Meet the team

We want you to know exactly who you’re in Kahootz with. Put some names and faces to our product and get to know the people working behind the scenes.

We would like to introduce you to some of the names and faces of staff members who are here to help you get the most out of being in Kahootz.

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Peter Jackson

CEO and CTO

Peter is the CEO and CTO of Kahootz and is primarily responsible for overseeing the company’s short and long-term business strategy and architecting and managing the development of Kahootz, our cloud collaboration service.

During his leadership, Kahootz has become a key system for over 120 client organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, the National Health Service and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Before starting Kahootz, Peter was a founder of SmartGroups.com, a pioneering social networking website that was sold to FreeServe in 2000 for £60 million.

Outside of work, Peter is certainly active! He enjoys taking part in adventure sports such as gliding, skiing, mountain biking and rock climbing. He’s also not averse to the occasional parachute and bungee jump!

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John Glover

Sales and Marketing Director

John joined Kahootz in 2003 as our Sales and Marketing Director.

His wide-ranging role includes business development, marketing strategy, sales management and thought leadership. One of John’s key ambitions is to increase the adoption of cloud collaboration to enable new ways of working in both the private and public sectors.

As the company’s main contact for the UK Government’s G-Cloud programme, he is regularly asked to comment on opportunities for UK tech SMEs and industry trends by the Cabinet Office and by leading online publications in the tech sector.

Prior to Kahootz, John was previously a founder of the award-winning TM, the conveyancing industry’s first one-stop-shop for online property searches.

In his spare time, John enjoys playing golf in the summer, skiing in the winter and watching Watford FC…..when they win.

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Luca Leone

Business Development Manager

Luca joined Kahootz in February 2017 as a Business Development Manager, and is responsible for building on our existing relationships with organisations in the aerospace and defence markets.

He is highly experienced in these sectors, having joined Morgan Advanced Materials (the biggest supplier of ballistic personnel and vehicle protection to the UK MOD) to help manage business development, before progressing to European Sales Manager in 2015 for their San Francisco R&D facility.

Outside of work, Luca enjoys snowboarding and is an amateur pilot. He also likes travelling and recently completed the 30before30 challenge (to visit 30 countries before the age of 30) and is now trying to complete the A-Z challenge of visiting a country for each letter of the alphabet.

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Brian Smith

Sales Account Manager

Brian joined our sales team in December 2007, concentrating initially on our public consultation product, INOVEM Consult, and later Kahootz.

He is a total believer in the role innovative software companies like Kahootz can play in developing the economy generally and is a supporter of small, entrepreneur led businesses.

Prior to joining Kahootz, Brian ran his own software house in London for more than 20 years.

In his spare time, Brian is a qualified football referee, committed sports follower and amateur musician whose major interest is singing and playing the ukulele/guitar.

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Niall Sullivan

Digital Marketing Executive

Niall joined Kahootz in November 2016 as a Digital Marketing Executive.

The primary focus of his role is to help plan and manage Kahootz’s digital content marketing strategy. This includes managing the company’s Twitter and LinkedIn feeds, writing blog posts and keeping the product knowledgebase up to date.

Following the completion of his degree in Journalism at the University of Sunderland in 2010, Niall worked as a digital marketer in the ERP software sector and as a copywriter at Yell, where he wrote websites for SMEs.

When not in the office, Niall enjoys cooking and baking, occasionally playing the guitar and putting himself through triathlons.

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Chris Holt

IT Systems Administrator and Customer Support Analyst

Chris joined Kahootz in June 2017 as our IT Systems Administrator and Customer Support Analyst.

His role is primarily focused on helping our customers get the most out of using Kahootz, via our support helpdesk and Knowledgebase. He is always willing to go the extra mile and assist where possible, as he believes that IT and customer service go hand-in-hand.

Chris has vast experience in IT support. In previous roles, he has worked in many high demanding environments where he administered Deskside support (software & hardware) all the way through to fully managed services involving the maintenance of whole companies’ infrastructure.

In his spare time, Chris is a true adrenaline junkie. He loves to drive anything with an engine and also enjoys trail bike riding while exploring various locations.

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