Meet our friendly and professional team, who are on hand to support you throughout your journey with us.
Founder & CEO
Julie's mission in life is to help hoteliers embrace guest facing technology which can revolutionise their guest experience and their operations, reducing cost and increasing revenue. In her "free" time she sleeps and once a year makes a Christmas Cake.
Chief Technology Officer
Dwayne spends most of his time asking questions to simplify things, disrupt the status quo and working with teams to explore behaviours that lead to growth – both personal and business. In his spare time, you’ll likely find him at an ice rink pushing pucks around.
Head of Marketing
Susan leads the marketing team in driving Criton's global ambitions. She has over fifteen years experience in marketing roles including promoting Edinburgh’s Festivals and at VisitScotland.
Chief Finance Officer (P/T)
Experienced finance director, Innes Chalmers worked with Coopers & Lybrand, Dell Computers and Abbey Business Centres managing the companies’ large budgets. He also worked as a freelance finance director with clients in the property and hospitality sector.
Laura has over 20 years Sales Director & CEO experience working with startup businesses in Edinburgh. She has a passion for taking new and exciting disruptive technologies to market both locally and globally that enable SME and Mid Sized companies to compete with large enterprise organisations through innovative solutions.
Business Development Manager
Laura has worked in the Scottish hospitality and tourism sector for over 10 years in Canada, Switzerland and the UK. Laura is passionate about enhancing the customer journey to provide a world-class experience.
Business Development Representative
Kirsty comes from a hospitality background having worked at The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh for many years before moving to Dubai in 2014. Now living back in Edinburgh, she is loving being part of the hospitality industry again. In her spare time, she's either at the side of a football pitch, watching her son play or keeping fit and lifting weights!
Business Development Representative
Chelsea started her hospitality career interning at Expedia, before moving on to a Sales and Marketing role at a Serviced Apartment company. She recently graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Tourism and Marketing. Originating from Brighton, Chelsea loves the seaside and dogs!
With many years of experience working within the hospitality industry, Michelle’s aim is to embed technology into every day processes in a practical way. Originating from the Highlands, Michelle loves discovering new places and is always up for a ceilidh dance!
Customer Success Manager & App Designer
Christian joined from Amazon in search of a new challenge within a startup. With a background in hospitality management, design & customer tech support roles, he is enjoying the challenge of learning new skills to get ideas developed.
Stefano Modica Ragusa
With a strong background in marketing & PR roles, Stefano’s focus is to maximise opportunities for brand exposure and raise the company profile through events attendance, PR and digital activities.
Valerie is responsible for integrated marketing campaigns. She previously worked for an Engineering & Manufacturing start-up and has a background in the IT & Hospitality industry.
Executive Assistant to CEO
Louise joined Criton as Executive Assistant to the CEO. She is an experienced PA with a background in Marketing and Event Management. Louise enjoys the varied and fast-paced work that comes with supporting Executives at Senior level and was a Finalist for the ‘PA Newcomer of the Year’ Award at the 2017 Scottish PA Awards.
Rob is the Product Owner for the integrations team, working with 3rd party technologies to improve Criton’s product offering. Rob joined in June 2018 as a Junior Software Developer. He previously worked in the Aerospace industry as a Project Manager.
Alan joined Criton in March 2018 after four and a half years as a software developer at a digital marketing agency in search of a new and exciting challenge. Alan loves to cook when he isn't programming.
Senior Graphic Designer
Rich has been in the industry for 10 years and done work for Barclays, The X Factor and The Royal Household. He makes a mean banana bread and says "I look better in real life".
Manfredi joined Criton in September 2018 as a Product Designer, after having worked as an UX/UI Designer for several companies. He likes to solve complex problems, and thinks that design can be a pretty good way to do that!
Tech Lead - App
Connor is a Senior Software Developer who has worked in a number of sectors for the last decade or so. From designing, project managing and building data entry systems for clinical trials at the University of Edinburgh to bespoke websites and apps for a marketing and design company. He also a wise but cruel Game Master for his tabletop roleplaying group in his free time.
Rachel joined Criton in June 2018 as a junior software developer following a decision to seek out a new and exciting career in tech following 5 years working as a pensions actuary. When Rachel's not playing about with code, she enjoys playing korfball and netball and walking in Scotland's beautiful countryside.
Gordon joined Criton in November 2017 after graduating from CodeClan and then spending 1 year as the mobile developer for a local Web Development company.
Gail is very passionate about technology and accessibility having spent the past five years working in the charity sector supporting disabled people to learn digital skills. Ensuring we deliver an exceptional, quality product is Gails main objective and she uses a blend of automated and manual testing techniques to achieve this.
Before joining Criton, Dan was a scientist who researched bio-molecular motors and wrote code to automate tasks around the lab. He's a fan of obstacle course racing and ultimate frisbee.
Joseph is a senior software engineer in the integration team. He is interested in everything about writing the code and contributing to the open source project. When he is not coding, he is doing maths - he is primarily interested in the operational research.