We're a small team, by design — and that makes us different.
Our experience (and research) has shown that smaller teams usually produce better work, make quicker decisions, and can adapt faster and more efficiently to change.
Staying small allows us to keep our overheads and costs low, and focus on what really matters: doing great work for our clients.
Katana was founded by Gavin Morrice and Bob McKinven, two software specialists from Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gavin is a software developer with a knack for solving complex problems with elegant solutions. Prior to co-founding Katana, he was a full-time software developer and consultant. Gavin has developed solutions for a number of startups and small businesses, has led development teams, and has consulted on projects in the US, Europe, and Africa.
When he’s not working Gavin is training (weightlifting), teaching software development, reading, or playing some musical instrument.
As a software engineer with in-depth experience of business operational procedures, Bob leads the project from the initial business concept, through system specification with UML, the build process and finally the launch. Prior to co-founding Katana, Bob worked as a startup consultant. Bob has planned and developed products for numerous markets including, the health sector, national associations, e-Learning, & the legal sector.
On the rare occasions he stops working, Bob enjoys dancing with his wife, wood-turning with his friends, and reading by himself.