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All about us

When Kodal was founded in 2016, we made a decision to focus on what we know best: Development. Since then, we have built up Kodal’s services and team to become a well trusted and highly skilled development agency which can tackle complex projects, specialist software build and large e-commerce websites. Early on, we realised that a ‘one size fits all’ rarely fits anyone, and as a result, Kodal has continued to provide bespoke solutions. Many of our clients come to us needing clear, confident advice on how to improve tech for their business.

August team photo
From left to right: Sean, Rob, Arnaud, Daniel, Teodora, Joachim, David, Dawn, Matt

Meet The Team //

If you’re thinking of working with us, you’re going to want to get to know us. We’re always happy to make you a coffee at our Quayside offices in Exeter, but in the meantime, here’s a little bit about us all.

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CEO

Rob Locke

Key Skills:

Leadership // Software Development

Bio:

Rob has worked in the IT arena for over 30 years. He has a wealth of knowledge that covers infrastructure, software development, business operation, and management. Robs expertise and depth of knowledge allows him to understand the problem, visualise the solution, and execute the implementation. His professional approach and care towards his clients ensures their needs are met and often exceeded.

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CFO

David Smith

Key Skills:

Consultancy // Accounts

Bio:

David has extensive business and leadership experience; having built his own successful accountancy practice he has been instrumental in assisting hundreds of businesses worldwide. David has been with Kodal since 2016 coaching Rob and overseeing the operation. Recently David has taken a more active and prominent role within the team to oversee management, control the financial operations and help the business to further develop and grow.

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Development Team leader

Matt Brown

Key Skills:

Front-end Development // Leadership

Bio:

Matt has over the years built up his Development expertise leading major projects for large organisations. Matt brings that wealth of experience to Kodal ensuring the Company is ahead of the game with latest technologies, development and keeping projects on track

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Digital Designer

Dawn Taylor

Key Skills:

Digital Design // Project Analysis

Bio:

Design is one of those skills that can often be overlooked, but bridging the gap between a client’s brief and development is not easy. Thankfully we have Dawn on the team! Dawn took art at college to learn how to put her naturally creative eye to use before transferring these skills to web design. She is involved throughout the entire process, from initial concept, turning ideas into something visual and functional, to guiding our developers, ensuring the initial concept becomes a reality.

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Developer

Sean Jewell

Key Skills:

Backend Development

Bio:

From a young age, Sean has been interested in development, especially when it came to video games, which motivated him to study Computer Science at Bath University. During this time, he has picked up the skills needed to build a website and found his expertise in building and architecting the backend. You could call Sean an architect of the things unseen. The backend of an app or website is rarely something the end-user thinks about, but it is crucial for it to work and function.

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Developer

Teodora Kacharova

Key Skills:

Front-end Development // App Development

Bio:

Teodora is not one to shy away from a challenge. She has extensive experience in app development and is eager to learn and work with new technologies. As a front-end developer, she is responsible for working with technologies such as React Native, for building apps that can be used on iOS and Android devices from a single code base, converting the designs into a functional product.

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DEVLEOPER

Joachim Tranvåg

Key Skills:

eCommerce // Front-end Development

Bio:

Hailing from Norway, Joachim is our resident eCommerce specialist. Whether you need a bespoke platform built from scratch or support for legacy software, Joachim can help. He has exceptionally in-depth knowledge of many eCommerce platforms, including Craft Commerce and Magento 2. Joachim is involved in projects from start to finish and has a great analytical mind for problem-solving the complex issues which can arise from any eCommerce store.

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Developer

Arnaud Curchod

Key Skills:

Dev Ops

Bio:

Backend or Front-end doesn’t matter to our man from Switzerland. Learning his craft back in Switzerland and continuing to learn here in the UK, his dynamic set of skills enable Arnaud to help support current and finished projects. Working with all members of Kodal, Arnaud will be found fixing any server related issues and giving the needed to support to Kodal’s clients.

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Junior developer & QA tester

Dan Schmid

Key Skills:

QA testing // Website Construction

Bio:

After gaining experience in several different industries, Dan found his comfort in the IT industry and decided to take on the challenge of learning web development. He is often the filter between clients requesting support and the developers, triaging and helping where possible, scheduling, and communicating with developers for more complex tasks. He also gets involved in the QA Testing stages of a project to ensure the product comes out as expected.

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Personal assistant

Michele Jady

Key Skills:

Project management // Team management

Bio:

Michele has over 20 years’ experience within the Financial, Marketing, Recruitment and Sales arena. Having just joined Kodal Michele will now play a pivotal role to keep the Kodal Team organised and ensuring timelines are met through effective Project Management. Michele and will also support Rob’s busy schedule, organising meetings and liaising with clients. If you need to talk to Rob, Michele will be your first point of call!

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The new starter

This could be you

Key Skills:

Tell us your key skills

Bio:

Would you like to work with Kodal? We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our growing team, so get in touch if you are a talented Developer or Designer, and if you have other skills you think would be an asset, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Get in touch and tell us about yourself!

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