The Not So Unknown Geeks!
Robert Ryder –
Leaving school at 16, Rob actually started his career in the financial sector at a well known high street bank. Having worked for a few financial institutions, Rob decided a career change was needed and with a keen interest in technology, embarked on a career in IT.
Starting as a desktop engineer for the Stevenage Borough Council, Rob was able to gain the experience necessary to move forward in a quickly changing industry, eventually supporting clients such as Easyjet, BSkyB, and the Telegraph Media Group. Taking time out in 2011 to become a full time dad, Rob Co-founded UnknownGeeks with Kev in 2012.
Passionate about photography, Rob is often found with a camera in hand and has enjoyed his photography being published on many occasions in local press and national magazines. A member of the local photographic society, it is not unusual to find Rob with his nose in the latest book or magazine, or out looking for his next shot. Enjoys good food when he doesn’t have to cook it (Thank you Kev) and real ale!
Kevin’s first post-graduation job was in IT Support with the Stevenage Borough Council before moving onto the NHS as a travelling troubleshooter, focusing mainly on Break-fix. Whilst enjoying the investigatory side of the work, this led him to other contractual projects, including spells at Basilica, Easyjet, and Tesco Direct as an infrastructure / installation engineer. Before co-founding UnknownGeeks, Kevin Spent 3 years as IT Systems Advisor for the Elizabeth Finn Group – for much of that time the sole engineer under the Director responsible for 11 sites and 800 Staff Based in the UK.
If you cant find him in the comm’s cabinet, or in a pile of cables behind your computer, it’s usually because he is in the kitchen, a keen amateur chef and butcher. Kevin is also a dedicated gamer, leading to his passion for designing and building gaming PCs.
A huge Metal fan – Kevin plays drums and rhythm guitar and is more often than not following these interests on-line until the early hours.