Founders4Schools was founded in 2011 by Sherry Coutu CBE. She and the leadership team are supported by a board of Advisers and Trustees drawn from the worlds of technology and education.
Founder and MD of Workfinder
Sherry serves as a chairman and CEO and has a background in technology as a CEO and a angel investor.
Michaela is our Managing Director at F4S. She has more than 20 years experience in relationship, project, and contract management. Michaela has previously set up and managed a social enterprise running student-employer encounters.
Director of Fundraising and Partnerships
A member of the Senior Management Team, Laurena offers more than 15 years of experience as a professional fundraising strategist, predominantly building partnerships with STEM businesses and institutions. As a mum to two young boys, Laurena is particularly passionate about our work at F4S and is registered as a volunteer on our platform.
Head of Project and Business Analyst
Prior to F4S, Sam has worked as a resourceful and hands-on Business Analyst/Project manager with various financial institutions (Barclays, RBS, Nationwide, Link Asset Management) and local authority. Sam has experience of full project life cycle working within Agile (Scrum) and Waterfall environments. He is adept at business process evaluation, analysis and modelling. Sam has excellent project and stakeholder management skills and good requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation and management skills.
Julie is the Finance Director and is part of the F4S Senior Management Team. She has over 20 years experience in Finance from commerce, banking and not-for-profit and brings to F4S her extensive expertise in processes and reporting.
Founders4Schools has the support of many stakeholders from the worlds of education, philanthropy, banking that support our important work.
Founders4Schools has an incredible network of advisors from the worlds of education and technology who help shape our future by way of strategic support and guidance.
Founders4Schools has an experienced team of staff who work full-time to maintain and enhance our platform and services - To help teachers and improve the life chances of students by giving them access to business leaders in their community.