The Ephox Team

At Ephox, we pride ourselves on bringing in the best and the brightest executives. We began with a core group of talented individuals, and, as we grow, we continue to add highly experienced and savvy leaders to our organization.

Andrew Roberts


As founder and CEO of Ephox, Andrew is responsible for the company's strategic direction and execution. He has been an entrepreneur for more than 15 years, and on three continents. Prior to co-founding Ephox in 1999, Andrew helped start Webz, a Web development company, as well as Home Computing Connections, a computer services provider targeting consumers. After launching Ephox’s Australian-based engineering team and leading the development of EditLive!, Andrew moved to Silicon Valley to establish Ephox’s headquarters. Since he became CEO in 2004, Ephox has grown its sales by more than 600 percent, increased profits more than tenfold, and developed key strategic partnerships. A member of the entrepreneurial committee of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE). Andrew was also a board member of Software Engineering Australia and the winner of a Young Australian of the Year Award.

Tim Thatcher

Chief Operating Officer

Tim is the Chief Operating Officer, leading product management, product development, strategy and strategic alliances for Ephox. He brings to the company a 30-year track record of excellence in the software and software services business. Prior to joining the company in 2010, Tim held a wide range of positions at IBM. His most recent executive roles included being the Director of Cloud Business Development Strategy for the WebSphere business, the Director of the Webify Solutions acquisition and the Director of Portal and Workplace Products for the Lotus division. Tim was also an early member of the team charged with defining and implementing IBM’s Java strategy.

Amy Chen

Chief Financial Officer

Amy is Ephox’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, audit and tax, human resources and administration. She has over a dozen years of financial leadership experience in venture-backed and closely held technology companies. Amy spent the last 12 years of her career as the financial leader at GeoSpot (location-based services), BeHere (next generation VOIP conference phones), iWin (casual games), Aftermind and (now StarCite).

Damien Fitzpatrick

Senior Director of Products

As Senior Director of Products, Damien leads all of the company’s research and development efforts. He is also responsible for the overall management of Ephox’s product portfolio, including oversight for product engineering and development, and the implementation of agile software and product management methodology. Throughout his tenure, Damien has played a leadership role in managing the development of key business relationships in Australia and internationally. He earned a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Queensland and a MBA in Business Leadership and Strategy at Queensland University of Technology, both located in Brisbane. 

Michael Fromin

Director of Client Services

Michael is Ephox's Director of Client Services and a 23-year industry veteran with a career spanning software and services at start-ups to positions in Fortune 500 companies. At Ephox, he manages our technical pre-sales, technical support, and professional services activities for customers, partners, and prospects of Ephox. Prior to Ephox, Michael was the practice director of Portal, Collaboration and Web Content Management at Ascendant Technology. Ascendant is IBM Lotus’s largest business partner in Portal and Web Content Management technologies. Prior to Ascendant, he worked in software and services at Process Stream Technology, dotLogix, ICI Acrylics, Sara Lee and Waste Management.

William Roberts

Corporate Secretary


Bill is a co-founder of Ephox and works with the operations team leading legal, HR and finance projects. He has more than 25 years of experience in management consulting, corporate operations and business systems strategy. Prior to Ephox, Bill was a partner at Gibsons Group, business development manager at UniQuest, director at KPMG and director of strategic management consulting at Ernst & Young.