Freddie leads our commercial and operational functions. He’s started Patch to increase access to opportunity for people based on who they are, not just where they live. With a background in startups, he’s excited about the potential for technology to bring people together.
Launch & Partnerships
Part of Patch’s founding team, Varun’s main aim is to set up new sites for success. He is motivated by collaborative and community-based projects and his passion lies in widening access to opportunity. Varun has published research on decolonising tertiary education and was previously Director of Opportutoring, an education-based non-profit in the migration sector.
Head of Product & Creative Director
As part of Patch’s founding team, Paloma is motivated to create a future world of work that promotes inclusion, sustainability, and well-being. She writes, speaks, and advises on cities, culture, and technology. Paloma is a Harvard University Loeb Fellow and prior to Patch, she co-founded Assemble, the Turner Prize-winning social-impact design studio.
Naomi is the Site Director in Chelmsford. She leads the direction of the team, from ensuring next-level service for members to supporting public events. She thrives working in a creative and welcoming community, and brings a wealth of experience from her years with a leading workspace operator in London.
Content Marketing Lead
Alexa is responsible for developing and implementing the company's content strategy, from PR and marketing to social media and newsletters. She joins from a background in journalism, PR and copywriting, and particularly enjoys telling the stories of the Patch community and the role Patch is playing in creating a more inclusive and sustainable working world.
Jessi Haymon Gorlov
Head of Property
Jessi is responsible for finding our Patch sites and managing our partner relationships with property stakeholders. She joins the team from a leading global asset manager and brings over ten years of experience as a real estate lawyer in the City. She is focused on realising the potential of property to drive positive change for people and places.
Head of Operations
Ben is responsible for supporting the site teams in delivering an exceptional experience to all who interact with Patch. He comes from a background managing a wide range of hospitality venues and brands, including music venues, clubs, restaurants, and specialty coffee shops. In his role at Patch, Ben enjoys thinking outside the box when it comes to how we can keep ahead of the curve as we navigate through the Work Near Home landscape.