Founder & CEO
Andrew trained as an accountant in London in Corporate Tax and M&A before working in house as a consultant Finance Controller in the sunny climes of Brisbane. Andrew was a member of Fathom’s leadership team, a B2B software company, opening and scaling their UK business in Cambridge whilst also founding the educational platform, Advisable.
He is passionate about people and different cultures and has travelled extensively- his favourite three countries visited are Japan, South Africa and Canada. Andrew is the youngest trustee and treasurer at Prison Fellowship having delivered over 50 sessions in prisons in Australia and the UK focussing on restorative justice. Andrew is also a keen cyclist and has cycled across the USA!
Co-founder & CTO
An Oxford graduate with Math and Computation degree, Ben Ritchie spent a decade working on the FX trading floors of major investment banks doing Quant work and building trading tools. Inspired by the success of Twitter and Facebook, he left to start his first startup in 2010. He has worked as Interim CTO and built three startups from scratch, one of which grew to $1m ARR in Y1. His last role was Chief Product Officer taking Cognism through Series A+B funding rounds and doubling team-size and revenue.
Head of Sales
Jon is Connect4's Head of Accounting and Software Sales. Previously a business owner as well as Head of Sales at forecasting and reporting tool Futrli and Fintech platform Satago. Jon lives in Brighton on England’s South coast, and can often be found walking his dog along the beach.
Head of Design
Rory has spent the past decade working with hundreds of clients, most recently as Creative Director at a London digital creative agency. He has a background in product design and is now merging those two worlds to help build a world-class digital platform. He’s a keen rock climber and runner.
Arkadiusz is a former sales executive turned software developer who thrives upon discovering users needs and solving them through code. Recognised talent by Google.org and recipient of a Bachelor’s Diploma scholarship. He specialises in building web applications and implementing designs that promote engaging user experiences.
David is an entrepreneur. He was previously the founder & CEO for 7 years of Chaser, the cloud credit control software, where he worked closely with accounting firms to help their clients get paid on time. David started his career as an accountant in practice where he completed his ACA and CTA qualifications.
How we got here
We’re a team who have all individually experienced the pain of remote client meetings.
We know how difficult it can be to build rapport, let alone generate productive outcomes. Founder Andrew is a former accountant (and tech company director) and a passionate believer in the transformative power of technology, when it’s combined with the right processes and people.
2020 propelled the adoption of remote working practices. But these radical changes were always on the horizon. Connect4 was born out of a desire to build something that addresses a new era of communication challenges.
Conversations are more valuable than ever and we must stop them becoming commoditised as they move online.