The Team

Jonathan Baines Chairman

Jonathan Baines

Jonathan has spent decades as chairman of a FTSE listed business. Before that he launched and ran a successful headhunting business. He is also chairman of Candy Kittens, a confectionary startup.

Alex Colas Social Media Manager

Alex Colas

50% French & 50% British, Alex has been working in Sales for a PropTech lettings company for a few months and is an aspiring 'Growth Hacker'. He is passionate about Digital Marketing, Stock market investing & Ju Jitsu.

Dr Paula Banca Head of Research

dr. Paula Blanca

Paula worked with ideal flatmate to develop our unique matching algorithm. She is a highly accomplished academic in the field of experimental psychology. Paula is a researcher with the University of Cambridge and is currently conducting a research fellowship with the Wellcome Trust. Paula is a keen dancer in her spare time.

Nick Smith-Saville Head of Finance

Nick Smith Saville

Nick Smith-Saville is the head of finance at ideal flatmate. Nick is a Chartered Management Accountant, with a decade's worth of experience as an investment banker and credit analyst. Nick provides a clear view of the business developing a commercial strategy

Irina Petculescu Front-end Developer

Irina Petculescu

Irina has been with ideal flatmate since the idea's inception. Irina is an accomplished web designer with 19 years of experience. She helps ideal flatmate with planning user journeys, design and front-end coding. Her specialty is large responsive interfaces. In her free time she is an avid mountaineer.

Flossie Skelton Content Producer

Flossie Skelton

Flossie developed arts films at the BBC before moving into publishing, where she has worked across editorial, marketing and PR departments. She likes words, arty stuff and going to the pub.

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