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A global team of experts in publishing, design, and software engineering.

Typefi’s diverse team of software engineers, solutions and customer support consultants, sales and marketing, administration, and finance professionals are based in Australia, USA, England, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Romania, Ukraine, France, Spain, and South Africa.

Our expertise and our adherence to our core values of integrity, teamwork, customer engagement, and “solving the right problem”, have given Typefi a global reputation as the go-to solutions provider for automated publishing.

Leadership team

The crew


Chandi Perera, Typefi CEO

Chandi Perera

Chief Executive Officer | Australia

Chandi joined Typefi in 2006, and has over two decades of publishing and media technology experience. He has acted as a technology consultant to corporations and government agencies around the world, and is a frequent conference speaker in the areas of content management, publishing, media, XML, structured content and digital rights management.

Chandi is a board member of a number of industry bodies and has degrees in Engineering and Computer Science.


Ben Hauser, VP Engineering at Typefi

Ben Hauser

Vice President Engineering | Australia

Ben manages Typefi’s Engineering team and is responsible for Typefi’s product architecture. He has over 20 years’ experience creating computer software, and has previously held key positions in the Securities and Investment Banking sector in Australia and London.

Ben’s strengths include Agile Software Development, Automated Unit Testing, Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Southern Queensland.


Caleb Clauset, VP Product at Typefi

Caleb Clauset

Vice President Product | US

Caleb drives the vision and strategy for Typefi’s products, and cultivates strategic partnerships with developers to extend Typefi’s core capabilities.

He is an award-winning designer and Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign with over a decade’s experience designing, developing and implementing publishing technology. He holds a Master of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Jason Mitchell, VP of Customer Experience at Typefi

Jason Mitchell

Vice President Customer Experience | UK

Jason leads Typefi’s global Professional Services team and has over 15 years of experience in managing publishing operations and digital products for both small and large publishing houses.

He has successfully led teams to redefine the publishing process to include digital products and improve profitability in the travel and medical publishing sectors.


Chathini Uduwana, Country Head, Sri Lanka

Chathini Uduwana

Country Head | Sri Lanka

Chathini started Typefi Pvt Ltd in October 2014 and is responsible for organisational development and professional services at Typefi’s Colombo office. She is a Business Information Technology graduate from Staffordshire University, UK, a Professional Member of the British Computer Society, and has completed an MBA from Bedfordshire University, UK. She has more than 12 years’ experience in project management and business process re-engineering, strategic planning, and leadership.

Chathini loves to develop software companies from the grassroots level by matching contractual requirements with human talent, and enjoys implementing innovative organisational processes and practices. She also loves conquering mountaintops.


Michael Cousins, Typefi Financial Controller

Michael Cousins

Chief Financial Officer | Australia

Michael manages Typefi’s day to day finance functions and works closely with the other members of the Executive team to develop and implement business strategies for the group.

Michael is a qualified accountant and holds a Masters in Financial Management from the London School of Business and Finance. He has nearly 20 years of business and accounting experience and has worked across a wide range of industries.


Amila Wickramarathne

Amila Wickramarathne

Senior Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Amila is a Software Engineer in Typefi’s Server team. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colombo School of Computing, and has hands-on experience in developing business solutions with Java, Node.js, and related technologies.

Amila is eager to learn new technologies and systems. He relaxes by playing cricket and swimming, and enjoys travel.


Anupama Wimalasooryia

Anupama Wimalasooryia

Tech Lead | Sri Lanka

Anupama is a Software Engineer in Typefi’s Professional Services XSLT Team in Sri Lanka. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and Management from the University of Moratuwa.

Anupama has been with Typefi since graduating from university, and loves to work with customers on Typefi-ing their publishing processes.


Apsara Abeysiriwardana

Apsara Abeysiriwardana

Tech Lead | Sri Lanka

Apsara is a Software Engineer working in the Writer team. She is a self-driven, enthusiastic and highly motivated person who enjoys new challenges where she can apply her knowledge, talents, and skills in development and research related to computer science.

Apsara likes travelling, photography and music. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colombo School of Computing.


Ben Vale

Ben Vale

Senior Software Engineer | Australia

Ben is a Software Engineer with 15 years’ industry experience and is currently working on Typefi’s Research and Development team. He specialises in rapidly prototyping ideas and experimenting with new and emerging technologies.

Prior to Typefi, Ben worked in the video games industry creating games for all ranges of hardware. When he’s not coding he enjoys travelling, hiking and the beach. He is also known as Baz (which is short for Ben).


Buddhi Siripala

Buddhi Siripala

Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

As a Software Engineer on the Typefi Server team, Buddhi brings experience in frontend/backend development and data science, and a passion for developing innovative solutions for real world challenges.

Buddhi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, and is highly interested in web technologies, Artificial Intelligence, and data science. She is also a talented dancer and a wonderful piano player!


Chamari Madushani Silva

Chamari Madushani Silva

Senior Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Chamari is a Senior Software Engineer attached to the Designer team—working mainly with Typefi Designer, Autofit and Typefitter projects. Chamari holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and has completed her Master of Philosophy degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

Prior to joining Typefi, Chamari had three years of experience in C#.net development and has almost ten years of work experience in the capacity of a Lecturer in University of Ruhuna and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.


Chris Hausler

Chris Hausler

Business Development Director | US

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in improving organisational processes through technology, including a decade working with publishers to define and deliver solutions that dramatically improve the way they publish content. He is always excited about the opportunities offered by new technologies.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Richmond, and a Masters of Business Administration from Widener University.


Damian Gibbs

Damian Gibbs

Solutions Consultant | South Africa

Damian started out as an apprentice typesetter over 20 years ago at a leading South African educational publisher, and from the start was curious about opportunities that digital technologies bring to publishing. He transitioned to general market publishing and eventually became a service provider to local and offshore publishers covering a diverse range of publishing markets, all requiring varying workflows and output requirements.

Damian has extensive experience working with publishers to use evolving technologies and innovative digital publishing products to improve workflows, and to transition from pure print to digital outputs such as web, e-books, and CMS publishing.


Dilum Samarajeewa

Dilum Samarajeewa

Quality Process Manager | Sri Lanka

Dilum is a dedicated and highly energetic IT professional with over 12 years of experience in technical support. As Quality Process Manager at Typefi, he provides technical support for clients in the US, Europe, and Australia. In 2021, Dilum joined Typefi’s Product team, focusing on XSLT-based workflow plug-ins and taking ownership of the Standards Cloud web-based platform.

Dilum holds an Information Technology degree from Middlesex University in the UK, and takes pride in providing creative direction and out of the box thinking. Dilum enjoys complex, multifaceted assignments where pulling together a collaborative pool of skills is essential.


Dinesh Amarasekara

Dinesh Amarasekara

Software Architect | Australia

Dinesh has over 14 years’ experience developing computer software and has previously worked at IFS, a Scandinavian-based international Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) company. He has thorough exposure to various programming languages such as Java, Microsoft C# .Net, C++, Oracle SQL, PL/SQL.

Dinesh holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Colombo Sri Lanka and an MBA from the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka.


Emily Johnston

Emily Johnston

Business Development Director | US

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a Juris Doctorate (JD), Emily’s first job was as a project manager at Apex CoVantage, a publishing services company, where she coordinated production of publications for the American Bar Association. She continued to work in publishing services for 15 years before joining Typefi, and has an in-depth understanding of the challenges that publishers face every day.

Emily works closely with a variety of publishers and organisations in North and South America and Asia to understand their unique needs and recommend solutions that will optimise publishing workflows at all stages of the production process.


Eric Damitz

Eric Damitz

Senior Solutions Consultant | US

As a Senior Solutions Consultant, Eric works with customers to determine the best way to use Typefi for their particular needs, and then implements their solution. He started in publishing over 20 years ago as a TeX typesetter at a small development house, where he learned such valuable skills as opaquing film, making Dylux proofs, and pasting up forms with hot wax. He also learned desktop publishing, which was somewhat more useful. He moved to a large educational publishing company and spent 17 years as a production manager working with his colleagues to re-invent how publishing works—several times.

Eric’s particular skillset focuses on publishing automation, workflow improvement, and single-source publishing for both digital and print. He has a degree in Rhetoric (writing, not arguing) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Gayan Wijesinghe

Gayan Wijesinghe

Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Gayan is a member of the Typefi Server team. A skilled software engineer, he is primarily working as a Java back end developer, but is also proficient in front end technologies, AWS, Android and cybersecurity. He is eager to learn new technologies.

Gayan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Technology from Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka. He relaxes by playing computer games and watching films.


Gayanthika Udeshani

Gayanthika Udeshani

Associate Architect | Sri Lanka

Gayanthika is an Associate Architect in the XSLT team, and mainly does development work related to Professional Services and R&D projects. Prior to that, she was a member of the Typefi Designer and Typefitter teams. Having worked as a software engineer for over ten years, her primary interest is in applying her skills and experience to research and development across a range of platforms.

Gayanthika holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Computer Science from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka, and has completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Gayanthika holds the PMP certification and has two years of work experience as a Lecturer at the University of Seychelles, facilitating the University of London degree program.


Guy van der Kolk

Guy van der Kolk

Product Manager | Netherlands

Guy first got hooked on publishing while attending an international school in Ivory Coast, where he used Pagemaker, Photoshop and an Apple Quicktake 100 camera to help create the yearbook. After many hours of hard work, while holding the final printed product, he knew this was an industry he wanted to be a part of.

Having spent the first 17 years of his life in West Africa, Guy is fluent in three languages and has a multicultural background that has served him well in his career. As an IT consultant and trainer for an Apple Premium reseller and then as a Senior Solutions Consultant for Typefi, he has trained thousands of people to get the most out of their software.

In 2020, Guy moved into the role of Typefi Product Manager, working with the product and engineering teams to continue to improve on our world-leading publishing software and bring you exciting new features. He continues to apply his deep product knowledge in a Professional Services capacity, working on projects with new and current customers.


Harshini Kotavila

Harshini Kotavila

Assistant Manager – Operations | Sri Lanka

Harshini is a successful human resources professional with a track record of making positive changes to organisational culture, developing motivated staff, enhancing professionalism, and leading HR operations to increase organisational effectiveness. She also has good experience in data analysis, financial operations, banking, accounting, and a range of administrative tasks.

Harshini holds a Master of Business Management from the University of Colombo.


Himasha Maduwanthi

Himasha Maduwanthi

Associate Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Himasha works as an Associate Software Engineer for Typefi’s XSLT team. She is an undergraduate at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka and University of Colombo School of Computing. Himasha has experience in OpenMRS and is interested in Java programming.

In her spare time, Himasha likes to read books, dance, and watch movies and TV series.


Jamie Brinkman

Jamie Brinkman

Senior Solutions Consultant | US

Jamie joined Typefi as a Solutions Consultant in 2014, bringing 10 years of experience as a Senior Content Editor with a multinational mass media and information firm. She is highly skilled in layout and design, and has extensive experience in copy editing utilising AP, Chicago, and company-specific style guidelines.

As a Typefi Senior Solutions Consultant, Jamie works closely with customers to develop and implement automated publishing solutions, as well as providing ongoing training and support.


Janith Thilakarathna

Janith Thilakarathna

Senior Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Janith is working for the Typefi Server team as a Senior Software Engineer. He is experienced in developing web-based applications and mainly worked with Java-based technologies.

Janith completed his higher education at Faculty of Information Technology in University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, majoring in Information Technology. He enjoys his leisure time by traveling and watching cricket/football.


Jayamal Sanuka Hettiarachchi

Jayamal Sanuka Hettiarachchi

Associate Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Jayamal is an undergraduate at the University of Westminster and recently completed his final year of studies. He is experienced in developing mobile applications using hybrid technologies, and has hands-on experience in blockchain technologies such as NFT. Jayamal is interested in cloud computing, machine learning, cryptocurrency, and automation.

Jayamal likes to spend his spare time learning new technologies, experimenting with DIY projects and travelling.


Kalpani Madhushika

Kalpani Madhushika

Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Kalpani is an Associate C++ Engineer at Typefi Colombo. She has previous industry experience in PHP web development, and is also interested in Java. She has a Bachelor of Science special degree in Computing and Information Systems from Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, and has published her research, Effectiveness of Scrum and Kanban on Agile-based Software Maintenance Projects, as a book chapter of Software Engineering for Agile Application Development.

She likes to spend time in nature during her leisure time.


Kate Prentice

Kate Prentice

Marketing Specialist | Australia

Kate has over 14 years’ experience in marketing communications, content marketing and graphic design, primarily in the technology sector across Australia and New Zealand. She joined Typefi in 2021, where she works closely with the global team to promote Typefi’s products and services. Kate holds a Bachelor of Design from CPIT, New Zealand.

Kate loves to travel and has enjoyed a lot of time in Europe, in particular, Belgium, where she gained conversational fluency in Flemish.


Kevin Bird

Kevin Bird

Solutions Consultant | UK

Kevin began working with type in 1984 and joins Typefi with a wide range of experience in typesetting and data manipulation (learning PageMaker on a Mac IIci with a 9 inch mono monitor being a particularly fond memory).

More recently, Kevin has specialised in offering customers automated and interactive solutions. Utilising his knowledge in XML and XSLT, he has provided bespoke templates and end-to-end workflows to some of the UK’s leading tour operators, book publishers and the financial reporting sector.

Outside of work, Kevin is actively involved in table tennis and sampling real ale.


Lukas Kaefer

Lukas Kaefer

Marketing Assistant | US

Lukas works with the Typefi marketing team to promote Typefi’s products and services. He has more than 8 years’ experience as a copywriter and marketer, with a deep background in SEO and eCommerce.

Lukas has produced content for a vast range of clients as a freelance copywriter. He has also managed email marketing and social media strategy for multiple online brands, and is adept at video and audio production. He has produced hundreds of videos since the early 2000s (starting with a cheap camcorder and Windows Movie Maker), and records and produces his own music.

In his spare time, Lukas loves to surf, snowboard, play guitar, and take his car to the track.


Mahesha Muthumala

Mahesha Muthumala

Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Mahesha works as a Software Engineer for Typefi’s XSLT team. Mahesha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Mahesha also has an extensive knowledge of Java, Python and web languages and is interested in Data Science and Machine Learning.


Marie Gollentz

Marie Gollentz

Project Manager | France

Working closely with Typefi’s team of experts, Marie manages client projects to ensure they are successfully delivered and meet their specific needs. Marie develops Typefi’s project management process to continuously improve client collaboration. Marie joined Typefi in 2016 as a Solutions Consultant and brings to her current role, a wealth of experience in helping clients adopt the best solution to achieve their goals. In 2022, Marie achieved her Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) qualification.

Prior to Typefi, Marie held a number of positions in the publishing industry in London (UK), including for the publisher of Research Fortnight and the London School of Business and Finance. She graduated with a Masters degree in European Political Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences from Sciences Po Strasbourg (France). She is trilingual in English, French and Spanish.


Max Zhaloba

Max Zhaloba

Senior Software Engineer | Ukraine

Max is a Senior Software Engineer at Typefi, with over 11 years of experience in XML technologies. He specialises in complex content processing projects, conversion designs optimisation, and applying modern XML technologies.


Nilupul Jayasekara

Nilupul Jayasekara

Associate Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Nilupul is an Associate Software Engineer in Typefi’s Writer team. He is an undergraduate at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) where he is pursuing a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology specialising in Software Engineering.

In his spare time, Nilupul enjoys playing cricket, watching movies and TV series. For fun, he also enjoys following new technologies to improve his coding skills.


Nimesh Kottege

Nimesh Kottege

Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Nimesh is a Software Engineer in the Typefi XSLT team. Nimesh has hands-on experience developing applications using Java, node js, and react js, and he is an enthusiast in machine learning-based research and development. Nimesh completed his Bachelor’s degree in Tianjin University, China. Nimesha wishes to start his Master’s Degree at the University of Moratuwa.

Nimesh loves to spend his spare time playing guitar and watching movies.


Nipun Eranda Amarasekara

Nipun Eranda Amarasekara

Associate Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Nipun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. He has professional experience in developing web, desktop and mobile applications with .NET, Javascript and Java. He is also interested in Machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud solutions.

In his spare time, Nipun plays Carrom, video games, and learns about new programming technologies and cyber security to improve his knowledge.


Nuwan Perera

Nuwan Perera

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer | Sri Lanka

Nuwan is a Software Quality Assurance Engineer with 2+ years of experience in manual software product testing, including CMS platform product testing. He is learning a range of QA automation tools as part of his work on Typefi’s software QA team.

Nuwan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. He enjoys watching TV series, reading and travelling.


Peter Kahrel

Peter Kahrel

Senior Scripting Engineer | Spain

Peter was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He trained as a linguist at the University of Amsterdam and has an MA and a PhD, specialising in syntax, semantics, and typology. He has lived in the UK since 1994, working as a typesetter, editor, copy-editor, and indexer (and sometimes as a designer too) for publishers in the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany, preparing for the press both books and journals. He combined this with teaching at the Linguistics Department at Lancaster University.

Peter has been programming InDesign with JavaScript since 2003, mainly to cut out the tedium that faces every typesetter and indexer but in equal measure because it’s good fun. Peter has worked as a script developer at Typefi since 2010, and is highly regarded in the global InDesign scripting community.


Ramesh Perera

Ramesh Perera

Senior Software Engineer | Sri Lanka

Ramesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Colombo School of Computing. He has professional experience in developing web applications with .NET technologies, is eager to learn new tech-related web development, and is also interested in cloud technologies.

Playing and watching cricket is Ram’s one and only hobby! He also loves to travel to unknown destinations.


Stephen Laverick

Stephen Laverick

Business Development Manager | UK

Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in scholarly publishing, with time spent working in both the UK and China. Primarily focused on digital publishing solutions, Stephen has experience in overseeing the development of robust, scalable and efficient XML-first workflows for Open Access mega-journals as well as tailoring bespoke solutions around specific publisher requirements.

Stephen is currently serving on the Steering Committee of JATS For Reuse (JATS4R) aiming to encourage standardisation and best practices in the use of JATS XML, as well as participating on the NISO working group for Manuscript Exchange.


Sue Hudson

Sue Hudson

Office Manager | Australia

Sue joined Typefi as Office Manager in 2003. As Typefi’s longest-standing employee, she has a wealth of knowledge about the company’s history and has been involved with many aspects of the business, including administration, HR, finance, event management, and international travel.

Sue works full-time in the Australian office and has travelled to Europe and the US multiple times, assisting with Typefi’s events. In her spare time she enjoys being in nature, kayaking and swimming.


Supriya Kamble

Supriya Kamble

Software Engineer | Australia

Supriya joined Typefi in 2021 as a Software Engineer in the InDesign Scripting team. Prior to this, Supriya worked as an application developer for five years in India, in the Financial Services Industry (Securities trading and clearance).

Supriya moved to Australia in 2019 to pursue her Master’s in Computing from the Australian National University. Supriya is skilled in Java, JavaScript, Python, SQL, Data Mining, Data Wrangling, and NLP. She loves music and Yoga!


Thimira Sachintha

Uthpali Dissanayake

Quality Assurance Engineer | Sri Lanka

Uthpali is a Quality Assurance Engineer with previous industry experience in PHP web development. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and Management from the University of Moratuwa, and is interested in Java programming.

In her leisure time, Uthpali likes to play carrom, listen to music, and draw.


Vlad Vladila

Vlad Vladila

Senior Scripting Engineer | Romania

Vlad started working in the publishing industry more than 15 years ago while studying for a Bachelor in Journalism and Communications, and soon discovered that he could mix his passion for programming with the software he was using daily (Pagemaker and then InDesign) by creating automations and scripts. He joined Typefi in 2013, where he deals with all InDesign/JavaScript matters.

In his spare time, Vlad is interested in chess and hiking through the mountains.


Will Ryals

Will Ryals

Senior Systems Engineer | US

Will is an IT professional with over five years of systems management and support experience. Will joined Typefi as a Senior Systems Engineer and brought with him a complex skill set that includes installation, migration, maintenance and support expertise. In his new role, Will is responsible for Typefi’s global IT strategy and digital security.

When he’s not sitting in front of three computer monitors, Will loves to cook, travel, and spend time with his friends and family.