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”.
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 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.
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.