The Team


Job: CEO & Founder

Rowland studied electrical engineering at Kingston University and later applied these skills of innovation, mathematics, design and research to the IT industry specializing in infrastructure and software design.

He is dogmatic in his approach to problem solving and will always find a solution – it’s probably just as well that he can survive on just five hours sleep!

He is now CEO at Email Hippo, leading the team in designing and engineering new applications for email verification.

When he’s not working you’ll find him immersed in family life or in the sea. He’s an experienced scuba diver with over 3,000 dives logged, is qualified PADI and BSAC instructor and also has a number of technical diving qualifications under his belt.


Job: Cloud Solutions Engineer

Simon has been living in Cornwall for 12 years.

After a short time going to the Liverpool University to study, gaining a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Computer Science, is now back again in sunny Cornwall.

Since joining Email Hippo Simon has established himself as the dashboard expert.



Job: Co-Founder

Lisa started her career in a London PR agency before working in internal communications for Lloyds Bank. She has been running her own communications consultancy business for over 20 years working with many different sectors spanning a wide range of disciplines including copy writing, advertising, design, publishing, exhibition work and public relations.

Her previous experience laid the foundation for her role at Email Hippo that covers marketing communications and business administration.

Out of work Lisa is kept busy as a taxi driver for her daughter, working as a school governor and generally looking after the family and home.



Job: Marketing Imagineer

Jo has been a marketer for 30 years. She has a special interest in software; initially working in leisure ticketing for a US company, she coined the phrase ‘convenience fee’ and helped launch the first online ticketing system. She’s worked around Europe and in different industries at senior marketing levels. Her experience helps Email Hippo reach new customers and recognise opportunities in different channels. Outside of work she is a keen gardener, maker of sheds and keeper of chickens.



Job: Account Manager

Stuart joined Email Hippo recently as an account manager. Having previously worked as an account manager for a underfloor heating and bathroom design company. He has worked in customer service relations for the past 6 years. He is always happy and ready to help our customers anyway he can. Stuart has always had a love of technology and enjoys learning new skills.   



Job: Morale Officer

Tom is the original office dog, who now shares his space with Bertie and Beano. Although not at the same time as Bertie picks on him so Tom sits on him. His office skills are limited but impressive. They include playing football up and down the stairs, knowing when it is five minutes before home time and delivering unexplained bouts of woofing and sneezing.



Job: Security Officer

Bertie is one of the office dogs, he quickly became Email Hippo security officer by alerting the team to any unauthorized personnel on the property. His bark will scare you but really he is as soft as they come, he loves playing ball and having cuddles. He also helps the team by finishing any food they can not manage to eat themselves. 



Job: Canine Apprentice & General Dogs Body

Beano is the youngest member of the Office Dogs Team - born in Jan '17.

When he's not too busy going out socializing with children and other puppies,  Beano loves learning the ropes of being on the Office Dog Team from Tom and Bertie.

Beano's favorite things are squeaky  toys (especially his BFF house cat called Rory who squeaks when sat on).

Mission Statement

"To deliver affordable excellence in data cleansing technologies"
- Rowland O'Connor, CEO and Founder


Email Hippo strives to be:

  • Passionate - about its products and customer service.
  • Dependable - delivering accurate results on time.
  • Innovative - continually looking for ways to improve our products and customer service experience.
  • Helpful - providing a simple solution to effective email verification.

Who We Are

"Be sure to read our story for the incredible journey that ultimately lead to the creation of Email Hippo."
Rowland O'Connor, CEO and Founder is part of the Rolosoft Ltd group of companies. Email Hippo Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 09651852. Our VAT number is GB216782496.

Technology Platform

Our services are run entirely from cloud based infrastructure based in AWS, Microsoft Azure and private cloud platform. We operate data centers in North America, UK, Europe and Asia to deliver high uptime, scale and availability.

The Email Hippo team pioneered cloud based email verification platform technology in 2009. Since then we have helped many businesses simplify and deal with the technical complexities and barriers associated with sending emails to their customer lists.

Email Hippo technology delivers highly scalable, accurate, cloud-based platform services that are responsible for eliminating hundreds of millions of bad email addresses on behalf of businesses on a daily basis.

Working With The Local Community

Our offices are based in Devon and Cornwall (UK) which are areas noted mainly for tourist destinations and not traditionally associated with the IT industry.

As a growing IT business in a relatively isolated and rural location, we believe it is ethically right to use local staff and suppliers wherever possible in order to contribute towards the prosperity of the local economy.

We therefore work with local suppliers, supporting organisations and hire staff locally where possible.

We are an active member of the Cornwall Business Forum .