We’re very excited to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Kjell, who is joining us as a contract Project Manager. We asked Kjell to tell us a bit about himself:
I’m Kjell Eldor (professional list maker, spreadsheet lover, cyclist) Bookswarm’s new Project Manager. I’ve worked in the publishing industry before. I spent a time as Digital Projects Manager at Octopus Publishing Group (Hachette) where I produced websites, apps and eBooks. My claim to fame at Octopus was producing an app that (for a time) beat Angry Birds in the app charts.
On the bookselling side I also worked for the retailer Blackwell’s, where I was part of a team that delivered a new digital platform for the chain. I then spent a year out of publishing, to project manage the delivery of a new name, brand and digital offering for the blood cancer charity Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research).
I’m now delighted to be back in an industry that I know and love, delivering digital projects for Bookswarm. I’m most excited about working with authors and publishers again to help turn ideas into websites and apps that audiences love. I like to take a jargon-free approach to project management, with a preference of collaborating with others to get the best results rather than being prescriptive with solutions.
When I’m not working, I cycle and travel. I recently cycled from London to Paris before spending two weeks exploring the south of France.