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Meet the Team

We get you. We get your business. Our experience in the benefits sector gives us unrivaled insight into what you and your customers need – and their employees.

Here’s who we are. If you ever want to pop in, our HQ is in Bristol, where most of us are based. But as you’d expect from a digitally-focused business, we can meet you anywhere online. 

Ian Rummels
Ian Rummels
Founder + CEO
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Dipa Mistry Kandola
Dipa Mistry Kandola
Managing Director
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Simon Wallington
Simon Wallington
CTO
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David Edmands
David Edmands
Finance Director
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Samantha Crabb
Samantha Crabb
Product Owner
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Sam Brennan
Sam Brennan
Marketing Manager
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Lizz Wookey
Lizz Wookey
Business Development Manager
Annie Williams
Annie Williams
Project Manager
Coleen Wiltshire
Coleen Wiltshire
HR Coordinator & Executive Assistant
Triston Hellard‑Smith
Triston Hellard‑Smith
Information Security & Technology Manager
Tom Curtis
Tom Curtis
Finance Business Partner
Khushwant Digpal
Khushwant Digpal
Implementation Onboarding Specialist & Account Manager
Bryony Tarling
Bryony Tarling
Client Support Executive
Stergios Varelogiannis
Stergios Varelogiannis
Client Support Executive
Olga Kol
Olga Kol
Quality Assurance
Muriel Berthelot
Muriel Berthelot
QA Engineer
Derek Northcote
Derek Northcote
DevOps Engineer
Tom Revell
Tom Revell
Lead Web Product Developer
Lauren Williams
Lauren Williams
Full Stack Developer
Stuart Williams
Stuart Williams
Full Stack Developer
Adam King
Adam King
Full Stack Developer
Dan Steer
Dan Steer
Full Stack Developer
Odette & Stuart
Odette & Stuart
UI & UX Experts
Helen Tanner
Helen Tanner
Data Expert

Ian Rummels

Founder + CEO

Ian is a well-respected industry expert with over 20 years’ experience. He has enabled small and mid-tier businesses to achieve success through increased employee engagement. He is the visionary behind the fast-paced life at Cloud8 and has set out our mission to bring digital benefits to the masses.

When he’s not leading us in the right direction, he’s on the hockey and football pitches, supporting his favourite team and most importantly, performing dad duties!

Dipa Mistry Kandola

Managing Director

Dipa has been a buyer and user of employee benefits software, with extensive experience of collaborative working with advisory firms, HR and the ultimate end user – employees. This gives her a unique perspective on our technology development, our clients’ business challenges and the ins and outs of running a business. Dipa has a keen focus on ROI, while also wanting to improve employee engagement. 

Simon Wallington

CTO

After playing a leading role in scaling OVO’s B2B technology, Simon joins Cloud8 with 25 years of experience. His knowledge of development processes and technology enables Cloud8 to deliver above and beyond – streamlining development and ultimately improving employee experiences.

David Edmands

Finance Director

David is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with a wealth of experience in the Employee Benefits Consultancy and General Insurance Financial Services sectors. He is an active participant in the evolution from pure broker to the wide-ranging provision of employee benefits consultancy, facilitated through developments in FinTech/InsurTech. He has a proven track record in raising finance and maximising business value through people, technology and data having previously worked with RSA, Barclays, AON and Towergate.

Samantha Crabb

Product Owner

Having a coffee with Ian, our CEO, is a great way to find inspiration, have a nice natter, or bounce around ideas on a knotty problem thats been holding you back. For Sam, it was all it took to convince her to leave a carefree freelance existence behind (!) and become the driver of our product portfolio. Responsible for ensuring a seamless end-user experience on products both established and new means she needs to be constantly on her toes as the environment is fast-paced with plenty of curveballs. She keeps a similar outlook when not in work, enjoying a busy family life spending as much time outside as possible.

Sam Brennan

Marketing Manager

Sam’s marketing background stemmed from the healthcare industry, through to hospitality and in recent years, Fintech – giving him experience and understanding of what marketing means to different businesses.

Sam and the team look after all things new business with events, editorial, social media & branding. They’re also always on hand to help out clients promote their BEAM at Work™ solutions – making them successful digital benefits advisors.