Nothing excites Silas Sales more than a project with a good cause. After travelling across the world to finish his degree, he settled right in with us as a graduate Software Engineer. Two years on, he’s thrilled to be using his skills to bring about positive change in the future of tech.
Tina Searcy lives to give back to her community; she says helping others is what brings her the greatest joy. In her role heading up Customer Success in San Diego, California. Tina has experienced the perfect balance between growth and giving back – and she’s used her grace and empathy through it all.
Rohan Deshpande is happiest when he has a problem to solve. It’s what fuels and motivates him in every task he undertakes. With a wide range of software engineering experience under his belt, he’s begun mentoring our team, so we can keep growing together.
Adam Lee lives and breathes sales. As our Director of Sales in San Diego, Adam spends his days coaching our Representatives and showcasing our products to potential customers. Motivated to make a lasting impact through his career, Adam says he’s never felt more at home than he does at Family Zone.
Harrison Parker’s drive for success, insight into education technology and passion for keeping kids safe online make him the perfect VP of Operations at Linewize. While joining a team of industry leaders piqued his interest, it’s the purpose-filled work that keeps him coming back. Harrison established himself as a key member of the NetRef team over his seven-year tenure, and has been instrumental in the successful merge of our two businesses.
There’s nothing Jennifer Capps loves more than a challenge. Her characteristically strong work ethic has served her well throughout her career, and we’re grateful she chose to write the next chapter of her story with us at Smoothwall. Meticulously organised and a clear communicator, Jennifer excels in her role as Head of Onboarding and Projects.
What are your priorities in life? For Joshua Nordan, the answer is crystal clear. He wants to build a career he can be proud of, support his young family, and contribute to a safer digital world for everyone. As Tier 2 Education Support at Smoothwall, Joshua is achieving these goals and more.
As a teacher, Katherine Howard witnessed the early stages of digital technology and its impact on student learning. Since then, tech capabilities have skyrocketed, transforming the way we live, work and learn. Katherine is a strong advocate of digital tech in a child’s learning. But she also knows that without boundaries, the risks are significant. Our Training Lead ensures children’s safe use of tech while accelerating her career with people who care.
If you ever need assistance in your customer journey with Linewize, Mary Jackson is the person you want on the other end of the phone. Equal parts friendly and professional, our Senior Success Manager is obsessed with giving our customers the best experience possible. As well as her background in education technology, Mary also brings a caring heart that genuinely values keeping kids safe online.
It’s hard to dispute the importance of having a good leader. For many workplaces, it can make or break the employee experience. Luckily for us, Mike Bridgett understands this responsibility and works hard to empower our people. Supportive, strategic and successful, our SVP Engineering brings a wealth of experience to his role and a true connection to our purpose.
There aren’t many people who are more familiar with Smoothwall’s story than Tom Newton. Our Head of Product joined the team in 2003 and knows our business like the back of his hand. Tom’s in-depth knowledge of our product combined with his dry sense of humour easily wins over customers, and he’s become a trusted pillar in our team.
Throughout her career, Tracy Harper has operated with care and compassion. Before joining Smoothwall, she spent a decade at a specialist college, where they worked with horses to teach skills outside a traditional classroom setting. Tracy was searching for the next step in her career when she saw a job ad from the safeguarding technology used at the college. Now, she’s found a challenging yet rewarding experience as our Product Safeguarding Specialist.
Karen Woodhead is a creative at heart with a zest for adventure. She began her career in South America, an experience that has influenced her life and work ever since. On her return to the UK, Karen prioritised working in roles that would positively impact the world around her. After working across charities, the public sector, and her own business, Karen joined the Smoothwall team. In her position as EVP - Global Marketing, Karen strategically harnesses her creative skills to steer Smoothwall in the right direction for the future.
David Ball has seen a lot of changes in the two years since he joined us. Still in the early stages of his career, David is excited about our rapid growth – and he can’t wait to see what’s next.
All his life, Michael Hyndman has held an insatiable curiosity for technology. While working as an ethical hacker, Michael saw both the incredible possibilities and potential risks the Internet poses to young people. Today, as our VP, Information Technology & Security, he is guided by his dedication to upholding children’s safety. His inspiration? His three children.