Team

We've assembled an amazing team that is not only great at tech but is passionate about refereeing.  

 

Hassan Rajwani

CEO & Co-Founder

Hassan is a Level 5 referee and is on a mission to help referees across the globe reach their potential.  Hassan created REFSIX to help grassroots referees have greater insights into their games so they can develop and improve, enabling them to reach whatever level they aspire to be.  Hassan’s background is in technology, specifically leading a digital design team at American Express where he worked for six years before embarking on REFSIX.  A huge Newcastle fan enjoying the Rafalution!

 

Luke Gardiner

CTO & Co-Founder

Luke is a passionate techie with experience building a number of customer-facing web and mobile experiences. Before REFSIX, he spent seven years working in various technical roles at American Express, most recently working as a Senior Engineer supporting mobile payments. He loves the great outdoors and you’ll find him out cycling in the summer and skiing in the winter. Luke enjoys mid-table mediocrity as an Ipswich fan.

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Adriana Ferrugento

Software Engineer

Adriana is our latest signing and is responsible for turning all of the data we collect during matches into actionable performance insights to help referees.  She joins us from American Express where she worked as a developer after completing their technologies graduate scheme. Adriana hails from Portugal, where her team is the Green and Whites or Sporting Lisbon to you and me.

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Paul Markland

Investor/Non-Executive Director

Paul has spent much of his career in the travel marketing space, he directed Orbital’s diversification, through both acquisitions and organic growth, into a multi-sector, multi-skilled communications and specialist logistics group employing over 500 people across nine sites and ten businesses.  He oversaw a partial Management Buyout in 2010 and a subsequent sale of the business to Menzies Distribution, a division of John Menzies plc, in 2012.  Paul is now Chairman of Hythe Town FC and an Arsenal fan.

 

Aidan Cooney

Investor

Aidan founded the sports data company Opta in 2000 growing it to one of the most influential sports data companies in the world before his exit to PERFORM Group in 2013.

Aidan now is the CEO of digital sports agency, InCrowd, who build fan engagement experiences for countless football clubs in England as well as other sports like Rugby and F1.

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Alex Horne

Investor

Alex led The English FA for 5 years. As the CEO of probably the highest-profile, most complex, multi-stakeholder sports organisation in the UK, he was able to re-build confidence in the organisation's ability to govern and develop the game across England. He oversaw the successful financing, completion and opening of both Wembley National Stadium and the National Football Centre.

Alex is now leading the growing team at NotLost in expanding their lost property solution across London venues.

Jim May

Investor

After spending much of his career in banking, Jim has held a number of Non-Exec roles across different sectors including legal, education, the NHS, transport and property. He has recently stepped down as Chairman of Sussex Cricket. During his time Sussex won three trophies, redeveloped their ground and also oversaw the formation of the Sussex Cricket Foundation. Jim is a keen Brighton fan and is looking forward to seeing the team play in the Premier League for the first time.

Mario Almondo

Investor

Mario brings years of experience to the table, having spent 23 years at Ferrari where he held multiple roles including the COO and also the F1 Team Director. After leaving Ferrari, Mario worked as the President and CEO of Brembo China and is now currently the General Manager of Brembo S.p.A Performance Division.