The Captivate Chat Story

Captivate Chat is the brainchild of Chris Patterson, a seasoned entrepreneur in the live chat platform market. Read on for more info.


Chris Patterson

Founder and CEO

Chris has a long and distinguished career in technology, beginning with IBM in 1985.

Over the years, he has helped numerous businesses grow and exit, as well as successfully growing and exiting his own ventures. 

Julian Newby


Julian is a marketing veteran with over 30 years of experience in the industry.

He’s held numerous senior leadership positions in both local and global roles, working for big global companies like YouGov and WPP, and collaborating with powerhouse brands like Coke, Unilever, Sony, Mars, and Nestle.

Lance del Valle

Head of Technology

Lance is a software architect with 10 years of experience in the software development and project management industry.

He has vast knowledge of numerous technology stacks, from databases and cloud solutions to programming languages.

Ed Villena

Head of DevOps

What Ed doesn’t know about DevOps is still to be learnt.

Ed is an experienced System Operator with a demonstrated history of working in the computer networking industry. Skilled in Shell (Scripting Language), Cloud Foundry, Linux System Administration, IBM Cloud, Azure, SecOps, AWS, Ed runs the Captivate DevOps team. In a world full of Bad Actors, Ed protects us.

Carl Valdellon

Head of AI

Carl Valdellon has vast experience in Python and SQL, specializing in Big Data and AI.

He has worked with several international clients from US, UK, AU, EMEA, and MY. He also graduated Summa Cum Laude from UP Diliman.

Carl is instrumental in designing our advanced AI Assistants and his team in building them.

Tristan Gwinnell

NED Growth Advisor

Tristan has extensive experience in business development, sales and account management in the technology and consulting sectors.

He helps clients to make better use of technology and deliver lasting transformation.

Tristan has an eye for the market and is helping Captivate with our growth plans.