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 Green River Media is an award-winning web design and development agency specialising in design and implementation, with a focus on Content Management System driven websites, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and collaborative intranet and extranet solutions.
We provide our clients with high quality, robust solutions that are tailored to their business needs and are implemented with ROI in mind. With over 200 years' combined experience in the digital space, our team of designers, developers and solution architects have to date never failed to meet the needs of our clients, always within the agreed timeframes and budget. 
Through our Best-Shore Model, we are able to provide first-rate services, quick delivery and dedicated project management at some of the most competitive rates in the UK digital agency space. With our team of UK based project managers and developers, backed up by a large offshore team of developers based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we are able to offer all the benefits of offshore development without the associated risks. You have the freedom to choose where your work will be executed, so that you can maximise the benefits of outsourcing.
We are the outsourcing partner of choice for some of the largest software development companies and digital agencies in the world and we work closely with our clients and aim to build long lasting relationships based on trust and success. Whatever the challenge, our dynamic approach ensures that we always deliver.


Meet a few members of our team

  • As CEO, Nej leads Green River Media with great enthusiasm. Responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the business, Nej makes sure that everything runs smoothly and projects are completed to the highest possible standard.
    Nej is passionate about helping our clients reach their full potential and get significant ROI from the work we deliver. The most rewarding part of his job is overseeing a project from an initial sketch or campaign concept through to a fully polished, performance-driven result.
    As a Bosnian patriot, Nej is delighted he is able to give something back to his home country by providing jobs and improving the economy.
    Nej Gakenyi CEO and Founder
  • Ruben Melendez has been appointed as CTO of Green River Media and actively leads the U.S. office. Melendez is one of the most experienced digital architects and executives in his field, with a wealth of digital knowledge, and has held executive positions at Ektron, Finity Solutions and Akumina.

    Melendez will be the head of the U.S. branch in Miami, and work across the current client base to deliver innovative, digital solutions and managing the Web Development and Project Management teams. Previously he has worked on Walmart, World Trade Center, the Department of Defense and Brightcove accounts.
    Ruben Melendez CTO
  • Armin oversees the general operation of the business from resourcing to adequate project delivery. Green River Media has given Armin the opportunity to begin a new adventure - “It was a true test of my own adaptation to try something entirely new”, he says, “something that required mastering new skills whilst working on some very exciting projects with some of the greatest professionals in what is a forever changing industry.”
    Prior to Green River Media, Armin founded a transport engineering company. Here he tackled everyday road network safety and congestion problems across the UK.
    In his spare time Armin loves to travel, read a good book and spend as much time with his family as possible.
    Armin Alisic COO
  • Edith Koek is the Head of the Marketing Department here at Green River Media
    Edith is a seasoned professional with tons of marketing and strategy experience. Starting as junior marketer at Nutricia in the Netherlands, she soon moved to more senior roles, both for local and international markets.  Next to that she worked as a consultant developing brands like Dulux, T-Mobile, Gillette, KitKat and Cow & Gate. She even started her own travel website CoolRooms and experienced all the joys and challenges of developing a website.

    Travelled from the Netherlands, via Istanbul to Leeds, she is looking forward to help Green River Media taking the next step up.
    With her high level of commercial awareness, creativity and conceptual skills, she’ll bring something extra to Green River Media. With her social and direct personality, she won’t hesitate to challenge projects, to achieve the best result possible.
    Edith Koek Head of Marketing
  • Selma plays an integral role in delivering projects to our clients. Working with our clients to create a plan for their campaign she manages client expectations and ensures client satisfaction.
    Having previously worked for Coca-Cola, Selma worked in their data management team and was responsible for data migration using SAP, Excel and SQL.
    Selma enjoys facing new challenges, “My job is a constant learning curve”, she says, “every project is different and offers new learning opportunities”.
    Selma loves to travel and has plenty of opportunities to do this at Green River Media. In her spare time she likes to dance and read.
    Selma Ganic Client Services Manager
  • Since joining Green River Media in September 2011, Ida has built strong client relationships. Ida takes time to understand our clients' needs and then advises them on how Green River Media can best meet their requirements.  Ida is passionate about providing excellent customer service, giving each project a fresh approach and ultimately providing a complete bespoke service.
    Prior to working at Green River Media, Ida was a Quality Assurance Engineer at a software agency after completing an IT faculty master’s degree.
    Ida loves the great outdoors and enjoys adrenaline sports such as snowboarding and quad biking.
    Ida Vejzagic Key Account Manager
  • Tab has worked for Green River Media since September 2012 and is responsible for building client relationships and providing a link between our clients and our internal team. Tab also delivers social media courses and supports clients with social media consultancy to help maximise their digital presence.
    Tab has had a varied career. After qualifying as a barrister in 2007, he then took time out to play poker for a living whilst setting up a small white label development company of his own.
    Tab is passionate about helping Green River Media and our clients grow in parallel and feels great satisfaction in delivering projects that exceed client expectations.
    Outside of work, Tab plays golf (poorly) when the weather permits and as a massive football fan, supports Liverpool FC. He also still dabbles in the occasional game of poker. With his great sense of humour, Tab is a great person to work with.
    Mehtab Shabir (aka Tab) Key Account Manager / Social Media Consultant
  • Tarik has been a Project Manager at Green River Media since October 2011 and plays an integral role in overseeing client projects from their conception to successful completion.
    Having previously worked as IT Infrastructure Project Manager for William Hill, Tarik has a strong technical background and works closely with our clients to fully understand their requirements and translate these into functional specifications.

    “Successfully realising a client’s vision of a project is one of the most rewarding aspects of my role here at Green River Media”, he says. “I’m really fortunate to be part of the whole project journey and be able to watch it develop from the initial idea to the final product.”

    In his spare time, Tarik enjoys travelling with his family, working out and meeting new people.
    Tarik Delic Project Manager
  • Norman has been working for Green River Media since the very beginning. His breadth of Ektron knowledge and many years of experience in the technology industry mean that he can provide unique strategies to increase the value of our clients’ digital presence.
    Before the existence of Green River Media, Norman worked at Ektron for nine years as their Director of European Business Development. Here, he opened their first office outside of the US and established Ektron as an international player in the CMS marketplace.
    Norman says, “I am interested in ensuring that Green River Media is a successful business in the interactive media agency space”.
    Norman Graves Consultant
  • Lead Designer, Senad, manages the Front End Development team and is involved in the process of designing web pages, including graphics, animation and functionality, for our clients. As well as managing and supporting the department, Senad also liaises with clients as our Principle Consultant in order to define requirements for their projects.
    “I’m a creative person and I love meeting new people. My job reflects who I am and, essentially, this is what should get anyone out of bed in the morning!”
    In his free time, Senad enjoys creating his own art whilst fuelling his addiction to Bosnian coffee.
    Senad Bahor Lead Designer / Principal Consultant
  • Jordan is the customer-facing member of the SEO team, demonstrating how to bring positive ROI to clients and creating SEO campaigns. He also maintains high spirits on a Friday afternoon by providing riddles to the Leeds team.
    Jordan has worked a variety of jobs including working late evenings as a chef. Having graduated from university with a Business and Management degree, he joined Fenmarc and worked within a Safety Health and Environmental role. He used this experience to progress his career and joined Green River Media where he could directly affect the growth of the company.

    In his spare time, Jordan enjoys playing American Football and drinking a beer or three in the pub.
    Jordan Hilliard SEO Consultant
  • Prior to working at Green River Media, Jess was a Branch Manager for a renewable energy company. She chose to work for Green River Media as she wanted to gain a knowledge of the digital industry and decided that working within the B2B sector for a full-service digital agency was a progressive step.

    Having completed a degree in fashion, Jess is a creative and keen people pleaser who provides excellent customer service when generating, developing and maintaining relationships with our clients.

    “I’m an absolute chatterbox and enjoy building a rapport with all my clients. But really, money tends to burn a hole in my pocket so that’s my motivation to get out of bed in the morning!”
    Jessica Thomas Business Development Executive
  • Since joining Green River Media in the early days of our establishment, Nedim has seen the company grow from strength to strength. He has become a valuable member of the team and, as a Lead Developer, is an architect for the overall solution of our client projects.
    When he's not concentrating on coding standards and project integration, Nedim grasps every opportunity available to him and is often outdoors participating in sport such as hiking, cycling and playing football.
    Nedim Sehic Development Team Leader