Anthemis Expands Senior Team with Key Investment, Technology and People Hires

By June 19, 2017January 28th, 2019Announcements

LONDON, June 20, 2017 – Anthemis, cultivators of change in financial services, today announced four additions to its senior team. These directors bring expertise that expands Anthemis’ capacity to further serve the firm’s global ecosystem of changemakers.

Ruth Foxe Blader joins the Anthemis investment team from insurance giant Allianz Group, where she managed Allianz Ventures’ Insurtech & Asset Management investment strategy. Ruth led Allianz Ventures’ investments in Lemonade, MoneyFarm and Anthemis portfolio company QuanTemplate, among others.

Tee Pruitt joins Anthemis’ investment team from Santander InnoVentures, where he oversaw the firm’s Alternative Lending investment vertical. While at Santander, Tee led the firm’s investments in Kabbage and Tradeshift. Previously, Tee held roles at venture firms C5 Capital and Octopus Investments.

Giles Alexander joins as technology director. As such, he is responsible for driving the firm’s technology strategy as it pertains to Anthemis, its advisory clients, and its portfolio companies. Giles comes to Anthemis from innovation and technology consultancy ThoughtWorks where he was the head of technology for its retail division.

Briana van Strijp transitions into a full-time role at Anthemis as head of people and organizational design. Prior to taking on this role, Bri worked as a culture and talent domain expert within Anthemis’ advisory team and as a strategic innovation principal at Suncorp Group. Bri will now bring best people and organizational practices to Anthemis’ internal and external stakeholders.

Founder and CEO, Nadeem Shaikh, said: “At Anthemis, we know that innovation can’t take hold without the right people to make it happen. Adding exceptional talent like Tee, Bri, Giles and Ruth to the Anthemis team means we are poised to serve our ecosystem, and scale our offering, like never before.”




About Anthemis

Anthemis cultivates change in financial services by building, growing, and sustaining businesses committed to improving the world. Our deep understanding of markets and models, passion for emerging technology and spirit of collaboration inspire everything we do. By creating fertile ground for entrepreneurs, institutions, researchers, academics, and visionaries to come together, we believe we can solve the financial services world’s most pressing challenges faster, better and for the benefit of all. Learn more at