Peter Murphy Founder of Planet9, Peter is the man responsible for bringing decades of experience and industry knowledge to the table, offering our customers a completely different experience. Coming from seaside town Dún Laoghaire in Co.Dublin, it’s no wonder he loves sailing, cycling and hill-walking. At home he likes to use energy by doing a bit of DIY and cooking up a storm, while in the office he likes to use energy working with others to create new things and new opportunities. And that’s how Planet9 was born!
Head of Sales and Marketing
Dublin native Kieran, is Head of Sales and Marketing and manages the team that adds the sizzle to the steak. He’s the man with the vision, and his many years of experience means he knows how to turn it into a reality. When’s he’s not busy supporting the Planet9ers and evangelising the P9 offering, you can find him cycling, kite-surfing, and offering a premium taxi service to his kids (with the dog joining in!). He reserves some of his energy for trading the financial markets in his spare time.
Jackie is our bubbly Planet9er from Stratford-upon-Avon. As an operations manager at Planet9, she’s in charge of ensuring everything we do runs as efficiently and as smoothly as possible. Luckily Jackie is positive and patient, a skill she’s honed by acting as a taxi service for her kids! She’s a movie-goer, foodie and avid Harry Potter fan, but her favourite way to use energy is cheering on the Leicester football team throughout the season!
Director of Engineering
Augusto “Gus” Evangelisti
Gus is our Agile/Lean coach who lives to create joyful organisations that deliver products that matter. At Planet9 he spends most of his time running experiments to find better ways to work, ensuring that both our team and customers are happy and empowered. After spending almost 20 years in Ireland, this Italian considers himself half a Dub, but still supports his local Azzurri team. Exceptional at foosball, appalling at golf, Gus enjoys any activity that involves meeting new people. In fact, it’s his favourite way to use energy! And with his sunny disposition, we know they love meeting him too!
Senior Software Developper
Known to the team as Sasha, he’s Planet9’s software developer and reigning table-tennis champion. Originally from Serbia, he coined the phrase “jiggling the code”, which is what he does on a daily-basis. He also likes to “jiggle it” on the dancefloor, with swing and blues dancing being his favourite hobbies. Other ways he likes to use energy: hiking, Netflix, swimming and pints!
Principal Application Engineer
Pete is our cheeky chappy from Dublin who’s got a quick wit and an expensive lunchtime sushi habit. At Planet9 he’s the principal application engineer, which he claims consists mostly of dark magic but also improving the user experience. He’s a man of many interests including reading, yoga, calisthenics and playing music, but Pete’s favourite ways to use energy are travelling, chatting and watching animal GIFs. That’s our Pete!
Principal Application Engineer
Dom moved all the way from the Croatian coastline to come work for Planet9, and we couldn’t be happier about it! (Although we fear he misses the sunshine). As a backend developer he helps to build and maintain the technology that improves our customer’s lives, ensuring it’s as efficient and effective as possible. In his free time Dom likes to play tennis, work out, travel, and hit the club on the weekends. His favourite way to use energy is a Croatian national hobby: playing cards and drinking coffee or beer with friends on the beach. We’d love that too Dom!
Hannah is our bubbly presenter from Reading who’s simply made for the stage! A trained professional, she’s been pursuing her passion for theatre and the arts since moving to London six years ago. From dance and radio, to presenting and drama, Hannah has many strings to her bow and features on Planet9's Energy News and London Film Club every week. In her spare time Hannah loves to travel, play netball and practice yoga. Her favourite way to use energy is something the Planet9 team love: baking cakes and eating them all!
Catherine is our island girl from the West of Ireland, in charge of all things content at Planet9. She likes to push the envelope when it comes communication and creativity, and is all about engaging and empowering the customer. Referred to by her pals as Chatty Cathy she enjoys cooking, comedy and spending time with friends. The sea is her happy place and fishing is her favourite way to use energy.
Hailing from England but working in Ireland and living in Scotland, Stuart has heard all the “walks into a bar” jokes you can throw at him! Luckily he’s got a great sense of humour, and makes a fantastic addition to the Planet9 team. Stuart is car crazy and loves motorsports in every form, especially events like F1 Grands Prix and Le Mans. He even has his own movie-worthy vintage car! As senior trader at Planet9 he’s responsible for “driving our wholesale purchasing strategy”. Geddit?! See, we told you he likes jokes.
Senior Software Developer
Hailing from sunny Sicily, Luciano is a high-energy guy who loves martial arts and technology. Outside of office hours he works on his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Sicilian Stick Fighting (yes, that last one is really a thing!). He also loves coding, and is responsible for developing the software that gives Planet9 customers the power to do more. Luciano is very passionate about what he does, and says his favourite way to use energy is writing software!
Alberto is our half Spanish, half Irish whizzkid from Dublin. As a business analyst, his days are filled with calculations, data and algorithms – and he makes it look like a piece of cake! He’s sports-mad too, and in his spare time you’ll find him watching rugby, football, hurling…you name it! Alberto’s favourite way to use energy though is playing with his dog Milly. Cue collective *awh* from the team!
Jamie our lovely lad from the West of Ireland and general all-rounder. Social media guru, marketing whizz-kid and sales protégé are just some of his titles in the office, and when he’s not doing all that you’ll find him on the pitch playing Gaelic football and rugby. In his free time, he likes to make his way through IMDB’s top movies, have a few pints and listen to some funky-fresh beats! Preferred energy usage? Watching, playing or thinking about football!
Principal Application Engineer
Resident cool dude Joe is from Lombardy in Italy, and is one smart cookie. He’s our rock-star engineer here at Planet9, and looks after data analysis, algorithms, backend development and cloud infrastructure. He’s also an actual rock star, and talented musician who’s favourite way to use energy is cracking up the volume on his guitar to 11. We love having Joe in the office, but we’re glad we’re not his neighbours!
Head of Data
Fondly referred to by Planet9 as ‘Podge’, this Corkconian spends most of his time at work tinkering in the dark depths of the backend. He specialises in building highly scalable and resilient systems with a big focus on data analysis and warehousing. For fun he enjoys skiing and shooting, although not at the same time - he learned that the hard way! Nowadays all his energy goes to his eldest daughter who likes to wake him up at 5AM!
Digital Marketing Manager
In charge of digital analytics, online marketing, CRM and digital transformation, it’s no wonder the marketing team call Maurizio their “secret weapon”. His hobbies range from hiking and travelling to cooking and playing the harmonica, and everything in between! Maurizio is originally from Sardinia and is the epitome of Italian chic riding to work on his Vespa. He even hosts an Italian/Irish radio show, which is his favourite way to use energy!
The lovely Ruth comes to us from Castlebar in the West of Ireland. She joined Planet9 to help with customer-focussed product development, and is responsible for breaking down our big dreams into actionable tasks. When she’s not busy turning dreams into reality for Planet9, you can find her scuba-diving, skiing, travelling and cheering on her local GAA team. A true water-baby, Ruth’s favourite way to use energy is going for a nice long swim!
Limerick-born Alan is the latest tech wizard to join the Planet9 team. He spent half his life in Galway in the west of Ireland, where he even lectured at its university on data structures and algorithms - that’s a passion for technology right there! In his spare time Alan loves to blow off the cobwebs by kayaking whenever the weather permits, but uses most of his energy burning the midnight oil on his laptop.
Business analyst John comes from Clare in Irelands green and gorgeous West. When he’s not defining requirements, managing complicated spreadsheets and handling calculations for Planet9, he enjoys kicking back with friends watching his favourite sports and having a beer. He loves to hike and play golf, but his favourite way to use energy is on the GAA pitch playing hurling, the world’s fastest field sport! Go John!
Lynsey’s got a taste for adventure and a true sense of what customers want. As Planet9’s UX designer, she’s a woman on a mission to ensure our product meets our customers’ needs and is a breeze to use. She’s passionate about travel and has already backpacked her way through South America. She’s also taking on Everest Basecamp later this year. Her favourite way to use energy? Yoga, hiking and going to gigs, or colouring our user-experience with post-its if it’s during office hours!
Social-media and marketing whizzkid Richy comes from Templeogue in Dublin. He’s responsible for taking Planet9’s message to the people and giving them an insight into the company. Weekends away are his thing, whether it’s abroad or in Ireland. Richy loves to build up energy by sampling all the great restaurants that the city has to offer, and burning it off by playing his two favourite sports, football and golf.