PE-backed Togetherwork hires three

New York City-based Togetherwork, a provider of group management software and payments, has named Neal Keltz and Ken McDonald as general managers of business units and Chester Ritchie as senior vice president of payments. Togetherwork was backed by GI Partners.


Togetherwork, the emerging leader in Group Management Software and Payments, today announced that three new senior executives have joined the leadership team in new roles: Neal Keltz and Ken McDonald as General Managers of Business Units and Chester Ritchie as Senior Vice President of Payments. All three executives are joining Togetherwork at a time of rapid expansion and will play a key role in driving the company forward through the next stage of growth.

Mr. Keltz will serve as GM of Togetherwork’s Mission-Driven Business Unit. He brings over 15 years of software and payments experience to Togetherwork. Neal spent the past six years at Travelclick, most recently as SVP, Business Intelligence/CRM Product Development and Operations culminating in the recent sale of the company to Amadeus for $1.5 billion. Prior to that, he spent eight years at American Express in a variety of product, marketing and business development roles in the Consumer, Small Business, and Technology divisions.

Mr. McDonald will serve as GM of Togetherwork’s, Recreation and Leisure Business Unit. He brings over 20 years of software experience to Togetherwork. For the past eight years, Ken was at TeamSnap, a leading provider of software to sports teams and clubs, where he was GM of the company’s B2C Business. Prior to that, Ken served as the company’s Chief Growth Officer. Before his time at TeamSnap, Ken was VP Marketing, Product Management and Account Management at Lifepics for eight years, where he helped the company scale to over 12 million customers. Earlier in his career, Ken worked in venture capital and at Oracle. An expert in online customer acquisition, Ken is co-author of How to Acquire Your First Million Customers: Scaling Your Online Business by Laying the Foundation for Growth (2017).

Mr. Ritchie will serve as Togetherwork’s SVP of Payments. He has over 25 years of executive experience in a wide variety of payments companies. Most recently, Chester was President of Nodus Technologies, a leader in integrated payments solutions for small and mid-sized companies, which was acquired by EVO Payments in 2018. Prior to that, as SVP and Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships for US operations, Chester was part of the leadership team at Worldpay that saw the company through a period of explosive growth under private equity ownership culminating in the largest fintech IPO ever in 2015.

“I’m really excited to welcome Neal, Ken and Chester to Togetherwork. Each of them brings significant experience and a track record of success that will help propel us to the next level.” said Neil Platt, CEO of Togetherwork. “Neal and Ken have the product and sales experience we need to grow our core software business, and Chester’s deep expertise in payments will benefit us as we continue to enhance the depth and breadth of our integrated payments. Just as important, all three have extensive experience driving results quickly in high-growth privately owned companies.

About Togetherwork
Togetherwork is a leader in software and payments for groups and organizations of all kinds, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues, and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. Togetherwork’s operating companies serve multiple verticals including fraternities, sororities, religious congregations, sports leagues, summer camps, charities, and cultural and educational institutions. Togetherwork has more than 450 employees. The company is headquartered in New York City.