Our Team

Ben Allen

Co-Founder & CTO

Ben A co-founded Omnea in late 2021 with Ben F and leads engineering, product & design.

Previously, he was CTO of Playter, a VC-backed ‘buy now pay later’ start-up, where he led the product and engineering teams. Before this, he was Co-Founder & CTO/CPO of Canary & Delta, a digital product development agency that brought products to market for various Pre-Seed, Seed & Series A businesses that didn’t have technical or product heavy founders.

Ben lives in SW London, and enjoys escaping to the country-side, playing the drums and watching Formula 1! He’s also a keen gardener - ask him how big his pumpkins are…🎃

Brian Azizi

Tech Lead

Brian joined the team late August 2022. He was previously a senior software engineer at Cazoo which scaled from ~600 to ~4,000 people during his time there & IPO’d! Before that, Brian spent 4 years leading fast-paced projects at Theodo & organising and speaking at a series of tech meet-ups across London & Paris.

Brian lives in SE London and enjoys cycling, gaming and spending time with his daughter. He knows very little about football but is obsessed with Formula 1.

Ramon Balthazar

Software Engineer
Ex-Shift Lab

Ramon joined Omnea in April 2023. He’s worked at Bulb for 3 years where he’s led the technical design and delivery for key company projects. Right before leaving, Bulb became the fastest growing company in Europe according to the Financial Times.

He likes to work closely with designers and get involved in planning and delivery. And believes products should be built minimally and released early, and iteration should come from user feedback.

Originally from Brazil 🏝️, he moved to London in 2018. His only regret is having picked Tottenham Hotspur as his local team. He loves running, traveling and running while traveling, having ran in over 30 different places! 🏃🧳

Hannah Bernard-Bell

Software Engineer

Hannah joined the Omnea team in February 2024. She was previously a full-stack developer at a pre-seed startup called Prologue, where she worked on building an ATS and AI-recruiter. Before that she was a software engineer at Sourceful, a Series A startup working to improve the sustainability of supply chains starting with packaging.

Hannah lives in SE London and in her spare time enjoys going out to eat, doing anything crafty and is an unapologetic fan of bad quality reality tv.

Ollie Brown

Account Executive

Ollie joined the Omnea team in March 2023 to help develop and grow the commercial function. Formerly working across business development and marketing at Mana, an early-stage FinTech venture broker and builder where he joined as an early employee, he loves the fast pace of start-up world and building relationships with people, with a degree in French and Italian.

Based in East London, Ollie is an avid, borderline snobby, coffee drinker ☕ and outside of work loves rugby and cricket (sadly not Formula One!), yoga and cooking Asian food.

Ben Champion

Commercial Associate

Ben joined the Omnea team in September 2023 to help develop and grow the commercial function. Prior to joining, Ben founded and sold a business in the gaming space, spent time at Entrepreneur First exploring B2B payments and co-founded social rewards platform, Fygo, raising $4.5M from Accel & 20VC in the process.

With a degree from St Andrews and Bocconi, Ben now lives in London. Having been raised in rural Gloucestershire, he loves escaping to the outdoors, cooking and exploring the London food scene!

Anne Crabill

Junior Commercial Associate

Anne joined Omnea in March 2022 to build out the sales function. She was previously on the outbound sales team at Origin, a San Francisco based fintech startup that provides financial planning to employees. Anne's background as a college lacrosse player inspired her to explore the startup space - she is drawn to environments where she can tackle challenges, work alongside an elite team, and build something from the ground up.

In her free time, Anne enjoys taking Barry's classes 💪👊, thrifting, and visiting cat cafes. She is a recent transplant to London from the US, and is always looking for new areas of the city to explore.

India Derrick

Software Engineer

India joined Omnea in November 2022. She has spent the last 3+ years living and working in San Francisco as a software engineer for a NLP startup called Primer.ai. While based in the US she led a multidisciplinary team of engineers as the Technical Lead working on a greenfield project to build a no-code machine learning model building platform. Upon her return to the UK in April, she led the development of Primers internal UI component library.

India recently moved to Stoke Newington and is enjoying (properly) living in London for the first time. In her spare time she loves cooking, exploring the food scene with friends, and keeping fit & healthy - most recently dipping her toes into cold water swimming and boxing!

Ben Freeman

Co-Founder & CEO

Ben F co-founded Omnea in late 2021 with Ben A and leads hiring, go-to-market, and product & the overall company vision. When he’s not doing all things commercial, product & people at Omnea, he’s out in nature, with animals, or travelling (he still claims to be able to speak to & understand dogs! 🤔 ).

Previously, Ben joined the founding team at Tessian, built out the go-to-market teams and launched & managed the business in the US. They grew from 5-200+ people, $0-30m revenue, and raised >$130m from renowned investors like Sequoia, Accel, and Balderton. Before this, Ben founded the UK’s largest youth events & production company.

Ben’s passion for business and entrepreneurship has also led him to investing in & advising some of Europe’s leading B2B SaaS businesses, such as incident.io and Athenian.

Fraser Guillen

Customer Lead

Fraser joined the Omnea team in February to build out and grow our Customer function. Previously, Fraser led Customer Delivery, Strategy & Operations at Apperio - a leading legal spend management platform. He also led Customer onboarding and implementation at Navenio - an AI-powered indoor location platform.

Hailing from New Zealand, Fraser now lives in East London. You can find him running laps of Victoria Park, battling away at the piano, or uncovering the latest burger spot (and subsequently eating far too many!)

Becca Hallam

Software Engineer

Becca is a Software Engineer who joined Omnea in March 2024 from Greenr, a sustainability-as-a-service platform helping companies understand and reduce their carbon footprint. Before that, she was at Otta, a platform that uses machine learning to match candidates with relevant jobs at startups and scaleups. She joined Otta in the early stages post seed round, and grew with them to over 100 employees, a successful series A and beyond. She is excited to embark on a similar journey with Omnea! 📈

In her spare time, Becca enjoys being active, and spends a considerable amount (all) of her free time training for or competing in cheerleading (think Cheer on Netflix, not Bring it On) and hopes to compete with her team at the World Championships in 2025! 🌎🏆 With the (little) free time that remains, she loves music and cooking but knows very little about football or F1.

Sam Kempner

Commercial Lead

Sam joined the Omnea team in July 2023 and leads our commercial function & RevOps with Ben. Previously, Sam ran the commercial engine at Ometria leading the efforts to grow revenue from $5-15+ million ARR, and was also the first boots on the ground in the UK for Tech 🦄 Unbabel.

Sam is currently based in London but has lived in Lisbon & Madrid where he mainly spent time consuming pastel de natas and patatas bravas. In his spare time, you'll find him in the kitchen attempting to perfect a new dish, on Hampstead Heath running, or deep in a spreadsheet putting together his next travel itinerary.

Jozef Kocur

Product Design Lead

Jozef joined Omnea in December 2022! He’s a designer who thinks like a Product Manager and is not afraid of data, strategy, business metrics or prioritisation.

Jozef joined Azimo in the early days and played a big part in their growth journey until they were acquired by Papaya Global, building the design team and redefining design’s role within the organisation focusing on data, research and impact. Prior to that, he worked at UI Centric where he led projects for top brands from media, entertainment and sports industries.

He lives in East London but being raised in rural Slovakia, he enjoys escaping to the countryside, mountain hikes and landscape photography. He’s a foodie and a self-proclaimed taco and sourdough expert.

Rowan Kypreos

Software Engineer

Rowan joined Omnea in June 2022 to help build out a world-class product and team!

He started his journey working at a music tech startup based in Barcelona before moving back to London to join Passfort as an early engineer. After Passfort sold to Moody’s for a nine-figure sum, Rowan wanted to build from scratch again! Rowan lives in London and in his spare time enjoys all things food, learning to surf and trying his luck at learning Spanish.

Rowan is sports illiterate and will struggle to hold any sort of conversation about football (despite having lived by Arsenal stadium for years).

Maria Lavrentyeva

Customer Ops

Maria started out as a banker, grinding out 5 years on the London trading floor at Bank of America, but always knew that she would eventually end up working in tech. Just before joining Omnea, she ran a wealth-tech startup which she built alongside studying an MSc in Data & AI.

In her free time, Maria enjoys cooking and baking, going on big hikes and frequently dog-sits (unreasonably happy that Omnea has a Chief of Fluff!). She also loves reading and organising group holidays with friends.

George Nishimura

Software Engineer

George joins in January 2024 from Tractable, a startup where he helped build an AI powered system to automatically figure out the cost and steps required to repair a car. Before that, he was the first engineer at Lingumi, a startup building a platform and curriculum of mini-games to teach English as a second language to 2-6 year-olds.

George lives in North London, and outside of work and he would most likely be found playing board games, following Liverpool FC, and feeling guilty about not spending more time outdoors doing things such as playing Ultimate Frisbee.

Dalyan Parker

Software Engineer at Omnea

Dalyan comes from Quiver, where he helped to build a sustainable last mile delivery service as an engineering lead. Before that, Dalyan helped build product as the second engineer to join Basedash, a Y Combinator company in the Internal Tools space. He also was a technical co-founder at Maket, a TechStars company in the Generative AI space.

Dalyan likes to spend his free time swimming in the Hampstead Heath Ponds, playing and studying guitar, and reading in his favourite London cafes - he loves to overpay for a cup of coffee.

Rhys Patten

Software Engineer

Rhys joined Omnea in September 2022. Rhys comes from Freetrade, where he’s been working to get everyone investing in his role on their stock trading team. Before that he worked as sole founding engineer at a pre-seed startup, as well as at companies building bespoke cybersecurity tools and search engines for investment banks.

Rhys spends his free time cycling up hills or in the gym. He placed last place in his fantasy football league last year so is taking a year off, hoping to return for the 2023-24 season.

Erfan Samieyan

Software Engineer

Erfan has been part of the Omnea engineering team since May 2022.

Most recently, Erfan was a full-stack developer in an Australian startup in the travel industry, after working for a number of successful businesses across America, Europe and Asia. Erfan started working part-time with Omnea while pursuing his Master’s and then joined the team full-time from September! 🎉

He lives in Hammersmith and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, watching movies and eating out. He loves music and plays the violin. He is also a big fan of Football and will one day teach Rowan the rules…

Harry Thompson

Customer Lead
ex-Flow Engineering

Harry joined Omnea in September 2023 to build the Customer function. His journey began in mechanical engineering with Mercedes F1 (he claims their downturn in form coincides mysteriously with him leaving). He then shifted to tech in 2020, joining Flow (an engineering-focused SaaS startup) at pre-seed initially in the Product team and then as Head of Operations and Chief of Staff during the initial buildout of the product through to contracts with leading engineering innovators such as Radiant, Phase Four, Universal Hydrogen, and many more.

Outside of work, Harry loves Formula 1, cooking inefficient overcomplicated meals, and reading (with an obsessively strict habit of alternating fiction and non-fiction).

Gavin Williams

Software Engineer

Gavin joined the Omnea team in November 2022. He was previously the Head of Engineering at aleios leading teams to build cutting-edge serverless applications for a wide range of clients. Before that, Gavin was a Software Architect at Theodo leading fast-paced projects for clients around the world.

In his spare time, Gavin enjoys brewing beer and participating in outdoor activities such as hiking and sailing. Gavin is also an avid traveller and is due to take part in the Mongol Rally in 2023! 🚗🚗🚗

Claire Williams

Head of Finance & Ops

Claire joined Omnea in August 2022 to support the founding team, leading finance, ops, and all things that don’t have a formal home yet! She dived into the start-up world after qualifying as an Accountant as she didn’t find a career in Audit an inspiring prospect… Whilst finance is still her happy place, she loves being a generalist operator & gets stuck into everything.

Claire was the second employee at financial wellbeing startup, Mintago, looking after all business and commercial ops. She held the position of Head of Ops for two years before transitioning to Chief of Staff at FinTech start up, Comma, where she also supported all strategic projects such as fundraising and investor relations.

Claire lives in Clapham and in her spare time loves walking (with Omnea’s Chief of Fluff, Bea 🐝 – naturally!), cooking (well... eating) Italian food and following Formula 1.


Chief of Fluff
Ex-squirrel chaser

Bea is an expert sun seeker, finding even the smallest warm beam to dose in (and when they’re not to be relied upon outside the 1 month long British summer, a radiator will do just fine).

When she’s not dosing, she can be found saying hello to everyone in the office multiple times per day/triple checking if anyone has treats they’ve forgotten to give her and counting down the minutes until dinner time. Bea loves belly rubs, lunchtime walks and her ball, which she’ll only let you throw for her if she really likes you (spoiler: she loves everyone).