Our Team

Robin Smallwood Robin Smallwood
Robin Smallwood Co-founder & Managing Director

Robin has been working in IT consultancy since 1990 and has wide experience of the travel industry.  He would, however, argue that he has not had enough experience of holidays.

When he's not making high-powered decisions at work, Robin is a keen musician. Despite having a young family of 3 boys, he still finds time to indulge his passion in playing the pipe organ at various services and concerts.

Oh yes, if you hear someone sneeze precisely four times in a row in our office.....congratulations, you have found Robin!

Antony Makepeace Antony Makepeace
Antony Makepeace Co-founder & Operations Director

Antony has been involved with software development and system support since the mid-1980s (yes, he's that old!) and he is also one of the founding directors. One of his main roles is as Client Support Manager to ensure our clients are happy with the services we provide and the products we deliver.

Outside of work, when the weather is right, Antony spends many an hour flying his microlight. When it is cold and wet (and most sensible people are inside keeping warm) he prefers to put on his boots and pretends to play rugby.  He also coaches at the Guildfordians RFC where he has been a chairman for many years.

Shraddha Gurav Hover Shraddha Gurav
Shraddha Gurav Development Team Leader

Shraddha brings to Altitude her considerable experience in the IT industry, with specific experience and expertise in Agile software development. She has worked with some top ranking IT consultancies and software development companies and has good exposure to software engineering development and delivery standards. She has a Masters in Software Engineering and has taken additional training in software project management from Oxford University. 

Shraddha is a strong advocate of Agile software development. She is a Certified Scrum Master and has been using Scrum and Kanban frameworks since 2012. 

In her spare time she enjoys working with local charities.


Amit Verhani Frontend Developer; Support Analyst

Amit, a post-graduate in Computer Science, has been with Altitude since 2011 making him very much part of the furniture.

His flexible, helpful approach is a big hit with clients along with his ability at creating functionally-rich front-ends to websites.

Life is never dull when Amit is around and he is constantly the source of lots of laughter (Ed. at him, not with him).

In his spare time, Amit is either thinking about what car to buy next or on the lookout for the next 'in' gadget to replace the last ones that he broke.

Paul Aylett Paul Aylett
Paul Aylett Backend Developer

Paul joined Altitude in September 2013 having obtained first-class honours in Computing.  Paul loves developing software and creating solutions that deliver real benefit to our clients.

In his spare time Paul enjoys Thai Boxing, and has an interest in other martial arts (holding a black belt in Tae Kwon Do). He also enjoys video games and is a keen film-goer.

Paul’s claim to fame is that he played a baby Jean Claude Van Damme in the ’91 film Double Impact.  He's happy to sign autographs, particularly as he hasn't signed one....before!