Meet the Team

We're here to benefit our community by making sure that giving tzedakah is as tax-efficient and simple as possible.

Chairman
Yitzchok Katz
y.katz@achisomoch.org

As our chairman, Yitzchok has been with ACC since its inception. With more than 50 years of IT/Systems experience, he is the main architect of the acclaimed online system used by our clients. With decades of work experience as a senior executive of many organisations – in both the private and charity sectors – he offers unparalleled insights into marketing, finance and charity compliance. Apart from AAC matters, he spends the other 25 hours of his day leading the very active Golders Green Beth Hamedrash (GGBH) Welfare Committee, and serving as senior trustee of Gateshead Yeshiva Alumni – not to mention many other communal projects.

Trustee
Jacky Emanuel

Jacky is a South African expat who lives in North West London and works in the construction industry. Having studied at Gateshead Yeshiva for five years, he is involved in many communal initiatives and has been a trustee of AAC for more than 20 years. Like his late father-in-law, David Chontow – one of our founders – Jacky strives to help the public to give Tzedokoh efficiently, ensuring that all profits are dedicated to the furtherance of Jewish education.

Trustee
Akiva Hackenbroch

Akiva is group finance director of one of the UK’s largest privately owned property companies, and has been involved with Achisomoch for more than 10 years. Having trained as an accountant and tax adviser – Akiva has decades of experience as a trustee of various charities – he brings with him a wealth of knowledge with regards to tax, accounting and compliance matters. Akiva is also a trustee of Mesila UK, PaL and is governor of Torah Temimah Primary School.

Trustee
Eli Katz

Eli joined as a trustee in 2019, but has “lived” Achisomoch for almost 40 years; his father is our co-founder and chairman, while his mother ran the company’s operations for 20 years. By day, Eli is CEO and founder of technology information company XConnect, as well as co-founder and chairman of the Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association (ITSPA) in the UK. In his “spare time”, he serves as either a chairman or trustee of various UK charities, including Chomesh L’Chinuch, Shema Koli and NW London School Planning Committee. In his “youth”, he was a GGBH Board member and MGS School Governor for many years.

Trustee
Richard Denton
r.denton@achisomoch.org

Richard has been a trustee of AAC since 2018. Having trained with the national firm, Eversheds, before working with Addleshaw Goddard for five years, Richard joined Stock Fraser Denton in August 2006 from the West End and became an equity partner in November 2008. Following a successful merger, Richard is managing partner and head of private clients at OGR Stock Denton. He specialises in wills, trusts, estate planning and the administration of estates. Richard was instrumental in the development of Noam Primary School to its new site, and remains a trustee. He is also a trustee of a number of other charities, as well as various communal endeavours.

CEO
Matti Fruhman
m.fruhman@achisomoch.org

Matti was recently appointed our CEO in June 2020. He leads AAC’s strategic direction and oversees the smooth running of the organisation, including operations, IT and compliance. With more than 10 years of leadership experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, he is passionate about putting this knowledge to good use, making giving as easy as possible.

Co-Deputy Head of Operations
Aidel Katzel
a.katzel@achisomoch.org

As a qualified Accounts Technician specialising in FRS105 Company Accounts & Tax Returns, and Payroll Management, Aidel works with a range of companies, from the financial industry to retail shops and service companies, with a special interest in the charity sector.

Co-Deputy Head of Operations
Shuli Chody
s.chody@achisomoch.org

Having studied Business Management and Accounting and graduating with honours in 2015, Shuli is committed to running the office with its trademark efficiency, providing clients and charities alike with the service they deserve.

Head of IT
Isi Schnitzer
i.schnitzer@achisomoch.org

Isi joined Achisomoch in March 2020 as Head of IT on a part-time basis. He brings over 20 years’ valuable experience, covering numerous industry and services sectors. His technical, practical and commercial skills have been developed through successful roles as a consultant, project manager, IT manager and CTO. Working both in the UK and overseas, Isi built his expertise on the foundations of a degree in computing followed by considerable commercial exposure.

Product and Marketing Consultant
Jono Milner

Jono has worked in product management and marketing across multiple sectors, from technology to education. With an interest in organisations that benefit local chinuch, Jono has volunteered with AAC since 2015, assisting in the development of the online platform and other ongoing initiatives.

Project Manager
David Kahan
d.kahan@achisomoch.org

David has been part of the AAC team since 2017, ensuring that all of our online products are efficient, and overseeing integrations with other fundraising platforms. He is dedicated to improving our services and ensuring that they remain a vital resource for charitable giving.

IT Developer
David Mirwis
d.mirwis@achisomoch.org

With more than 30 years of experience in IT – building marketing systems in the insurance and finance industries for FTSE 100 companies – David has been facilitating the day-to-day running of AAC since mid-2012.

IT Developer
Shalom Solomon
s.solomon@achisomoch.org

Shalom has been an AAC developer for over 12 years, and has more than 23 years of experience in software development and IT. He works with the rest of the development team to build new features and ensure that our systems are running smoothly.

Compliance Administrator
Leah Goodwin
l.goodwin@achisomoch.org

Leah joined us in early 2019, bringing more than a decade of experience in the charity sector. With increasingly stringent HMRC and Charity Commission regulations, the ACC Compliance Team constantly monitors grants and reviews procedures to ensure that clients’ funds are secure.

Compliance Administration
Ruchelle Benedikt
r.benedikt@achisomoch.org

Ruchelle is part of the compliance team and assists with the day-to-day functioning of the department. Her focus is to ensure KYC standards for both charities and clients are always up to date.

Administrator
Reisi Lebrett
r.lebrett@achisomoch.org

Reisi joined Achisomoch in February 2021. Her role is to liaise with both charities and clients and ensure that access to the service runs smoothly. She has previous office and administrative experience and uses these skills to provide quality customer service.

Administrator
Esther Guttentag
e.guttentag@achisomoch.org

As part of AAC’s operations team, Esther ensures that vouchers are processed at record speed. She has a passion for providing a high-quality service and helping both clients and charities. She is proud to be a part of this vital community organisation.