Meet the BR-DGE 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. We understand 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.

Thomas GillanChief Executive 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.

Brian CoburnChief Strategy 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.

Kenny ScottChief Technology Officer

With nearly 20 years' experience in payments spanning roles from Software Engineer to Senior Leadership positions at Mastercard and DataCash, Kenny has led a wide variety of engineering and analyst teams across the globe. Kenny has a passion for continuous improvement in people, process and technology. Away from work, Kenny enjoys spending time with his daughters, playing various musical instruments, and staying fit by running and cycling.

Jacob SpencerCommercial Director

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

Our team is comprised of Designers, Developers, Project Managers, and Product Owners, who collaborate cross functionally to deliver our cutting-edge payment orchestration platform.

Chris MossSoftware Engineer
Lewis WatsonDeveloper Advocate
Our tech team and CTO chatting at the office launch party
Ula DrzazgaJava Developer
Jessica RhodesHead of Marketing
James CoburnDeveloper
Jamie Stewart & Kevin Tomlinson
Emily WhalleyTravel Vertical Sales Manager
Reece Thomson, Paula Lister and Jessica Rhodes
Stuart BrandLead DevOps Engineer
Kevin TomlinsonDevOps Engineer
Jamie StewartSite Reliability Engineer
Emily Christianson, Reece Thomson and Patryk Wargacki
Michael KeightleyDevOps Engineer
BR-DGE Builders at our office opening party!
Simon ReidLead Automation Tester
Brian Coburn, Kenny Scott, Jacob Spencer, Thomas Gillan
Tom VoadenHead of Partnerships
Team photo at our October social
Steven RaesideSenior Automation Tester
Paula ListerHead of Finance
Our dev team all suited up in their BR-DGE Builder hoodies at our last social event!
Rebecca RobsonSenior Marketing Executive
Joe TaylorAccount Executive
Emily ChristiansonPartnerships Manager
John HewisonSenior Software Engineer
Patryk WargackiMarketing Executive
Seb CecilSenior Business Development Representative
Gary ClarkFrontend Engineer
Craig BanachFull Stack Engineer
Chris ConnorSoftware Engineer
Jack StrachanBusiness Development Representative
Adam RailtonHead of Sales Development
Gerard SavageTechnical Architect
Stuart DoddsEngineering Manager
Andrius GuntarskisFinance Manager
Andrew CoburnJava Developer
Robbie DixonSenior Automation Tester
Priya NimaniSenior Automation Tester

We are always looking to the future

Our product is only as good as the people behind it and it is our future-thinking that keeps us one step ahead. If you want to be part of our journey, take a look at our vacancies, or get in touch.