We do our best to stay ahead of the curve but to do so you need someone with a Delorean and a Flux Capacitor. We couldn’t find one of those. But then we realised we didn’t need too. We have Adah! She makes it her business to keep up with what’s around the corner, to see the trends coming we need to know before we do. It allows us to deliver compelling content to our members. Whether I’m about to be replaced by an algorithm? She wouldn’t say!
We gave Chasity one core task. Find the best start-ups in the country & make their experience with the Friday Club a good one. Chasity more than delivers on this and then runs circles around the rest of us, where she brings strategy and structure to areas that were before just soft and spongy. We think it might be her military background where she spent the best part of her time as a liaison between Hollywood action movies and the US military. So the next time you see Mark Walberg in tight military garb, think of Chasity helping him into it. What we really like about her though is that knows when to be vulnerable and when to get mad. Although it can scare us at times.
Vain, temperamental, prone to hissy-fits. But give this kid a stage and boy you’ll see he really can be mildly amusing and averagely insightful. Richard didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up. That’s why he went into advertising. But he eventually realized that it wasn’t enough. So he became a tech investor. And that was great. But there was still a little something missing. So he co-founded the Friday Club London. And then he was happy. Richard has always had a simple philosophy in life. Stand near enough to greatness and eventually someone might just confuse you for it.
Although it might not look like it with his high forehead, Neanderthal jaw and oafish beard, Matt is the brains of the operation. He took Richard’s dribbling ramblings about starting ‘a great club thing that could like help people’ and he made sense of them. For his real job at Congregation, Matt works with the best marketing and innovation talent in the brand, media and communications sectors, discovering great people who continue to form the nucleus of talent at the heart of our membership. At weekends, Matt is a woodchopper. He also believes trees talk about him behind his back.
Someone has got to stop the talking and make things happen, to pick up the dropped catches and to keep spinning the plates when they slow. That’s Sadie. She has an uncanny way to predicting our next five moves and clearing the path to make them happen. We have no idea whether she plays chess but we think she might be good at it. She also has a break-dancing teenager for a son and a DJ for a husband. These things almost entirely compensated for the fact that she is from Birmingham. For the record, we’re being facetious. We love people from Birmingham.