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The Atlas Team

Management team

Each of our managers brings their individual experience, qualifications and knowledge to the team to meet Atlas’ aim of delivering true customer value and satisfaction.

Simon Swords
Managing Director

Ever since he had a Commodore Plus 4 Simon knew he would be involved in technology. He gets a kick out of building and growing technology driven businesses. Simon has also served on various boards including the Federation of Small Businesses and Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network. In his spare time he flies planes and skydives.

Jonathan Ferrara
Chairman

Jonathan has enjoyed a 35 year career with market leading financial services organisations in the premier locations of London, Switzerland and the Channel Islands. Jonathan brings his clarity, drive and years of experience to the board of directors to provide strategic guidance on the running of Atlas.

Dean North
Technical Consultant

Atlas’ technical wizard and language polyglot – Dean enjoys meeting with customers to understand their complex business problems and using his skills and knowledge to effect simple yet powerful software solutions. In his spare times he builds 3D online multiplayer games and researches new technologies.

 

Development

Sherree Tibbs
PROJECT MANAGER

Sherree joined Atlas in 2015 as part of the customer care team. Over the last year Sherree has been transitioning into the role of Project Manager. Sherree enjoys gaining new qualifications, and in her spare time enjoys sport and socialising.

Daniel Cirket
Developer

Dan has been coding professionally for 5 years. He likes to collaborate on open source projects and keep up with the latest technologies.

Steve Day
Developer

Steve joined Atlas in 2007 and was our very first apprentice. Since that time Steve has developed his coding skills and is now a full-time software developer running his own client projects. Outside of Atlas Steve enjoys watching his team Liverpool play.

Phil Camfield
Senior Developer

Phil has a degree in computer science and has been a web developer for 7 years. Outside of Atlas Phil enjoys researching new technologies, listening to music and riding his motorbike.

Mike Dean
Senior developer

Mike is a full-stack Web Application and Software Developer who works with individuals, companies and organisations to build bespoke solutions and to improve the user experience. With over a decade of experience, Mike has worked with a variety of companies and organisations.

Billy Watkins
Developer

Billy has a 2:1 honours degree in Physics which has aided him in becoming a self-taught software developer. Having been coding professionally since 2016, Billy has gained a wealth of valuable experience in a short space of time and is a great asset to the Atlas team. Away from work, Billy thrives on new challenges, from learning to ride motorbikes to rock climbing. He’s even tried his hand as a qualified fencing referee and assistant instructor.

Manisha Sen
Developer

Manisha is a Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a 1st class degree in Computer Science awarded by the University of Surrey. With experience in C# .Net Application Development, Database, jQuery and HTML, we are very excited to have her on board. Outside of work, Manisha enjoys going to the gym and regularly attends Zumba classes as well as spending time with her Jack Russell, Daisy.

George Baker
Developer

George joined Atlas in 2019 as a self-taught full stack developer and has been coding on a professional level since 2011. George is an animal lover, having spent some time volunteering at an animal sanctuary and has a dog named Bertie. When he isn’t busy working on development projects, George spends his spare time playing video games, airsoft and football.

Seb Szaniszlo
Developer

Seb spent a year working at Atlas as a trainee software developer as part of an internship before completing his last year on a Computer Science course, from which he graduated with a 1st class degree. He rejoined the Atlas team as a graduate software developer in 2018. Outside of work, Seb works on various side projects and, when not coding, he enjoys working on his fitness, listening to music and playing video games.

Matt Hope
Junior Developer

Matt joined Atlas in 2014 as an apprentice software developer. Once he had completed his apprenticeship Atlas made contact with the University of Essex and Matt will be starting the last year of a Graduate Degree at the University this September. Away from Atlas and his studies, Matt enjoys online gaming and socialising with his friends.

Ben Holland
Front-End Developer

Ben is Atlas’s front end development specialist. Before joining us he provided design, development and content services for all things web, managing accounts for clients of all shapes and sizes. He loves playing and listening to music and has a passion for languages – both the spoken and computer kind.

Andrew Areoff
Design and UX Consultant

Andrew brings 25 years experience in graphic, web and UX design to a wide range of corporate clients. When not designing Andrew enjoys listening to music and spending time with the family.

 

Quality Assurance

Alan Arnold
QA Lead

Alan is an experienced Quality Assurance Lead and joined Atlas in 2018, bringing with him over 15 years’ experience providing Quality Assurance services as a consultant. Having worked in a range of domains including Financial, Insurance, Government and e-commerce, he has brought a fresh and exciting skill set to Atlas. Outside of work Alan is a keen player of sports, enjoys hillwalking and orienteering, and is passionate about History and Astronomy.

Luke Mason
QA Analyst

Luke joined Atlas in 2016 as an apprentice QA Analyst. After completing his apprenticeship Luke became a valued member of the quality assurance department. Luke enjoys solving issues with new software and ensuring the product functions as per the spec before releasing to clients. In his spare time Luke enjoys getting creative and digital art and animation.

George Chapman
Apprentice QA Analyst

George is in the first year of his apprenticeship with Atlas, working towards becoming a fully-fledged QA Analyst. Outside of Atlas George enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys playing football midweek and occasionally goes to support professional football team West Ham United. He has interests in gaming, films, music and basketball.

Harrison Cutler
QA Analyst

Harrison joined the software QA team after completing his A levels in computer science, IT and business. Away from Atlas Harrison enjoys watching football.

 

Customer Support

Sue Crow
Office Manager

Sue is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office, along with HR and payroll. Sue has had many years of experience working for a large legal company in London and brings her office administration and organisational skills to the role.
Clarisse Levitan

Clarisse Levitan
Lead First Line Support Agent

Clarisse has 8 years of customer service experience and leads our first line customer support team to provide all of our customers with the very best care and guidance for Atlas clients and Staff Squared. Outside of the office, Clarisse enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music and everything Harry Potter.

Siobhan Forsdick
2ND LINE TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Siobhan is our 2nd line technical support, and assists with our internal IT compliance and system administration, so she is our go to for hardware and software issues. Away from the office Siobhan enjoys writing, crochet and video games.

 

Sales

Dave Neumann
Sales Development Representative

Dave joined the Atlas team in 2018 with over 10 years of IT sales experience behind him. He is a great asset to the team, putting his invaluable skills to work to build our business and client base. In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family on days out, walking and is an avid fan of sports, especially F1 and football.

Drew Braunton
Junior Sales Development Representative

Drew joined Atlas as part of the sales team, having come from a background in retail sales. Away from the office, Drew enjoys socialising and watching boxing and UFC with his friends. In his downtime, he catches up with TV series and movies.
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