KOMODO strengthens team with quartet’s arrival

May 15, 2020 @ 17:06 by Steven Hugill

A product design and software engineering agency has announced a quartet of new recruits.

KOMODO has welcomed Kyle Heron, Sarah Heanan, Hugo Duarte and Rebecca McLaughlin.

Bosses at the company, based in Newcastle, say the additions add robustness to its core disciplines and strengthen its position as a key technology partner for growth-focused clients.

Kyle has joined as an associate quality assurance (QA) engineer following a role at Accenture, with Sarah and Hugo working as software engineers in KOMODO’s platform team.

Rebecca is a software engineer in the agency’s mobile team.

Armin Talić, commercial director, said: “Our expectations and process often mean we take longer to find exceptional candidates, but we know that the balance, capabilities and motivations of our team are the reasons we attract clients and retain them.

“I’m delighted with the calibre of people we’ve introduced to the team – even welcoming and onboarding two members during this phase of lockdown – and have found each to be already imparting a wide range of skills and experiences that are enriching our teams and their overall approach to project delivery.”

Andy Greener, KOMODO’s managing director, who founded the agency in 2003, added: “Starting a new role in the midst of a pandemic must be daunting, but our recent hires have settled in well and are making an impact in their respective roles.

“The agency went fully-remote around seven weeks ago and services have adapted accordingly so there has been no client downtime.

“I’m looking forward to coming together as a team to celebrate our new hires and other recent successes when it’s safe to do so.”

KOMODO recently revealed it will be the technology partner of Myndr to help build a mental health resource in an AI-assisted app, following a successful round of funding.

AI capabilities will be facilitated by the innovations team at Teesside University, with KOMODO providing the overall digital product.

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