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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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 DevOps 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.
I am excited to be part of the Payments Team, helping to ensure that PPH is a safe and trustworthy place! Prior to PPH, I worked in the banking sector while earning my Master in Business Mathematics. I love data, analytics, and fighting bad guys. When I am not at PPH HQ, you will most likely find me knitting, gardening and eating chocolate.
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.
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).
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 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.