CEO, North America
Jeremy is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in the real estate and technology sectors. Most recently, Jeremy was the Global Head of Real Estate for Knotel where he grew and oversaw a portfolio of 5.5MM sq ft of flexible office space across 250 locations in 17 cities around the world. Prior to Knotel, he was COO of Oasis Hospitality, a short-term vacation rental company, and he founded tansler.com, a proptech company for booking short-term vacation rentals. His real estate career includes launching a boutique real estate investment firm and as well as senior roles at Fireman Capital Partners and Acadia Realty Trust. Jeremy resides in Westport, CT with his wife Jamie, daughter Morgan and son Brody.
Chief Technical Officer
In 2006, Bryn co-founded essensys along with Mark Furness and Barry Clark. Prior to that he worked for a number of ISPs providing network and communications services to businesses across Europe.
As CTO, Bryn’s role at essensys is focused on software development and platform engineering, including designing and building out enhancements to existing systems or new platforms altogether. He has been involved in the development of the essensys platforms since inception and leads the Research and Development team.
Chief Information Officer
Barry is the co-founder of essensys along with Mark Furness and Bryn Sadler. It all started with a few pints in a pub chatting about how to improve service delivery and customer service with innovative solutions to common challenges.
Barry has extensive knowledge and expertise in the delivery of technology solutions. He has a range of experience from technical consultancy for ISPs to managing pre-sales for a leading VoIP provider. Following a seven-year stint as essensys COO, Barry now focuses on the information systems, looking at how the company can work smarter, grow, and scale though process automation. He is also responsible for IT governance, compliance, and supports the day-to-day operation of service delivery as well as essensys’ rapidly expanding customer base.
President & COO
David Kinnaird is a flexible workspace and technology expert. Before joining essensys in 2015, David served as the Operations Director at Avanta Serviced Office Group for over a decade before it was acquired by Regus. During his tenure at Avanta, David was instrumental in driving the company’s impressive growth and led numerous major projects, from MBOs and overseas expansion to ICT service delivery and the complete roll out of over 25 new sites.
David’s career began in the British Army and he later progressed to senior IT operations management roles at the UK’s Ministry of Defence, British Telecoms and MWB Business Exchange. His practical sector knowledge, expertise, and insight into the customer and end-user perspective of coworking and flexible office environments has positioned him as a leader in the flex-space industry. He has served on the board of the Global Workspace Association as well as FlexSA and speaks frequently at industry events.
Chief Revenue Officer
Mike joined essensys as VP for Sales in March 2010. Prior to this, he was the New Business Sales Director of Daisy Plc and has held several senior management positions in sales and business development, notably at BT Infonet, BT Global Services, Worldcom and GTS.
Mike leads the growth of essensys core market presence and is responsible for driving new market penetration and the international expansion. Mike is a leading figure at essensys and a champion of its core values, product leadership and customer service excellence.
As a flag bearer of essensys, Mike leads the charge in ensuring the company is constantly evolving and challenging the status quo and transforming the way that services are provisioned, managed and monitored in the flex-space industry.
Chief Product Officer
James Shannon has a storied career as an entrepreneur and technology leader. He possesses a deep passion for applying his knowledge and experience to create innovative and inspiring products. His experience includes the development of large-scale cloud services, award-winning mobile apps, integrated smart devices and cutting-edge consumer hardware for leading global brands.
James leads the vision and strategic direction of the essensys platform. With extensive experience in enterprise SaaS and product development, James plays a key role at essensys in enhancing the user experience for flexible workspace operators and occupiers alike.
Chief Marketing Officer
Enterprise SaaS marketing leader, Meyer Prinsloo, helps accelerate growth, boost marketing capabilities, and scale the business. Meyer is responsible for developing the essensys brand, communications strategy and increasing customer demand across all markets.
Meyer brings with him a wealth of experience leading the marketing functions of industry-focused software businesses, most recently as marketing leader at Fourth, as well as the global tech research and advisory firm Gartner.