Meet the team
Rasmus Bech Hansen
CEO & FOUNDER
Rasmus has a background as globally recognized brand expert, marketing leader and Fortune 500 advisor. He realized a big unmet need for companies to engage with their audiences in more meaningful ways. This drove him to co-found Airfinity. He holds a B.Sc. in Political Science, an MPA from Harvard University and is recipient of the Crown Prince Frederic award for excellent scholarship.
“Wimbledon: a complete visitor experience.”
COO & FOUNDER
Sacha is a serial digital media and adtech entrepreneur. He began his entrepreneurial career by co-founding ad pepper media (IPO) in 1999. Since then, Sacha has advised and invested in numerous ventures, and co-founded AdBrain, Scala Ventures, and Ogmenta. Applying his 20+ experience, he hopes to have similar success at Airfinity.
“WMC: The Mecca for all things mobile.”
Eduardo is a tech leader and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Koinup (acquired), the leading social media for game creatives, and the creator of Flux, the popular news reader app featured in 100+ markets. Eduardo was also the designer of the 6-weeks Squad, a neo-agile methodology rolled out as VP Engineering at Adbrain.
James has more than 10 years experience in developing and leading teams to deliver end-to-end complex data products in user friendly ways. Before joining Airfinity has was Head of Development at 15Gifts, a highly succesfull growing AI based consumer recommendation engine, where he was responsible for the full-stack and led a large development team. He held several senior developer roles before that. He holds a BSc in Computer Science.
ffconf Brighton, a locally run event attracting speakers from all over the world, focussing on web development and related topics.
HEAD OF PRODUCT
James has a long history with startups and data companies. He founded the social data platform Metric – one of the few Facebook Development Partners in the UK and listed in the UK Top 100 Startups. He then held several product roles within data giant Experian and social analytics leader Brandwatch. James has been involved with Airfinity since 2015 and is leading efforts on data, machine learning and analytics.
Favourite event(s): “HackerNews London – talks from world-leading startups.”
SENIOR DATA ANALYST
Simon began his career at the Portobello & Golborne Road markets, working with their market development team on community events. From here, he progressed to social media research and analysis becoming Head Researcher at Human Digital (M&C Saatchi group), where he worked closely with clients such as Film London, Nuffield Health, and Peroni.
“I love smaller events, like the New Youthquake at Portobello.”.
SENIOR DATA ENGINEER
Richard has been architecting and developing scalable, performant web sites and applications for almost 10 years. Before Airfinity, he was the Technical Lead at StoryStream, the UK's first Content Marketing Platform, where he was responsible for the system architecture, reliability and as well as platform development. He holds a BSc in Computer Security
"Goodwood Festival of Speed"
Eva is an experienced data scientist. Prior to joining Airfinity, she worked at The Audience Agency, where she was applying statistics and machine learning methods to derive insights from the largest data warehouse on arts engagement in the UK. Other notable projects include a scalable analytics tool which makes efficient use of cloud orchestration, a social network analytics platform for corruption researchers and an audience insight tool for touring theatre companies. Eva also conducts doctoral research at the University of Southampton on a statistical methodology for inference from multiple data sources and plans to soon add a Ph.D. to her Master degrees in Computer Science and Social Statistics.
“Data Kind’s Data Dives - bring insights to mission-led organisations and offer fun development and networking space to data geeks.”
SENIOR DATA ENGINEER
Simon's background is in aerospace electronics engineering. Prior to Airfinity he was data scientist for a media startup, and he spent the previous decade as a consulting engineer advising international financiers, governmental bodies, and startups on tele-communications, media, and technology projects. Simon brings experience of identifying and communicating actionable insights from large datasets and of designing and building resilient systems. He has interests in the application of machine learning techniques and in geospatial analysis. Simon holds an MSc in Communication Technologies with Business Management and an NZCE in Computer Systems Engineering.
"The oceans and the mountains and all of the team and individual events upon them."
Mikkel Lundsager HANSEN
Mikkel is a multidisciplinary designer, focused on creating engaging and accessible customer experiences across all touch points. He draws on 12 years of experience at renowned London agencies and fintech companies, and has worked in a variety of roles encompassing design for all things digital and print. He holds an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins and has been a visiting lecturer at Design School Kolding, Denmark.
"Coffee mornings to start the day discussing with peers"