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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

Managing Director

Mike ran businesses in the UK and overseas before spending the 15 years prior to WhisperClaims as an interim Sales Director. Passionate about the digitisation of business processes, especially advisory services, Mike leads on engaging the marketplace and making sure that advisors are maximising the value of our technology.

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Jen Badger

Operations Director

Before WhisperClaims, Jen spent five years working for a large R&D consultancy in the UK. 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 with the technology we are building.

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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

Commercial Manager

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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Stuart Lord

Customer Success Executive

Stuart supports WhisperClaims users through the on-boarding process from becoming a subscriber to putting their first report through. He's the first point of contact for accountants and consultants adopting our technology.

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Gillian Carmichael

Head of Growth Marketing

Gillian spent fifteen years working in the digital tech industry before joining WhisperClaims. Her role is to help raise awareness of WhisperClaims software within the accounting marketplace.

Markos Ioannou


An artist-turned-graphic designer and graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, Markos provides the visual foundation for the WhisperClaims brand and creative.

Sandy Ryalls

Software Developer

With a decade of experience in software development, Sandy supports the ongoing stability and progress of the WhisperClaims product.

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Cristina Bardas

Web Developer

Cristina is a self-taught developer currently undertaking a masters in Computing Science. She has 5+ years working experience as a web developer in the digital and financial tech industries.

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Alex Hewitt

Full Stack Software Developer

Alex is a full stack software developer who worked in photography technology before joining WhisperClaims. He works across the WhisperClaims technology stack to deliver customer satisfaction on our app.

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