We’ve built a top team of investment and technology experts to build Sidekick and bring you the best investment portfolios.

Matt Ford

Co-Founder & CEO

Matt is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and repeat fintech founder. He was previously CEO and Founder of Pariti, which was sold to Tandem Bank, and was most recently Partner at Mouro Capital, a global fintech venture capital fund.

Pete Townsend

Co-Founder & CTO

Pete is an experienced technology leader and has led teams at a number of regulated high-growth fintechs in the UK and North America. His focus is on building great customer experiences and robust, secure technology infrastructure.

Stuart Newey


Stuart chairs Sidekick's Board and is responsible for overall governance and leadership of the business. Stuart has over 40 years' experience in management roles across banking, investment and credit, including at Coutts & Co.

Cyril Bosch (CFA, CQF)

Chief Investment Officer

Cyril is an investment professional with more than 15 years’ experience at leading asset managers, including Polar Capital and J.P.Morgan. He oversees Sidekick's investment activities, and is responsible for investment strategy, portfolio construction and performance.

Kelly Hutchinson

Lead Product Designer

Kelly leads the entire design process. She's passionate about creating accessible and inclusive products, that open up access to a wider audience. Prior to Sidekick, Kelly worked at a female-focused investment platform and before that at Meta.

Lee Bowyer

Chief Compliance Officer & MLRO

Lee oversees Sidekick's compliance activities and is responsible for money laundering reporting. He has been a senior compliance leader within regulated firms across a 20+ year period, including challenger banks and high growth fintechs.

Adrian Vlad

Portfolio Manager

Adrian is a portfolio manager with over ten years of experience in the asset management industry, working on both long-only and long-short equity strategies. Previously at Zadig Asset Management, he co-managed the iMGP Sustainable Europe fund during its most successful period.

Christine Edwards

Chief of Staff

Christine is responsible for shaping Sidekick's core business processes, and owning key supplier relationships and strategic projects. She has built her career in the wealth management industry specialising in Financial Planning, before becoming a consultant, working with some of the UK's largest wealth managers.

Andrew Debens

Lead Frontend Engineer

Andrew leads Sidekick's frontend engineering activities, focusing on creating high-quality, engaging mobile products. Andrew's previous experience includes working at fintech challengers Chase and Tandem.

Nick Riley

Head of Credit

Nick leads Sidekick's credit activities, and is responsible for designing and building our portfolio line of credit product. Over Nick's 20+ year career, he has worked on the full credit lifecycle, and has held Chief Credit Officer roles at established institutions such as Pollen Street Capital.

Alessandra Farnum

Alternatives Product Lead

Alessandra leads Sidekick's alternatives products, focusing on enabling access to high-quality investments. She has built her career in private markets and most recently was a Partner at Mouro Capital, a global fintech venture capital fund focussing on the European markets.

Adrian Gostling

Senior Backend Engineer

Adrian has a focus on our backend platform, bringing with him over 20 years experience leading full stack development in startups ranging across mobile web, app development, referral marketing, and most recently a number of fintech platforms.

Rob Berry

Senior Backend Engineer

Rob is a backend engineer with almost 10 years experience working in fintechs and many years before that in consultancy. He likes pressing buttons to see what breaks but even more than that enjoys building services that empower Sidekick's users to maximise their wealth potential.

James Miller

Senior Frontend Engineer

James has 10 years experience working with emerging technologies for startups, agencies and innovation labs. He's passionate about creating innovative digital products and is responsible for developing new features for Sidekick's mobile app.

Eimantas Gecas

Lead Backend Engineer

Eimantas leads on Sidekick's backend and platform engineering activities. He ensures we deliver highly reliable, secure and efficient infrastructure and has previously worked within the hedge fund industry.

Sidekick Money Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales (No. 13882980). Sidekick Money Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 984829). Our address is Rivington House, 82 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3JF.

Payment and e-money services (Non MIFID related products) are provided by The Currency Cloud Limited. Registered in England No. 06323311. Registered Office: Stewardship Building 1st Floor, 12 Steward Street London E1 6FQ. The Currency Cloud Limited is authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 for the issuing of electronic money (FRN: 900199)

Sidekick Money Ltd also provides investment management and lending services. These are separate and unrelated to the account and payment services you receive from The Currency Cloud Limited.