Our team

Aluminati is home to a powerhouse of sector experts, technical wizards and dedicated support staff. Meet us below.

Daniel Watts

Daniel Watts

Managing Director, Founder

Daniel leads the Aluminati team and has overall responsibility for defining the company’s technical and business strategies. With his deep sector knowledge, he continues to lead on product R&D, creating high-end community engagement software for the top organisations in the world.

Roger Garner

Roger Garner

Technical Director

With his comprehensive knowledge of the company’s technical systems, Roger leads the software development team, keeping abreast of latest technologies and ensuring our internal processes run efficiently so we can continue innovating across the range of Aluminati products.

Jason Wright

Jason Wright

Operations Director

Having graduated with a first-class honour’s degree in Accounting and Business in 2011, Jason joined Aluminati soon after to handle the day-to-day accounting for the company. With his role evolving over the years, Jason now oversees the management of Aluminati’s Operations, including Finance, Human Resources and Data Analysis. In his spare time, Jason is a keen sports fan and likes to stay active.

Rebecca Whitton

Rebecca Whitton

Head of Client Success

Rebecca works with our launched clients on integrating their user feedback onto the platform and ensuring they are meeting their success metrics. She also manages our client community platform, Community Builders, where she posts updates about our upcoming & past events, blogs, resources and upcoming & completed updates to our services.

Ash Parmenter

Ash Parmenter

Client Projects & Service Manager

Having worked in customer service for over 20 years, Ash knows how to ensure our customers feel valued and how important it is to deliver outstanding service throughout every step of the journey. He has a long IT background, being self-taught about numerous aspects of technology from a young age as well as having closely managed and supported IT change projects.

Fabio Camilli

Fabio Camilli

UI/UX Designer / Front-end Developer

Fabio, our talented Italian Designer, creates new engaging and attractive interfaces for our products, sites and marketing materials. Using the modern wonders of technology, always seen with his trademark cap he only removes it to wear a helmet to ride his classic white Vespa.

Lee Grant

Lee Grant

Solutions Consultant

Lee joined Aluminati in our support team and has risen up the ranks through support supervisor to their current position. Lee now works closely with the development team to ensure that new features and bug fixes are up to muster. Nothing goes live without their approval and the development team strives to win it!

Dani Smallbone (FCIM)

Dani Smallbone (FCIM)

Marketing Director

For over 20 years, Dani Smallbone has developed, launched and grown brands across a wide range of verticals, services and products. Dani believes that marketing has a key role to play in delivering positive change. The organisations she works with are purpose-driven, encompassing med tech scale-ups, climate change disruptors & established not-for-profits.She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and CMO Alliance Ambassador. After time spent living in China and the US, she now lives in the UK with her family.

Alistair McMillan (MCIM)

Alistair McMillan (MCIM)

Marketing & Communications Manager

Alistair oversees all marketing activities for the company, specialising in digital campaigns. You can read his articles over on our blog/resources pages and hear his dulcet tones as our in house voice-over on many of our videos on our Youtube channel. Alistair can also be found hosting our Creating Connection events.

Bozena Horvathova

Bozena Horvathova

Senior Client Engagement Manager

Bozena's role at Aluminati entails working closely with both the Education sector and Corporate Organisations to showcase Aluminate Community Builder and help bring our client's community visions to life through our Aluminate Engagement Platform which is helping to engage and grow communities more effectively.

Becky Beard

Becky Beard

Client Engagement Executive
Krisper Nõlve

Krisper Nõlve

Senior Systems Developer

Krisper was very much a 21st-century recruit. Having applied for the role from his homeland in Estonia, we interviewed him over Skype and were impressed by his direct no-nonsense answers to our technical questions. Krisper flew over to join us in 2012 and has been a core part of our development team, working on new products and features for our membership. Krisper likes to microwave oven pizzas and no one knows why.

Anthony Vine

Anthony Vine

Quality Assurance Specialist

Anthony is part of our quality assurance team, ensuring that any changes to our platform are thoroughly tested and offer the best user experience before they are released into the wild. With a plethora of creative hobbies outside work, he mostly enjoys making lots of noise on a drumkit, and occasionally dressing up as a pirate for charity!

Shaun White

Shaun White

Client Service Specialist

Shaun is a chirpy addition to the Client Success Team. Having previously worked in customer services for Spotify and being a snowboard instructor, Shaun knows how to help people through coaching and support. He now has a dog named Reggie, who he loves taking for long walks and on The London Underground.

Nathan Osborne

Nathan Osborne

Client Service Specialist

Nathan Joined the support team right at the beginning of 2019 assisting end-users across the world with any technical issues and queries they may have. He now works closely with our clients to make sure they get the most out of the ACB platform.

Maria Gutierrez

Maria Gutierrez

Strategic and Mentoring Consultant

Maria has worked in Higher Education since 2009. She started as a Project Manager in the Boston University Community Service Centre, where she partnered with Harvard’s community service initiatives. She then went on to pursue a Master’s in International Business from Hult International Business School, which further developed her expertise in project management, volunteer management and stakeholder engagement.

Johana Canda-Fiserova

Johana Canda-Fiserova

Strategic Engagement Consultant

Johana has extensive advancement experience as has worked in the higher education sector both in the USA and the UK for the last 14 years managing AR teams, launching community networks, and advising universities in engagement and fundraising.

Quade du Toit

Quade du Toit

Website Developer

A Welshman; born and raised South African, with a French surname, and a Scottish first name... Now a cliché Capetonion who enjoys hiking, photography, coffee meetups, and the odd city breaks throughout the year.

Kinga Munteanu

Kinga Munteanu

Accounts & Office Manager

Having previously worked in Operations for Hermes for 6 years, Kinga joined the Aluminati team in September 2021 to manage the day-to-day accounting for the company, as well as taking on important office and administrative tasks to help the company fulfil its operational responsibilities. Kinga is an Alumna of Anglia Ruskin University, with a First-Class degree in Business Management. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym and participating in lots of sporting activities.

Andi Sherratt

Andi Sherratt

Systems Administrator

Andi fulfills the critical Systems Administrator role and ensures that our server infrastructure remains available despite constant growth. A truly dedicated hero, Andi responds at any time of night or day to ensure that any problems are resolved immediately.

Corin Woodward

Corin Woodward

IT Customer Support Officer

Corin is a part of our helpdesk team that supports our users with technical issues and queries, aiming to provide the highest level of service and satisfaction. In his spare time, he is an F1 enthusiast and guitarist with a growing interest in reptiles.

Anton Barguirdjian

Anton Barguirdjian

Web Developer

Having joined the Aluminati team in Feb 2020, Anton helps develop the Aluminate platform. Anton awoke his passion for development in high school and, now more machine than man, not much is known about him from the time before he took the red pill (except his apparent obsession with The Matrix).

Tom Sykes

Tom Sykes

Web Developer

Tom joined Aluminati in 2019 to aid version 6 of Aluminate, fixing bugs and building the platform. With a background in design and web front-end, he now works on ACB, implementing new features with an eye for UX and the tiny details. Outside of work, he can usually be found playing video games with friends and searching for the next addition to his collection of headphones.

Andrej Dethlefsen

Andrej Dethlefsen

Video Production

Andrej is a content marketing professional with a focus on video production. He works with the commercial team to create high-quality video content for a variety of marketing channels including social media, email, and the web. This includes pre-production planning, scriptwriting, filming, editing, and channel-specific video optimisation to bring our product and client stories to life. He also advises on video content and SEO strategy, as well as managing our Vimeo and YouTube channels.

Derek Watts

Derek Watts

Director, Corporate Strategy

With over 30 years experience in founding and growing successful international enterprises, Derek’s knowledge and guidance have been essential to the success of the company.

Simon Ponting

Simon Ponting

IT Customer Support Officer

Simon joined Aluminati in 2021 on the helpdesk. In his spare time, he likes to watch Sci-fi TV shows, playing Xbox, and going to Rock & Punk gigs.