With unmatched, end-to-end solutions and services, we offer a connected world for our customers that powers every vital function of their business, so they can get back to doing what they do best – building great teams and profitable operations.
The Fourth Platform
The Fourth Platform gives operators the actionable insights they need to control costs, scale profitability, improve employee engagement, and maintain compliance.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We embrace equality and inclusion and know that companies whose workforces are diverse in age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and physical ability are more innovative, agile and successful.
We’re committed to facilitating change in our workplace and communities through listening, education, speaking out against injustice, encouraging volunteer efforts, and to being guided and held accountable by our Diversity Committee.
Leaders Across the Globe
Chief Executive Officer
Clinton Anderson joined the company as Chief Executive Officer in 2019. Clinton has a proven track record of innovation and success within the hospitality industry, most recently as President of the Hospitality Solutions business at Sabre, a global public company with over $4 billion in sales. Clinton joined Sabre in 2014, and has served in multiple roles from corporate strategy to managing the Traveler Experience business, to his most recent role leading Sabre Hospitality Solutions providing reservation and operations software to 40,000 hotels in over 160 countries.
Previously, Clinton spent nearly 20 years at Bain & Company where he developed growth, operations and M&A strategy for clients across the United States and Europe.
Chief Operations Officer
Jay Altizer joined Fourth as Chief Operating Officer in 2021. Jay has nearly 30 years of experience leading teams in business services, software implementation, strategy, operations, and product management. Most recently, Jay was the President of GES – a global events services provider with $1.15B in sales and 3500 full time employees across North America, the UK, and Europe. Previously, Jay was SVP and General Manager at Dean Foods, where he served large global hospitality customers such as McDonald’s, Sonic, Darden, Chick-fil-A, and Burger King.
Jay began his career in professional services at Deloitte, where he led systems implementations for large corporate clients such as CKE Restaurants, Inc. He then spent time at Bain and Company leading strategy, M&A, and transformation efforts for global clients across a variety of industries. He also has extensive private equity experience leading diligence, growth, and operational improvement projects as the founder of Falling Branch Advisors.
Jay lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.
Chief Technology Officer
Christian Berthelsen is Chief Technology Officer of HotSchedules and Fourth. Early in his career Christian developed web applications and inventory control solutions at FnBshop.com, a private SaaS company he co-founded and sold to Fourth in 2003. He has over 21 years of software engineering and management experience, and oversees the product roadmap, development and infrastructure of all our software. Christian enjoys scuba diving, Formula One and trips to his native Copenhagen.
Chief Human Resources Officer
With over 20 years of HR experience, Melissa has led HR teams at various Fortune 200 and 500 companies in diverse businesses from technology, to insurance & financial services, to supermarket retail. Prior to joining Fourth, Melissa was the Chief People Officer at LogRhythm. Her mission is to bring out the best in others.
Melissa thrives leading global initiatives in dynamic, fast-paced environments to support business goals and build organizational capability. She is passionate about employee and leadership development including coaching, facilitation, training, and development. A certified Professional in Human Resources, Melissa is a proud Longhorn who holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, an MPA from Texas State University, and professional certifications in Organizational Development, Mediation/Conflict Resolution and professional affiliations with several HR/OD/Coaching organizations.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys traveling internationally and has left her heart permanently in Italy. She loves spending time with her two nephews Gael and Mauro, working out, and reading. She loves most types of music and used to follow her brother’s band around as they toured. Melissa has been married to Tim Wood for 18 years who hails from Dursley, England (for the Harry Potter fans out there). She and Tim are also avid Arsenal Football Club fans.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer John Whitmarsh brings over two decades of financial management expertise to the executive team, having played a pivotal role in growing multiple private equity-backed SaaS and technology companies.
Prior to joining the team, John served as the CFO of Vyze, which was recently acquired by MasterCard. Previously, he was the CFO for Zenoss Inc., a provider of unified IT monitoring and management solutions for physical, virtual and cloud-based IT infrastructures. He also held CFO roles at Century Payments (Worldpay), Misys Transactions Services (Allscripts), Digital Motorworks (ADP) and MessageOne (Dell), where he was named 2009 Best CFO for private companies by the Austin Business Journal. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.
Fourth is Backed By Marlin Equity Partners
With offices in Los Angeles and London, Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management that is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs.
Marlin invests in businesses where their capital base, industry relationships and extensive network of operational resources significantly strengthen a company’s outlook and enhance value. They have a long and successful track record of creating value by adhering to a core set of principles that has proven to be the cornerstone of their success.