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
FOUNDER, CEO

Jon Reader
DIRECTOR, GROWTH

Sophie Smithers
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Frances Wells
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Louisa Benckendorff
SENIOR EXECUTIVE PR

Joe Carstairs
HEAD OF CONTENT

Duncan Begg
SENIOR WRITER

Tracy Bagatelle-Black
PR & MARKETING SPECIALIST

Laura Lilienthal
PR & MARKETING SPECIALIST

Harriet Mumford
SENIOR EXECUTIVE PR

Olivia Jarman
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Sara Parsonage
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Sarah Wright
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Chiara Sandifer
SOCIAL MEDIA & ACCOUNT SPECIALIST

Melanie Cox
CHIEF LISTENING OFFICER

MB
TECHNICAL WRITER

MB excels as a technical communicator. Possessing a solid understanding of blockchain technology, he produces high quality, engaging content for our clients.

 

Farmeen Kapadia
COMMUNITY MANAGER

Juliet Dexter
ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

Candice Stevens
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Bill DeLisle
TECHNICAL WRITER

Ben Nossiter
INTERN

Erich Hixson
TECHNICAL WRITER

Daniel Agnew
TECHNICAL WRITER

George Jackson
INTERN
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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.

Sophie Smithers

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

A seasoned marketing professional, at Cryptoland, Sophie serves as the “connective tissue” between clients, producing and distributing live, responsive content. She knows how to tap into content creators for rich peak content to engage target audiences and influence ambassadors and is focused on creating new models for partnerships and growth.

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.

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.

Duncan Begg

SENIOR WRITER

Duncan’s creative thinking makes him a welcome addition to our brainstorming and messaging sessions. He not only has the ability to generate campaign ideas and strategic messaging his content production is second to none. His previous experience lies in financial journalism.

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.

Laura Lilienthal

PR & MARKETING SPECIALIST

Laura draws on 17 years' international marketing experience across brands such as; Spiceworks and IoT company EVRYTHNG to help Cryptoland’s clients with strategic storytelling, content creation, pitching and more.

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.

Olivia Jarman

ACCOUNT MANAGER

As well as developing and delivering creative ideas across a number of accounts, Olivia is a strategic thinker whose knowledge of social media best practices, emerging technology and trends has led her to become Cryptoland’s go-to KOL expert. Olivia joins us from Curtin University Western Australia after securing a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications, specialising in Public Relations and Social Media.

Sara Parsonage

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Sara is a motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, with a passion for emerging technology. Bringing her extensive experience in marketing project management to the team, she tenaciously executes PR strategies for clients that bring products and services to market in a powerful and meaningful way while raising visibility with industry analysts, media and target audiences.

Sarah Wright

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

A highly skilled marketing professional, Sarah is the day-to-day senior account contact for some of our clients and the team. With a firm grasp of the scope and context of the integrated marketing and PR programmes, Sarah drives activities to successful completion. She has built strong relationships with clients and journalists and ensures no opportunity is left unturned.

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.

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.

Matthew Breen

TECHNICAL WRITER

Matt excels as a technical communicator. Possessing a solid understanding of blockchain technology, he produces high quality, engaging content for our clients.

Farmeen Kapadia

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Farmeen heads up our team that provides 24/7 management of our client’s social media and Telegram channels. Farmeen is an expert in community management with a specific focus on the ICO sphere, and bringing first hand knowledge of retail investors into the PR and marketing activities performed for clients.

Juliet Dexter

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR

Juliet is a dynamic individual juggling a number of tasks to actively support our team and portfolio of clients. From a successful sales background, she helps our team understand the premise of “selling in” ideas to clients, media and target audiences.

Candice Stevens

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Candice is a rare combination of highly creative and highly technical; able to grasp complex ideas and briefs quickly. Candice joins us from Curtin University Western Australia after securing a Bachelor degree in Commerce, specialising in Public Relations and Marketing.

Bill DeLisle

TECHNICAL WRITER

Bill is a creative technical writer specialising in drafting clear and concise copy for publications and websites. An imaginative writer with an eye for detail, Bill’s words inform and engage target audiences.

Ben Nossiter

INTERN

Ben is currently studying at the University of Leicester, but posses many transferable skills that we have been able to apply within the business. Ben has been supporting our account management team with business-related research, pitching, proofreading, copywriting and social media plus more.

Erich Hixson

TECHNICAL WRITER

Before joining Cryptoland, Erich had been involved in crafting multiple technical investment white papers in the cryptocurrency, blockchain tech, and ICO spaces. With a thorough understanding of blockchain technology he produces content that is on point and engaging for all audiences.

Daniel Agnew

TECHNICAL WRITER

Daniel has explaining complex blockchain and cryptocurrency concepts in a manner that is easy to read down to a fine art. He regularly contributes content that excites readers and helps newcomers better understand cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

George Jackson

INTERN

George may be new to the PR industry, but he has gained many transferable skills which only add to his enthusiasm and ability to listen and absorb information quickly. George supports the busy account management team with business-related research, proofreading, copywriting and social media, plus more.