In another lifetime, Deazy’s creators founded a marketplace for hairdressers (before the Treatwell bandits arrived). However they experienced first-hand the pain of not getting the right offshore development partner and were left for dead in the development wild west. It was in the ashes of this experience that Deazy was born with a vision to save others from a standoff with cowboy developers!
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
Andy is the co-founder and CEO at Deazy. He has worked the majority of his career as a management consultant across strategy, planning and technology. At Heathrow (BAA) he was part of a team developing and prioritising the 6 year IT strategy and spent and worked on other projects for UCAS, SABMiller, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, Premier League and Tesco.
He then carried out various roles at IHG Plc, becoming the Director of Strategic Planning for Europe Operations. More broadly Andy is a follower of Jesus, a constantly learning husband and father, foodie fanatic and sports lover.
Gus Chadney is the CTO at Deazy. He’s had a varied technological career, from implementing financial trading platforms in Hong Kong to designing machine learning dialgos in the energy sector. His latest role was the head of tech at an app marketing startup.
This mishmash of tech experience has made him well placed to be our CTO, responsible for helping deliver a wide range of digital projects for our clients, and manage the build of our internal platform. Outside of work, Gus has two main obsessions, board games (around 50), and bikes (only 3…!)
Grace is our COO and she is dedicated to empowering the growth of Deazy, our Diamond Deazers and partner teams! Grace has a varied background from strategy consulting to sales but the bulk of her career has been spent scaling an app store optimisation business from founding team to acquisition – she created plenty of processes along the way for some of the world’s biggest apps including Spotify, Twitter, LinkedIn and eBay.
You will find Grace drinking lots of coffee, obsessing over sunshine, doing yoga, attempting to increase her running distance and reflecting on personal development books.
Head of Design
Will heads up the design for Deazy and works closely with our development teams. Designing for over 15 years for businesses across the corporate, automotive, property, fashion and interiors sectors, his work has marketed 15 million pound Ferrari’s, bespoke sofas and change management systems to name a few.
Will is committed to making creative of the highest quality, with strategy at the core of every project. He produces clear, simple and effective designs for a range of digital and print applications. Alongside design, Will is also an able photographer, both commercially and on his holidays, which tend to revolve around a mountain bike and mountains!
HEAD OF PRODUCT
Connor heads us all things product at Deazy, working with our clients to develop their digital product ideas and overseeing the development of our own platform.
Connor calls upon heavy experience in managing digital product development teams in financial services, across both large corporate and start up environments, to create bespoke programmes to support and guide our clients throughout the product lifecycle.
Outside of work, Connor can be found at either the Cardiff City Stadium, Old Trafford or scuba diving in warm waters.
HEAD OF GROWTH
Dave is the Head of Growth at Deazy. Despite graduating as a musician and sound engineer, he has spent his career since driving growth at technology startups including Optimizely, Hotjar and Wildfire who were acquired by Google in 2012. Between these startup journeys he has worked as a consultant with clients including Channel 4, Telefonica, Lidl and The Telegraph to improve their online strategy and growth.
Outside of Deazy, Dave has recently built a garage studio with the aim of one day finishing some music… Meanwhile he is loving family life, house renovations and going on Dad-ventures with the kids…