About us

About FinQS...

FinQS was formed in December 2007 and is a limited company with three principal shareholders. FinQS was established with the aim of providing innovative, practical, affordable web-based solutions to the financial services sector. This is to be achieved utilising the latest technologies, a wealth of industry experience and leading technical and business skills.

The management team...

The management at FinQS is a strong team of individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in building and delivering innovative software solutions. The team comprises our three directors with expertise in technical architecture & product development, product design & delivery, account management, business consultancy, QA and Sales & Propositions.

Tessa Lee - CEO

Tessa Lee has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and functional design of our software solutions as well as heading up business consultancy, ensuring that clients maximise the benefits that end users gain from the products.

With 13 years experience in the Financial Services industry including 9 years at 1st Software, Tessa has worked closely with a wide range of clients from National IFAs and Networks to Mortgage Brokerages and smaller Financial Planning companies. She has a background and expertise in the design of both back office and point of sale systems, as well as being an experienced corporate account manager and business consultant.

Tessa has extensive project management experience being Prince2 Practitioner qualified and to date holds a BA (Hons) degree in Classics and Classical Archaeology and a number of the CII Financial Planning qualifications from FPC to Business Financial Planning.


Michael Free - Managing Director

Michael has over 20 years experience in the Financial Sevices industry, 9 of which were spent in the Bancassurance sector where he worked for Lloyds TSB in both advisory and management capacities. He is FPC qualified.

Michael, in conjunction with Tessa Lee, is the driving force behind both the firm's overall strategic direction and its insistance on placing the end user at the core of all of our product development.


Chris Coombes - Development Director

Chris Coombes is responsible for the architectural design and development of our software products as well as ensuring that all our solutions conform to the highest technical standards using the latest technologies.

With over 15 years software development experience, Chris has extensive technical experience in financial services software having previously worked as Technical Architect for 1st Software, as well as being Development Manager for Wealth Management Software (WMS) heading up a team of 35 developers.

Chris Coombes

Sim Sangha - Sales Director

Sim Sangha is Head of Sales & Marketing for FinQS.  Having overall responsibility for Business Development, Sim works alongside 2 co-directors offering a great mix of account management, sales generation, software demonstration, and presentation skills.

Sim has 9 years experience in the Financial Services industry, including over 6 years at 1st Software. His experience includes working with a wide range of clients ranging from small businesses through to national financial advisory, mortgage and investment firms helping them to identify and meet their business and regulatory requirements.

To date Sim holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and a number of financial qualifications including FPC, CeMAP and the Investment Management Certificate.