The Connex Group employs a team of experienced industry experts dedicated to delivering excellent outcomes for our clients. At the center is an outstanding management team who remain committed to driving innovation and excellence at all levels of the company. Their leadership provides a crucial blend of experience and vision that is redefining what an information consulting company should be.
Ted Yang | Chairman
Ted Yang is a board member and Chairman (non-executive) of The Connex Group. Previously, he spent more than 15 years in the Capital Markets industry with senior executive roles at leading banks and hedge funds including Citi, Citadel Group and Bridgewater Associates.
Ted is Founder and Managing Partner of the Stamford Innovation Center, and an active angel investor. He is also Chairman of ChemPacific Corporation and is on the board or advisory board of several other companies.
Ted received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Benjamin Collins | Partner
Benjamin Collins is a Founder and Partner at The Connex Group. With more than 15 years of experience in the business information industry, he is also a member of the board and the company's management committee.
Ben previously held various senior management roles with leading media and business intelligence firms in both the US and Europe, including Senior Vice President for London International Television, where he was in charge of all US business. He holds a degree in Law from University College London. Ben lives with his wife and two children in New Jersey.
Andrew Johnson | Partner
Andrew Johnson is a Founder and Partner at The Connex Group. His responsibilities include oversight of the company's Business Information group and qualification team. He is a member of the board and the company's management committee.
Andrew previously held senior management roles in the software, media and business information industries in company's across Europe, Africa, Australia and the US. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Post Graduate degree from Otago University in New Zealand. He is the father of Sofia and Thomas residing with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.
David Martinelli | Partner
In his capacity as Partner at The Connex Group, David Martinelli leads the company's Client Relations team. Under David's leadership, Connex has seen exponential growth. He is also a member of the Connex management committee.
Prior to joining Connex, David studied business at The University of Texas at Austin and garnered more than 18 years combined experience in consultative business-to-business sales and business development, including serving as a Vice President at Washington Mutual and a Senior Manager at ICM Consulting. David resides in New Jersey with his wife and son Miles.
Julia Douthart | Chief Marketing Officer
Julia Douthart is the Chief Marketing Officer for The Connex Group. She oversees the marketing strategy throughout the organization and ensures effective internal and external communication. Julia is also responsible for content and market intelligence strategy for Connex business units.
Prior to her position at Connex, Julia held leadership roles in New York based business intelligence and strategic marketing firms. She holds a Bachelors of Science with graduate studies in Computer Science. She lives portions of her life in both New York and Seattle with her beloved daughter Alexandria.