Meet the Team
Jason has an extensive and successful background in UK business having co-founded a group of healthcare recruitment firms in 2006, grown it to 30+staff and over £28m turnover in four years, studied an MBA at Cranfield University in 2011/12 and co-founded Pivigo in 2013.
Jason has worn many hats at Pivigo including all things, finance, legal, delivery, HR, among others and has recently taken the role of CEO to lead Pivigo through this exciting period for AI.
Jason is an inspirational leader who builds long and trusting relationships with clients, suppliers and colleagues alike.
Julie Ripplinger, PhD
Julie has 15+ years working within industry and academia on collaborative projects in Python and R programming languages. Her analytical toolkit includes predictive modelling, tabular and spatial data analysis, and un/supervised machine learning. Her time as a Pivigo developer and S2DS mentor has added tools such as Agile project management, AI, production-ready coding, triage incident management, and cloud computing.
Julie’s analytical perspective enables her to unpack complex challenges into digestible bites, then map out innovative, data-informed strategies.
Kelly Van Roy
Kelly Van Roy is the Community Co-ordinator for S2DS where she cares for the participants side of the programme as well as all scheduling and activity aspects. With her experience in teaching and other tech start-ups and her curiosity for science, Kelly works to imbue a creative atmosphere to the intense learning experience of S2DS.
In her spare time, she enjoys singing, learning languages, and going to a lot of theatre.
Nigel helps companies as an executive leader and board contributor with over 20 years of board level experience, 11 years as an MD of a private equity backed business, 6 years as a CEO of an AIM listed public business and 3 years as chairman or NED to three PE backed businesses.
He helps enterprises to commercialise and drive successful growth initiatives. Balancing business needs with people-oriented strategies to develop supportive cultures and ethical management frameworks. Ensuring organisations are lean, efficient and well-positioned to out-manoeuvre their competitors.
He achieves this by fostering a culture of trust and empowerment through coaching leadership teams and helping them develop clear strategic plans that match the culture and ethos of the organisation and meet the expectations of all stakeholders. Helping the management team understand the value of working on "the important" and not always being railroaded by 'the urgent'.