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Uniquely, our core team of R&D tax experts has 24 years of experience in both R&D tax relief consultancy and software development.

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Mike Dean


Mike spent the 14 years prior to WhisperClaims as an Interim Director, coach and trainer in SME businesses across multiple sectors. Mike leads on engaging the marketplace and making sure that accountants and consultants are maximising the value of our technology in their businesses.

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Richard Edwards

Product Director

Before WhisperClaims, Richard was a Founder-Director of a large, Edinburgh-based R&D tax credit consultancy. With 9 years' R&D experience and a Software Engineering degree, Richard works closely with our developers to ensure that the products we build are a perfect fit for our customers.

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Jen Badger

Operations Director

Before WhisperClaims, Jen spent five years working for a large R&D consultancy, first as a Technical Analyst, managing a team of R&D tax experts, and then as a Project Manager. With a PhD and experience of working for a multinational software company, Jen applies her organisational skills and endless patience to making sure that our company is run well and our clients are always satisfied.

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Rick Henry

Technical Director

Full-stack web developer, passionate about developing applications that are mobile responsive, user-friendly and that use the best possible technologies. Rick's role is to develop and maintain the WhisperClaims platform, using best practice methodologies to ensure future-proof scalability and reliability.

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Suz Harkness

Sales Coordinator

Suz spent four years working in sales and client management in a large R&D consultancy before joining the WhisperClaims team. With experience of working in both the finance and software sectors, Suz’s role is to smooth and assist with our clients’ journey from first contact to established user.

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Upul Dissanayaka

Software Developer

With degrees in Psychology and Human Factors, Upul is a full-stack developer with a particular interest in ensuring users get the best possible experience whilst using software. Having spent two years studying and teaching in a software development academy, Upul’s role in WhisperClaims is to develop and maintain the platform.

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Gillian Carmichael

Marketing Manager

Gillian spent fifteen years working in the digital tech industry before joining WhisperClaims. She brings a passion for user experience design, digital marketing and eCommerce, and vast experience of developing digital strategies for tech start-ups, digital agencies, and UK-wide financial organisations to the team.

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