The SailChecker Crew

Meet our dedicated and experienced team, here to cater your every need
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CHRIS LAIT – CEO

Chris founded SailChecker in 2012 and is our CEO. With over 15 years of experience in the yachting industry, he is the man working behind the scenes to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

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KATE IOANNIDOU – GENERAL MANAGER

Kate is the oldest member of our team and now our General Manager. She is leading our sales and media teams and making sure that you don’t come across any inconveniences at all before, during and after your holiday. Kate has an extensive knowledge of the yacht charter world and hopes to sail in as many places as possible.

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ELPIDA BARBARESOU – CHARTER CONSULTANT

After 3 years of working as a holiday representative and hostess for one of the largest Greek yacht charter operators, Elpida set her sights on new horizons and joined the SailChecker team in 2016. She is now part of our charter consultants team, making sure that from the word go, SailChecker offers first class service to all clients.

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MATTHEW GOULD –  CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO)

Matthew is our full stack developer with a deep passion for computing and electronics. He ensures that SailChecker.com and all microservices are running safely, and securely. We are lucky to have him on our team.

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LESLIE GALANO – FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

Leslie is our financial accounts guru and an essential member of the team. She will be the one helping you with making and tracking your payments promptly and safely. She is responsible for every financial transaction and keeping things on track.

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RORY KILGORE – CHARTER CONSULTANT

Rory has recently joined SailChecker as the newest member of our sales and customer service team. He has extensive experience in sailing and is very familiar with numerous yachting destinations worldwide. You will find him answering your emails and phone calls; always delighted to assist with your sailing plans.

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JOANNE LAIT –  BACK OFFICE

Joanne has been involved with SailChecker since they founded and is a true asset to the team. She manages our back office, providing administrative support for various duties such as legal, financial, marketing – related, as well as customer support. In short, she is our team’s right hand.

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SARAH BAKER – EDITOR

As our editor and content writer, Sarah specializes in writing that delights and delivers value for readers. She has done work for many different industries and has experience with both short and long-form writing pieces. When she is not busy writing, she is an avid reader and especially enjoys sailing vacations with a good book.

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ANNY WOOLDRIDGE – CONTENT WRITER

Anny was born and raised in a small town in Norfolk, England. She is a passionate traveller and has visited over 29 countries as well as living and working in Greece, France, USA and Colombia. She started a travel blog inspiring others to travel and has pursued her passion for writing ever since as a freelance travel writer and editor. We are delighted to have her on our social media and content team.

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