Diversity of thought in every workplace is critical and our varied senior leaders help us make the biggest impact possible.

We work with incredible global leaders

Meet our advisors!

Ollie Benzecry

Olly Benzecry, CBE

Olly Benzecry is the Chair of WithYouWithMe.

Previously, Olly was the Chairman and Managing Director of Accenture UK and Ireland, where he had overall accountability for client service, people, and the ESG performance of this multi-billion-dollar entity.

Olly is also Chair of Movement to Work and also a member of the UK Digital Economy Council.
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Sally Walker

Sally Walker

Sally Walker spent 25 years in the national security community, 16 years of which were in the senior civil service in various crisis management and military support roles.

A civilian graduate of the Higher Command and Staff Course at Shrivenham, her final job in government was to design and deliver the National Cyber Force, as Director Cyber for GCHQ and in full partnership with Ministry of Defence. She also had joint responsibility for the National Offensive Cyber Programme, led many aspects of the UK’s partnership with US Cyber Command, and was GCHQ’s diversity champion for over a decade.

She is currently a board chair in local UK government and a non executive for her “new tribe”, WithYouWithMe, while also working with a portfolio of clients from all sectors of society.
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General Sir James Everard KCB CBE

General Sir James Everard KCB CBE

Former Allied Supreme Commander NATO
James Everard commissioned in 1983, joining the 17th/21st Lancers in Germany on the Chieftain Main Battle Tank. Having commanded at every level - including the Queen’s Royal Lancers, 20th Armoured Brigade, 3rd(UK) Division and the UK Field Army - he ended his career in September 2020 as the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (and Operation Commander European Union Operation ALTHEA, Bosnia-in-Herzegovina). 

James Everard is President of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and took up the appointment of Lead Senior Mentor for NATO Allied Command Operations in January 2021. He is committed to finding a sustainable solution to the digital skills challenge in Western militaries and serves as a global advisor for WithYouWithMe.
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Major General (Ret.) Rupert Jones

Major General (Ret.) Rupert Jones CBE

Former Deputy Commander of the US-led Coalition that defeated Isis
Major General Jones draws on 30 years of leadership experience in the British Army. Promoted as the youngest Major General at the time, his focus was on overseas operations, commanding in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the Caribbean. He enjoys a proven track record working with multinational and inter-agency teams to deliver in the most challenging and complex international crisis situations. His roles included serving as deputy commander of the US-led coalition that defeated ISIS.

He recently left the military and is now working as a global advisor for WithYouWithMe. He is also Resident Expert to the Oxford Foundry entrepreneur accelerator programme.
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Jim Macleod

Rear Admiral (Retired) Jim Macleod CB CVO

Jim joined the Royal Navy as a weapon engineer officer in 1989. His career has spanned operational roles across the globe; equipment capability procurement; defence strategy and policy; before moving into transformation and strategic HR in the last portion of his career.

Most recently (until March 2022) he was Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Personnel Capability and Defence Services Secretary, where responsibilities included: strategic HR policy for 150K service women and men across the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force; HR Transformation; skills; senior military talent management; delivery of major military events (eg D-Day 75); honours, awards and medals; and managing the relationship between The Royal Household and Defence. He retired from active service in summer 2022 and amongst a range of transformation and leadership advisory roles is an advisor to WithYouWithMe.
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Meet ourCEO, Tom

Tom Moore co-founded WithYouWithMe in 2015 to solve the problem of veteran underemployment.

He soon discovered that CV's were a significant barrier to employment affecting many different people.

Today, we help people from all
walks of life find careers in tech.
Tom Moore - Founder

Meet our Executive team

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Tom Larter

Chief Operating Officer

A former Captain in the Australian Army, Tom Larter has previously served as the GM and Head of Customer Success at WithYouWithMe. Today, he oversees the company's global operations and expansion.
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Cia Kouparitsas

Chief Marketing Officer

Cia is an award-winning marketer with 15+ years leading teams in IT sector across Australia, UK, Canada, US, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Brunei & Bangladesh.
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Lara Yaager

Chief People Officer

Lara has an experienced HR background working across multiple industries and regions. She is passionate about the WYWM vision and driving the organisational culture required to deliver on the WYWM philosophy.
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Mark Fortugno

Chief Financial Officer

Mark is an experienced finance leader and Chartered Accountant with experience delivering corporate strategy in high growth listed global organisations, including companies in the pre IPO stage
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Scarlett McDermott

Chief Technology Officer

An accomplished development engineer with demonstrated ability to lead development teams, Scarlett is constantly on the forefront of technology innovation in her field, and is passionate about making technology jobs accessible for all.