MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Michael Kinchington PhD
Co-Founder and Chairman
Mike.k@shoe-buddy.com

Dr Michael Kinchington PhD is a consultant to elite sporting organisations across Australia working with the Australian Rugby Football Union, Cricket Australia, Sydney Swans (AFL) and Sydney Roosters (Rugby League).

Michael currently sits on Sports Medicine Australia and approves all the top sports footwear being released in Australia.

Michael holds a Masters Degree in the biomechanics of sports shoes and a PhD in sports medicine.

Mike is based in Sydney, Australia.

Karl Davies
Co-Founder and CEO

Karl.davies@shoe-buddy.com

.Executive Chairman, Tsunami Sport Limited and Managing Director, H&BA Transformational Solutions Ltd.

Karl has led the operations teams for a number of SaaS businesses.   Brands like Hubble Connected, Motorola, and Pulse iD.  He also acts as advisor to a number of start-up businesses.

Karl also ran the largest retail and information branding  business in Avery Dennison.   Has also worked for Tyco and Sensormatic.

Karl is based in Hong Kong.

Gijs van Pamelen
Head of Technology
Gijs.vp@shoe-buddy.com

.As Head of Technology Gijs leads all aspects of technical development.  

Gijs is a Data Scientist with a background in Experimental and Computational Physics.  Gijs has driven the Data Science capability for a number of hi-tech organisations and seen these projects come to commercial fruition.

He has previously work on process optimisation in the semiconductor industry at ASML and served as Chairman of the Career Events at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Gijs is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia