Meet the Team

Meet the faces behind Sparkol! We're the ones who surprise, delight and WOW you with our products and services. Say hello to our Senior Management Team, our Customer Success, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Product and UX, Sales, and Studio teams based at our HQ in Bristol and offices in New York. We're a curious bunch of creators, innovators and dreamers!

John Gibson, Chairman

John is our Chairman, working closely with the Senior Management Team to continuously review our business strategy and drive for a premium user experience for customers new and existing. With a wealth of Executive experience in UK and USA tech companies, John recognized the opportunity with Sparkol when he first met our CEO, Zoe, in October 2017. Struck by her enthusiasm and vision for Sparkol, John instantly recognized the opportunity and ability for Sparkol to grow its product and service offering for both our customers and our dedicated and talented team.

Zoe Taylor MBE, CEO

Zoe wears many badges. “Owner”, “CEO”, "MBE", “Mum” - but importantly she is the heart of Sparkol. With years of experience in sales and operations across several continents, Zoe’s passion is for helping people quickly and easily bring their story or message to life, leading to her acquiring Sparkol in 2018. With her passionate team of developers, marketers and animators alongside her, the Sparkol brand - now with its full-service studio and growing product suite - is delivering that passion to over 180 countries.

Leigh Redman, CRO

Leigh is our Chief Revenue Officer, leading our Marketing, Sales and Customer Success departments. Managing all revenue generating channels isn’t a small feat, but luckily for us, Leigh has over 15 years experience leading teams in the rapidly evolving EdTech and SaaS markets in the UK, Australia, the Middle East, USA and Canada. Just imagine all the stamps in his passport! Leigh’s passion for innovative technology (and a perfectly crafted flat white), means our Sparkol products and services can continually be embraced by more people, worldwide.

Will Langton, CFO

Will is our Chief Financial Officer, our numbers man. He is responsible for the global financial operations of our Sparkol products and services. With over 16 years of experience in managing the finances for companies specializing in digital marketing, brand strategy, and (most tastily) boutique spirits, Will constantly seeks improvements that bring value to our business and ultimately our customers. We’re lucky to have Will after living in Sydney for 9 years. Clearly, the grey skies of Bristol beat the sandy white beaches of Bondi!

Jon Brace, CTO

Jon is our Chief Technology Officer, leading our Engineering department and driving the technology behind our world-leading video animation tools. With over 24 years experience in implementing effective and sophisticated technology solutions, Jon’s approach to delivering high-class tech is on par with the watchmakers of Rolex (fancy!). Jon drives our strategic focus to his team of Engineers so we can consistently deliver the best experience (and video output) for our users.

Jonny Finch

Customer Success

'Don't panic.'

Barry Radford

Customer Success Team

'I resolve, therefore I am.'

Jonathan Steele

Customer Success Team

'I don't think you're ready for this jelly - Winston Churchill.'

Hayley Young

Customer Success Team

'Sorry aboot that eh?'

Arantza Trinidad

Customer Success Team

'Life is too short to be ordinary. Be extraordinary.'

Howell Page

Engineering Team

'A quote needs to go here.'

Bradley West

Engineering Team

'I look better in person.'

Jez Becker

Engineering Team

'I’m completely full of wit.'

Patrick Daley

Engineering Team

'Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.'

Sophia Higgins

Engineering Team

'I do love having my picture taken, it’s proof I exist.'

Henriette Smolka

Engineering Team

'When we don't enjoy what we do, we only nick the surface of our potential.'

Hao Chang

Engineering Team

'BRB, on mat leave!'

Janelle Willson

Finance Team

'A day without coffee? Easy when you’re allergic.'

Harry Middleton

Finance Team

'Where would we be without rhetorical questions?'

Vicki Bunch

Finance Team

'Eating pizza everyday should be mandatory.'

Ashden Walker

Marketing Team

'On Wednesdays we wear pink.'

Louise Greaves

Marketing Team

'Yes, it rhymes 🙄'

Naomi Linford

Marketing Team

'Follow your dreams… and our social accounts.'

Christopher Snell

Product and UX Team

'I didn't know I needed a quote too.'

Jane Scaife

Product and UX Team

'Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.'

Alastair Lee

Sales Team

'I'll never forget when I learned the word Plethora. It just meant a lot.'

Jo Solomon

Sales Team

'Wherever you go, go with all your heart.'

Lisa Jackson

Studio Team

'It's not the thing you fling, it's the fling itself.'

Louis Domaille

Studio Team

'Lou lou fu manchu.'

Alex Lloyd

Studio Team

'Insert witty quote here.'

Oliver Luddy

Studio Team

'I will add a quote soon, promise.'

Callum Davies

Studio Team

'Do what excites.'