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.
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.
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.