such as dancing and music with good company.
Hi all, my name is Kosmas and I work as a BI Analyst for PPH!
Creative thinking, top technology and curiosity are parts of this super exciting position, where I try to contribute in data driven decision making .
In my free time you will find me watching a movie, a show or a documentary. If not, I am probably abroad enjoy traveling :)”
I have a passion for digital products. I build websites, invent apps, create interfaces and solve problems through interaction design.
My strength lies in my hybrid of design
and development — I solve problems
with a developer’s mind and a designer’s eye.
I judge a good day by how much I’ve learned and I’m excited to continue this with the PPH team.
Hi, I am Christos and since I remember myself, technology was my passion. I have been working as a software engineer, participating and contributing to many areas of a software product development process. But that’s not all about me, I am also a father of a little son and I am constantly trying to convince him not to follow his father’s steps! I like to see nice ideas to become successful products and that’s why I have joined the PPH family, learn from the team and also contribute to the company’s success.
As a front end developer, I like working with hot technologies. I am a team player and I am always looking for a good working environment where I will be surrounded by both talented and friendly people. I like traveling a lot and meeting new people.
Long story short, my role in this team is to keep things in order and to find solutions.
However, never forget ” All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.
Hi, JC here. My addiction to code started at the age of 16 when I was trying to read books that I didn’t fully understand but for some reason, I kept on reading them. Ten years after still trying to find a balance between frontend and backend. Code should be as complex as the simplest solution. If you are not a part of the solution you are a part of the problem.
Hey! I’m Kyriakos, a frontend web developer and a new member of the PeoplePerHour team.
Bug hunting intrigues me, solving problems excites me, and automating makes me happy =)
Besides coding, I love to take long walks in the city center, to read a good book, and going to DIY concerts.
As the Communication & PR Manager, I head up our marketing and PR team. I’m passionate about creating a strong community for both our freelancers and buyers on the PeoplePerHour platform. We do this by providing insightful content on our social media platforms, as well as hosting events to feed innovative thinking for the many entrepreneurs on our website. Hopefully, we can continue to expand this as more and more people around the globe join the platform! When I’m not in the office, my passion lies in sports, and more specifically, Manchester United. And before you ask, no, I’m not from Manchester.
I originate from the journalism and advertising sector, having vast experience in dealing with difficult situations between professionals. Honesty, comprehension, and patience are the key factors to any and all relationships.
Bringing those ideals from the physical markets to a virtual one is a challenge that I am more than happy to undertake.
I am glad to be part of PPH and its community. As a creative spirit and sensitive artist, my purpose is to assist our users in the best possible way. On my free time, I enjoy reading a good book or traveling around the world. If you drop by our customer support page, I would be more than happy to assist you!
I have been a Graphic Designer for my entire life both working for companies in NY and Greece and as a freelancer and therefore I know firsthand how important the platform is for self-employed people.
I feel that life is treating me great. I have been a member of the PPH family for almost 17 months now and I must admit that I love this line of work. Being a born New Yorker I really appreciate the versatility and through PPH I have been given the opportunity to provide customer support to people from all over the world. That feels good!
Most of all PPH has given me the opportunity to be surrounded by amazing people!
Studying French literature for 5 years now has taught me how to handle myself in difficult situations, whether trying to pronounce the word “eau” or handling tickets.
Being persistent and, occasionally, stubborn, I try my best in order to overcome any obstacle that comes my way.
P.S: I’m still waiting for my letter from Hogwarts.
I started working as a customer support agent as soon as I graduated from high school along with my studies on Marketing. Very soon I realized how much I love helping people and providing the best solution possible to the issues they may face.
In my spare time, I love cooking and having friends over for long nights of eating, drinking and laughing. I’m a multicultural cuisine foodie but I couldn’t live without Italian pizza and pasta. Music plays a huge role in my daily routine too, as it sets my mood and helps me concentrate. On the end of a tiring day, an episode of my favorite series is what helps me calm down and sleep well before a new day starts…
I am glad to be a member of the PPH community. I love mathematics and that is the reason why my studies were focused on them. I also enjoy dancing and listening to good music. Dedicated and focused, I am ready to assist our Users in any issue that they may encounter on the Platform.
Hello, I am Sakkis.
I am glad to be a member of PPH customer support. Resolving our users issues proves challenging sometimes but above all, happy to be here!!
In my free time, playing drums, sports and movies are my primary activities.
For as long as I can remember my passion has been getting to the bottom of things. Curious, restless, accompanied by a tendency to really connect with others. Listening to people’s problems is my job, solving them is my passion. I am always a sucker for good quality music and good food. With friends of course.
Being a Customer Support agent for the past year has taught me a lot. It also led me to meet a great team of people that I am very lucky to work with every day. In my free time, I am the mom of a four-leg fantastic creature which loves me unconditionally. I am a bookworm, I love traveling and exploring new destinations and cultures all around the globe.
Since I graduated from Graphic Design I’ve been working as a Digital Designer. I love the fact that technology is always bringing new tools to learn and new possibilities to explore. There are new digital devices coming into our lives everyday, with the potential to make life easier and better. People Per Hour is part of that and it’s a platform I’m happy to be part of.
It all started with Google Ads and then it went out of control. I am constantly trying to make a story out of numbers and move things forward. Self-motivated, persistent and early adopter of digital marketing techniques and tools. I accept challenge, embrace change and I thrive in teams when cooperating with talented people. All of these brought me to People Per Hour. And now it is time to enjoy the ride.
I run the marketing team in PPH responsible for creating user love for our brand across buyers and sellers. I am particularly keen on showcasing our amazing community of freelancers to businesses looking to find great talent instantly. When I am not doing that (not often) I find myself running behind my 2 daughters and getting a “makeover” every other week by them!
I’m in charge of bringing to life and building new products from the grounds up.
I love the challenges posed by the dynamic and demanding environment of start-up organizations. I enjoy building talented, healthy, and motivated engineering organizations and leading them into accomplishing remarkable things. Being imbued with the principles of agile practices and methodologies, I try to apply them to form a team culture based on the qualities of sense of urgency and ownership. Having a business background, I enjoy getting involved in business decision making and translating it into a tangible product.
As a Full-stack software engineer, I am passionate about every aspect of web technologies and systems engineering. I love getting my hands dirty coding in front-end or back-end, designing the architecture of new systems and finding solutions to complicated problems. Being a curious mind, I experiment with new technologies which I try to adopt in my tech stack. I am particularly attracted by microservice-based scalable, containerized systems, interconnected via messaging queues.
I am PeoplePerHour’s storyteller, or otherwise known as Content & Community Manager. I have been working on words since day dot and love to educate and engage audiences using the power of language.
In my spare time, I enjoy chasing endorphins, exploring new places and eating copious amounts of carbs.