Meet the Bridge Builders

We’re on a mission to shift power and control back to merchants because payments have become too complicated, inflexible and restrict choices.
We’re pushing the boundaries of payment technology, to build an independent payment orchestration platform, that’s simple to integrate and adopt. A global market place powering billions of transactions globally.

Our leadership team

We aren’t your conventional payments technology company.

We come from a place of frustration and invention. Understanding the challenges and potential opportunities of payments for complex organisations, because we’ve been there.

Our story started at Stagecoach, one of the most integral and iconic transport companies in the UK. Our founder, Brian Coburn transformed legacy systems and pioneered changes in payment technology that created new revenue streams and enhanced customer experiences from one end of the country to another

Brian CoburnChief Executive Officer

Beginning his career at the age of 16 as a trainee at Stagecoach, he worked his way up through the organisation to become chief technology officer, where he gained his appreciation of the importance of payments and the problems facing merchants. His work ethic and creativity stems from his time playing in a rock band, which taught him, in his own words, “to make sure that what you produce is absolutely the best thing that you can”.

David ReevesChairman

David has 40 years experience within multinational companies. He began his career by completing his PhD with Hawker Siddeley in the UK and NASA in the USA. He was appointed Executive Vice President in 1999 and President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (Europe) in 2003 until 2009 when he was appointed to the SONY Board in Tokyo. David brings knowledge of growing multinational Companies through M & A, in depth Fintech Industry experience and developing global strategies in Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and LATAM.

Ryan PaschkeChief Operating Officer

Over a 20 year career, Ryan has experience in diverse sectors such as energy, public sector, finance and start-ups.
Before joining BrIdge, when he wasn’t kayaking off waterfalls, Ryan was pioneering the UK’s first profitable energy from waste enterprise and adding pragmatic delivery to stagnating corporate programmes.

Thomas GillanChief Financial Officer

Thomas has held leadership positions in B2B SaaS technology businesses; working across corporate strategy, international expansion, investor engagement, exit planning as well as founding SIS Ventures.
Outside of work, he spends his time trying to keep up with his kids whilst maintaining his status as an average amateur golfer.

Jacob SpencerHead of Commercial

Armed with commercial leadership roles in a range of successful Saas and eCommerce businesses Jacob immediately understood the importance and value Bridge can offer merchants. He loves nothing more than making the solution to seemingly complex payment challenges simple through the use of innovative tech. Out of work, he will usually be playing, watching or talking about sport.

The wider team

We come from a place of frustration and invention. Understanding the challenges and potential opportunities of payments for complex organisations, because we’ve been there.

Chris MossSoftware Engineer
Scott DelargeyEnterprise Sales Manager
Stefan GladkovLead Developer
Lewis WatsonDeveloper Advocate
Jessica RhodesHead of Marketing
Anna RasburnDeveloper
Jamie Stewart & Kevin Tomlinson
James CoburnDeveloper
Brian Coburn, Thomas Gillan, Jacob Spencer, Ryan PaschkeStrategy Workshop
Richard VanneckDeveloper
Marcin CichockiSenior Developer
Yghor KerscherLead DevOps Engineer
James Coburn , Anna Rasburn, Chris Moss, Richard Vanneck and Andris Vinkalns
Stuart BrandLead DevOps Engineer
Paula ListerFinance and Operations Manager
Jamie StewartSite Reliability Engineer
Scott Delargey, Reece Thomson, Paula Lister and Jessica Rhodes
Michael KeightleyDevOps Engineer
Yghor Kerscher, Marcin Cichocki, Lewis WatsonSenior Developers
Andris VinkalnsAndroid Developer
Simon ReidLead Automation Tester
Reece ThomsonSales and Marketing Executive
Steven RaesideSenior Automation Tester
Kevin TomlinsonDevOps Engineer

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