The Jigsaw Tree Team
It's all about the team
We are enthusiastic and passionate about the impact effective technology can have on a modern advice firm and are happy working with firms to develop the right strategy for their business. However, unlike other support firms, we believe our partnership with clients should go beyond the strategy. We will work with you to plan and execute change, thus ensuring you realise the benefits you are expecting.
Over the last 25 years Chris Baigent-Reed has earned a stellar reputation as a dedicated and passionate Financial Services specialist.
As the founder and business owner of Jigsaw Tree, Chris achieves the best possible outcomes for her clients. Motivated by integrity and honesty, she ensures that projects are completed efficiently.
When she isn’t working, Chris devotes her time to exercising and animal-loving. She is committed to raising money for charity through running and cycling events and she has previously worked closely with dog rescue organisations; rescuing two dogs of her own and fostering many others.
Chris’ long list of specialisms include Training, Business Transformation Consultancy, Account Management, Sales, Marketing and many many more.
As one of our Outsourcing Specialists, Zoe works hard to deliver a reliable service to our outsource clients.
Previously specialising in income and commissions at Iress, Zoe has a wealth of experience in revenue management.
She is passionate about helping firms get the most value for their money and approaches every project with a keen eye for detail and impressive processing skills.
Jean Gillies’ 30 years in the Life & Pensions sector has taught her to value composure and directness when working to ensure each client’s needs are met.
Having previously worked as an Administrator, Administration Manager and Finance Manager with a number of companies (including Barclays Bank and Arthur J Gallagher), Jean’s natural curiosity means she derives great pleasure from investigating client issues and working towards a suitable resolution.
In her personal life, Jean is a committed Mother and Grandmother. She finds real happiness in watching her family continue to accomplish amazing things and remains endlessly proud of them. She rescued two cats - Lizzie and Polly - from the RSPCA nearly ten years ago. They still find excuses to fight each other but Jean reminds us that, on a good day, they are polite, well-behaved, and very loved.
Gemma has spent the past 15 years working in Financial Services. She is a self-motivated and integral part of the Jigsaw Tree team who prides herself on the ability to adapt to new tasks and problem-solve quickly.
As a Virtual Administrator, she helps our clients spend less of their time on administration tasks and prioritise their own client’s needs and concerns.
Gemma is devoted to her family and describes her daughter Hollie as the reason she does everything. She adores her home life and is proud to say she’s worked hard for it.
Kirsten’s 20 years experience as an Administrator has taught her the importance of close client relations.
She prides herself on providing excellent customer service whilst getting the job done in a timely and efficient manner. Kirsten helps clients find easier ways to supply correct data through her unfaltering commitment to teamwork and problem-solving.
Kirsten describes her greatest accomplishment as “becoming a mum” and quietly harbors dreams of one day working on a large game reserve.
Sally brings a vast range of Financial Services experience to her work with Jigsaw Tree.
As a Client Services Manager, she previously worked on a one-to-one basis with Advisers and clients. As a competent member of the outsourcing team, Sally understands the entire Income Reconciliation process; from input to completion.
Keenly professional and knowledgeable, Sally is always committed to giving each of our clients an excellent service.
At Jigsaw Tree, Rebecca is currently working with a number of IFAs across the country, providing experienced administration support.
Rebecca began her career working for Sesame Bankhall Group. Their focus on the many different areas of adviser support provided her with an extensive and valuable grasp on the demands of the Financial Services industry.
She is proficient with Intelligent Office and a thoroughly organised member of the team.
Kath McKenzie Outsourcing Specialist
Kath is currently overseeing an entire Operational function, including Paraplanning and Administration, with a view to managing process through workflows and pipelines business reporting.
Her background in Financial Services is far-reaching. Beginning her career processing New Business applications with Liverpool Victoria before moving onto work for Swiss Re at their UK Headquarters.
Her list of administration roles include: income reconciliation, valuations, Letters of Authority processing and client/provider liaison.
Finance Assistant/Outsourcing Specialist
Hugo is a vastly experienced and commercially-minded Finance Assistant.
His responsibilities include ensuring all of our clients are invoiced correctly and being on hand to answer any questions the clients may have.
Since starting his work with Jigsaw Tree in 2014 he has provided valuable administration support and works with a number of clients providing outsourced income reconciliation.
Since 1999, Rob has worked hard to achieve his strong and reliable reputation in the field of Financial Services. He has gained in-depth experience in delivering complex technology projects for Intelliflo and Time4Advice.
With shrewd foresight and a knack for distilling the most complex subjects into logical and clear explanations, Rob considers perseverance and communication his greatest assets.
Outside of work, Rob is a keen traveller. He has driven along the coast-roads of Australia and embarked most recently on a 6 month road trip around Nepal and India.
Justine arrived from New Zealand in 2000 and loved it here so much, she couldn’t leave! She has worked in Financial Services since arriving in the UK, both in advisory firms and for back-office software providers.
Justine has both the practical experience of using technology to improve processes and consultancy and training skills to help embed business efficiencies. She offers practical advice and solutions based on experience and works with firms to determine how best to plan and effect change and streamline business processes.
George's financial services career began with IFA Dataflow where he worked with advice firms to help in the process of income reconciliation, by supporting their use of optical character recognition software and automated processes. Whilst there he went on to manage technical projects where he looked to improve upon existing software and research new ways so that enhancements to efficiency could be introduced. George joins Jigsaw Tree with a good eye for detail and process and will be learning new software and supporting our clients in their projects and income reconciliation work. George has enrolled in a part-time university course and will be living on a boat with his cat.
Helen Price-Evans is a CIPD qualified professional with over 20 years of human resources management, business training and coaching experience.
Helen, who has a long career history in customer services, has a warm and personable relationship-orientated approach. Her excellent sense of humour and positive energy helps to yield excellent results from the Jigsaw Tree team.
She uses her insight and NLP coaching skills to help us realise our potential and harnesses it for ultimate success.
John is responsible for all of Jigsaw Tree’s technology and infrastructure needs.
With over 20 years experience, he began his career in Financial Services at Towry Law in 2006. Since joining our team, John has provided valuable advice centred around our technology solutions and implementations.
The right technology ensures that we provide the best virtual face-to-face support to all of our clients. Facilitating this makes John a hugely important member of our team.
Maurish’s role at Jigsaw Tree is to assist in the smooth running of the company allowing her colleagues to dedicate their time and expertise to support our clients.
A solutions-oriented Business Administrator with over 30 years of business experience across both voluntary and private sectors. Coming from an IT background her strength lies in IT systems, process planning and implementation. Maurish is also passionate about achieving business success through excellent customer service.
The Office Dog
Bruce is the star of many of our campaigns. Despite the attention, he has managed to keep his paws on the ground.
His other duties include keeping Chris company in her garden office and providing feedback on marketing material.