Meet the Team

We here at Benivo are not just proud of having created the world’s first cost-effective relocation solution for junior employees, we also value each one of our colleagues and always look for new ways to connect with one another. Together as a team of over 60 employees working from two countries, we made it our mission to offer a cost-effective relocation management solution to companies focusing on their junior employees.

In an increasingly mobile world, we are working hard to take away the stress of moving and starting a new job for junior employees. Interested in joining us? Check out our current open positions, we are always looking for great talent!

 

 

Leadership

Nitzan Yudan

Nitzan Yudan
CEO & Co-Founder

Nitzan has 12 years of experience in financial services, IT, and tourism, as well as an MBA from the London Business School and an MSc (Magna Cum Laude) in Industrial Engineering & Management from Ben Gurion University, Israel. Nitzan is an avid traveler and backpacked for over 2 years in 5 continents.

Matthew Chic

Matthew Chic
CCO

Matt completed his BA at University of California, Santa Barbara and his MBA in San Francisco before moving to London. While a proud northern California native, Matt has lived and traveled in many countries - sometimes with a surfboard in tow. Occasionally, he also has fun making noise on a violin.

Sandra Crespo

Sandra Crespo
COO

Sandra holds an Advertisement Degree from Rey Juan Carlos University, and a Masters in Marketing from ESG Paris. She has worked in Madrid, Paris and London for over 10 years, helping companies of every size improve their results through digital marketing. She enjoys Vinyasa Yoga, folk music and independent cinema.

Dima Brodsky

Dima Brodsky
CTO

Dima has 8 years’ experience in R&D leadership roles in Israel, as well as an MBA from IDC. Dima played tennis for 6 years and today he is a big fan of this sport and has never lost an opportunity to watch Roger Federer’s games. Dima’s curiosity about different cultures makes him travel around the world to meet new people.

Human Resources

Louise Anderson

Louise Anderson
HR Manager London

Louise is from London and is a qualified CIPD Associate with 5 years of experience in the HR and recruitment profession. She enjoys travelling to new places, reading and watching movies.

Gohar Hovhannisyan

Gohar Hovhannisyan
HR Manager Armenia

Gohar has about 12 years of experience in HR and L&D. Gohar holds a Certificate in Executive HR Leadership from Cornell University (e-Cornell) and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Yerevan State University. Gohar is a mother of 2 beautiful boys and enjoys cooking for her family and friends. Gohar loves arts and culture in all expressions. 

Elena Tirtiu

Elena Tirtiu
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Elena joined our Benivo team to prospect and recruit talented candidates. Prior to joining, she worked for 5 years in HR and Recruitment from Vienna and Paris in the NGO, Corporate and Start-up sector. Elena practiced modern sport fencing for 8 years and continues to be a sports fan. 

Experience

Marc Grezlikowski

Marc Grezlikowski
Team Lead

Marc was born in Berlin and completed his degree in Political Science at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. After working in Melbourne and traveling through Australia, he moved to London in 2015. He’s passionate about traveling, cooking and meeting friends for dinner and drinks.

James Williams

James Williams
Content Specialist

From Shrewsbury in the West Midlands, James completed his BA in English at the University of Leeds and has been a keen writer ever since. He has worked in Toronto, Warsaw and London, and in his spare time enjoys writing fiction, music reviews, and hiking up big mountains.

Miguel Jimenez

Miguel Jimenez
HTML Specialist

Miguel comes from Madrid, where he studied Chemistry engineering at Autonoma University. After a few months working for the Spanish National Research Organization, he decided to challenge himself and move to a new city. Now he works in Benivo creating code in HTML language. He is keen on music, playing his guitar in his free time.

Samuel Adegbola

Samuel Adegbola
Designer

Sam is studying for his Bachelor degree in Information Technology at the Middlesex University. He loves everything fashion, which is why he started his clothing line (Made In London Apparel) as well as technology, travelling and meeting new people.

Lois Shearing

Lois Shearing
Social Insights Content Specialist

Lois was born in England and has a degree in Multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University, during which time she also freelanced for magazines and websites. She is interested in alternative music, inspired by the local  music scene of her hometown.

Gilad Weil

Gilad Weil
Strategic Partnership Specialist

Gilad was born in Israel and is studying Economics and International Relations in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After a training period in the London office he is now working remotely as the Strategic Partnership Specialist at Benivo. 

Jon Horvath

Jon Horvath
Content Creation Specialist

Jon is an effective content strategist who crafts high-quality copy across Benivo’s employee-facing channels. Previously he worked for tech startups in London and East Anglia, increasing global readership figures with SEO-friendly content and viral news stories. Jon developed his passion for writing at the University of East Anglia and London School of Journalism and has published work with a number of renowned magazines, businesses and blogs.

Employee Success

Sophia Powell

Sophia Powell
Head of Employee Success

Sophia joined our team in December 2016 as Head of Service and is responsible for the help and support that we provide our clients' employees with when helping them relocate to a new city. She previously worked for a fast-growth tech company that provides employee engagement platforms and led on the employee experience there. She's a born and bred Londoner who enjoys travelling and cooking for friends and family.

Keith Yung

Keith Yung
Retention Manager

Keith is originally from Hong Kong and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from University of Sheffield. He previously worked in retail marketing in London and Hong Kong. He's also a keen traveller and enjoys exploring the city on foot, indie music and Hitchcock films.

Marguerite Gourlet

Marguerite Gourlet
Senior Success Consultant

Marguerite moved to London after completing her Bachelor degree in Hospitality Management at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in July 2015. She loves to travel and already lived in France, Portugal, Japan, Morocco, Hungary and Switzerland. Her thing is to always discover new cultures and meet new people.

Jan Zanato

Jan Zanato
Success Consultant

Jan grew up in the small town of Tenby in South Wales. He then moved to London to start life in the city and joined Benivo in 2016 straight after finishing his degree in Geography at King's College London. In his spare time he enjoys visiting new places and always takes his camera with him being a keen photographer.

Joel O'Rourke

Joel O'Rourke
Employee Success Consultant

I moved from New Zealand in the Summer 2015 to see what the world had to offer. I'm still currently studying a degree in Business long distance through New Zealand. I was a Team Leader in a flagship store and now I'm here! If I ever have a spare moment I love to do day trips around Europe or get out of London. I'm also learning Norwegian (with limited success).

Apinya Udomritkul

Apinya Udomritkul
Employee Success Consultant

Apinya completed her BA in Psychology in 2014 and has since worked in customer/client care roles. She loves spicy food, dancing salsa, reading and travelling

Supply

James Bugner

James Bugner
Head of Supply

James joins Benivo with 10 years experience in Sales Management and Entrepreneurship both within the UK and New York. Being a proud father of 4 children you will often see James running the streets of Kent to escape and relax!

Abel Ribeiro

Abel Ribeiro
Senior Business Development Manager

Having completed his Bachelor degree in Economics, Abel wants to gain valuable experience in entrepreneurship. His interests lie in sports, demography, exotic food and e-business. In his spare time, he's currently learning a couple of programming languages to complement his skill set.

Ewa Glab

Ewa Glab
Business Development Manager

Ewa has been living in London for the last 3 years and originally comes from lovely Poland. While doing a BA in television production and technical arts at Middlesex University, she's been working in the television industry. Her main passion is making documentaries, but she also enjoys music, football and meeting new people.

Pedro Arasa

Pedro Arasa
Business Development Manager

He is a Spanish/Venezuelan who likes travelling, getting to know people from different parts of the world. Football is one of his main passions. Coming from a journalism background he has adapted into the role of sales. He got previous experience in sales within a start up's environment in Paris but also he lived in Valencia and Barcelona. London is his new challenge.

Uli Kaufmann

Uli Kaufmann
Business Development Specialist

In April 2015, Uli moved from Germany to London and started to work as a freelance interior photographer. 3 months later, he joined the Host Recruitment Team at Benivo.

Tin Novakovic

Tin Novakovic
Growth Specialist

Tin is a London native calling SW his home, he brings growth hacking experience to the team and endeavours to automate anything that can be automated within the business. Prior to Benivo Tin freelanced calling many award winning business his clients including technology giant Cisco.

Maria Greiner

Maria Greiner
Team Lead Supply Account Management

Maria joined Benivo in as an intern and changed her role into a full time position after one month. Born in Germany, she finished her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with focus on finance and marketing and is currently studying a Master's degree in General Management.

Jesus Espiñeira

Jesus Espiñeira
Supply Account Manager

Jesus came to London two years ago, after finishing his studies on administration and finances to learn English. He loves traveling , cooking and football is his passion.

Jelena Perepelycia

Jelena Perepelycia
Supply Account Manager

Jelena was born in Ukraine, raised in Poland and has been living in the UK for the past 10 years. She has 9 years of experience in customer services. She graduated in Business Management from the University of West London. She loves snowboarding, music and cooking.

Business Development

Anthony Ogunbowale-Thomas

Anthony Ogunbowale-Thomas
Business Development Manager

Anthony is passionate about technology, culture and marketplaces. He was born and lives in London and loves cream tea and movies.

Jack Alcock

Jack Alcock
Senior Business Development Specialist

Jack is quite new to London, having come from Australia where he had 8 years of business development experience, mostly in education technology. He loves writing music and travelling.

Maria Chatzizachariou

Maria Chatzizachariou
Sales Operation Specialist

In January 2014, Maria moved from Greece to London and she started to work in the field of Sales, in which she continues at Benivo. She studied Spanish Culture in Salamanca and European Culture in Athens. She loves travelling and reading literature

Holly Killen

Holly Killen
Business Development Specialist

Born and raised in London, used to work for Deliveroo in recruitment throughout my degree , then was a Logistics Manager for a premium last mile delivery and concierge subsidiary of Rico Logistics for a year. Graduated in 2016 from King's College London with a degree in Political Economy. In my free time I enjoy going to quizzes and watching live comedy.

Client Account Management

Marc Grumé

Marc Grumé
Account Manager

Marc is from Barcelona and moved to London after completing his Master’s Program in Entrepreneurial Management in San Francisco. He is a music enthusiast and loves being in contact with nature as well as hanging out with friends. Additionally, he is passionate about startups and is always up for new challenges.

Product

Natalie Wayne

Natalie Wayne
Product Owner

Natalie joined Benivo as a Product Owner to gain a deep understanding of the user needs and drive forward solutions. She brings over 10 years worth of product management experience, previously working for an international online maths education company and responsible for managing the delivery of the rapidly evolving product.

Maria Titova

Maria Titova
Product Owner

Maria has extensive work experience analyzing and managing IT products. She recently came from Russia to London, and joined Benivo team where she became the subject matter expert of our platform. She loves to learn new techniques, broad her mind and share knowledge with others.

Zsolt Istvan

Zsolt Istvan
Lead Web Designer

Before joining Benivo as a lead web designer, Zsolt worked as a digital design consultant creating web and mobile solutions for world renowned brands. When he isn’t solving a problem, creating wireframes or playing with colours and type faces, you can find him spending time with his family.

Development

Gohar Aghababyan

Gohar Aghababyan
Head of Development

Gohar has a Master’s degree in Computer Science. However, her main specialty is Information Security, she has 3 years of experience working on it. She loves swimming, workout at the gym, ice skating and adores Dostoevsky.

David Harutyunyan

David Harutyunyan
Architect

David has a bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from Yerevan state University. He has about 16 years of experience in IT field. He likes listening to music and interested in science and space.n

Arman Kirakosyan

Arman Kirakosyan
Scrum Master

Arman holds Bachelor and Master degrees from Informatics and Applied mathematics faculty of Yerevan State University. he is a senior software developer with more than 10 years of experience, worked as team lead past 3 years before joining Benivo.

Shushan Petrosyan

Shushan Petrosyan
Scrum Master

Shushan has a Master's degree in physics and she's about to get a PhD. She has around 4 years of experience working as a web developer. Besides many other things she does in her spare time she is involved in gathering and digitizing information about Armenian rich historical heritage.

Kristina Filipyan

Kristina Filipyan
QA Leader

Kristina has 5 year experience in QA. She has studied her BA in Japanese Language and after experiencing in different areas such as HR and Brand manager in retail, also as office manager in Software company she find herself as QA. She is open to get new knowledges in different areas.

Davit Harutyunyan

Davit Harutyunyan
QA Automation

Davit is senior automated QA engineer. He has graduated from Yerevan State University, faculty of Mathematics.  In his spare time he likes to spend time with his friends and family as well as go out of the city at the weekends, and spend time in fresh air with them

Ani Oganesova

Ani Oganesova
Software Developer

Ani has a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from State Engineering University of Armenia. In her free time she is watching movies and reading books, but her real passion is travelling. Besides many other things Ani is interested in Computational Geometry

Artak Poghosyan

Artak Poghosyan
Software Developer

Artak has almost 3 years experience of working as a Front End Developer, continuously learning more about the sphere and enhancing his professional skills. He likes hiking, playing football, working out, painting,listening to the music and of course travelling.

Ruben Sargsyan

Ruben Sargsyan
Software Developer

Ruben has a master degree of Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronics. He started software development and client side development while doing bachelor degree. He loves diving and watching Formula 1. He also thinks that imagination is more important than knowledge.

Artur Edilyan

Artur Edilyan
Software Developer

Artur has 6 years experience working as a full stack software developer. He has a Master's degree in applied mathematics. Before joining Benivo he worked on his own start up project. He likes to go to the swimming pool, love spending time in nature, watching movies and spend time with his friends.

Tigran Makichyan

Tigran Makichyan
Sofware Developer

Tigran has a bachelor degree Mathematics from Yerevan state University. He has a 3 year experience in software development. He loves to create well-designed ideas and find new architectural solutions for them.He likes a German Shepherd.

Suren Hovakimyan

Suren Hovakimyan
Sofware Developer

Suren has Master degree from Informatics and Applied mathematics faculty of Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University. About 3 years of experience as a software developer. He likes skiing, playing football, guitar and spend time with his family and friends.

Arsen Asulyan

Arsen Asulyan
Sofware Developer

Arsen has a Master's degree in Informatics and applied mathematics from Yerevan State University. He likes solving logical problems, playing chess and football, watching comedy programs and of course dancing.

Andranik Sargsyan

Andranik Sargsyan
Sofware Developer

Andranik has 3 years of experience working with web technologies. He is a Master of Informatics and Applied Mathematics from State Engineering University of Armenia. His hobbies are music, photography, hiking, playing guitar and poker. He also likes creating games as well as playing them. Gives a special priority to religion.

Armen Alexanyan

Armen Alexanyan
Full Stack Developer

Armen has 7 years experience working as a full stack software developer. He has a Master's degree in Computer Science and doing his PHD. He is crazy lover of cars, enjoys driving and plays football at spare-time. Loves spending time with his family at weekends.

Zhanna Ayvazyan

Zhanna Ayvazyan
QA

Zhanna holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and she has been working for a year as a photographer. She likes to play the guitar, dancing and singing, also traveling and finding beautiful places around the world.

Sirush Aghababyan

Sirush Aghababyan
QA

She has a Masters Degree in Computer Science. Loves reading, she is a big fan of Vogon poetry and Dostoyevsky. Loves culture and languages, has worked as security tester in the past. She is using all her free time to find useful things to send to her penpals living across the world.

Yelena Oboyantseva

Yelena Oboyantseva
QA Engineer

Yelena has a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Her main specialty is Information Security. Yelena has 4 years of experience working in QA. She loves swimming, reading, painting, animals, culture and music, also traveling.

Yang Wang

Yang Wang
Software Developer

Yang is a senior software engineer from China and has worked as a developer over 10 years. He likes to go mountain climbing in his free time and enjoys taking care of his child.