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Meet the Team

We get you. We get your business. Our experience in the benefits sector gives us unrivalled 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
CEO
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Mary Short
Mary Short
Finance Director
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Dipa Mistry-Kandola
Dipa Mistry-Kandola
Client Strategy Director
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Ric Hill
Ric Hill
Chief Technology Officer
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Samantha Crabb
Samantha Crabb
Product Owner
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Sam Brennan
Sam Brennan
Marketing Manager
Jax Smith
Jax Smith
Helping to Get Things Done
Triston Hellard‑Smith
Triston Hellard‑Smith
Information Security & Technology Manager
David Barville
David Barville
Technical Account Manager
Graham Lawson
Graham Lawson
Sales Manager
Lizz Wookey
Lizz Wookey
Business Development
Bryony Tarling
Bryony Tarling
Customer Support Executive
Tom Curtis
Tom Curtis
Finance Business Partner
Fiona Morrison
Fiona Morrison
Marketing
Jordan Williams
Jordan Williams
Quality Assurance
Olga Kol
Olga Kol
Quality Assurance
Tom Revell
Tom Revell
Development
Annie Williams
Annie Williams
Project Manager
Nick Brooke
Nick Brooke
Development
Adam King
Adam King
Development
Dan Steer
Dan Steer
Development
Kit Clifford-Page
Kit Clifford-Page
Development
Odette & Stuart
Odette & Stuart
UI & UX Experts
Helen Tanner
Helen Tanner
Data Expert

Ian Rummels

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 (the Robins) and most importantly, dad duties!

Mary Short

Finance Director

Mary has worked in a variety of businesses over the past 30 years – from oil and gas to sustainability, from FTSE 250 listed companies to dairy co-operatives, she knows what she’s doing! She thrives on the fast-paced dynamism that drives cloud8 along, but equally relishes slowing right down and getting into the detail. Mary loves returning to her native Ireland when she can, and balancing the art of chasing around after her Cockapoo with yoga.

Dipa Mistry-Kandola

Client Strategy 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 and our clients’ business challenges. She has a keen focus on ROI, while also wanting to improve employee engagement. 

Ric Hill

Chief Technology Officer

Ric set up and ran his own large and successful software development house before establishing himself as a CTO. He uses this experience at Cloud8  to put the technology in context and keep it goal-oriented; helping guide and direct our bunch of brilliant minds to do all sorts of clever stuff that makes everything work and keep working. Ric has three young children but somehow still finds time to train for triathlons where he’s semi-competitive up to full Ironman level!

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.