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.

MEET THE TEAM



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Jeremy Annis
CEO / CTO and Co-founder

Jeremy Annis

CEO / CTO 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.


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Stephen Weatherley
COO

Stephen Weatherley

COO

Stephen is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the company: ensuring that we run an efficient and scalable organisation. After completing his PhD in Astrophysics Stephen joined the data-intelligence consultancy Detica where he held a variety of data science, and business consulting roles. After Detica was acquired by BAE Systems, Stephen held a number of senior operational and business leadership roles including running their Financial Services business.


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James Mullins
Global Head of Sales

James Mullins

Global Head of 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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Simon McClive
Head of Delivery

Simon McClive

Head of Delivery

Simon is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of our software solutions to our customers. Prior to Ripjar, he specialised in data analytics and capability development at the British government's signals intelligence Agency, GCHQ. 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.


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Jasmine Hicks
Head of Customer Success

Jasmine Hicks

Head of Customer Success

Jasmine heads up the Customer Success team at Ripjar, ensuring that our clients needs, mission and prosperity always come first. Jasmine leads a world-class team of professionals in support, training and advice offering a proactive service to support leading organisations and governments around the world. Prior to joining Ripjar, Jasmine worked within Deloitte’s Technology and Cyber practices where she specialised in business transformation and strategic change initiatives.


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David Balson
Director of Intelligence

David Balson

Director of 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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Maria Cox
Head of Operations and HR

Maria Cox

Head of Operations and HR

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.


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Tom Garnett
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Tom Garnett

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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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Kate Bennett
Financial Controller

Kate Bennett

Financial Controller

Kate joined the Ripjar team in April 2018 as Financial Controller. 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.


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Robert Biggs
Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

Robert Biggs

Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

Robert is a former intelligence professional and data scientist with the British government's signals intelligence agency, GCHQ. He has 30 years experience in integrating structured and unstructured datasets to build data driven system; this includes, for the last decade, using Artificial Intelligence techniques to produce state of the art algorithms.


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Tom Griffin
Head of External Investment and Co-Founder

Tom Griffin

Head of External Investment 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.