Hanzo was founded by a group of engineers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries to solve the biggest problems in capturing web data. We’ve spent years developing the software to disrupt the market.

The market has long been dominated by reactive-based products, which use web scraping, APIs and proprietary software to collect content. However, these technologies have become ineffective and unable to collect the growing number of dynamic content that are changing the business landscape.

We know this space better than anyone else because we helped build it. And we’re not stopping there. Our mission is to connect organizations back to data, enabling them to capture, record,  analyze and act on it.

“Hanzo is an engineering company in the truest sense. We’re here to invent new ways to tackle problems, not to copy others”
- Kevin Gibson, CEO, Hanzo

Meet our Team

Kevin Gibson

CEO & Chairman

Kevin spent time working in Silicon Valley and Australia before returning home to the UK in 2006, determined to start a successful technology-based business in his hometown of Bristol. There, he founded Jiva, a technology company that builds social applications and has a passion for great engineering. During a 15 year career in the technology industry, he was Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa for Ariba Inc. Prior to Ariba, Kevin spent over seven years with SAP, the giant European ERP software group. He sits on the Board of Business Fitness, a provider of systems and services to the Australian accounting industry and is also a significant shareholder and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Ebooks Corporation. Kevin has a Masters degree in engineering and a Masters in business administration from UWA.

Mark Williamson

Co-Founder & CTO

Mark has over 20 years of commercial software-engineering experience. Previously, he wrote one of the first programming editors for Windows, developed AI and educational packages for the Electric Brain Company, and implemented telemetry systems for Williams Formula One. He was the technical lead on the British Library Web Archiving program.

Jon Ellis


Jon focuses on financial management, business planning and funding. He has been working in startups for over ten years, and joined Hanzo from Jiva Technology where he was Chief Executive. Earlier in his career, he held senior Finance positions at Lloyds Bank and British Aerospace. Jon graduated from Henley Business School with a MBA, and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Jim Donahue

VP of Sales

Jim focuses on market strategy, product expansion and business development for the company’s enterprise web and social media archiving products and solutions. Previously, Jim was Vice President Enterprise Management for Merrill Corporation and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lextranet, a leading provider of eDiscovery document hosting solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments, acquired by Merrill in 2007. Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and later served as a deep-sea diver in the U.S. Navy.

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