The Boomwriter Media Team:

Chris Twyman

Chris Twyman

Cofounder / CEO

This is Chris’s second venture. After a career working for two of the largest software companies, Chris formed Zapoint, an HR technology company based in Cambridge, MA. Then, after a cold, long walk under an umbrella with Ken Haynes, he started BoomWriter.

Chris has an MBA and a Masters in International Marketing along with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying.

Ian Garland

Ian Garland

Cofounder / Head of UI

Ian has worked in the design and technology world for over 10 years. Solid experience in both web design and traditional print makes him ideal for the challenge of a web app that creates published books!

After graduating with a BA in Graphic Design, Ian has worked for a variety of agencies in London and more recently in the northern half of the UK. He matches strong technical abilities with a love of design and interaction, in his own words: "My favorite color is black which makes me a designer, but I do like Star Wars which makes me a coder, so I guess I'm somewhere in-between."

Keith Woodward

Keith Woodward

Chief Marketing Officer

Keith has over 18+ years progressive marketing and operational experience in high technology /enterprise software industries. Keith possess a consistent track record of growing revenue, market share and business valuation. He is a proven executive with demonstrated success with both venture-funded and large, public corporations (both software and hardware). Within those organizations, Keith has successfully created, launched and managed award-winning product lines, successfully positioned companies in hyper-competitive spaces and created innovative demand and lead generation activities which increased sales efficiency.

Keith has a B.A. in Communications & Political Science from San Jose State University and a MBA from The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.

Ken Haynes

Ken Haynes

COFOUNDER / PRESIDENT BOOMWRITER EDU

Ken was the first teacher ever to use BoomWriter. Prior to meeting Chris, Ken was a middle school teacher seeking to infuse more technology into his students' learning experiences.

Ken serves as BoomWriter Education's domain lead, drawing from his years as a special education and classroom teacher, school administrator, and academic summer camp director.

Ken's not new to the technology startup scene, having been one of the founding members of the Seattle-based TechViews events that connected early-stage technology companies with prospective investors.

Ken received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and M.S.ED. from Wheelock College

Sammy Taylor-Holmes

Sammy Taylor-Holmes

UI Designer

Sammy had an interest in Web Design from an early age and after a placement at a top Sheffield Web Design agency, he went on to study Digital Arts & Technology at University.

Since joining the team over two years ago he has designed and build the UI for BoomWriter. He finds design and UI fascinating because "it's something we come across daily in every thing we use (good or bad!)".

Sergiu Truta

Sergiu Truta

Lead Developer

Sergiu works is in charge of development for BoomWriter. He's always working on improving our services, updating them to run faster and using less hardware resources.

Prior to joining BoomWriter, Sergiu has worked for several other companies both large and small, using a multitude of development languages like C/C++, Java and others.

Sergiu has a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, Digital Networks from the Technical University in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards

Lead Designer

Jon is our Lead Designer, he has a Bachelor's Degree in design from The University of Salford in the UK.

He has worked as a designer in various industries including: Education, In-flight entertainment, the voluntary sector and corporate events.

Jon is responsible for how things look at BoomWriter. In his spare time he grows a beard.