Meet the creative minds behind the Cloudsmith brand, business and platform:

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Lee Skillen

Co-Founder & CTO

The Architect. Lee is our chief coding mercenary and lead nitpicker. Prior to architecting innovative Cloud-based platforms he was a Technical Architect at Belfast-based Wombat Financial Software Ltd / NYSE Technologies Ltd, a low latency market data business, where he led development on high performance data adapters. Prior to Wombat he was (a long time ago) a Founder and Principal Engineer at Newzbin Ltd, creators of the NZB file format, where he helped to develop the world's most advanced indexing database and search engine for Usenet.

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Alan Carson

Co-Founder & CEO

The Logician. Alan is our fearless leader and all-round wheel greaser. Prior to managing innovative Cloud-based platforms he was a Development Manager at Belfast-based Wombat Financial Software Ltd / NYSE Technologies Ltd where he ran new Feed Handler development. Prior to Wombat he spent three years as a Software Architect at not-so-successful broadcast startup FBBT. He spent his early career as a Java Developer for XIT2 in England and Petroleum Helicopters Inc. in the United States.

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Peter Lorimer

Co-Founder & CCO

The Protagonist. Peter is our head of growth and relationships. He has extensive commercial experience working with innovative and disruptive organisations implementing change and managing rapid growth - in start-ups, private equity and the public sector in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region – where he spent over 20-years living & exploring. His expertise spans general management, marketing and business development in senior regional and globally focused roles in multiple sectors including Telecoms, Media and Technology, in addition to a 3-year tour-of-duty in the Energy sector. He spends his free time by the sea and in the mountains.

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Paddy Carey

Senior Staff Engineer

The Mediator. Paddy is one of the most well-respected engineers in Northern Ireland. He brings a wealth of experience from ShopKeep and Rehab Studios, and is a co-organizer of PyBelfast.

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Tom Gibson

Senior Staff Engineer

The Architect (another one). Tom is one of the core engineering team at Cloudsmith; bringing vast experience in web, realtime, and devops skills developed from over 10 years of experience in the fintech industry.

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Kimberley Neill


The Campaigner. Kimmy is a recent graduate from the University of Ulster and works on everything design related.

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Mr Smith


The Mascot. Jefferson 'Jeff' Smith is the Chief Awesomeness Officer, in charge of the whimsy and caprice. He spends his days floating across the Cloudsmith aether making everything even more awesome.

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Kyle Harrison

Staff Engineer

Kyle is one of the core engineering team at Cloudsmith. He has a strong technical background with a passion for open-source and community. He is also a co-organizer of PyBelfast.