Hark Systems Introduce Five New Employees to The Team

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The tech sector’s ability to thrive in pressing times is absolutely unparalleled by any other industry. Hark Systems could be described as a good example of that tech-business-success that arises the face of difficult circumstances, following a solid year of continued development and growth – despite 2020’s challenges.

Working closely with supermarkets, retailers, life science companies and other clients that are hyper-relevant to the covid-19 landscape, we secured some big wins throughout 2020. And that has empowered us to welcome five new employees into the fold, taking the total headcount to 22!

Hark’s five new starters bring with them a wide array of finely-honed skills and talents, as well as plenty of rich experience, energy and some great attitudes towards ‘helping the world perform better’ – which is a key motif in Hark’s vision. Introducing…

Phoebe McLaughlin – Product Owner

Coming from Edtech as a product owner, Phoebe has spent the last year and a half converting technologies, selling functionalities, shouting about performance and fully owning products and services in the tech sector.

As an enthusiastic, organised and UX focused employee, Phoebe was an opportunity not to be missed, and here at the Hark team, we’re thrilled to have her join.

Victoria Mawson – Data Scientist

Victoria, or Dr. VJ Mawson, brings a plethora of skills to the Hark: building energy analytics, data analysis, building simulation and machine learning models. Victoria boasts some impressive experience as a junior performance engineer while studying for her PhD in building energy analytics at the University of Strathclyde.

Having published four papers on building energy analysis and presented research at conferences around the globe, hiring Victoria was a no-brainer for Hark and we’re all thrilled to have her on board.

Juan Carlos Nisbet – Marketing Executive

Since its establishment in 2017, Hark has worked closely with Halston Marketing for all of our marketing, branding and content necessities. Now, with Carlos co-ordinating marketing activities internally, Hark is taking a more campaign-focused approach to marketing. The young executive is implementing a collaborative marketing strategy which aims to grow an engaged audience and thus perpetuate Hark’s presence in the green tech sector.

Gavin Kelly – Talent Partner

Hark’s new talent partner, Gavin Kelly, has spent the last 8 years working for one of the largest recruitment agencies in the UK, supporting a number of customers across different industries. Specifically focused on leading e-commerce, retail and financial service organisations in the technology sector, Gavin has proven his aptitude for scaling technology teams.

Gavin commented on joining Hark: “The opportunity to join a company with a fantastic mission was something hard not to be excited about and I look forward to playing a part in recruiting great talent for an already fantastic team and improving our employee value proposition.”

Hark has also introduced Yarek Tyshchenko to the team as a solutions engineer.

Hark Systems CEO, Jordan Appleson comments on new starters: “We’re really pleased to be growing and we are grateful to our customers existing and new for trusting us to help them bring remote monitoring capabilities to life. With our five new starters, we’re gearing up for further growth in 2021.”

The team at Hark is growing at an ever-increasing rate, as exciting times continue for the business. If you’re interested in becoming part of the tightly knit Leeds team, just keep an eye on our careers page for vacancies!

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