The Team

Rob

Rob Gelb

Rob is the CEO and founder of Kindaba. His strengths are in project management, logistics and in successfully running large scale projects. He was responsible for developing and leading Bus 52, a 501(c3) nonprofit project that featured the production of 100 documentary-style video pieces highlighting people and organisations who were doing inspiring things across America but lacked recognition. Responsibilities included all logistics and planning, fundraising of over $140,000, and outreach which included appearing on local and national TV in the US. Most recently, Rob completed a contract with the University of St Andrews where he planned, developed and executed the establishment of career and alumni outreach for the university’s international student and alumni population. This included organising over 50 in-country events, in-country career-related initiatives, the development of a successful university work shadowing programme, among others.

Lizzie

Lizzie Brough

Lizzie is Kindaba’s Chief Experience Officer and is responsible for customer recruitment, brand and customer experience. Lizzie has a long history of building and maintaining positive partnerships, designing bespoke training programmes, and managing complex projects that require relationship development and community engagement. Over the last year, Lizzie has been fundamental to growing student sports club memberships by 13% across the region. Previously, she has held positions that focused on engagement and community building with Edinburgh University and Heriot-Watt University among other institutions.

Will

Will Wright

Will is the CTO at Kindaba. After spending more than 15 years working in design and web agencies as well as several early-stage startups, Will knows what it takes to create a truly engaging experience. Highlights of his recent experience in Edinburgh-based startups include Senior Software Engineer at Clazzoo and Front-end Engineer and Designer at Flavourly. Previously, Will was the co-founder of Kork Wines in São Paulo, Brazil—an online retailer of carefully curated wines from small and passionate producers from around the world.

Charlie

Charlie Fontana

Charlie is Kindaba’s Lead Developer and is responsible for day-to-day development of the product. Charlie has more than 12 years experience building applications using a variety of technologies. Before embarking into the world of startups, he was a Software Architect and Technical Lead with Accenture.

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