Meet the team

Andrew Preston


  • Co-founder of Cassyni
  • Product Director at Web of Science
  • Co-founder of Publons (acquired by Clarivate)
  • Physics PhD and postdoc

Elliott Lumb


  • Founder of PeerRef
  • Open Access strategy consultant
  • Strategy and planning at Frontiers
  • Medicinal Chemistry PhD

Tiago Barros

Founding Member

  • VP of H1 Connect at H1
  • Managing Director of Faculty Opinions (acquired by H1) and Sciwheel (acquired by Sage)
  • Product Lead at Publons
  • Biochemistry PhD and postdoc

Christos Petrou

Lead Analyst

  • Founder at Scholarly Intelligence
  • Analyst at Clarivate
  • Analyst at Springer Nature
  • Consultant at Kearney
  • INSEAD MBA and MSc in Quantitative Genetics
  • The most-read author at The Scholarly Kitchen for three straight years.

Florin Asăvoaie

Lead Engineer

  • Solutions Architect of Hindawi’s Phenom publishing platform (acquired by Wiley)
  • Technical & product development advisor for Sustainable Software Products

Paul Peters

Founding Investor

Ex-CEO, Hindawi

Ben Kaube

Founding Investor

Co-Founder of Cassyni and Kopernio