Get to know us
We are a bunch of quirky, diverse and passionate individuals working remotely across 10+ countries, obsessed with changing the world of work.
XeniosFounder & CEO United Kingdom TalentDesk
One of the early pioneers of the freelance economy, founding PeoplePerHour.com in 2007, which became one of the largest freelance marketplaces in Europe. On the rare occasion that Xenios is not hosting a BBQ for friends, or cooking, he spends his time indulging in his other passions which include painting, wine tasting, martial arts, or just unwinding in the countryside.
GrahamWeb developer United Kingdom TalentDesk
Hi, I’m Graham, I’m an advocate of Web Standards and I create semantic, accessible web sites. When I’m not making things more simple and consistent in the virtual world, I like to make things in the physical world.
SadafProduct Quality Assurance Manager United Kingdom TalentDesk
I am very much passionate about concept of working without borders. On my free time I play lots of sports like Tennis, skiing, and I enjoy traveling and spending time with family.
AnuCustomer Success Representative India TalentDesk
A vivid learner, Cardmaker, Artist and Calligrapher who loves to craft alphabets and colour palettes. I can sit all day making beautiful handmade cards.
ZaniaGeneral Legal Counsel Spain TalentDesk
Loves old movies, new tech and is obsessed with efficiency.
GeorgeFull-stack Web developer Greece TalentDesk
If I am not wondering about the mysteries of the code,
I am wandering to discover our world
AigarsProduct Designer Latvia TalentDeskDesign ninja who crafts beautiful and usable designs that make people lives better.
ScottFull Stack Developer Scotland TalentDesk
A film buff and loves a pint in a dive bar
AbdiPayments Manager United Kingdom TalentDesk
Love all things Payments, trying out new cuisines and experiencing immersive and eclectic artistry and music.
ConnorCustomer Success Manager Ireland TalentDesk
An experienced Customer Success Manager who enjoys music festivals, traveling, bad reality TV, and extolling the virtues of being Irish to anyone who will listen!
TzanisFull Stack Developer Greece TalentDesk
StefaniMarketing Director United Kingdom TalentDesk
Loves all things creative. Enjoys long walks, live music and good coffee.
CalineMarketing Specialist United Kingdom TalentDesk
I am a graduate student currently living in London. I like to read fiction and travel to different destinations around the world.
TimothySupport Professional United States TalentDesk
Seasoned support professional with 5 years of experience. Loves challenges, helping people solve problems and making an impact wherever he goes. His favourite things are tech, travelling, music and food.
AlexVP Sales & Customer Success United Kingdom TalentDeskA senior sales leader with over 15 years of experience, Alex is passionate about building, coaching and leading sales teams to the best of their ability. In his spare time he enjoys reading, walking and keeping fit.
KatieGrowth Expert United Kingdom TalentDesk
Have done sales for almost 4 years now and it never gets boring. I love the fact that I talk to people from all around the world on a daily basis. Outside of this, you can find me skateboarding, consuming ounces of frozen yoghurt, or cycling around London on a Santander bike.
EduardoAccount Executive United Kingdom TalentDesk
Loves the startup world, home to the most disruptive innovation. On his free time you can find him travelling, exploring London or scouting antique shops.
JordanVP of Engineering Spain TalentDesk
Jordan bas been working in tech development since the late 1990s and has been leading remote teams for the past 8 years. Australian by origin, but based in Europe since 2000 (12 years London, 10 years Barcelona), Jordan is now heading up our engineering team from Spain. Loves cycling, cooking, investing, entrepreneurship and travel.
CarolynHead of Payments United Kingdom TalentDesk
Carolyn has over 17 years in investment banking in London and Singapore. Since moving back to the UK in 2017, she has been working with start-ups on strategy definition and effecting operational excellence. Outside of work Carolyn enjoys volunteering with charities, swimming (indoors!), reading and meditation.
EllaJunior Payments Specialist United Kingdom TalentDesk
Hey, my name is Ella. Payments has always been something that is of interest to me, as there is always something to be doing and no day is the same. I left sixth form and went straight into the industry and have been doing payments for just over 3 and half years. In my spare time, I love to educate myself through reading and I also enjoy going to the gym and socialising.
MaxCustomer Success Manager United Kingdom TalentDesk
Customer Success has always been a focus of mine because of the great relationships you get to build with your clients. Getting to know their goals and helping achieve them, working on pain points and growing together, what more could you ask for? Every day is unique as you never know what's coming your way! Outside of work I'm rugby crazy, playing every weekend and then straight to the pub after to watch it, the perfect Saturday.
JessicaAccount Executive Spain TalentDeskHello everyone! My name is Jessica Kelly. I am from Houston, Texas and moved to Madrid, Spain in August of last year. As soon as I graduated from University in 2014, with a Bachelors in International Business and a Bachelors in Spanish, I began working in sales. I took a two year break from sales, while I taught English in Spain and Vietnam. I love traveling, but more so, really immersing myself in other cultures. After those two years, I began selling health insurance and HR PEO plans, before moving back to Spain, where I worked in the sales of SaaS for a bit. I am excited to get to work with everyone and continue learning and growing at TalentDesk
NoorQA engineer Turkey TalentDeskNoor is a QA engineer who graduated with a computer science degree from the UK. He currently lives in Istanbul, in Turkey. Outside work, Noor likes to spend some time working out at the gym, spending time with his family, and reading books.
ScottSales Development Representative United Kingdom TalentDeskHello Everyone I’m Scott, I grew up in Norfolk and went to Manchester Metropolitan University to Study combined Honours History and Film. I have worked as a Recruitment Consultant for the passed 6 years but decided I wanted to make the change into software Sales. In my spare time I love Music Festivals and gigs, I travle as much as I can, and I’m not bad in the kitchen.
You?TalentDeskWe’re a rapidly growing team, distributed across the world. Wherever you live, if you share our passion and mindset, we’d love to hear from you. View job openings
Investor & advisory board
Gavin Patterson is the President and Chief Revenue Officer of Salesforce. He has served as Chief Executive of the FTSE30 company BT Group from 2013-19. He led the $19.7 billion BT acquisition of EE, launched BT Sport, expanded BT’s cybersecurity practice, and championed BT’s social purpose agenda.
Investor & Advisor
Sami is the Founder and CEO of Clarity PR one of the world's fastest-growing communications agencies, as well as an active angel investor in numerous early-stage technology companies in the UK and US - particularly in the Bay Area where he's based.
Investor & Advisor
Josh March is an experienced SaaS entrepreneur who previously founded Conversocial and grew it to $15m ARR, eventually selling the business for $50m. He has been an active advisor for TalentDesk since early 2020.
This is TalentDesk
We envision a world with no boundaries for talent. A world in which people have the freedom to choose where they work from and how. We believe happier people produce better work, and we wake up every day with a common goal of empowering businesses to transform their workforce into a global and flexible one.
Our values - meet "ERIC"
As a growing business serving a grande purpose, our values are our guiding compass whenever there isn’t a clear map to the destination.
We’ll always act with integrity, and do what’s ethical. Trust is testament to any successful partnership, and so we will always be open and transparent about any changes that may affect our clients.
We’ll stay adaptable and agile. The world will always change faster than we can predict. Our goal is to stay ahead of the curve and grow alongside our clients. When the going gets tough, the tough get going!
We’ll continue to push the boundaries of the product, experience and organisational design to stay one step ahead, improve the customer experience and take us one step closer to our vision. We’ll always ask ‘how could we do things better'?
We’ll go above and beyond to make every customer more successful. Our whole existence is based on the principle “You grow, we grow”. Without the success of our customers, we are no longer.
Planting the seed
Our founder Xenios started a one-pager website called PAperHour. 3.5 million sign-ups later, the one-pager is now called PeoplePerHour and serves as Europe’s largest freelance marketplace.
The world progressed, but businesses still struggled to manage and pay their contractors via spreadsheets. There had to be a better way.
Xenios and co-founder Sotiris turn another idea into reality, with the very first version of TalentDesk.io. It was time for businesses to ditch those spreadsheets and embrace the new world of work.
The world goes remote
Almost overnight, the world saw an unprecedented shift. Businesses had to face the reality that being flexible and working remotely was no longer a luxury, but a necessity.
Talent before geography
The world of work has changed forever. In the not-too-distant future, we strongly believe that our vision of a truly flexible, borderless workforce will be the norm.