Our Management Team

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Simon Wishy

Managing Consultant

Simon Wishy

A California native, Simon began his career in Silicon Valley in 1991 just as the Internet was coming of age. For 15 years he held senior management positions on both sides of the the Atlantic, working with Google, Microsoft, Intel & Yahoo! before co-founding Voco Veritas in 2006.

"Simon spent 10 weeks in Vermont speaking Japanese in an Immersive Language Programme."

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Oscar Strachen

Account Director, Head Of Social

Oscar Strachen

Oscar honed his skills as a Senior Advisor at Authoritas SEO before becoming Business Development Manager at MindBody in The City Of London. He joined Voco Veritas in 2018 to oversee the development of our Social Media Department.

"While studying at Nottingham University Oscar's dissertation on ancient ceramics was published in the British Journal of Archeology."

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Carmen Strachen-Wishy

Director of Finance & Administration

Carmen Strachen-Wishy

Carmen co-founded Voco Veritas in 2006, and her business acumen and planning has been instrumental in the continued growth of the company. Before Voco Veritas Carmen had a successful career in the United States as a freelance journalist and ghostwriter.

"Carmen was offered a place at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts but turned it down to work on a soap opera in New York City."

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Simon Exton

Senior Web Developer

Simon Exton

Working on projects from inception through to completion including scope, planning, design, development and beyond. Simon studied at Sessions College and obtained a Professional Degree in Visual Design Fundamentals and Web Development.

"Simon used to be a keen juggler running his own workshop, he attended the Barcelona juggling olympics. Now he juggles code!"

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Paul Lavender

Head Of SEO & Design

Paul Lavender

Paul is a serial entrepreneur and SEO expert, having founded a range of successful online businesses including Gates & Fences UK and iPhoneFix. His extensive commercial knowledge combined with battle-tested design and optimisation skills underpin the commercial success of many of our clients.

"Paul is a serious petrol head."

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Mike Rickword

Senior Shopify Developer

Mike Rickword

Mike is a Shopify Expert with both technical skill and commercial acumen developed over 25 years working with some of the world’s largest companies. Our clients love collaborating with Mike because of his ability to translate complex concepts into plain English, and his attention to detail.

"Mike once played piano with Jerry-Lee Louis (“Great Balls Of Fire”)"

Guy Collins

Guy is an experienced designer with a diverse skill set, multitasking between Shopify and WooCommerce platforms. He enjoys a creative challenge and has an excellent eye for design.

Guy played the trumpet at the opening ceremony of the World Special Olympics Summer Games.

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