Founded in 2006, Fonix provides mobile payments and messaging services for clients across media, telecoms, entertainment, enterprise and commerce.
Based in London, Fonix is growing rapidly with revenues rising from £4.8m in 2013 to £41.5m in 2016 and is driven by blue chip clients such as Channel 5, Powwownow, Daily Mail Group, AIMIA, Three and Jersey Telecom.
Partnering with Fonix means benefitting from direct connections into all the UK carriers and a solid infrastructure, all underpinned by a highly skilled team of industry specialists across commercial, product and technology.
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Meet the team
Robert is a multidisciplinary visual communicator with solid international working experience across the digital and print industries. He is responsible for delivering UX/UI and brand identity solutions for the company and focuses upon the interface design and visual language across all digital platforms.
In his spare time, Robert loves listening to his vast music collection (he owns over a 1000 records!). He’s also addicted to the outdoors and can be found either on his skateboard or his bike.
Amy has a background in writing, having completed her English degree in 2016 whilst writing opinion pieces in her spare time.
As Fonix’s PR & Content Marketing Executive, Amy writes copy for the website (in particular the blog), writes press releases and social media posts and more.
In her spare time, she enjoys visiting cultural landmarks with friends, reading about current affairs and sampling the best burgers that London has to offer.
Anthony has been in the mobile payments industry for nearly a decade. As Commercial Director he is responsible for new business partnerships and driving mobile carrier payments into the mainstream. He also works very closely with our clients, providing experienced and consultative account management to ensure they’re getting the best out of mobile carrier payments.
He's a family man but also a self-confessed petrolhead that spends as much time as possible hitting the gym, attempting to relive his glory days of when he represented GB for American Football.
Ben has been with Fonix since the beginning! He’s bit of an whizz when it comes to SMS and mobile payments technology. His role involves writing loads of quality code to create the best possible solutions for our clients.
When he’s not playing with technology, talking about technology or watching technology, he can be found outdoors on a 10k run.
Clare has been in the mobile aggregation space for 9 years. She has extensive experience surrounding messaging and payments within technology, media, charity and telecoms markets.
At Fonix, she builds and maintains key strategic client relationships with industry leading media and broadcast clients, including Comic Relief, Channel 5, DMG Media and Children in Need.
Clare enjoys playing a spot of golf when she’s away from the office. She’s also pretty hardcore, having participated in Tough Mudder in 2016!
David has 6 years of experience in website development in the travel industry, alongside dabbling in bot trading indicator development for forex markets. As a Senior Software Engineer at Fonix, driving technological change and advancement is David’s top priority.
Outside of work, David is a food enthusiast, fashion addict and a keen reader - he’s currently making his way through War and Peace!
Francesca has a master’s in Computer Engineering and has acquired substantial experience of modelling and developing large fault-tolerant and high-performance distributed systems. She has worked both in Europe and the US, helping large companies and start-ups to design, build and maintain their core distributed systems.
Francesca has been a Principal Software Engineer at Fonix since its conception. She works predominantly upon the design and implementation of the backend platforms, as well as the admin and client web interfaces.
It’s not all about tech for Francesca, as when she’s not at work she enjoys reading, gardening and all sorts of creative activities.
Before joining us at Fonix, Georgie obtained a degree in Graphic Design as well as a background in events.
As Fonix’s Junior Client Services Manager, she has responsibilities including but not limited to setting up campaigns, dealing with client communications, reporting and even involving herself in the Fonix finance department occasionally.
Her life is as varied outside of the office: she loves her sports, such as netball and sailing whilst also enjoying the odd bit of culture by going to galleries and gigs.
Hannah has spent 8 years working in the mobile technology sector. Joining Fonix in 2015, she is responsible for the overall marketing strategy. Our marketing strategies benefit from her expertise in social media, email and content to SEO, PPC and events.
When she’s not marketing mobile tech, Hannah loves crossing everywhere off her travel bucket list. She also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, following house music DJs around the country and making furniture, in no particular order.
Graduating from Durham in 2015, Jamie has a background in Economics and Finance and it was his passion for fintech, business and startups which led him to his current role. As Fonix’s Commercial Partnerships Manager, he is responsible for account management and business development across a number of sectors.
Jamie also enjoys playing and watching rugby and is our resident movie star, as he has been known to appear in the odd film as a body double!
Liz has 7 years of experience in finance, as well as a physics degree. Every company needs a great number cruncher! Liz runs the day-to-day running of company finances, working closely with a number of departments across the team as well as the growing financial team.
Liz loves her hobbies: taking part in quizzes, crafting (such as knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking), watching the Leicester Tigers and playing board games with her friends (but only if she wins).
Louisa has over 16 years of operational, compliance and commercial experience in the telecoms, media and technology markets. She has spearheaded and run initiatives with some of the largest enterprise clients in the aggregation industry including Channel 5, Children in Need, Match.com, National Rail, Epsilon and DMG.
At Fonix, Louisa heads up the Client Services team and manages all aspects of client integrations, compliance, and operational and technical support, working closely with the commercial and technical teams.
Away from work, Louisa is a dab hand with a hammer and paintbrush, having completely renovated her home.
Marco has been working within the SMS and mobile payments industries since back in 2010. As one of Fonix’s Senior Software Developers, he works on developing Fonix’s direct billing and SMS APIs.
In his spare time Marco enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is also an avid reader, especially around technology and the economy.
Marcus has worked with SMS platforms for almost two decades. Before working at Fonix, he founded voice ITC communications in 1998 and Mobile Interactive Group in 2005.
He then went on to be a CTO of Fonix, where his technology expertise has been critical to the success of the technology department and the company’s services as a whole.
When he’s not surfing the internet reading up about technology, he’s either surfing on the coast in Cornwall, baking bread or doing some yoga.
Martha has over 5 years of mobile technology experience. As Client Services Manager, she manages the day-to-day communications with clients, sets up campaigns and sends marketing pushes - she’s quite simply a smooth operator.
In her spare time, she loves gaming and catching the latest movie at the cinema. She's also a culinary genius, often whipping up some amazing cakes for the office to share.
Nicola has a background in technology, having graduated in October 2016 with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
His role within the tech team is largely centred around adding great features to the Fonix platforms, making sure that it keeps getting better and better.
He is also a film and TV fanatic, enjoying a boxset binge in his free time!
Pilar has an extensive Computer Science background, having spent the past 8 years developing technology behind credit card and mobile payments.
At Fonix, she is largely responsible for designing and developing the payments platform and ensuring that it is always improving.
She also likes learning new coding languages, having recently mastered RubyOnRails. She also enjoys playing football, watching movies and spending time with her friends and family.
As a co-founder of Fonix, Rob has been our CEO since 2014 (and he came up with our name!). Rob is responsible for our overall business strategy and vision.
He has over 17 years’ experience in the mobile industry across a range of telecoms and mobile businesses such as iTouch PLC, Redstone, O2, Mobile Interactive Group and Velti. Rob is also Vice-Chairman of the Association of Interactive Media and Entertainment (AIME).
Outside of Fonix, he can be found either chasing his children around, following sport or getting the lycra on for one of his big cycles.
Stephen has a broad depth of knowledge when it comes to technology, media and telecoms and has managed large accounts across multiple territories.
At Fonix, Stephen is responsible for our business development strategy. He brings an abundance of experience in initiating new revenue opportunities, building relationships with the UK mobile networks and shaping initiatives for leading brands.
Outside the office you’ll find Stephen running whilst simultaneously moaning about his dodgy knees. His dog is the only one who listens.
Will is one of our co-founders. He’s a serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor, with a proven track record of founding and leading tech companies to success.
As a co-founder, he knows everything there is to know about the company and the industry. At Fonix, Will is focused on our organisational strategy, finance, operations and corporate development.
It’s no surprise then that outside of Fonix Will’s passion is technology; he’s the co-founder of Grabyo and an investor in Property Partner, Entrepreneur First, Revolut, Thriva, Hello Car, Panaseer, Telleroo, TechnologyWillSaveUs... the list goes on.
Pooja has a background in finance, having recently graduated with a first class degree in Accounting and Finance and completing an undergraduate placement year in the Volkswagen finance team.
As an Assistant Accountant, her primary role is to support the finance function of the business alongside the rest of the finance team. Her role includes assisting with VAT returns, payments, internal audit functions and maintaining profit and loss accounts.
It’s not all about numbers for Pooja - after hours, she can be found shooting hoops on the basketball court or planning her next trip away. Having recently moved to London, she’s looking forward to getting her head around how the tube works so that she can explore the city.
Harry has a background in Economics, having graduated in 2016 with a First Class Economics degree from the University of Leicester. He has previous experience as an accounts assistant and has even dabbled in insurance broking.
Harry's our Financial Analyst; he assists the finance team by building reports and creating some really nifty formulas to make sure our finances are in order!
Outside of work Harry is a massive sports fan and enjoys playing football, skiing and cycling. He is also a West Ham season ticket holder (luckily for Harry, the office has another West Ham supporter to cry about the results with).