Daniel’s role in the business is to provide the big picture as well as a clear image to the other members of the team of where the product is going and what the next steps should be. An innovative and ambitious individual with a wealth of contacts across various industries and countries, Daniel has gathered the members of MangoSteam together and pushes them forward on a daily basis.
Daniel started his career with Shazam Entertainment in 2007 while pursuing studies at University of London.During his 4 year tenure at Shazam, Daniel witnessed the launch of the now highly popular Shazam App and oversaw the company’s interests in Japan. Although the role was not a technical one, his time spent at Shazam showed him how a successful start-up was run and helped provide him with invaluable contacts within Shazam and the wider tech community that he still has today.
During his time at Bloomberg L.P, Daniel learnt how to manage a team of individuals to meet their targets and was head of the Communications & R&D focus groups, liaising with the programmers in order to improve the social and communications products behind the Bloomberg terminal.
Thom Vaughan – Chief Operations Officer
Thom’s recent work has been with some major companies in the technology and advertising sectors, including working on various projects for Apple, and digital campaigns for clients such as Toyota, Coca-Cola and Scania; Thom has experience working closely with designers and developers to create award-winning advertising campaigns.
Thom is MangoSteam’s resident dogsbody, who keeps the company’s operations in check. From creating to-do lists to setting up email addresses and updating our developer portals, Thom makes sure that all the minute details that keep the project flowing are adhered to and done on time. Thom’s critical eye for detail and experience in marketing also make him a key member in any design choices, while his personable nature makes him a great dispute resolver.
Previously working in the education arm of the giant Apple Premium Reseller network his roles included team-management and leadership, as well as product demonstrations and installations for clients such as primary schools and local businesses. Thom has Pro-App certification from Apple, plus four years’ worth of Apple Product Professional qualifications from 2009 to 2012.
Liza is MangoSteam’s stylish networker, who drives our partnerships and creative side of the business with her positive energies and unique perspective.
Liza comes to MangoSteam from a background in business & creative development in the fashion and luxury industries. Her previous emoloyers have included major brands such as Burberry & the LVMH Group where she took care of the strategic development and relationships with partners across emerging markets.
Her most recent work involved digital development helping companies to expand their online presence in new territories.
Liza has started a new food trend and is a “chocolatarian” – a vegetarian whose diet primarily consists of chocolate. She also speaks English, Russian, Portuguese and French fluently.
Franz-Josef Ayestaran – Chief Technology Officer
Franz is our resident CTO and programmer who will develop and maintain the backend servers of the product while providing instruction and guidance to our front-end developers and making sure all the code is up to scratch.
An accomplished and experienced Full Stack Software Engineer with a range of skills en-compassing Development, Installation and Configuration of IT Hardware and Software, Franz has over 30 years of experience with programming dating back to when home computers used 8 bit processors and user defined programs where stored on magnetic tape. Franz’s history of employment as an Application, Mobile, iOS, PhoneGap and Web Developer, using the latest mainstream technology within an AWS and Windows Azure Environment makes him the perfect fit as our CTO.
Specialties: Visual Studio 2012, DOT NET Framework 4.5, IIS8, Dreamweaver CS6, MS SQL Server / Reporting Services 2012, MySQL 5.5, MongoDB, iOS (X-Code) and Windows Mobile, jQuery Mobile, PhoneGap, Development, Windows Server 2012 / 2008 R2 64-BIT, Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services and Database Hosting.
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