Meet our team

Leadership

Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston

Founder & CEO

Peter is Kalo's Founder and CEO. He is a designer by trade who experienced first hand while at Google the pain involved in trying to manage, work with and pay freelancers. He set out in 2014 to solve this huge headache. Peter has since been recognised in the Forbes 30under30 enterprise software category. In 2017, he made the Debretts 500 List, being named as one of the most influential people in Britain for his work driving the future of work category forward. He is an avid basketball, Superman and hip hop fan.

Simon Gershey

Simon Gershey

CTO

Simon joins Kalo as our Chief Technology Officer. His last position was Chief Architect at SAP where he worked on enterprise collaboration products. He also served as VP Engineering at Success Factors, a Human Capital Management company acquired by SAP for $3.4bn. Needless to say, Simon has a wealth of experience in the b2b space, managing engineering and product teams at scale.

Courtney Grant

Courtney Grant

CFO

Courtney became Kalo's first angel investor in 2014 before joining the team as CFO in 2016. Before diving into the startup world, he spent his career in finance with a variety of corporate finance roles at leading North American and European investment banks.

Rachel Strubhar

Rachel Strubhar

Head of Product

Rachel joined Kalo in 2016, bringing her B2B product experience to help Kalo become the go-to platform for companies who work with and rely on freelancers. Distributed across San Francisco and London, her teams dig deep into customer problems to create the right experience. Prior to Kalo, Rachel ran Analytics product at GoodData.

Board members

Peter Johnston

Founder & CEO

James Fitzgerald

Valar Ventures

Leila Zegna

Kindred Capital

Eric Scott

Scifi Ventures