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 and Co-Founder

Jeremy Annis

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.


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Tom Griffin
COO and Co-Founder

Tom Griffin

COO and Co-Founder

Tom Griffin is one of Ripjar’s co-founders and sits on the Ripjar board - he is currently our COO. Tom has a PhD in Engineering Mathematics from Bristol University. Prior to Ripjar, he 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. Tom was Ripjar’s CEO between 2013 and 2018, guiding Ripjar through its initial growth and 3 funding rounds.


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Gabriel Hopkins
Chief Product Officer

Gabriel Hopkins

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).


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Joe Whitfield-Seed
Chief Technology Officer

Joe Whitfield-Seed

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.


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Kate Bennett
Head of Finance

Kate Bennett

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.


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Maria Cox
Head of People Operations

Maria Cox

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.


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Simon McClive
General Manager of Labyrinth Screening

Simon McClive

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.


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Simon Smith
Head of Analytics

Simon Smith

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.


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Loona Järvloo
VP of Marketing

Loona Järvloo

VP of Marketing

Loona joined Ripjar in 2021 as our VP of Marketing, overseeing global branding and demand generation activities. With over 11 years of experience driving growth for early-to-mid-stage tech companies, Loona previously served as the Global Head of Digital Marketing at ComplyAdvantage. Her strategic expertise is a valuable asset in strengthening Ripjar's market position and crafting a compelling brand.


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Nick Wright
VP of Global Sales for Labyrinth Screening

Nick Wright

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.


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Bratin Roy
General Counsel

Bratin Roy

General Counsel

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.