Our distributed organization model allows us to serve international clients with a follow-the-sun strategy, gives us access to a global pool of talent and encourages diversity within our team. We believe strongly in remote working and collaboration and this approach permeates all our projects to the benefit of our clients.
Our base in Seattle gives @planet access to the growing startup sector, as well as many decades of technology innovation culture, locally and across the Pacific US.
We have established a Development Center in the beautiful city of Cape Town, which is home to Table Mountain and a deep pool of engineering and design talent. Our base here allows us to deliver focused, intensive projects for our local and international clients.
Tom is a polyglot engineer and entrepreneur with a strong interest in lean practises and business automation. He is from England but moved to South Africa in 2008 where he now lives in Cape Town with his wife and two children. With a background in web application development, he founded @planet in 2012 and now serves as CEO and Infrastructure Architect. When not automating continuous organisations, he enjoys [amateur] cycling, travel and good scotch.
Sebastian grew up in a small town in South Africa and studied in Johannesburg. He spent a number of years between the USA and South Africa, during which time he met his wife. He now resides in Seattle with his family. Sebastian has a background in advisory services and holds a BSc. Elec Engineering, BCom Finance, MBA and a Masters in International Business. He serves as Chief Strategist for @planet.
Julia is a usability engineer and project marvel at @planet. She is dedicated to ensuring outstanding usability in all aspects of project delivery and is a proud advocate for all product features. When not driving projects, she oversees our philanthropic ventures. She lives in Cape Town with her husband and two daughters.
Kewyn grew up in Mauritius and moved to Australia at age 18 to complete his university studies. He has worn several hats during his career, holding positions as IT Manager, Creative Director, Product Manager, and Digital Marketer. Amongst many other talents, he specialises in mobile development and marketing. He enjoys travelling, which he frequently mixes with work, along with food, music and photography.