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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
  • 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
  • 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 Senior 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
  • Jess is one of our Account Managers here at GRM, her main responsibility is maintaining a long lasting and successful relationship with her clients. In addition, Jess is proactively seeking new opportunities through her consultative new business approach.

    Prior to working with GRM, Jess completed her degree in Fashion Studies and later went on to become a Branch Manager at a Renewable Energy company, where she developed her passion for customer-facing business.

    Jess channels her creativity through drawing but when she’s not busy with arts & crafts, she loves doing things with her family such as country walks, baking or watching films. Her diet mostly consists of white wine, Yorkshire tea and avocados.
    Jessica Thomas Account Manager
  • Kyle is part of GRM’s Business Consultancy team. Working in partnership with new and existing clients, looking to find the best solutions to their requirements.

    With a number of years of experience under his belt, he has worked across numerous sectors including property and construction, consulting various organisations on how to meet their objectives effectively.

    Kyle, a keen foodie, spends a lot of his time sampling the restaurants in his local area and abroad. He is also an avid Rugby fan and follower of The All Blacks and will look for any excuse to attend a game or two.
    Kyle Lynch Account Manager
  • 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 Principal Consultant
  • Ervina, part of our Project Management team, has been with GRM for several years, first working and gaining experience in QA, which has helped develop her understanding of client needs on a deeper level. “I think that strong client relationships are the key to project management and I’m happy to go the extra mile in order to assist.”

    Following on from the completion of a Master’s Degree in Architecture, Ervina has worked on various projects incorporating architecture and technology, which lead onto her aspirations within the tech sector. 
     
    Alongside working life, Ervina is studying Information Technology at the faculty in Mostar.
    Ervina thrives off finding adventures and completing challenges so, when she’s not at work, you’ll find her in the mountains – whether that be biking or hiking, with friends. With an artistic flair, Ervina channels her creativity through drawing illustrations and comics. 
     
    Ervina Muftic Project Manager
  • Danira is part of Green River Media’s project management team and enjoys working one-on-one with clients, on a daily basis, to help them achieve their digital goals. As with all of our PMs, Danira also works closely with our internal team, in order to optimise project productivity.

    She is a firm believer that; “good teams can achieve great things. I like to work together with our clients, and treat them as part of our team – with this, we can deliver the best results possible.”

    In her spare time, Danira loves to travel, enjoying the picturesque sunrises en route. She also loves listening to music. 
     
    Danira Karavdic Project Manager
  • Milica began life at GRM as part of the development team but quickly found a passion for Project Management and joined the department of PMs. Working closely with our clients, Milica oversees projects from the initial idea, all the way to completion.

    Following completion of her degree in Electrical Engineering, Milica went on to learn front and back end development – whilst interning in Maestral Solutions – and progressing further skills in project management and automation testing.

    Milica loves to spread her lingual wings and is currently learning Spanish, Russian and Turkish (she also speaks her native tongue of Bosnian, as well as English!). When she’s not busy PM-ing, Milica loves to shop, read and go out dancing with her friends. 
    Milica Dubovina Project Manager
  • As head of HR, Rusmira is responsible for the overall organisation of GRM. Advisor, recruiter, human calendar and so much more, she is the champion of our people.

    Working previously as an English Professor at several stages of education, Rusmira transferred her set of skills (including speaking numerous languages) into the world of IT, starting life in the industry as a pre-sales consultant and technical document writer.

    Rusmira, a sun worshipper, loves to travel and try local, authentic delicacies – she also loves to work out and cook when she’s at home.
    Rusmira Bukic HR Manager
  • 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
  • Victoria is GRMs Financial Controller and is based in our Leeds office; Victoria is responsible for the financial management and brings her experience as a fully qualified chartered accountant (ACCA Qualification).
     
    Graduating from the Belarusian State Economical University with a Bachelor Degree in Economics, Victoria went on to gain experience as a bookkeeper, accountant and auditor. Victoria previously worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland in their Invoice Finance Group, gaining vast knowledge working in the financial industry.

    In her free time, Victoria is a dance teacher in Sunday Russian school. She likes to travel with her family, play piano and a little bit of guitar - and loves reading a good book! 
    Victoria Shpiliak Financial Controller
  • 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
  • Heading up our Quality Assurance department at GRM, Kenan is responsible for the overall strategy, approach and execution on all projects, with regards to QA. He also provides tuition and leadership for the rest of the team, in the field of QA and testing. 

    Kenan keeps office spirits high with his jokes and humour. Outside of the office, Kenan loves to spend quality time with his family. 
    Kenan Rizvanovic Head of QA
  • As Head of the Support Team at Green River Media, Jalle assists our clients with everything related to their website, giving round-the-clock digital support and advice.

    Working with various departments in GRM, Jalle has a broad knowledge of the different teams within the company, which allows him to tackle any kind of support request that is thrown his way. Beginning life in the QA team, moving onto SEO and Social Media, Jalle now focuses his time and efforts on Digital Support and providing training to our clients.

    A big part of Jalle's life was spent in Sweden where he went to school and finished University, prior moving to the UK. A keen outdoorsman, Jalle enjoys travelling, sports and exploring new places in his spare time. 
    Jalle Islamovic Head of Support
  • Claire conducts GRM’s digital and social presence, as Marketing Coordinator; event organisation, maintaining brand identity and developing marketing materials, she covers the broad range of activities that is expected of a Marketer.

    Graduating with a BA Hons in Media & Communications from LJMU, Claire brings elements of artistic aesthetics and organisation to the team.

    Outside of work, Claire stays connected as a self-confessed Social Media addict and says “I love working with team GRM to promote our values of client satisfaction and authentic digital development.” 
    Claire McGee Marketing Coordinator