Meet the Team

Freelancers, designers & innovators,
challenging the future of work.

 
 
 
 

We’re a team of location independent professionals and collectively we’re shaping the future of work.

From startups to corporate life and NGOs, we are experts from very different walks of life, professions and generations, brought together by a shared passion in community building and the future of work. 

EARLY STAGE STARTUP EXPERTS

Emily Elwes CEO / Founder    With over 8 years of experience in communications, events and startups, Emily has produced everything from content for Airbnb to festivals with over 30,000+ attendees.  The face of the Flylancer movement, she is one of the most well connected players in the future of work and always on the move.   Currently: Barcelona HQ

Emily Elwes CEO / Founder

With over 8 years of experience in communications, events and startups, Emily has produced everything from content for Airbnb to festivals with over 30,000+ attendees.

The face of the Flylancer movement, she is one of the most well connected players in the future of work and always on the move.


Currently: Barcelona HQ

Cristina Mutiu - COO     Having worked for the last 8 years  in financial controlling and CFO positions at early stage startups and Venture Capital Funds, Cristina is the numbers and operations genius at Flylancer. startup finance experience.  Formerly the Financial Controller of Babbel, Cristina helped the CEO scale the company from  25-450 employees  over a 5 year period.  Currently: Berlin

Cristina Mutiu - COO

Having worked for the last 8 years in financial controlling and CFO positions at early stage startups and Venture Capital Funds, Cristina is the numbers and operations genius at Flylancer. startup finance experience.

Formerly the Financial Controller of Babbel, Cristina helped the CEO scale the company from 25-450 employees over a 5 year period.

Currently: Berlin

Noah Appel - CTO    As an original member of Flylancer and seasoned nomad developer, Noah is the remote work movement.  Having spent the last 8 years working for early stage startups in Silicon Valley, Berlin and remotely across the globe, excels helping product teams & engineers understand each other and demystifying tech.  Currently: Brooklyn New York

Noah Appel - CTO

As an original member of Flylancer and seasoned nomad developer, Noah is the remote work movement.

Having spent the last 8 years working for early stage startups in Silicon Valley, Berlin and remotely across the globe, excels helping product teams & engineers understand each other and demystifying tech.

Currently: Brooklyn New York

Anthony Fox-Davies - Operations Advisor   An early advocate for remote working culture, Anthony manages intercontinental remote teams and is a vocal champion for distributed work forces.  As chief of operations Anthony has over 16 years experience managing the development of online platforms for multi-million dollar brands and charities.   Currently: Barcelona HQ

Anthony Fox-Davies - Operations Advisor

An early advocate for remote working culture, Anthony manages intercontinental remote teams and is a vocal champion for distributed work forces.

As chief of operations Anthony has over 16 years experience managing the development of online platforms for multi-million dollar brands and charities.


Currently: Barcelona HQ

Andrea Rocca - Product Engineering    The technical mastermind on the team, Andrea is a multitalented back-end/ front-end developer and expert in digital marketing, he brings a wealth of experience having worked with the likes of Dell, Netgear and Criteo.  At Flylancer his responsibility is taking the community online and supporting digital growth.   Currently: Amsterdam

Andrea Rocca - Product Engineering

The technical mastermind on the team, Andrea is a multitalented back-end/ front-end developer and expert in digital marketing, he brings a wealth of experience having worked with the likes of Dell, Netgear and Criteo.

At Flylancer his responsibility is taking the community online and supporting digital growth.


Currently: Amsterdam

Jeran Richardson - Podcast & Video Content    Flylancer’s first ever member, Jeran is a freelance voice-over artist and also the mastermind behind Flylancer’s Podcast Series.  Passionate about helping freelancers thrive and tackle anything that comes their way, Jeran lives for supporting members of the community.  Currently: Barcelona HQ

Jeran Richardson - Podcast & Video Content

Flylancer’s first ever member, Jeran is a freelance voice-over artist and also the mastermind behind Flylancer’s Podcast Series.

Passionate about helping freelancers thrive and tackle anything that comes their way, Jeran lives for supporting members of the community.

Currently: Barcelona HQ

Katie Jones - Content & Partnerships    A living, breathing digital nomad, Katie has an extensive career in marketing and partnerships.  As head of partnerships she connects CEOs, industry executives and public sector leaders in the travel and future of work industry at global summits in Asia, the USA, and for Flylancer.   Currently: London

Katie Jones - Content & Partnerships

A living, breathing digital nomad, Katie has an extensive career in marketing and partnerships.

As head of partnerships she connects CEOs, industry executives and public sector leaders in the travel and future of work industry at global summits in Asia, the USA, and for Flylancer.


Currently: London

Kennedy Williams - Global Communities    California born and bred, Kennedy brings a much welcomed injection of energy to Flylancer’s global communities.  A major in International Business, Kennedy uses her cultural management skills to look after 40+ community hosts across 5 different continents.  Currently: Barcelona HQ

Kennedy Williams - Global Communities

California born and bred, Kennedy brings a much welcomed injection of energy to Flylancer’s global communities.

A major in International Business, Kennedy uses her cultural management skills to look after 40+ community hosts across 5 different continents.

Currently: Barcelona HQ

London Flylancer Team

“The best teams are diverse in talent, origin and thought. At Flylancer nothing is more important to us than to ensure that our team represents the rainbow of cultures and backgrounds that our community members do.”

- Emily Elwes, CEO of Flylancer

 

MEET OUR COMMUNITY HOSTS

Outgoing individuals who are as passionate about connecting like-minded people as we are, they are the leaders of the movement, and form a family of some of the most well-connected and well-meaning individuals in the industry.

Every Flylancer community is led and nurtured by our local community hosts, or as we like to think of them, the beating hearts of the movement. 

It started with just a humble idea, 10 friends in a room and a pack of post-its.

Having admitted to ourselves that working independently was a labour of love, and at times a lonely game, we imagined a world in which wherever we went we would have access to a supportive network of friends and coworkers. 

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Flylancer was founded with 10 members

We imagined a world in which being an independent professional didn’t have to be entirely independent, but instead thrived off community and collectivism.

- Danielle Heseltine

Flylancer collaborates with other startups

We used empathy and design thinking to build our MVP as far and wide as we could. Our mission - to understand and help freelancers everywhere.


We imagined a world in which we could share our everyday professional worries, give each other advice and have fun with likeminded individuals. We imagined a world in which we could bring the human element back into our digital careers and even collaborate to shape the future of our professions.

That was in June 2016 and since then Flylancer has grown far and wide, amassing thousands of members across the globe who thought the same as us.

 

WHO ARE OUR MEMBERS?

With over 3000 members all over the globe, it’s only natural to wonder who are members are.

The Flylancer membership is made up of an extremely diverse group of freelancers, startup founders and self-proclaimed digital nomads based in over 15 cities on 4 different continents.

 

52 % Freelancers

12 % Startup Founders

9% ‘Digital Nomads’

 

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