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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 13 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 13 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.


  • 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!
  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.

Customer Services

  • Ryan L


    Customer Services Director

    I'm committed to making the world a better place by connecting scientists and researchers with the tools they need. Avid reader, lifelong learner, slow but joyful runner.
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    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."
  • 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.
  • Dan MacK


    LaTeX Support and Product Specialist

    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.
  • 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.
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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.

    Account Management

    • Shelly M


      Account Management 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


      Account Manager

      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

      Account Manager

      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.


    • 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.
    • annie-sm


      Marketing Coordinator

      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.
    • 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.

    Finance & Ops

    • 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.
      • 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.
      • Catalin Badea


        Business & Operations Assistant

        Experienced professional in the financial and banking industry with a proven track record of delivering top-notch customer service. Outside of work I like to keep myself updated with the latest financial news. I enjoy long walks, good food and I'm in love with dogs.


        • Roberta C

          Roberta Cucuzza

          Product Director

          Roberta has over 15 years experience in STEM Publishing in various roles across marketing, business and product management. She has worked closely with authors and researchers to understand their pain points and loves making their lives easier! Originally from Italy, she lives in London and has a passion for making hats.
        • Chris McIsaac Picture

          Chris M

          Product Manager (Technical)

          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.
          • Mark Moreau

            Mark Moreau

            Product Manager (Technical)

            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.
          • Paulo R

            Paulo R

            Head of UX

            Paulo is a user experience researcher living in Portugal. 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.
          • 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.
            • 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.
              • 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.
                  • 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.
                    • ieva


                      Data Analyst

                      Ieva is here to analyse data and to provide valuable insights about how people use the Overleaf LaTeX editor and how to make it better. Enjoys adventurous travelling, photography, and reading non-fiction.
                      • Yanita Oparlakova


                        Senior 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.


                      • Simon D

                        Simon Detheridge

                        Engineering Director

                        Simon is a Warwickshire-based software developer specialising in backend development. Formerly CTO of a software company, he joined Overleaf to try something a bit different. He originally started programming as a child in BASIC on a ZX spectrum, and the first word he learned to spell was "RUN".
                      • 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.
                        • 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.
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                            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.
                            • 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.
                                  • 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.