Who we are
Aecor specialise in start-ups, innovation and early stage growth projects - offering effective global software development.
With offices in London (UK) and Gujarat (India), we leverage a pool of global talent to deliver client solutions and transformation across mobile, web, infrastructure, incident management, outsourcing and digital operations.
Meet the team
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Stenson is a co-founder and CEO at Aecor and has over 18 years’ experience as a media and technology executive, entrepreneur and investor. A graduate from Leeds Business School, Richard spent a number of years working in sales and commercial roles within global telecommunications, internet and IT outsourcing companies including AT&T, Verizon and EDS (now part of Hewlett Packard).
Richard was an investor and executive director at Club Website, building the business into the UK’s largest grassroots football social network with over 1 million users before selling the business in 2015.
Richard’s key responsibilities at Aecor include business strategy and execution, commercial development, financial planning and operations.
Johan Haynes is the Digital Director of Aecor and serves on it's Leadership Team. Johan was Hive's Global Head of Digital and Ecommerce, responsible for the company’s international digital operations, including end-to-end management of Hive’s ecommerce platform, digital sales channels and online performance across all global regions. He also led Hive's off-shore web resource and championed innovative initiatives including Agile methodologies, data layer architecture and MI, new web tooling and technologies and digital optimisation.
Prior to joining Hive, Johan was CEO and founder of Club Website, an online football start-up leading the company to a successful exit in 2015 (with over 1 million users). Johan also worked with Verizon (formerly MCI-Worldcom) and UUNET working within their International Commercial Bid Management team in London where he led partnership network solutions and integration.
Chief Technical Officer
Hardik is Aecor’s CTO and is also a co-founder of the business. He has over 15 years of experience in a variety of web technologies as a full-stack developer, combined with a history of entrepreneurial activity. With a first class Masters degree in Computer Applications, Hardik has helped start-ups achieve rapid growth through implementation of scalable technologies that meet challenging client requirements.
At Aecor Hardik ensures that our client platforms and solutions are both innovative and robust. Key methodologies include Continuous Integration and Deployment, Test Driven Applications and AGILE. His strong focus on recruitment and has enabled Aecor to hire and retain the best global talent.
Hardik likes combining creative thinking, research, best practice and the identification of new opportunities with leading-edge, intelligent solutions. In his free time, he reads, meditates, travels and contributes to open source communities.
Chris Gartside is the Product Director at Aecor and serves on it's Leadership Team. Chris has spent more than 16 years working for digitally-focussed businesses in several sectors, including online retail, charity lottery, property, utilities and transport. He has worked in a variety of roles including product management, project management, user experience design and front-end development. He is a certified SCRUM Master and has experience in managing local and remote development teams.
Prior to joining Aecor in 2015, Chris was Head of Product and Operations at Lotto Network, providing software solutions to a diverse range of clients including Arsenal FC, Northern and Shell Media Group and Trinity Mirror (now Reach plc). Chris was part of the original start-up team and helped Lotto Network’s clients to raise more than £1m for charity within the first two years. Before entering the digital space Chris also worked as a journalist and broadcaster at the BBC for several years and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Salford.
Nitin is the Technical Director at Aecor and has over 15 years of experience in web technologies and server management.
After completing a Masters degree in Computer Applications (achieving an impressive gold medal status), Nitin spent 10 years working within the US real-estate industry, where he was involved in developing custom frameworks, supporting rapid data processing of over 2 million records per day, management of end-to-end product life cycles, IT architecture and management of infrastructure and development environments.
Nitin manages the web and mobile development teams, whilst managing key clients for both on and offshore activity. He is also responsible for the production and development environments for Aecor's clients.
Business Development Manager (Ireland)
Ken Moulton is the Irish Business Development Manager at Aecor and serves on it’s Leadership Team. Ken has 25+ years experience in the technology sector. Initially with Intel he then spent 14 years with Hewlett Packard where he led software implementation projects across three continents. Ken also played a key role in the management of HP’s offshore software development partners. More recently Ken was a Co-founder and Director of Operations at Teamer, a global player in the sports tech sector and a long term Aecor client.
Ken is a member of Enterprise Ireland’s Business Mentor panel where he provides consultancy to Irish start-ups who have received backing from Enterprise Ireland, which is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Ken is Prince2 certified to Practitioner level.
A reliable technology partner, constantly demonstrating solid expertise across a range of technology stacks. Their people are highly competent, easy to work with and always deliver results.
Brand Marketing Manager at Lucozade
Aecor helped build us a new web based events platform. They were highly professional and extremely diligent. A great software development company to work with.
Group Publishing Director at Incisive Media
Extremely passionate and professional. Delivered a first-class service from both a technical and business perspective.
Managing Director at Hive (Centrica)
Our business now reaches in excess of 5 million users. Aecor have supported our growth through the development of our desktop and mobile applications. They continue to provide ongoing resource that is both professional and reliable.
CTO at Pitchero
At Paysme, we required a cost-effective solution to scale up our development team and improve our product delivery. Aecor advised us on our approach, whilst helping us meet our resourcing requirements.
Managing Director at Paysme
Aecor’s agile approach to development allowed us to continually refine our requirements throughout the project. Both professional and knowledgeable, they’ve been a valuable partner.