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Meet the Team

Cloudwards.net is made possible by a large team from all reaches of the globe. We have several dedicated editors, even more dedicated writers and a host of auxiliary staff, from video editors to graphic designers to marketeers to all kinds of technomancers.

Meet the Cloudwards.net team below:

Mauricio Prinzlau

CEO & Co-Founder

Mauricio is the ultimate shot-caller at Cloudwards.net. Having founded the site on a cold and rainy summer’s night in Hamburg back in 2013, he’s been working hard on making it the most authoritative resource for reviews on the internet. Currently his main concerns are industry relations and affiliate management, where his BA in Business Communication Management comes in very handy. Reach him at mauricio [at] cloudwards.net, though he’s a busy man so he’ll ask you to get straight to the point.

Last 3 articles:
  1. Netflix VPN Not Working? How to Beat the Netflix VPN Ban in 2022
  2. How To Get An Israel IP Address With VPN in 2022
  3. How to Get a Malaysia IP Address With a VPN in 2022

Jackie Leavitt

Editor in Chief

Jackie is the editor in chief of Cloudwards.net. After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire, she has held various editing roles with international news organizations, annual magazine publications, book publishing and more. After several years living abroad, Jackie now resides aboard a 30-foot Catalina sailboat somewhere along the Californian coast. When she’s not editing Cloudwards.net articles, she’s either putting pen to paper with creative nonfiction writing, going for an ocean swim or planning her next travel adventure.

Last 3 articles:
  1. What Is ExpressVPN Aircove Router & How Does It Work in 2022?
  2. 10 Critical Abortion Privacy Tips: How to Protect Your Digital Data in the US in 2022
  3. 2022 VPN Speed Comparison: 8 VPNs Tested for Upload, Download and Latency

Aleksander Hougen

Managing Editor

Originally a software engineer, Aleksander decided to leave the office lifestyle behind to live as a digital nomad. He now spends his time writing about technology and tourism, which allows him the freedom to call many different places home. When he’s not writing or editing, he likes to read fantasy/sci-fi, listen to podcasts about history and politics and travel.

Last 3 articles:
  1. What is Torrenting? Everything You Need to Know in 2022
  2. Best Cloud Storage for Music in 2022: Cloud Music Storage Done Right
  3. Ransomware as a Service: What Is It and How Does It Work in 2022?

Aleksandar Kochovski

Editor

After a brief stint in architecture and a tango with teaching, Aleksandar is now dancing to the beat of his own drum as a tech writer, merging his passions for technology and literature. When he’s not hidden behind his computer screen, you can find him photographing the streets of Skopje or cooking quesadillas for his friends at home.

Last 3 articles:
  1. NordVPN vs ExpressVPN in 2022: Two Titans of the VPN Industry Compared
  2. The Fastest VPN in 2022: The Best, Fast VPNs for Speed
  3. Speedify

Sandra Pattison

Editor

Sandra Pattison is from the rolling hills of the United Kingdom where, when she’s not enjoying that one day of summer, she researches and writes on online security and censorship around the world. Writer by day, mother morning, noon and night, during her little free time she enjoys photography and likes to be spontaneous, but mostly ends up sipping tea with her pinky out.

Last 3 articles:
  1. How & Where to Watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 2022
  2. How to Watch ESPN on Roku: Watching Sports on Roku TV in 2022
  3. How & Where to Watch Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi in 2022

Samuel Chapman

Editor

Sam Chapman is passionate about strong security and clear communication. He's on a mission to spread the word about tools that can help regular people fight back against a world that wants to invade their privacy.

Last 3 articles:
  1. NordVPN vs CyberGhost in 2022
  2. Orchid VPN
  3. Is Crypto Dead? Explaining the Crypto Exchange Crash

Mohseen Lala

Formatting Editor

Mohseen joined the Cloudwards team in 2013 as an all-rounder writing mostly about security and encryption. Since then he has been in various positions, from writer to editor, and is currently in charge of formatting articles. When not catching up on sleep, his hobbies include gaming and martial arts.

Last 3 articles:
  1. Best Online Storage for Music 2022
  2. Best Online Storage for Teams 2022
  3. Why Businesses Should Care About Ransomware

Jennifer Munro

Copy Editor

Word wrangler. Grammar guru. Conjunction connoisseur. Jennifer Munro is a New England (USA) native who divides her time between the New Hampshire Seacoast and Burlington, Vermont. She graduated from Simmons University in Boston with a degree in advertising and works as a copy editor and freelance writer. She is a staunch proponent of the Oxford comma, but also knows how to pick her battles.

Robin Barber

Associate Editor

With a handful of A-levels completed, Robin followed his passions for learning and informing others, finding a place among the Cloudwards.net team. Between writing about software and creating fantasy worlds, he’s either losing games of Civilisation or darting about the UK in search of inspiring views and learning about each area’s history.

Last 3 articles:
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  2. What Is the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework? 2022 Guide to the Privacy Shield Replacement
  3. Best Backup for Nonprofits in 2022: Cheap Storage For Charities & NGOs

Andrea Babic

Editorial Assistant

Andrea (Dre) Babic earned her M.A. in Marketing Communications and has worked in the content management field as a formatter, fact checker and researcher. As a good-vibes enthusiast, Dre is our resident (self-proclaimed) team culture expert, and with her keen eye for details, she helps the Cloudwards team with fact checking. When she steps away from her computer, you can find her practicing new jumprope tricks, reading about self-awareness or sitting peacefully in nature.

Eugenie Tiu

Editorial Assistant

After completing her master’s in human science at Osaka University, Eugenie has worn a variety of hats throughout her career. She has taken on several roles in education, sales, as well as marketing. Recently though, you can find her drinking three cups of decaffeinated coffee a day while fact-checking articles and building links for Cloudwards.

Jasna Mishevska

Fact Checking Editor

Jasna earned her BA in translation and interpreting back in 2011. After working in the IT industry for many years as a content analyst, she took a course in web development in 2017 to learn the basics of front-end engineering. Her love for technology and writing opened a new chapter in her career, leading her to join Cloudwards as a fact-checker. When she's not fact-checking, you'll find her running or cycling on the quay of Vardar, listening to Joy Division, watching Star Wars, or eating chocolate and sweets in the local bakeries.

Samson Max

Writer, Linking Editor

A well-versed writer on SaaS and tech topics, Samson Max’s passion is keeping abreast of the industry’s cutting-edge practices. In his writing, he focuses on the practical aspects of software systems to create straightforward and honest reviews that inform and engage the reader. When he’s not writing about tech, Samson spends time playing soccer with his son, Jayden, in the backyard. Also, being an ardent soccer fanatic, he watches English Premier League games on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to feed his addiction to football.

Last 3 articles:
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  3. The Best VPN for Qatar in 2022: Protect Against Online Surveillance

Kit Copson

Writer

Kit hails from the West Midlands, UK, close to the rock caves that are rumored to have inspired Tolkien's "The Hobbit." She completed her BA in English & Creative Writing in 2012 and spent several years as an international school teacher in Beijing, where she experimented with a range of VPNs. She is now settled in the Parisian suburbs and is a fan of ‘80s films, classic English literature and can usually be found with a cup of tea in hand.

Last 3 articles:
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  2. How & Where to Watch Back to the Future Online From Anywhere in 2022: Access Netflix With a VPN
  3. How & Where to Watch Psycho Online From Anywhere in 2022: Stream the Classic With a VPN

Andrej Hadji-Vasilev

Writer

A tech enthusiast that loves all things hardware and software, Andrej is a digital nomad with a degree in IT who loves the freedom of not being stuck in an office during working hours. When he's not writing about the next hot software or gadget, he's either gaming or cycling, or looking for the next place to call home.

Last 3 articles:
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Dan Ginn

Writer

Dan brings with him five years of experience in tech journalism. While traveling the world with his camera, he can found writing about tech and photography, all with a smile on his face. You can also read Dan's words TechRadar, The Phoblographer and TomsGuide. Aside from writing, editing and hosting podcasts, Dan also enjoys eating tacos—maybe a little too much!

Last 3 articles:
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  2. Clockify
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Arjun Ruparelia

Writer

After acing two professional accounting certifications and working as an equity research analyst, Arjun decided to chalk out a new path by writing about software of the future. He's a serial crime/thriller movie-watcher, and more importantly, a workaholic. When he's not armed with a keyboard, he likes to spread some good in the world through social work.

Last 3 articles:
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Beatrice Manuel

Writer

SaaS content writer by day and fiction writer by night, Beatrice Manuel's world is made up of words. Having bagged a Business, Insurance, and CIMA degree, Beatrice bade farewell to the corporate lifestyle to pursue her literary dreams. When she's not creating content for SaaS brands, you'll find her with her head in the clouds, working on penning out her next novel.

Last 3 articles:
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  2. Sling Schedule
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Wisdom Sablah

Writer

Wisdom Sablah combines a background in mathematics and data science with his knack for storytelling. He brings with him several years of experience writing in the software and tech space, especially in the B2B SaaS vertical. Nothing excites Wisdom like an opportunity to deliver content that makes someone's life easier or better. When he's not behind the keyboard, you'll find him helping others and pretending to be the greatest chef in the world.

Last 3 articles:
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Hannah Pisani

Writer

Hailing from London, England, Hannah started her career in cybersecurity PR. With a love of the written word and a passion for song writing, she naturally leaned toward content writing in the workplace, moving up the ladder to become a content manager at a global PR agency. Now, Hannah has embraced the freelance writer life. When she’s not writing about enterprise technology, you can find her writing songs at her piano or with friends — glass of wine in hand — at the local pub.

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  3. Clario

Samuel Okoruwa

Writer

With over four years of experience as a freelance writer and a cloud tech certification from Google, Samuel has carved a niche for himself writing on topics like cloud, cybersecurity and VPNs. When he's not writing, you'll find him sparring on the BJJ mat, writing non-fiction or binge-watching the latest sci-fi movies.

Last 3 articles:
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  3. Best Cloud Archival Storage Solutions for 2022: Online Backup for Archiving & Long-Term Data Storage

Vildana Bratic

Video Editor

Vildana Bratic is not just a video editor, but also a photo editor and a graphic designer. She earned her BA in Comparative Literature and Library Science, but the force of IT was strong with her, which led her to Cloudwards.net. Vildana lives in an enchanted land of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and she has a passion for books, handicrafts, cats, cooking, manga and memes.

Filip Andonov

Graphic Designer

Filip originally started working as a video producer and over time transitioned into digital design. As Cloudwards' image designer, he is focused on creating delightful digital experiences with core values of simplicity and ease of use. He is a strong believer in communication and empathy, transforming ideas into value-based products. Apart from work, he enjoys riding an electric skateboard, reads sci-fi and practices mindfulness.

Jay Nganga

Graphic Designer

A multi-talented graphics designer, Jay has a knack for creating stunning visuals for brands and audiences. His work distinguishes itself with bold, unique materials and color combinations that captivate people. When he’s not creating designs, Jay enjoys framing people’s memory through photography and videography, another of his passions.