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HERE’S A LOOK AT THE FANTASTIC PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE CYBERMANIACS TEAM.
CEO & FOUNDER
Kate founded Cybermaniacs in 2017, after two decades of using people and culture centric solutions for IT innovation. She has worked with large global organisations, government entities, and numerous SME’s to implement positive change programs. She speaks internationally on technology, cyber security, and leadership topics.
Chris Rivinus is Head of Business Systems & Information at Tullow Oil, plc. Chris holds degrees and certificates in anthropology, business administration, cyber security, international commerce and has over 20 years experience leading global IT teams.
Entrepreneur and versatile general manager of technology organisations, focussing on rapidly scaling operations, international business development and key account management as well as online marketing. Tom holds an MBA from London Business School and a degree in International Business and Cultural Studies. He loves studying languages and applying his knowledge in restaurants when travelling.
Ethan Decker PhD is Group Strategy Director and head of the marketing sciences practice at Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
He’s been a researcher, an editor, a journalist, an improv performer, a teacher, and an ecologist.
ADVISOR & PUPPETEER
Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a Master’s degree in Cyber Operations from the United States Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience as a member of cybersecurity Research and Development staff at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a cybersecurity consultant at The Cybermaniacs while traveling the world with his wife.
Laura Bacon is a puppeteer trained at the Children’s Television Workshop with Sesame Street in New York and worked on various TV and film productions, from networks including ITV, Universal Pictures, Lucasfilm and Henson. She is known for her snappy character ‘Patsy May’, and was a semi finalist on Britain’s Got Talent, getting to the final 30 out of 70,000 applicants. She has also created a uniquely Suffolk old lady vox character who can be heard on BBC Radio Suffolk.
Steve Kynman is a British actor, voice actor and puppeteer who has worked on various shows in the UK. He is known for his work on Justin’s House, Fireman Sam, Thomas and Friends, Postman Pat, as well as numerous other stage and screen productions.
With a background in improvisational theater including training at Chicago’s prestigious Second City, as well as the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, Johnny Beehner brings a very unique style to our content. He made his television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2015, and has since made regular tv appearances on such shows as “Laughs” on Fox, and “Gotham Comedy Live.”
Mischke Winetrab focuses on videos and storytelling, bringing out the best in what her subjects have to offer. Before creating her own unique company, Movies by Mischke, she studied at the Central school of speech and drama. Mischke is highly active in her local community, having worked with local groups and starting an online community film and tv site as well as other charity projects.
Kerry is a creative producer of events that inspire, dazzle and challenge viewers, through digital, film, immersion, and print. She has led small and large scale events such as rebrands, launches, and events for Ooredoo, VMWorld, BP, P&G, and the London 2012 Olympics.
Angie McMahon is a faculty member at The Second City where she teaches sketch comedy and stand up. She is a contributor to Funny or Die. She is the head writer/advisor at The God Show Podcast. She is the founder of the CIC Theater, Under The Gun Theater, and Snubfest Comedy Festival.
Iestyn began his career puppeteering animatronic animals made by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in the West End musical, “Doctor Dolittle”, in 1998. He has been creating and performing puppet characters in television, film, and theatre ever since.
In 2005 he co-founded Talk to the Hand Puppets with Andy Heath. In 2012 they won the Royal Television Society Award for the puppets and puppetry on BBC comedy series, “Mongrels”.
In 2019 Iestyn has been performing live with Theatre-Rites, The Little Angel Theatre, as well as appearing in productions for the BBC, Netflix and Disney, including as the Parrot Umbrella in “Mary Poppins Returns”.
As Director of Sales, Kevin brings 20+ years of international and domestic sales experience in IT services and software. He opened up and managed Forrester Research’s office in Japan in the early 2000’s. More recently, he has been successful driving new business revenue and managing global 2000 organizations for Gartner, Ernst & Young, and Teradata.