Meet the Mendeley Operations team!

The Mendeley Operations Team helps keep the Mendeley offices going. From providing us with delicious snacks and awesome parties, to hiring great team members and facilitating interesting projects, this team is at the heart of Mendeley’s collaborative culture.

This is a perfect time to meet the Mendeley Operations Team, as there is also a chance to meet them in person: We have several open roles here at Mendeley, so check out the job listings and see if you can join the team. We are looking for people to help us on all aspects of our team: web developers & software engineers, data scientists & system administrators, product marketers & business analysts, and more!

Mendeley will also be at the Silicon Milkroundabout, 10-11 May 2014 in London. See if you recognize some of those faces there and pick up some great Mendeley merchandise.


David Lee

VP Finance & Commercial Development
Twitter: @hisnameismrlee

I am a Chartered Management Accountant at heart, but have built expertise in strategic business planning. I have over 10 years experience in leading, organising and advising high growth entrepreneurial Start-up, Technology and Media businesses.  I love start-ups, innovative products and business models that force industries to change.

How do you describe your role at Mendeley?

My role has been pretty wide ranging over the last two years, it has included everything from Finance Director to COO, with some commercial development thrown in for good measure. Basically getting things done to ensure the company is successful.

Favorite part about working at Mendeley?

Mendeley ticks all the boxes I look for in a company: It has a highly innovative product with huge potential. I get to work with experienced entrepreneurs and I have a role with lots of responsibility and impact.

Mendeley has a fun environment and a genuine team culture, it really feels like we are all in the same boat working together to make something great. The ability to get stuff done quickly and have a very real and immediate impact is highly rewarding and refreshing (compared with other larger corporations).

What do you like doing in your free time?

I love spending quality time with my wife and son.


Zuzana Borosova

HR & Operations Manager

me and Spud.jpgI studied Political Science and International Relations/Diplomacy in Slovakia, and also finished my masters there. I am currently finishing my CIPD Advanced level Certificate to broaden my knowledge in HR. I moved to London in 2008 to join my boyfriend, who was already living here.

I worked as a HR admin/Office Manager for a company called Itim before I joined Mendeley and enjoyed it, so I was looking for a similar role. I joined Mendeley in November 2010 as a HR Admin and Office Manager and shortly developed into a role of Operations Manager, which I’ve done since November 2012.


How do you describe your role at Mendeley?

I am responsible for HR and Recruitment at Mendeley. I am also still involved in Operations of Mendeley such as finance-related queries or legal (grant administration etc).

Favorite part about working at Mendeley?

I like the start-up environment and the opportunities to learn each day and grow.

What do you like doing in your free time?

Sports (boxing, thai boxing, swimming)


Carole Khalil

Office Manager/Events Fairy


I did a foundation degree in Tourism & Leisure, and I worked as a guide, hostess, market enquirer, translator and designer of itineraries for tourists visiting our region or going on a ship cruise. I needed to practise my English and came for 8 months. Sixteen years later here I am. I worked in different fields and in different positions. I even worked as a Taxi Controller and a DJ!

Office Management found me by chance. It just means that I can use my various magic powers to find solutions and work on several projects at once. I also am in charge of the fun factor in the company which is a very serious matter (not), I need to find places to take the team out, it is great fun.


How do you describe your role at Mendeley?

I love my job. I get to work on amazing projects and organise parties! At the same time, I have to deal with the dishwasher or repair the flush in the toilets, so I am never bored.

What is your favourite part about working for Mendeley?

Every day is different and will bring its own challenges with solutions to be found. My job is to make people’s lives easier— if I can, keep a structure that allows us to thrive in a great environment.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy reading, dancing, watching movies. I am also learning DIY and how to use a sewing machine. I did buy a guitar to learn how to play, but haven’t touched it yet