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Marcus Povey and Ben Werdmuller will take on the roles of Technical Leads where they will be jointly responsible for the technical and strategic development of Summersault's online platforms and offerings.
Marcus, a software architect, was part of the team that helped develop the open source social networking platform, Elgg, currently being used by Harvard University and the United Nations. During his career he also developed a secure medical platform used by hundreds of patients on various medical trials allowing operations to be streamlined, resulting in reduced costs and improved patient experience.
Web strategist Ben Werdmuller has 15 years experience developing sites and applications for the web and also worked on developing Elgg. Ben's area of expertise is in web communities and he has presented on the matter at several leading institutions around the world.
Christophe Langlois is the Social Media Practitioner in charge of social media strategy and planning. He has spent a substantial proportion of his career working in business development in the telecommunications and banking sectors. Christophe is an experienced presenter and regularly speaks at conferences around the UK.
A leading expert in the field of website, intranet and social media strategy, Kathryn Chin will take on the role of Digital Evaluation specialist, responsible for website and intranet evaluation and strategy. Kathryn's main experience lies in advising organisations on how to develop their brand, market products and build networks and connection.
Paul Squires, Head of Digital at Summersault Communications, commented: "The four new additions to our team have extensive experience in the digital field and we are extremely happy to have them on board."
Gail Franks, Managing Director of Summersault Communications, commented: "We are continually looking at ways of adding value to the communication strategies of existing and potential clients. By expanding our digital media capabilities we can enable them to capitalise fully on all the current media that can help them communicate effectively with their staff and customers."