Our People

Dan Ware

Dan has been working in Fintech, Financial Services and Marketing for almost twenty years. He started off in a creative and design capacity, moving into B2C and B2B PR and Marketing, and then into Strategic Marketing, Communications and Statistical Analysis.

Dan has worked across numerous brands, including Havana Club Rum, Sacla, Anthony Nolan, The Richmond Group and TablePouncer. From 2012 to 2019 Dan was CEO and the driving force for award winning businesses DJS (UK) Limited and PiggyBank.

Dan has been recognised with numerous awards, such as the 2019 Outstanding Young Executive by the Global Business Excellence Awards and one of the Top CEOs in the UK at the CEO Today Awards 2018.

Marc Linley

Marc has a demonstrated history of working in the finance, recruitment and marketing industry. Skilled in Risk Management, Banking, Business Development, Business Process Improvement, and Financial Services, he is a strong human resources professional who has worked within the financial industry for over a decade. This includes working in areas of customer service to collections and recoveries.

Marc has worked mainly within the finance and collections sectors over the past ten years, for numerous brands, including The Richmond Group, Advantage Loans, Loan Finder, Harvey Sturtt and Amigo Loans.

From 2014 to 2019, Marc was Head of Recruitment and training at DJS (UK) Limited and PiggyBank, and was responsible for expanding the call centre from five phone based agents to a sixty strong multi-channel contact centre.

Simon Woodhams

Simon helped found DJS (UK) Limited in 2012, and has been instrumental in the growth of Leadtree Global.

A serial entrepreneur with expertise in property and finance, Simon oversees all operations with a wider strategic focus. In addition to this, he is responsible for investor relations and manages partnerships with key affiliates.

Sam Baxter

Sam has worked within the Financial Services industry for over ten years. Starting off working as a call centre agent, he has worked his way up through various levels of senior management, and moved through departments to gain a full understanding of how businesses operate.

In 2014, an opportunity arose for Sam to move into Accounts within DJS (UK) Limited, and since then, he has studied AAT and moved into ACCA. This led him to move from Accounts Assistant to Group Management Accountant within a short period of time. It was during this time Sam developed key partnerships with suppliers and lead generators to help reduce costs and increase business relations.

A Sam is known for his longevity in companies and worked within The Richmond Group and Debt Line for many years before joining the Leadtree Global team.

Darren Cheeseright

Darren has been a Software Professional for over fifteen years, working in the healthcare, insurance and finance sectors as a Software Engineer, Technical Architect and Software Manager.

Darren is proficient in agile and lean software development processes, and has worked on systems for small teams, as well as systems used by thousands of people. His expertise includes integration with BACS and Direct Debit platforms, third party consumer identification software and communication platform architecture.

Darren is now working as IT Director, where he is working closely with the best information suppliers and building an IT strategy that utilises innovative and cutting-edge technology.

Ramzi Al Masri

Ramzi is a Big4 and Top10 trained Chartered Accountant with a strong technical audit and accounting background, as well as experience in Performance Improvement consultancy.

Having previously worked in a Senior Group Commercial Finance role as part of the Head Office of a multinational organisation, and most recently as a Finance Director of an award winning Fintech business, Ramzi brings both technical and commercial finance experience with him as Chief Finance Officer.

As part of the Senior Management Team, Ramzi oversees the day to day running of the Finance & HR Function, as well as contributing financial expertise to the strategy and operations of the business.

Matt Baker

Matt has been a technology professional for around fifteen years, with ten years operating as a software developer. He has implemented software and consulted in a number of sectors, including telecommunications, energy, insurance, healthcare, employee benefits and financial services.

Throughout his career Matt has developed bespoke software solutions with a focus on automation, user journeys and reporting. He has experience in integrating with third-party systems, including Open Banking, Credit Reference Agencies, Communication Platforms, and Consumer Identification.

Rob Samuel

Rob has had a varied career, spending ten years across the financial industry, starting out in retail banking and moving into alternative lending six years ago. Rob has earned four promotions during his tenure within the company, and now heads up operations for the business.

Rob is involved with all major projects, and has exposure to every area of the business, such as Marketing, Credit Risk, Customer Care, Finance and Tech, which gives Rob a balanced view of each department’s progress. This helps to ensure that all decisions have the key stakeholders’ best interests at the core, whilst reaching commercially viable and sustainable solutions.