The team

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Brian Amersi

Database Administrator
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Brian is a data consultant who worked as a database administrator for over 10 years before creating his own company specializing in data analytics. His motto is “you can’t improve what you can’t measure” and he loves to provide insight by analyzing performance related data ranging from business to human, or system performance. He is a former competitive swimmer, cyclist, and an age group winner at the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Currently he lives in Belgium where he has immersed himself in the local cycling culture.
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Alexey Borschenko

Senior Java Developer
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Obtained BS degree in 1998, National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev. Started working as software developer in 1996. In that time I was using FoxPro and Delphi.That period ended in 2001 when I started using Java and J2EE stack. In next years I was developing large scale enterprise web applications of any level of complexity: Commercial Accounting System for large electrical power consumers, web portals, intranet systems for in-office document management.
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Mark Clarke

CEO
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After graduating summa cum laude in Economics, Mark forged a successful career in the City. He distinguished himself as a gifted trader and turnaround manager, inspiring his teams to produce record revenues whilst topping client ranking tables. As Global Head of FX trading, he recognised early on the importance of the internet, and successfully positioned his business to be at the forefront of this technology.Mark has always had a passion for sport, health and wellness and the impact of technology in revolutionizing businesses. In 2002, he took the decision to leave the City, re-train in IT and gain entrepreneurial experience. He has focussed his relentless drive and energy to build Trainsmart Interactive, the world’s first adaptive, intelligent online training application.
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Marc Decerle

UX/UI Design Expert
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Marc is a enthusiastic digital product designer who has worked and contributed on many software interfaces in different industries worldwide.His area of expertise goes from the idea generation phase to crafting every component the user interacts with.His main focus is to create simple, enjoyable and memorable user-experiences.He is currently the Senior User eXperience Designer for a story-telling platform in Sydney where he currently lives and plays. You can follow him on twitter via @mdecerle
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Alfred Dietel

Non-Executive Director
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Alfred Dietel has over 15 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and technology investor. He worked with Trainsmart since 2006 and joined the team in 2009. He is now an Non-Executive Director and Investor. Alfred is a Principal at Pemberton Capital Advisors, a private equity firm for growth and turnaround opportunities, where he covers the Telecom sector. Prior to that, Alfred worked for Imperial Innovations from 2005 to 2009, where he managed all ICT, Environmental and Medtech investments and he ran the Carbon Trust Incubator scheme. He represented Imperial Innovations on the boards of a number of portfolio companies and was pivotal in the listing of Imperial Innovations’ venture fund on AiM, raising a total of £70 million. From 1999 to 2002, Alfred was Deputy CEO of Cell Control Biomedical Laboratories AG, a start up biotech firm, focused on the development of diagnostic tools for cancer treatments. Prior to that, while a Director at Siemens AG, Alfred played a key role in acquiring and merging US$1.2 billion of investments in telecom/data communication firms in the US into Unisphere Solutions, creating the platform for Siemens’ dual-listing on the NYSE. Alfred graduated from Technical University of Munich (MSc in Computer Science and Theoretical Medicine, 1997), Manchester Business School and University of Chicago Booth School of Business (MBA, 2004). He is a passionate mountain biker and skier, however in London he rather goes to spinning classes and plays some Golf - till he sees some mountains…
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Symon Drake-Brockman

Investor
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Symon Drake-Brockman has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry including senior executive positions at RBS (CEO of Global Banking & Markets for the Americas, Global Head of Debt Markets), ING Barings (Global Head of Debt Products) and JPMorgan.He was appointed CEO of Global Banking and Markets for the Americas in December 2007, where he successfully led the integration of ABN Amro wholesale banking activities in the Americas and Sempra Energy. During 2008 he restructured and refocused the Global Banking and Markets division in the Americas. This restructuring resulted the Global Banking and Markets division in the Americas generating record revenues in 2009.Symon joined RBS in 2001. From 2001 to 2005 he was Head of Capital Markets in Europe and Asia. In 2005 he became Global Head of Debt Markets, and was responsible for trading, sales and research for Rates and Credit Markets, and all origination activities across Leverage Finance, Loan Markets, Project Finance Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets. During this period RBS Debt Markets grew to be the # 1 Underwriter in syndicated loans in Europe, #1 in Corporate Debt underwriting and # 5 in Global debt underwriting.
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Ruth Hutchinson

Global Head of Business Development
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Ruth has over 10 years experience working in the corporate market across all sectors working with large multi nationals, international brokers and intermediaries. Ruth has experience predominantly in the reward & benefit and health & wellbeing sectors where she has successfully helped businesses expand into new markets and reposition their product offering to increase revenue potential. With a trusted network of contacts internationally and experience in selling and implementing solutions across territories she is a key asset for Trainsmart as they develop their proposition.
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Ben Martineau

Graphic Designer
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Day by day, pixel by pixel, I enjoy working with clients of various sizes and industries — combining user-centred design, creative processes and modern technologies to deliver high-quality digital solutions.I am passionate about, curious towards and somewhat obsessed with digital. I enjoy the unique combination of freedom and restraint it possesses and the challenges, ideas and people involved.I work with passionate people of all disciplines — combining design thinking, creativity and smart technologies to produce high-quality digital solutions. I like what I do…
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Mikhail Kalinin

Senior Java Developer
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Whilst studying in high school, Mikhail was employed by Luxoft, a Russian leader in IT outsourcing where he gained development experience in large enterprise projects. After graduating from high school in 2009, Mikhail embarked on a PhD in the field of machine learning and biometric-based identification algorithms. After his PhD, he gained industry experience working on nuclear fusion automation systems. Since 2010, Mike has been a specialist back-end developer gaining extensive experience in different fields of IT, machine learning and application development.
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Quentin Ravinet

Web Developer
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Quentin has been working for 7 years as a Web & CMS (Content Management System) Project Manager, with many companies in the pharmaceutical & hotel industry. In charge of the CMS front-end implementation and evolutions within large contributors networks, he always focuses on making a website administration as clear as possible.He now uses his skills in building user friendly websites as a Wordpress Consultant / Developer.
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Jamal Romero

Senior Java Developer
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Obtained University Degree in Physics & Chemistry. Former Maths teacher. Started programming for fun, and ended professionally implementing serious complex algorithms. Front-end developer (Flex) & Back-end developer (Java). Fluent in Arabic, French, Spanish & English. I love playing and watching Basketball
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Pamela Tan

Project Manager, CRM
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Pam started her career at HSBC, where she gained 11 years’ experience in various retail banking, project management and change management roles. Particular focus was on the online space where she worked on the launch and development of internet banking, TV banking, online sharedealing and website management. Being a fitness enthusiast, she then decided to combine her project management skills with health and fitness, aspiring to work with lycra-clad Olympians and fitness fans at Trainsmart. In her spare time Pam teaches Body Pump and Spinning, and enjoys watching the rich and varied repertoire of the Royal Ballet or other visiting ballet companies.
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Stephen Tan

System Administrator
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Systems Administrator genius, Technical Architect and Team Manager. Wide experience, ranging from network, linux, Windows. security, VPNs.
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Alex vanston

HTML/JS Developer
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Alex has been developing web sites and applications since realizing in college that solving problems was more fun with code. His work ranges from small sites for non-profits to Enterprise SaaS applications and he is constantly experimenting with the latest frameworks and languages. He loves tackling new challenges, both in and out of the realms of technology, is an avid fitness-geek, enjoys nearly every sport, and currently resides in Denver, CO, celebrating 300 days of sun a year.