Leading the fight to reduce financial crime

We help businesses manage regulatory and financial crime risks, that counterparty relationships expose them to over their lifecycle, by digitally transforming complex compliance processes.

About us

About NorthRow, Team Photo

Over a decade ago, Contego, now known as NorthRow, wasn’t founded just as a business opportunity, but as a chance to make a difference to the devastating effects that fraud, and other forms of financial crime, can have on individuals and companies.

About NorthRow, exploring WorkStation

With an extensive breadth of experience and leading software solutions, NorthRow helps businesses to successfully onboard new clients and employees. We do this through robust compliance, monitoring and remediation capabilities giving you peace of mind knowing the burden of risk management is taken care of. We unlock more time for you to focus on the single most important task – growing your business safely.


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Our mission

To accelerate growth, safely.

By understanding your challenges and building technology solutions
designed with you in mind, we empower you to make faster decisions and
onboard customers in seconds, not days.

This allows us to be recognised as the leading company that removes
the risk barriers of onboarding new customers and employees in the
simplest, safest and efficient way.

About NorthRow's CEO, Adam Holden

“Ensuring compliance with legislative requirements for our customers is key. We deliver a scalable solution to transform compliance across many enterprises.

Developing innovative technology, allied with trusted data and the expertise of our people, NorthRow has the core elements to help your business win the war on financial crime.

Continuous technology innovation is vital for your business, enabling you to play your part in stopping criminals in their tracks, and we are here to sustain that.”

Adam Holden, Chief Executive Officer

Our values


These values are more than just buzzwords; they are the core principles
that shape our culture, ignite unity and create an open, diverse approach
that stems throughout the company’s approach to everything we do.


To challenge and innovate; to come up with ideas and to be heard.


Trusted to do the right thing and to do things right, always acting ethically.


For individual results and for working together towards our share goals.


Of our clients, of each other, and of our well-being.


We are as open as constrains allow and always honest.

Our timeline

The highly-anticipated Workstation release allows compliance teams to oversee and control their workflows while gaining key insights and access to client-led configurable automation for critical AML compliance processes.

Insights enables your business to utilise a single data source to unlock insight into your compliance data from onboarding through to ongoing monitoring to ensure continued Client Due Diligence.

Launching our exciting new API architecture brings better automation and allows more efficient access to client information, enabling you to improve your customer experience.

Our RemoteVerify solution builds on our world-leading compliance services, accelerating onboarding by remotely verifying your clients, anytime, anywhere.

To help accelerate growth in a safe but efficient manner, we made it our mission to reduce the number of amber inconclusive compliance checks.

This year saw the launch of our international company data and monitoring functionality, allowing clients to onboard to expand their global business reach whilst maintaining compliance.

Adam is leading NorthRow’s ambitious journey to change the way compliance and financial crime risk professionals do their job using leading-edge SaaS and deep customer engagement.

The launch of our fully managed service meant we were able to provide identity verification to government best practice standards.

Before the employee starts work, all employers are legally required to perform Right to Work verification on their employees to ensure they are eligible to work in the UK. NorthRow created an easy to use app to help.

One of the UK’s leading private equity houses, Maven, led a £3.5 million Series A investment in NorthRow to support continued growth, expand product development, add commercial resources, and enter new markets.

Open Banking chose NorthRow to deliver their onboarding processes, as they set the standard for securely managing customer financial data.

NorthRow achieved the Cyber Essential Plus certification, a government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against the increasing threat of cyber-attacks.

In a cultivating period of growth for NorthRow, we successfully delivered client onboarding solutions for Regus UK, which saw the company roll out the solution internationally to chosen countries.

NorthRow was selected for the highly competitive 12-week program that helps early to growth-stage enterprise technology companies refine and test their value proposition with the support of the world’s leading financial service firms.

NorthRow was one of the first companies in the UK to achieve certification to the new ISO27001:2013 standards. As a result, high security and guaranteed compliance come as standard.

We partnered with Regus Plc due to working with law enforcement and being a preferred supplier to the Business Centre Association; delivering a range of regulatory services to Regus started our evolution into a RegTech business.

Through seed funding, NorthRow snowballed into developing onboarding solutions for clients across multiple industries, including Fintech, Serviced Offices and the Property Sector.

Adrian Black founded NorthRow to make a difference and enable organisations to combat fraud and financial crime.

Board members

Adrian Field

Adrian has over 15 years of experience in investment, both in venture capital and private equity. He was jointly responsible for the Cleantech portfolio, which produced 4 of the top 5 French FCPI funds, according to Morningstar in 2011.

Dr. Melaine Goward

Dr. Melanie Goward joined Mavin back in 2016 from Finance Wales and is now the Investment Director with Maven Capital Partners, responsible for transacting new early-stage and technology private equity investments across the South West of England and Wales.

Scanes Bentley

Scanes started building his illustrious portfolio in the 1990s and has been a chairman or board member of several private equity-backed and listed businesses in the B2B software, technology and fintech sectors in Europe for the last seven years.

Daniela Tsoneva

Daniela started her career in investment banking. She has also worked as a Product Manager at a social enterprise in Kenya. Daniela has a BA in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College in the USA and an MBA from Oxford University.

Leadership team

Adam Holden

Chief Executive Officer

Adam joined NorthRow in 2018 from Tandem Bank, where he served as Finance Director through a successful banking licence application, Series B fund-raise and the acquisition of Harrods Bank.

Anton Zdziebczok

Chief Product Officer

Anton leads the product function ensuring our offering fits the needs of our clients. He boasts a decade of experience in the FinTech sector, after helping firms provide best in market user experiences.

Andrew Doyle

Executive Chair Member

Andrew has 25 years of experience in the TMT sector. He has been a senior executive member in several early-stage and scale-up companies, providing remarkable growth and successful exit.

Chris Bourne

Head of Marketing

Chris has over ten years of experience in the SaaS space, holding a track record for year-on-year growth, specialising in CRM, SEM, marketing automation and demand generation.

Chris Whitehead

Head of Sales

Chris is an experienced enterprise sales leader with a demonstrable track record of repeated achievement throughout his history of working in the computer software industry.

Rebecca Partridge

Finance and Operations Director

Rebecca’s notable career has enabled her to develop the skills to create and use better quality information about the performance and strategic future of the business.

Richard Evans

Head of Customer Success

Richard has extensive experience being a Customer Success Manager in the global business information and data insight industry, managing clients in both the public and private sectors.

Sarah Clarke

Executive PA

Sarah has been with NorthRow for over four years, where she has supported a wide variety of projects and played an influential role in the business’s day-to-day running.

Luca Redcliffe

Head of Software Engineering

Luca’s career has seen him praised from all angles for his strong coding and architectural expertise and his wealth of conceptual and hands-on technical knowledge.



Alexandra Bobis

Business Administrator


Bina Amin

Project Management


David Smiles

Principle QA Engineer


Glenn Comiskey

DevOps Engineer


Lauren Davison

Marketing Executive


Natalie Davies

Content Marketing Manager


Sam Woolley

Business Development Director


Victor Lecardonnel

Graduate Software Engineer


Ali Graham

Business Development Manger


Clare Puplett

Marketing Consultant


Donna Williams

Customer Support Executive


Jedia Soriano

Product Owner


Matthew Jones



Nikki Bailey

HR Manager


Sinclair McCutcheon

QA Automation Engineer


Zahrah Yvonne

Product Manager


Arturo Miralles Berna

Principal Software Engineer


Connor Okaikoi

Pre-Sales Manager


Errol Carter



Jiji Jithendran

Principle Software Engineer


Mel Ionica

Graduate Software Engineer


Prabhjot Brar

Graduate Software Engineer


Stuart Hopkins



Bhavesh Patel

Business Administrator


Devrim Yildiz

Junior Software Engineer


Erika Holden

Scrum Master


Jodie Lewis

Customer Support Team Leader


Michael Johnson



Reece Baggott

Digital Marketing Executive


Tiago Santos

Technical Support Executive

Key investors