CEO and Co-Founder
Ripjar is a global company of talented technologists, data scientists and analysts designing products that will change the way criminal activities are detected and prevented. Our founders are experienced technologists & leaders from the heart of the UK security and intelligence community all previously working at the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). We understand how to build products that scale, work seamlessly with the user and enhance analysis through machine learning and artificial intelligence. We believe that through this augmented analysis we can protect global companies and governments from the ever-present threat of money laundering, fraud, cyber-crime and terrorism.
CEO and Co-Founder
Jeremy is a former intelligence professional and data scientist with the British government’s signals intelligence agency, GCHQ. He has extensive experience in complex analysis and visualisation of large, structured and unstructured data sets to generate critical insights for national security and the detection of serious crimes.
COO and Co-Founder
Tom Griffin’s focus is working with existing and new investors, to help Ripjar secure the appropriate financing to implement its growth strategy. Tom was Ripjar’s CEO for 5 years, growing the company from its conception to 65 people across 2 offices, globally serving governments and enterprises in their fight against criminal activities. Tom has a PhD in Engineering Mathematics, and prior to Ripjar was the Technical Director of GCHQ’s Engineering Department responsible for creating and sustaining the solutions that protect the UK from threats including terrorism, cyber and serious organised crime.
Chief Product Officer
As Chief Product Officer, Gabriel leads Ripjar's product management with the responsibility for setting and delivering the company's product strategy. With 20 years of product management and marketing experience, Gabriel understands the challenges of developing sophisticated software solutions while balancing innovation with customer needs. Prior to Ripjar, Gabriel was Vice President, Product Management at FICO overseeing the development of the company's next generation fraud and financial crime solution. He has also served as Vice President, Product Management and Marketing at WorldPay (now FIS).
Chief Commercial Officer
Claudia joined Ripjar in 2022 as our Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for all commercial and revenue-generating activities. She has extensive experience in scaling technology organisations, and her previous roles have included Chief Revenue Officer and EMEA General Manager at AxiomSL, and Sales Director at SmartStream Technologies. With a dual Executive MBA degree from Columbia Business School and London Business School, Claudia is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Chief Technology Officer
Joe is responsible for the vision, strategy and delivery of solutions across Ripjar’s technology stack. He has been an integral part of the Ripjar team since the company’s inception, scaling our technology and engineering team to counter evolving threats. Prior to Ripjar, Joe worked in a number of technology, research and analytical roles in national security. He specialises in developing scalable AI systems to derive insights from structured and unstructured data.
Head of Finance
Kate, our Head of Finance, joined the Ripjar team in April 2018. With her passion for numbers, attention to detail and collaborative approach, Kate leads the finance team in the effective and efficient management of all the company’s financial operations. With over 10 years' experience gained in senior roles within the tech industry she provides expertise across a broad range of finance areas. Kate is ACMA, CGMA qualified.
General Manager of Labyrinth Screening
As the General Manager of Labyrinth Screening, Simon oversees the direction and execution of our Labyrinth Screening business. Prior to working at Ripjar, he specialised in data analytics and capability development within the British government. He has also created and led technology across a number of sectors as the co-founder and CEO of a knowledge-sharing startup and a software engineer in the financial services industry.
General Manager of Labyrinth Intelligence
Tom works as General Manager of Labyrinth Intelligence where he sets and delivers the Labyrinth Intelligence strategy. After studying Electronic Engineering at Cambridge University Tom worked for 10 years at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (previously Detica) in a number of senior roles in the security and cyber domains, including Oman Country Manager and Head of Business Development for Government Data Analysis Products.
Head of Analytics
Simon leads Ripjar’s Data and Analytics area, which focuses on capturing, extracting, and organising information relating to financial risk. Simon has worked in data science for over 15 years and has extensive experience in building machine-learning systems that really make a difference to our customers.
SVP Head of Labyrinth Intelligence Sales
James is our Head of Sales for Labyrinth Intelligence. With over 25 years’ experience in high technology sales, James has led international teams within a number of start-ups, across a variety of industry verticals including Government and Financial Services. James is based out of our London office.
VP of Global Sales for Labyrinth Screening
Nick joined Ripjar in early 2021 and is our VP of Global Sales for Labyrinth Screening, leading the go to market activities across all regions. Prior to joining Ripjar, Nick spent over 15 years at SunGard, latterly FIS, managing and leading sales into the corporate and financial services markets across a wide range of enterprise products in the trading, risk and compliance domains.
VP of Business Development
Simone joined Ripjar’s commercial team in 2021, leading the Business Development function. Valuing honesty and integrity, Simone has built a team focused on making sure Ripjar provides successful solutions for future customers. She says: “The world we live in requires the capabilities that Ripjar provides. I feel very proud to be part of such a fundamental organisation helping companies and institutions to investigate, monitor and combat unlawful activity across the globe.”
Head of People Operations
Maria has been worked at Ripjar since 2016. Having worked for 15 years in legal services, she is an HR Generalist with a focus on people and culture. CIPD qualified, Maria believes in a ‘whole team’ approach building and managing strong working relationships through good communications and, placing people and their ongoing engagement high on Ripjar’s agenda. She is experienced in directing the administrative functions of SMEs and developing company culture.
Bratin is our General Counsel, setting our direction on the full range of legal and compliance issues. Bratin has a degree in Physics, and spent over 20 years advising on technology-related legal issues as a litigator in private practice and in-house before joining Ripjar in 2021.