Our team

Meet the team behind Tribepad

“Everyone needs a haircut, everyone needs a job, but we can’t use machine learning to improve haircuts.”

Dean Sadler

Dean Sadler  CEO

After travelling the globe and working as a bus driver, Dean started a PhD in computing before joining a startup called Plusnet. He wrote the billing and CRM platform, became CIO and helped grow the business from a handful of employees to over 700, through IPO then exiting via a sale to BT.

Pondering life after Plusnet, Dean was looking for a real world problem which could be addressed by artificial intelligence and hit on the recruitment industry as being ripe for disruption. And so Tribepad was born.

From the outset getting the culture right at Tribepad was a priority – flexible working and opportunity creation are key. Dean is married with three daughters and spends what little free time he has getting his backside handed to him in Taekwondo bouts.

Dan Kirkland Operations Director

Dan’s a software developer through and through, having worked at several global development houses after graduating in Computer Science. After working on various interactive BAFTA award-winning TV platforms, including the Red Button for the BBC, Dan moved to Sheffield and joined Plusnet. There he headed up the development team and was responsible for scaling up the ‘Workplace’ platform to handle more than 500,000 customers.

Running his own development business, Dan created numerous websites and applications including an HR onboarding solution for a public sector client and several ‘gig economy’ mobile apps. He is responsible for operations including software development, client support and the platform overall. He is married with two children and when not in front of a screen, can be found running marathons, playing pool and hobbling round the Tough Mudder course.

Alex Raubitschek Non-Executive Director

Alex is an experienced and trusted advisor to the Human Capital services industry. With over 20 years’ exposure to this area he has been intrinsically involved in the originating, development and exiting of businesses, while also holding elected office in one of London’s largest local authorities.

After graduating in Applied Chemistry, Alex worked in the media and publishing industry before embarking on a career in recruitment. As a founding Board Director of a leading Marketing recruitment firm he helped take the business to market and ultimately to sale via a private equity vehicle.

He has subsequently sat on the Board of several Private Equity portfolio businesses and has managed various funds to initiate recruitment related start ups. Additionally, Alex was involved in facilitating the relationship between Hamilton Bradshaw and local government for the Start-up Loans venture. He offers a strategic and operational value add to high growth and premium businesses. He has a particular focus on high tech and tech enabled global recruitment initiatives.

Some of our tribe, your team

Our team is here to ensure your success. Here are some of our team who you’ll encounter when you partner with Tribepad.

Neil Armstrong
Commercial Director

No not the astronaut, however his mission is to take Tribepad to greater heights.

Chris Bussell
Head of Service Delivery

Obsessed with cycling, food and his ant colony.

Samantha Milne
Operational Support

Regular gifts of cake or diamonds will keep you on Sam’s good side.

Matt Ingram-Smith
SaaS Solutions Consultant

Musician extraordinaire. Give him a piano and he’ll give you a song.

Chris Redhead
Account Manager

Part-time runner, part-time Vince Vaughan impersonator.