Leeds-based website performance and cybersecurity company RapidSpike has made a further two appointments to its fast-growing team.

Joining RapidSpike are Sales/Account Manager Janie Gonsalez and Customer Success Engineer, Harry Burton, bringing the total headcount to 17.

Janie joined RapidSpike following a six-year long career in events and business development for companies including The Yorkshire Mafia and Think Summits. Janie is responsible for nurturing and maintaining key client relationships; this includes regular engagement with current and prospective customers and helping businesses to boost website performance and cybersecurity through the RapidSpike platform.

Harry joins the company with two years marketing and sales experience and his role as Customer Success Engineer will see Harry supporting customers by assisting with queries. He will be producing helpful tutorials and knowledge base articles to make sure each client get the most from RapidSpike.

Both recruits will also be supporting clients to ensure their websites are performing against a new set of metrics specified by Google, called Core Web Vitals. The changes roll out in June 2021 and RapidSpike has seen a significant increase in demand from clients requesting an audit on how their sites are currently performing.

Commenting on the appointments, RapidSpike’s CEO Gav Winter said:

“Ultimately, clients come to us to help their business grow, and there are a number of ways RapidSpike can help them do that through our next generation website monitoring. Both Janie and Harry showed us that they understood the RapidSpike mission and the needs of our clients, so we’re confident they will play a vital part towards making websites safer, faster and more reliable for everyone.”

On her move to RapidSpike, Janie Gonsalez comments:

“I’m so pleased to be part of the RapidSpike team, it has been all hands-on deck due to the upcoming Google algorithm changes. With only 23% of businesses currently passing Core Web Vital tests consistently, many don’t realise the impact this will have on their organic search performance. With supportive colleagues and a world-class web-performance offering, I’m excited to help start making a difference to our clients and their customers.”

The company, which was established in 2015 by Robin Hill and Andrew Mason, works with brands across the globe including Helen of Troy, White Stuff and William Hill.