Our Team

TiPJAR was founded by hospitality leaders, passionate about the sector and the amazing, diverse teams who receive tips as thanks for providing a great service. As word spread about our innovative and world-leading product, our team grew and now we have passionate group committed to helping tipped workers earn more and making it easier for the world to say… ‘Thanks!’.

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James Brown
James is currently the global Managing Director at BrewDog Bars and has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As our founder, he’s the original creator of TiPJAR and is on a mission to revolutionise the world of tipping for everyone, forever.
Ben Thomas
Co-Founder & CEO

Ben leads the team to bring the code, ideas and concept alive for our users and customers. Previously Ben was co-founder and MD of consultancy Coachmatch (now Wonderous People) and was GM for one of the UK’s largest film extras’ agencies.

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Paul Stancer
Co-Founder & CTO

Paul is our resident geek and the brains of the operation. Years of experience working for World Remit (Head of Global Integration) and large scale payment concepts for blue chip companies, including ASSOS, Barclays and Hitachi.

Gary Dolman
Board Member

Gary is the co-founder of the app-based bank Monzo and played a key role of getting them a market valuation of £1.2bn. Prior to his time with Monzo, he was CFO and COO for ABN AMRO Global Transaction Banking, a business with a turnover of more than €5bn handling payments across 40 countries.

Henry Allen

Henry has spent the last 7 years at Octopus, has a massive passion for startups, and currently acts as an adviser, non-exec director, or fractional CFO with a number of other early-stage businesses in fintech and beyond.

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Julian Ross
Board Member

Having been the CEO of Wireless Social over the last decade, Julian joins the board, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and industry know-how.

Xen Lategan
Board Member

Xen is an experienced Media-Tech Executive; ex-Google, ex-CTO at multiple International companies, and acts as an advisor to our board.

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Anita Bodis
VP Commerical

The very first TiPJAR employee, Anita juggles many tasks including running the sales team, signing up new clients, and developing partnerships with third party apps and software.

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Angie Carney
VP Customer Experience

Angie joined TiPJAR with almost a decade of hospitality experience and looks after anything that touches the customer – marketing, customer success and customer support.