The Cloudsmith Team

Meet the creative minds behind the Cloudsmith brand, business and platform:

Alan Carson

The Logician
I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim?

Alan is the Chief Executive Officer at Cloudsmith Ltd, i.e. our fearless leader and all-round wheel greaser. Prior to managing innovative Cloud-based platforms he was a Development Manager at Belfast-based Wombat Financial Software Ltd / NYSE Technologies Ltd where he ran new Feed Handler development. Prior to Wombat he spent three years as a Software Architect at failed broadcast startup FBBT. He spent his early career as a Java Developer for XIT2 in England and Petroleum Helicopters Inc. in the United States.

Lee Skillen

The Architect
# FIXME: Explain this incomprehensible "code" later.

Lee is the Chief Technical Officer at Cloudsmith Ltd, i.e. our coding mercenary in chief and lead nitpicker, and also a founding member of the company. Prior to architecting innovative Cloud-based platforms he was a Technical Architect at Belfast-based Wombat Financial Software Ltd / NYSE Technologies Ltd, a low latency market data business, where he led development on high performance data adapters. Prior to Wombat he was (a long time ago) a Founder and Principal Engineer at Newzbin Ltd, creators of the NZB file format, where he helped to develop the world’s most advanced indexing database and search engine for Usenet.

Dan McKinney

Systems Engineer
The Consul
I have a selection of buns and pastries on my desk.

Dan is a Systems Engineer at Cloudsmith Ltd, i.e. our resident systems admin and provider of buns and pastries. Prior to administering innovative Cloud-based platforms he spent four and a half years as the Lead Systems Administrator at IceMOS Technology Ltd in Belfast, a leading manufacturer of custom engineered silicon wafers and MEMS substrates, where he was responsible for managing the server infrastructure, manufacturing execution systems and all line-of-business systems. Prior to IceMOS he was a Technical Writer for NYSE Technologies Ltd, producing high quality and concise documentation for market data products.

John Joe Cassidy

Technical Architect
The Virtuoso
... how hard could it be?

JJ is a Technical Architect at Cloudsmith Ltd, i.e. our resident lead problem solver and exercise nutjob. Prior to coding innovative Cloud-based platforms he was a Senior Engineer at Rapid7 Ltd, a leading cybersecurity company that offers innovative security products such as Nexpose and Metasploit, where he delivered security team driven solutions that interfaced Rapid7’s security suite with other security sector market leaders (IDS/IPS, SIEMS, Firewalls, etc.) Prior to Rapid7 he was a Developer at Latens Systems / Pace (acquired by Arris in 2015) where he worked on OTT DRM protected content delivery and adaptive streaming technologies on mobile platforms.

Mr Smith's avatar

Mr Smith

Chief Awesomeness Officer
The Mascot
I can't believe what a bunch of nerds we are.

Jefferson "Jeff" Smith is the Chief Awesomeness Officer at Cloudsmith Ltd. In charge of the whimsy and caprice, he spends his days floating across the Cloudsmith aether making everything even more awesome.

Board of Directors

Andrew Carson

Non-Executive Director

Andy is a founding member of Cloudsmith. He is a leading expert in aerospace software, and is currently the principal engineer for X-15 Data Systems, a company that builds software systems using the latest Java/Web technologies for commercial and military clients. Prior to X-15, he built a Configuration Management system called Raptor, which was acquired initially by MRO and then finally acquired and integrated by IBM into IBM Maximo.

Board of Advisors

The board of advisors who help keep Cloudsmith on the path to victory:

Brendan Duffy

CTO at Neueda Ltd

Brendan is the Chief Technical Officer at Neueda Ltd and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ortica Technologies Ltd. Prior to Neueda/Ortica he was the Chief Technology Officer of Belfast-based First Derivatives (FD) Ltd, a leading provider of products and consulting services to the capital markets industry, where he had oversight across the technology pipeline for the company. He has also held senior management posts at a variety of innovative software and consultancy firms such as Neueda, Wombat etc.

Stuart Harvey

CEO at Datactics Ltd

Stuart is the Chief Executive Officer at Belfast-based Datactics Ltd, an Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) and data cleansing company that provides class-leading data quality and matching software to the capital markets, healthcare, government and supply-chain industries. He is also a leading investor in Northern Ireland and was named the 2015 Halo "Business Angel of the Year." Prior to Datactics he was the CEO of Harco Technology which was acquired by Wombat Software (now Vela Trading Technologies) in 2007.