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Overleaf is a startup and social enterprise that builds modern collaborative authoring tools to help make science and research faster, more open and more transparent.

Overleaf’s market-leading collaboration technology is now in use by over 17 million researchers, students, and teachers in institutions, labs, and industry worldwide.

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Overleaf has grown rapidly over the past nine years; read more about the company behind our successes.

Overleaf was inspired by our founders' experiences in academia, and today our vision is shaped by our whole team and community.


Interested in joining Overleaf? We're always keen to hear from exceptional people who are passionate about what they do. Apply here!


Stay up to date with the latest features, news, and community updates from the Overleaf team.


See our community programmes and resources, including our popular community Advisor programme.


Overleaf is all about collaboration; we work with partners across many sectors to improve scientific writing and communication.

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Who We Are

Who we are

Overleaf is a startup and social enterprise that builds modern collaborative authoring tools for scientists — like Google Docs for Science. Our primary product is an online, real time collaborative editor for papers, theses, technical reports and other documents written in the LaTeX markup language.

In our ten years since launch, Overleaf has seen rapid adoption across science and research, and now supports a community of over 17 million authors from over 180 countries worldwide who’ve created over 100 million documents using our services. This community includes major institutions such as Stanford and Caltech, with Overleaf becoming an integral part not only of research collaborations but also of undergraduate teaching.

Overleaf is also making the journal submission process smoother for LaTeX users across many academic publishers; a number of large international tech companies and labs are using our enterprise solutions; and we support educational outreach through our volunteer Overleaf Advisor programme, which has over 300 members.

Digital Science UK Limited (formerly Writelatex Limited), the company behind Overleaf, was founded by two mathematicians who were inspired by their own experiences in academia to create a better solution for scientific collaboration and communication. Now we are a team of over 50, based mainly in and around the UK and in the US.

We are also part of the wider Digital Science group, who have helped us grow into the company we are today. Digital Science have supported and invested in Overleaf since 2014, and have a mission to help make research more efficient so there’s more time for discovery.

Our Aims

Why did we create Overleaf? To address problems that we experienced ourselves when writing papers collaboratively, and by doing so, make the power of LaTeX accessible to all scientists and technical writers, at all stages of their career.

Most of the world's technological and medical innovations began with a scientific paper. There are over two million scientific papers published every year, and many more technical reports and presentations. Scientists in academia and industry spend a lot of their time writing, reviewing and publishing these papers; that's a lot of admin & paperwork tasks. We saw a way we could help save time on these tasks, making the whole process of academic collaboration easier and more effective.

Going beyond academia, society increasingly looks to science for solutions to today’s most pressing social challenges, and if we’re going to face up to complex health issues, an ageing population, and the digital transformation of the world, we need science that is faster, more open, more trustworthy, and more meaningful to citizens. We’re helping to make that possible.

Learn more about our philosophy and the values that are important to us.

Get in touch

Interested in joining Overleaf? Our current openings are listed on our Careers page, and we're always keen to hear from exceptional people who are passionate about what they do — just drop us a line at

If you'd like to get in touch about partnerships or other opportunities, or if you're using Overleaf and need some help, we'd love to hear from you! Please email us at, or get in touch via our contact page.

Our team

We're really proud of the team we've built at Overleaf, there are over 50 of us now, but it still feels like it did when there were just a few of us. We work hard to recruit talented individuals with a shared vision and passion for helping Overleaf be the best it can be for our customers, as well as ensuring we're a fun, inclusive and challenging place to work. Meet our amazing team below!


  • Lee Shalit

    Lee Shalit


    Accountant, lawyer, entrepreneur, with 20 years experience working as a COO/CFO to Tech-Digital start ups. Worked previously for Fintech, Digital Agency and Software companies. Passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and sport.
  • Mary Anne

    Mary Anne Baynes


    Champion for innovation in the scientific and publishing communities through amazing new technologies.
  • John Lees-Miller

    John Lees-Miller

    Co-founder, CTO

    Computer scientist, mathematician and co-founder of Overleaf. I make things that work.

Business Ops

  • Martina Krejciova


    Head of Operations

    Excited about helping others, solving problems and improving the way things work. Outside of work, my interests include aviation, true crime, travelling, psychology and long walks.
  • Abigail Hallowes, profile photo


    Strategic Operations Director

    I'm living my best life when we're getting stuff done! A solution-focused thinker with more than 10 years' experience converting strategy into results through business transformation and implementation. Outside of work, I live in Brighton with my husband and two cats - I love being by the sea, staying active, and sharing experience with families and friends.


  • Leah V


    Finance and Operations Manager

    Dedicated to providing proficient responses to all financial demands with experience in multiple industries. A fun loving, number crunching, foodie, who loves animals and is mad on Latin American dancing! Loving life working with the Overleaf family.
  • Iuliana


    Business Support Administrator

    Professional business administrator with diverse background in Compliance, HR and Contracts administration. She is highly passionate in supporting operational duties of business and achieve business success. When she is not working, she enjoys capturing adventures and experiences through the lens of a camera.
    • kerry-1-sm


      Finance Assistant

      An experienced administrator with a background working in financial services, based in Dublin, Ireland. When I’m not at my laptop — I enjoy yoga, reading & gaming.


    • Villy Ioannou

      Villy Ioannou

      Managing Director, B2B Sales

      A passionate supporter of open science and unrestricted dissemination of science and knowledge. Excited to be able to facilitate collaboration and to provide the tools to the scientific community wherever they are to make our planet (and beyond) a better place to be!
    • ray-counley

      Ray Counley

      Enterprise Sales Director

      A lover of all things tech-related, especially SaaS and cloud-based products that provide great collaboration and business solutions. Forever dabbling in Internet Marketing, SEO and WordPress – with a career history in Telecommunications & IP Networks. Away from it all, walking and hiking with family & friends – and our mad Springer Spaniel!
    • antony-sq-400

      Antony Mckay

      Institutional Sales Director

      I've worked in a range of roles supporting the education and research sector spanning nearly 20 years — still enjoying it. Away from work, I love to spend time with my son and get out into the great outdoors.
    • Andrew Stalker

      Andrew Stalker

      Institutional Sales Manager (EMEA)

      For the last 8 years I have been involved with supporting and working with both the Higher and Further Education Sectors. I am proud to continue to do so by supporting such a powerful and well know collaboration tool such as Overleaf. Outside of work I love spending time with my family, exploring the lochs and hills of Scotland as well as coaching football.
    • Brendon Ouimette

      Brendon Ouimette

      Enterprise Sales Manager

      Sales professional proud to have an opportunity to support scientists and engineers. My background includes serving the aerospace & defense industry as well as supporting robotics and autonomous vehicle developers. Passionate about the responsible use of AI. I live in the US in Pittsburgh with my wife and two sons.
    • harrison

      Harrison Bourne

      Senior Enterprise Sales Manager

      I am a strong advocate of STEM development and am proud to be helping facilitate new and exciting discoveries in this sector. My background encompasses aerospace, medical and mechanical engineering but have since discovered a passion for sales and business development - I relish meeting new people and helping to solve their problems with technology. In my downtime I enjoy the countryside, white water kayaking, re-learning the guitar...and good whisky!
    • Ryan L


      Institutional Sales Manager

      I'm committed to making the world a better place by connecting people with the tools they need. Avid reader, lifelong learner, slow but joyful runner.
    • Liz Kluk

      Liz Kluk

      Institutional Sales Manager

      Enthusiastic equestrian with a passion for science, technology, and learning.
    • Amy J


      Sales Support Manager

      Enthusiastic to be part of an amazing team, supporting a powerful tool to make scientific collaboration available to all. Devoted to family, dog lover, aspiring amateur photographer.
    • annie-sm


      Sales Support Specialist

      Marketing Enthusiast, passion for helping others and excited to be a part of a tool that makes science and research more easily available and transparent for all.

    Customer Services

    • Dan MacK


      Customer Services Director

      I’ve worked as a mathematics teacher, software developer, curriculum writer, and technical trainer. I am continuing to explore my interests in education, recreational mathematics, and technical communication, while learning something new about LaTeX everyday.
    • tom-circle


      Support Manager

      Tom loves LaTeX and writes everything in it, even casual letters, meeting notes or business cards. He has a mathematics and computer science background, and as an experienced teacher, researcher, manager and LaTeX user both as the author and journal editor, he is here to make sure the Overleaf's support process is running well. If he does not sit in front of the computer, he is most likely playing the organ. When approaching issues, his motto is: "Impossible now, miracles in 3 days."
    • Alex Freed, profile photo


      LaTeX Support and Product Specialist

      Before joining Overleaf, I worked in technical publishing, and I’m excited to be using what I learned there to help support the LaTeX community. In my free time, I like to read, bake, take long walks, and spend lots of time in the park.
      • Ben


        LaTeX Support and Product Specialist

        A physicist with an enjoyment of well-typeset documents. While teaching, he used different technologies to make resources more inclusive and engaging. Now he is using that experience to support our community. When he’s not extolling the virtues of LaTeX he’ll often be found gaming, reading or walking.
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        LaTeX Support and Product Specialist

        I am thrilled to be on a team that supports a powerful tool that facilitates scientific collaboration and efficiency. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at the animal shelter, practicing flute, and running.
        • Lian Tze L


          Community TeXpert

          Computer scientist, once-lecturer, trainer. Enjoys tinkering with LaTeX in the name of productive procrastination (ahem). Personal motto: "all research students are insane at one time or another".
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          Support Lead (B2B Onboarding)

          I love working on real world problems that are at the intersection of maths, software and user experience. Once a physicist, and with a background in engineering and software, I'm passionate about science and learning. After living away from my home of North Wales for 20 years, I'm now back and enjoying working with people from all over the world.
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          Mathew Evans

          Product Specialist

          I am a dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic individual with nearly 30 years of customer service and problem-solving experience. I have a passion for building trusting relationships with clients and solving any problems that they may have (or might not know they have). I take a personal and genuine approach to all things support, if you need help with something — reach out!
          • Matt Atkin, profile photo


            Product Specialist

            I've worked in product support for nearly a decade and have a passion for problem-solving and supporting end users. I am delighted to have joined a team that supports an innovative tool used to advance scientific collaboration and learning. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughters, running and a good cup of coffee.


            • Graham Douglas


              Content Development Editor

              I've worked in scientific/technical publishing for over 20 years (Senior Publisher, book/journal production, and programming). Now relishing the opportunity to combine my interests in publishing and TeXnology. I work from home, ably assisted by our two delightfully inquisitive Bengal cats: Oscar and Alfie.

            Customer Success

            • Shelly M


              Customer Success Director

              Passionate about education and art, and enthusiastic about supporting a creative, innovative technology that is making a positive difference in collaborative scientific research and publishing worldwide.
            • Jared


              Customer Success Team Lead

              Enthusiastic about teamwork and collaboration due to the unlimited potential that they bring to the table. Jared loves animals, theme parks, and just about anything Marvel. He enjoys fitness but is also an avid “foodie”, so the former can sometimes be a struggle.
            • Lisa D

              Lisa D

              Customer Success Specialist II

              Excited to be part of this amazing team supporting the scientific community with innovative technology. Lisa is a music enthusiast and a mom who enjoys spending time with family.
            • Kristina Thompson, profile photo

              Kristina Thompson

              Customer Success Specialist

              I'm a dedicated and empathetic customer Success professional, passionate about enhancing B2B customer collaborations and relationships. n my free time, I enjoy playing board games with friends and unwinding at cat cafés.


              • Jamie-sq-sm


                Marketing Director

                I’ve spent more than 15 years helping scientists share their research and supporting programs that increase diversity in the sciences. Long time freelance food writer and sour gummy aficionado.
              • Eleanor Metcalf, profile photo


                Senior B2C Marketing Manager

                I've worked in marketing for 9 years, with highlights including: • Launching a record-breaking crowdfunding round for a green fintech product • Making a few ad campaigns with comedian Richard Ayoade • Eating a LOT of free chocolate. I live in London, where I grew up — I might be biased, but it's the best city in the world. If you ask me about any of these things I'll happily talk your ear off for at least 5 minutes: Taylor Swift, the London Underground, and cheese.
                • Paulo photo

                  Paulo C

                  Community Outreach Coordinator

                  A friendly person always eager to learn, share and help. Computer scientist and TeX enthusiast, he wholeheartedly believes a smile is indeed the shortest distance between two people.


                • Mark Moreau

                  Mark Moreau

                  Head of Product

                  Mark is originally from Liverpool but currently lives with his young family in Saltaire, Yorkshire. His hobbies include watching the most successful football team in England, helping to run the local Allotment Association and digging up fossils on the Yorkshire coast. He has worked for several technology startups and has an MA. in the Philosophy of Science.
                • Chris McIsaac Picture

                  Chris M

                  Senior Product Manager

                  Chris has a mechanical/electrical engineering background and is always working to improve the experience of users, first on automotive driver-assistance systems and now at Overleaf. He lives in London and enjoys a range of sports, the outdoors and pub quizzes.
                  • Matteo Leone, profile photo

                    Matteo Leone

                    Product Manager

                    Raised in Southern Italy, now based in Milano, Matteo loves making products that people like and buy. He's obsessed with understanding why people behave like they do, hence he spends quite a good amount of time reading of history, philosophy and education, and seeking for patterns into numbers.


                  • Sam Stagg, profile photo

                    Sam Stagg

                    Engineering Director

                    Sam is an experienced engineering leader who has worked in startups, scale-ups and global corporations. He's passionate about Lean-Agile principles and continuous improvement. In his spare time he's attempting to teach his children how to DJ.
                  • Ali S

                    Ali Smith

                    Engineering Manager

                    Ali started out as a frontend engineer and moved over to management. He has always had an interest in tools for scientists. In his spare time he teaches under-represented people how to code and enjoys hiking in Scotland and the Alps. He is based in London, UK.
                  • Lucie

                    Lucie Germain

                    Engineering Manager

                    A friendly engineering manager based in France, with a background of C++ development and Project management. Enjoys cycling and trying to make this world a more cycle friendly place.
                    • Sasha

                      Sasha Göbbels

                      Engineering Manager

                      With a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry Sasha never worked as chemist but went straight into software development. First as a developer, then as a team lead and engineering manager. But still she couldn’t let go of writing software. She is living near Aachen in Germany.
                    • Christopher H

                      Christopher Hoskin

                      DevOps Team Lead

                      Mathematician, IT Professional and Debian Developer. Slightly obsessed with packaging software. I'm also interested in natural history, particularly botany.
                    • Alex Picture

                      Alex Bourdin

                      Senior Engineer

                      Alex is a full-stack software engineer based in France, slightly obsessed with code refactoring and continuous improvement. Also passionate about music, videomaking and tabletop roleplaying.
                    • Alf

                      Alf Eaton

                      Senior Engineer

                      Alf is a full-stack developer who likes to build web applications that help authors, readers and publishers create and manage their information.
                    • Brian G


                      Principal Engineer

                      Brian is a software developer and former theoretical high energy physicist at Fermilab and Los Alamos. For many years he published free software manuals commercially using TeX and LaTeX and was also the maintainer of the GNU Scientific Library.
                    • David Powell, profile photo

                      David Powell

                      Senior Engineer

                      David is a Software Engineer based in London. Outside of work, he enjoys playing tennis, running and board games.
                    • Development

                      Davinder Singh

                      Associate Engineer

                      I am a software developer living in England, UK. A coding enthusiast and a part-time musician, I love to take time off from coding and enjoy music, nature and sports.
                      • Domagoj Kriskovic

                        Domagoj Kriskovic

                        Senior Engineer

                        I'm a full stack developer based in Croatia. Besides programming I enjoy playing tennis, skiing or hiking.
                      • Eric Mc S

                        Éric Mc Sween

                        Principal Engineer

                        Eric is a software developer from Montreal, Canada. He brings to Overleaf his love of mathematics and instruction manuals. He still has not figured out how to put his other interests for trains, roses and rodents to good use.
                      • M Fahru photo



                        An aerospace engineering graduate that decided to pursue software engineering. He is currently living in Baltimore, US, but grew up in Indonesia. He loves science & math and he's a self-proclaimed linux enthusiast (although he uses macbook for work...)
                      • Gernot

                        Gernot Schulz

                        DevOps Engineer

                        Gernot is a DevOps engineer from Germany with a background in China Studies and Law. He transitioned to a career in IT to pursue his interest and work in Free Software.
                        • Hendrik Bonthuys, profile photo

                          Hendrik Bonthuys

                          Senior DevOps Engineer

                          Hendrik brings several years' experience working in Ops and Site Reliability Engineering and resides in Scotland. He has a keen interest in AI, particularly its applications for enhancing scientific research and daily tasks. Away from the digital world, he delights in exploring the outdoors, traveling, savouring good food, and indulging in his hobby of video game coding.
                          • Ilkin picture

                            Ilkin Ismailov


                            Ilkin is a software developer living in Bulgaria. A programming enthusiast loving clean and maintainable code.
                          • Jakob

                            Jakob Ackermann

                            Senior Engineer

                            I am a software engineer living in Frankfurt, Germany. I maintained forks of the OSS stack and I am very happy to hack upstream now. Also interested in road biking and digital photography.
                          • Jessica L

                            Jessica Lawshe

                            Senior Engineer

                            Science enthusiast. Once a life sciences researcher, a passion for programming and improving technology for scientists led Jessica to software engineering. Previously she worked with peer-reviewed publishers and science start-ups. She also enjoys stepping away from the computer to explore the outdoors.
                          • Jimmy Domagala-Tang

                            Jimmy Domagala-Tang

                            Software Developer

                            Jimmy is a full-stack developer, based out of Canada. A sponge for information, he loves tackling new challenges, learning from team-members, and volunteering for opportunities. As an avid traveller, bird lover, and cooking enthusiast, the only thing he loves more than seeing birds, is eating them.
                            • Mathias

                              Mathias Jakobsen

                              Senior Engineer

                              A software engineer based in Glasgow. When he's not obsessing about programming languages, you can find him either on top of a sunny mountain, or in a dusky billiard hall.
                              • Miguel S



                                Miguel is a software developer originally from Malaga, a sunny city in the south of Spain. He loves cooking, rugby and writing mantainable code.
                              • Rebeka Dekany


                                Software Engineer

                                Based on Budapest, specialising in frontend development. Grow and get better. Lived in New Zealand for a year in a van and on farms. Always up to try out new things and passionate love for mountains and skiing.
                                • Roo Hutton, profile photo

                                  Roo Hutton

                                  Senior Engineer

                                  Roo is a full-stack developer based in London, who first fell in love with Overleaf while working on a Computer Science PhD. After a six-year detour in the media working on innovation for BBC News and a new CMS for The Times, he's excited to have gone full circle and work on great tools for researchers. When not coding, he's making weird music or cross-stitching Pokémon.
                                • Thomas Picture

                                  Thomas Mees

                                  Senior Engineer

                                  Thomas is a software engineer living in Switzerland. Before Overleaf he worked on open source research data management and digital repository software for universities.
                                • Tim D

                                  Tim Down

                                  Senior Engineer

                                  Tim is a full-stack developer based in the UK who likes building useful software. He also enjoys running and singing.

                                  User Experience (UX)

                                  • Paulo R

                                    Paulo R

                                    Head of UX

                                    Paulo is a user experience researcher living in London. With a healthy mix of frontend software development and user experience research skills, he is passionate about shaping technology towards human usage — either in concept or validation, in design or implementation.
                                  • Alexandru


                                    UX Designer

                                    Alex is a UX designer with a love for crafting usable interfaces that make life easier. He is passionate about everything related to design and in his free time he likes to cycle, take mindfulness walks and spend time with friends and family.
                                    • Jess Domanska


                                      UX Designer

                                      UX Designer with a background in Human-Computer Interaction and a passion for User Research. Enjoys cooking, yoga, and aims to always be learning something new. Originally from Poland, now lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
                                      • Leigh


                                        UX Designer

                                        Leigh is a UX designer based in Warsaw, Poland. With a background in anthropology and design, Leigh is unwaveringly committed to finding the perfect balance between functionality and visual aesthetic. In his spare time, he enjoys bikepacking through remote landscapes and practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.


                                        • Chris W

                                          Chris W

                                          Head of Analytics

                                          With a technical background as a former systems engineer, Chris has a data-driven approach and is always looking to test new ideas before diving in.
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                                            Liz Thomas

                                            Senior Data Analyst

                                            As a small person, Liz enjoyed creating things, breaking things and generally investigating things, often involving the outdoors, music or with a camera/ mark making tool in hand. Still a small person, now breaking things conceptually rather than actually, Liz applies an open philosophical mindset to life, to a long-running creative practice and, last but not least, to data expertise centred around understanding the limits of what data can describe and how best to model and leverage it in decision-making.
                                            • Yanita Oparlakova


                                              Senior Data Analyst

                                              Yanita loves to find cool things in data and build scalable processes. She enjoys board games and reading a good novel with a cup of coffee.
                                            • Paul


                                              Data Analyst

                                              Paul is a professionally curious Chartered Statistician. He is a huge LaTeX fan; having used it both for research publication and teaching. He likes to see data analyses that get used to change things. He relaxes by kayaking and hill walking.

                                              Information Security and Compliance

                                              • Dan Hall, profile photo

                                                Dan Hall

                                                Senior Information Security Manager

                                                Dan is a seasoned Technology Leader, and brings extensive expertise in implementing and overseeing IT & Security initiatives for startups, scaleups, and Tech firms. Outside of work Dan is an award winning Pizza Chef, based near Leeds.