Tapdaq - Mediation and Cross Promotion Platform

Meet the team behind Tapdaq

Hover over each team member to learn a little more about their background.

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Ted Nash

CEO

Ted Nash built his first business aged 12 and eventually became the first teenager in the world to achieve 1 million app installs. He's slightly crazy.

Fun Facts

Ted is a talker, but he doesn't get everything his own way. Ted currently holds the record for the fastest fail in a UK motorbike test - 3 seconds (he crashed into the starting gate).

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Dom Bracher

CPO

Having started online with a web marketing agency, Dom moved into the world of app marketing almost as soon as the App Store launched. He has the knowledge of a veteran in the industry and assumes the role of CPO here at Tapdaq.

Fun Facts

Dom always has the best of intentions but accidents do happen. Most notably, whilst driving through his local town, Dom somehow managed to run over his little sister (Luckily, no serious injuries).

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Nick Reffitt

CTO

Nick has been coding since a young age. He picked up programming aged 12, and started consulting a year later. He met Ted at a similar time, and they both hacked on various projects over the years. Nick is in charge of all the technical aspects to Tapdaq. CS grad from University of Kent.

Fun Facts

On a recent team trip, Nick attempted to do a back flip on a trampoline and ended up breaking a bone in his foot. After a short Uber ride to the hospital, Nick spent 6 months on crutches, and had 2 operations on the road to recovery. A painful mistake.

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Honza Stepanovsky

Lead Engineer

Honza (aka H2) is an experienced backend and frontend engineer. As a Lead Engineer at Tapdaq he focuses on ensuring the design and user experience is implemented to perfection.

Fun Facts

Honza is the tallest member of the Tapdaq team, and at 6ft 5in he is a foot taller than Ted. He always eats standing up and because of his height he sometimes intercepts air traffic control signals.

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Honza Losert

Lead UI/UX Designer

Honza (H1) is an incredibly passionate product designer who came over to London from Prague. Over the last 5 years he has experience in building user interfaces and mobile applications for many tech startups. At Tapdaq, Honza runs all of our UI/UX delivery and single handedly designed the product you see today.

Fun Facts

Honza had an interesting start at Tapdaq, when in his interview he decided to spill a full pint of cider over Ted. Other odd habits include an addiction to FIFA, and the need to write a daily diary.

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Oliver Rivers

CFO

Oliver has an MBA from The London Business School in Economics, and has acted as a Financial Director/Investor to a number of high profile start ups. Oliver helps to manage our finances and the operational aspects of the business.

Fun Facts

Like Honza, Oliver made an interesting first impression on the rest of the Tapdaq team. In one of the first team meetings, Oliver wore a new shirt he clearly bought earlier that day because he decided to leave all the exterior labels attached. Apparently it was fashionable…

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Jarle Sandnes

Data Engineer

Jarle is a versatile member of the Tapdaq dev team, and likes to get stuck into a variety of projects. Whilst he works primarily on back end features, Jarle also enjoys building games in Unity and creating new ad unit concepts.

Fun Facts

Jarle has a unique taste in food, having grown up in the Norwegian mountains on a diet consisting of elk and pine needles. Jarle now eats the same lunch (beef stew) everyday. Without fail.

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Phil Brock

Lead Java Engineer

Phil has a solid background in computing and he takes pride in solving problems. At Tapdaq, Phil is responsible for supporting the backend systems for ad delivery and analytics. He helps improve the code quality, while implementing and reinforcing good coding practices within the team.

Fun Facts

Phil is the oracle of wisdom at Tapdaq, but he does let loose sometimes. On a Friday, you’ll find him swinging his hips at his local salsa class. Some say he was born to salsa, forced to work.

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Alastair Thomson

Head of Partnerships

Originally from a media recruitment background, Ali has a passion for building relationships. At Tapdaq, he is responsible for establishing relationships with new developers who can benefit from growing and monetising their audience with Tapdaq.

Fun Facts

At present, Ali is the unbeaten (and very smug!) FIFA champion at Tapdaq. Commiserations to the rest of the team who have relentlessly tried and failed to beat him.

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Dominic Roberts

Lead Android Engineer

As a games graduate turned app developer, Dom has vast experience with a variety of technologies such as native, cross platform and web apps. At Tapdaq, Dom is responsible for building and maintaining our Android SDK.

Fun Facts

Dom is unusually good at Tetris and claims that no one will play with him anymore. We’re on the lookout for someone to give him a run for his money!

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Chris Lefebvre

Head of Business Development

Chris has been enamoured with games since the first time he died of dysentery on the Oregon Trail. He has managed user acquisition campaigns for some of the world’s largest Free-To-Play studios, has been trusted to manage the inventory of Fortune 500 Studios like Etermax, and is constantly looking to innovate the balance between UX and and revenue. Chris is also a judge for Casual Connect’s Indie Prize and is President of the Victoria, B.C. chapter of the International Game Developer Association. When not working with, playing or talking about games he can be found in his vegetable garden preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

Fun Facts

Chris STILL games on an SNES as his main console.

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Karel Ploc

Backend Engineer

Karel started programming whilst still at high school, and went on to graduate with a degree in Computer Science. Karel is responsible for managing the Tapdaq Dashboard API, ensuring everything runs smoothly whilst handling millions of requests every day.

Fun Facts

Karel wakes up every day at 4.55am, not a minute later, and is asleep by 9pm. Whilst Karel writes incredibly robust code, he is also extremely fast, and is often found demanding more work by the middle of the day.

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Caleb Fornari

Senior Ops Engineer

Caleb is a highly talented ops engineer. With experience working with some of the world's largest tech companies, including Netflix, Caleb ensures Tapdaq can handle billions of ad requests per day.

Fun Facts

Currently based in Lisbon, Caleb is the definition of a digital nomad. Having worked from over 50 countries so far, Caleb documents his travels on his Instagram page which has grown to over 10,000 followers.

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Joel Marrero

Site Reliability Engineer

Joel is originally from the US, but is now proudly based in London. In his role as Site Reliability Engineer, Joel ensures all of Tapdaq's systems are fine tuned and running with maximum uptime, at huge scale.

Fun Facts

Occasional brewer, foodie, and BBQ fanatic, Joel claims to make the best pulled pork in Texas (which is where he grew up). Before moving into dev ops, Joel had a successful career as a live sound engineer.

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Roman Nguyen

Frontend Engineer

Based in Prague, Roman has been coding and Photoshopping since he was just 13. With a degree in Computer Science and a strong design background, Roman is a hugely talented frontend developer who ensures the Tapdaq dashboard is built to pixel perfection.

Fun Facts

Roman recently spent a month in Vietnam with Honza (2), where they travelled over 1,000km together on motorbikes. Upon arrival, Roman discovered that Honza had lied about having a motorbike license, so Roman had to teach him how to ride before they could begin their journey.

Karel Ploc
Joel Marrero
Caleb Fornari
Phil Brock
Honza Losert
Jarle Sandnes
Dom Bracher
Alastair Thomson
Chris Lefebvre
Ted Nash
Nick Reffitt
Oliver Rivers
Dominic Roberts
Honza Stepanovsky
Roman Nguyen

Karel Ploc

Backend Engineer

Karel started programming whilst still at high school, and went on to graduate with a degree in Computer Science. Karel is responsible for managing the Tapdaq Dashboard API, ensuring everything runs smoothly whilst handling millions of requests every day.

Fun Facts

Karel wakes up every day at 4.55am, not a minute later, and is asleep by 9pm. Whilst Karel writes incredibly robust code, he is also extremely fast, and is often found demanding more work by the middle of the day.

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