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Alastair Banks

Alastair Banks

Director

While studying Computer Science at Exeter University, Al and a couple of course friends started up Optix Solutions. Al has a passion for creating lasting business relationships and is usually one of the first faces of Optix you will see. In his spare time you will find Al networking, golfing or supporting the Exeter Chiefs.

James Dawkins

James Dawkins

Director

James is  the more creative of the two Directors as he has a background in design and print. He has an eye for all things aesthetic, and involves himself with the design/UX process as much as possible. James loves animals and can often be found on the moors with his dog.

James Dawkins
Kristen Sousa

Kristen Sousa

Key Account Manager

With over 16 years of experience, Kris is the true lynchpin of the business. Her superstar attitude means both clients and colleagues are kept completely delighted. Plus, her expertise in web development and digital marketing means she’ll be your first port of call when you need a helping hand.

Thomas Haynes

Thomas Haynes

Head of Digital Marketing

Thomas has worked for a number of high profile agencies and uses his experience to ensure his clients get the most out of their digital marketing budgets. Thomas is results driven and passionate about statistics. In his spare time you will find Thomas walking his dog or visiting Dartmoor.

Thomas Haynes
Dan White

Dan White

Digital Marketing Manager

Dan has been in the digital marketing industry for 6 years now, both as a freelancer and working at Optix Solutions. Dan specialises in content marketing, social media and search engine optimisation. Plus he’s also a qualified gym instructor.

Simon Key

Simon Key

Digital Marketing Manager

Simon joined us after spending several years in the third sector, working for a range of local and national charities. Passionate about social media marketing he has overseen many successful appeals and campaigns. When he isn’t working, he can be found in the cinema or contemplating the perfect burger.

Simon Key
Chris Mastris

Chris Mastris

Digital Marketing Manager

Chris loves exploring the world of digital and tech - as well as writing about trends in digital marketing. With a degree in biology, he understands the importance of a scientific mindset when it comes to digital analytics, paid advertising, and conversion rate optimisation. Away from the office he also enjoys watching films, going to the gym, and spending time outdoors.

Robin Mepstead

Robin Mepstead

Head of Design

Robin has 9 years’ experience in the design industry and 10 years from a freelance capacity, he holds a BA Honours in Photo Media & Design Communication and is passionate about high quality design. In his spare time you will find Robin watching films and down at the local golf range.

Robin Mepstead
Rich Moore

Rich Moore

Front End Developer

Rich has been with Optix for 7 years now and in that time has moved from a back end developer to a front end developer. He holds a BA Hons in Computer Arts and spends some of his spare time at the gym.

Dean Lovett

Dean Lovett

Head of Development

Dean started developing websites at the age of 15, since then he spent 8 years as a freelancer and working in various positions in the web development industry, acquiring industry-standard skills in creative solutions and development workflows. When Dean’s not coding at work he’s usually coding at home and playing video games.

Dean Lovett
Ben Didier

Ben Didier

Finance Manager

Ben is a freelance accountant who specialises in commercial management, preparation of management accounts, production of financial reports and business consulting. He’s been with Optix for 5 years now and is passionate about good food and dining.

Lizzy Grenfell

Lizzy Grenfell

Admin Assistant

Lizzy’s positive outlook on life brightens the Optix environment. With years of administration and finance experience, she sets her organisational mind to keeping everything in order and will likely be the first point of contact when you call into the office.  She is also qualified in sports massage therapy and spends a lot of her free time working with athletes and training in the gym. 

Lizzy Grenfell

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