ABOUT
RIPJAR

OUR COMPANY


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.

TOM GARNETT
(PARTNERS)
DAVID BALSON
(INTELLIGENCE)
MARIA COX
(BUSINESS)
TOM GRIFFIN
(CEO)
JEREMY ANNIS
(CTO)
JAMES MULLINS
(SALES)
JEREMY LAYCOCK
(DELIVERY)
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DAVID BALSON - INTELLIGENCE
David works to understand the myriad connections between technology and the complex, dynamic threats that we face. After 10 years working in a variety of operational and research roles at the British government’s signals intelligence agency, GCHQ, David works as Ripjar’s Director of Intelligence to ensure solutions are at the very forefront of thinking and capability.
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TOM GARNETT - PARTNERS
Tom works as Ripjar’s Director of Strategic Partners where he sets and delivers the partner 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.
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MARIA COX - BUSINESS
As Business Support Director, Maria’s role is to ensure all back-office functions operate cohesively, ensuring processes remain effective and efficient. Maria has over 15 years office administration and HR management experience gained primarily within the legal sector. Maria believes in a “whole team” approach building and managing strong working relationships through good communications and a solutions-orientated mind-set, placing people and their ongoing motivation and development in a supportive environment high on Ripjar’s agenda.
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TOM GRIFFIN - CEO
Tom Griffin is Ripjar’s CEO; and has been working with his co-founders to redesign the way that threat detection can be implemented in the modern information age. Tom has a PhD in Applied Mathematics, and prior to Ripjar, held various research and leadership positions at GCHQ where his team were engineering solutions to protect the UK from threats including terrorism, cyber attacks and serious organised crime.
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JEREMY ANNIS - CTO
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.
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JAMES MULLINS - SALES
James is our Head of Global Sales and sets the strategic direction for all commercial activities. 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.
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JEREMY LAYCOCK - DELIVERY
Jeremy has a passion for delivering elegant simple solutions to complex problems. A chartered software engineer with 25 years of experience - 15 of which spent at the British government signals intelligence agency, GCHQ. Jeremy is one of the founders at Rip jar and leads on Delivery where he helps customers and partners realise the considerable benefits from Ripjar’s products.

OUR PEOPLE


We have brought together an experienced team with the expertise, drive and ambition to change the way Governments and global institutions fight crime. Blending technological thought leadership, passionate analysis, customer advocacy and entrepreneurial vision we bring a fresh and diverse approach to the ever-changing threat landscape.

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