Our people are strategic, fiercely competitive, analytical, objective, connected and persistent. That is why the businesses we work with trust us to shape their image and reputation.

Katie Olver
C0-FOUNDER, CEO

Jon Reader
CO-FOUNDER
DIRECTOR, GROWTH

Louisa Benckendorff
SENIOR EXECUTIVE PR

Joe Carstairs
HEAD OF CONTENT

Chiara Sandifer
SOCIAL MEDIA & ACCOUNT SPECIALIST

Frances Wells
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Tracy Bagatelle-Black
PR & MARKETING SPECIALIST
Mariella Rice-Jones
Junior Account Manager

Harriet Mumford
SENIOR EXECUTIVE PR

Melanie Cox
CHIEF LISTENING OFFICER

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Katie Olver

FOUNDER & CEO

Katie has been in the crypto-space since 2012 following an opportunistic Litecoin story drew the attention of BitPay. After successfully masterminding the launch of Gem in 2015, Katie went on to launch Cryptoland later that year.

Prior to founding Cryptoland, Katie worked for over 15 years in B2B communications for leading technology brands; Samsung, Microsoft, Miele and more. She has a longstanding passion for supporting great entrepreneurs with big ideas through strategic & targeted communications and has a knack for disruption herself.

Jon Reader

DIRECTOR, GROWTH

After discovering bitcoin, Jon became obsessed with blockchain, the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency and its potential to transform all industries. That obsession, along with his entrepreneurial and startup experience, helps him lead Cryptoland’s growth efforts. Jon brings immense trading experience having been involved in the markets since 2013.

Louisa Benckendorff

SENIOR EXECUTIVE PR

Louisa is B2B and technology PR professional with over 13 years experience across brands such as; Canon Europe, Salesforce, Panasonic Europe, TelecityGroup, EE, Toshiba and more. Louisa’s specialties are strategic planning, media relations, pitching and copywriting.

Joe Carstairs

HEAD OF CONTENT

With over ten years experience in digital strategy, marketing and content creation for agencies, technology businesses, professional services firms and publishers, Joe is instrumental in strategizing on point copy for our clients at Cryptoland. With an eye for a story, he strategically delivers engaging content that consistently enhances campaigns. His previous experience lies in financial journalism.

Chiara Sandifer

SOCIAL MEDIA & ACCOUNT SPECIALIST

Chiara has spearheaded a number of social media campaigns for our clients. She is a strategic thinker and pitching pro, managing to unearth opportunities for clients every time. Chiara is currently finishing her degree at Cambridge University, and is fluent in German and Russian.

Frances Wells

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

An integral part of the management team at Cryptoland, Frances takes a leading role on some of our biggest and most exciting accounts. Frances leverages her experience as a Corporate Governance Manager for a global fund management company to ensure the seamless delivery of services that exceed audience engagement goals.

Tracey Bagatelle-Black

PR & MARKETING SPECIALIST

Tracy is an experienced, strategic public relations and social media professional. She has worked both in-house as a public relations director and within an agency environment, both boutique and top-ten. Her broad knowledge base is extremely beneficial for clients here at Cryptoland as she draws on this experience to guarantee success across the board.

Harriet Mumford

SENIOR EXECUTIVE PR

Harriet is a seasoned B2B and technology PR professional and worked with brands such as Salesforce, Facebook, Canon and CA Technologies. More recently she has specialised in fintech on a range of projects including PR and social media.

Melanie Cox

CHIEF LISTENING OFFICER

Melanie is our “air-traffic controller” here at Cryptoland for our clients’ social media and other content channels. By drawing on conversations from customers, prospects, influencers and competitors Melanie helps to shape relevant content, equipping our team with a relevant hook to start conversations with key KOLs and influencers.