Our comprehensive team brings together a depth of knowledge and experience in digital payment technologies and large scale, mission critical systems
We recognise the evolution of digital payments is still in its infancy, and set about creating the technologies that merchants need to retain flexibility, stay in control and stay ahead.
Key to delivering this vision are the people behind it.
Bridge CEO, Brian Coburn, was formerly CIO of Stagecoach Group and led their global digital transformation overseeing the resultant shift to high volumes of digital payments. Brian devised Bridge in response to seeing the challenges faced by large organisations in the race to digitise their businesses; to help them innovate at speed.
Our Chairman, David Reeves has a long and highly successful international executive career including sitting on Sony Japan’s Board and leading Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. David is a highly respected digital leader with a wealth of relevant market experience across, fast moving consumer goods, gaming and digital publishing. With a consistent emphasis on ecommerce and transforming the physical to digital. David now brings this depth of experience to Bridge.
Most importantly, a team of highly skilled, very motivated technologists and payment experts are driving Bridge forward, bringing the collective vision to life, delivering new capabilities and providing our customers with valuable insights into their customers.
The Bridge team has been supported in their goals by the Gloag Investment Group. The Gloag Investment Group owns and manages a diverse portfolio of investments and holds extensive direct experience backing experienced management teams and delivering value in the high growth and technology sectors.
“Consumers have increasing expectations from their online experiences. In terms of personalisation, choice, speed and payment preference. Most of all they want it to work for them. Businesses that fail to adapt to consumer choices and deliver what they need and want will be at a disadvantage. Bridge is the platform that fuels customer satisfaction and delivers on their needs”
CFO to be announced
Ryan joined Bridge in 2018 as a deeply experienced and focussed project and operational manager. He has a sustained record of success; delivering enterprise projects at scale within the financial services and government sectors; combining a deep focus on process and team management with the necessary robust entrepreneurial flair to deliver at pace. He has full responsibility for the ongoing operational management of the business and ensuring successful outcomes from the technical team.
Business Development Director
Stuart has worked with some of the most prominent global IT service companies, including Fiserv, BT and Accenture. For the last 7 years he has been with Fiserv as their Sales Director EMEA focussing on major deals within Core banking and related financial services, whilst also building a re-seller distribution network in Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Tim Watson has 20+ years of experience in brand strategy, advertising and marketing. After running marketing agency Attik in the late 90’s, which was at the time one of the top 10 brand agencies globally and being retained by Nike, he spent 5 years in the Publicis advertising group, running their brand strategy division. Since 2005 Tim has worked with select senior teams, as an independent consultant helping businesses maximise their brand and marketing effectiveness.
David is an experienced international executive and senior consultant specialising in FMCG and publishing, with emphasis on e-commerce and transforming physical companies to digital companies. He is a Board member with multi-national high tech and FMCG blue chip companies including Sony (Japan), RJR Nabisco (USA), Mitsubishi (Japan) and Keywords Intl. plc.
Brian is a passionate technologist with two decades of experience devising and delivering innovative solutions within large, multi-national corporate environments. Formerly CIO of Stagecoach Group plc, Brian led the digital transformation of the group across its divisions globally.
Pauline is a highly experienced executive holding senior positions in Corporate Banking, Private Equity and former CEO of a Pan-European property company.
She holds an MA (Hons) in Politics and Economics and an LLB (Dip PLP), is a Carnegie Scholar and was voted one of the most influential businesswomen in Scotland.
Iain is a highly experienced corporate financier benefitting from having been both principal and advisor throughout the investment cycle.
Dame Ann Gloag (DBE)
Dame Ann is a leading businesswoman, philanthropist and former nurse, who co-founded the international transport company Stagecoach Group. Outside of Stagecoach, her Gloag Investments company invests in a variety of sectors including property, technology and healthcare.
Mike is an experienced board advisor, venture capital investor and start-founder of Inogesis, a platform intelligently connecting innovators and blue-chip organisations to deliver outstanding innovation through collaboration. Prior to co-founding Inogesis Mike was Managing Partner of Restoration Partners working with visionary entrepreneurs including Mel Morris. He also spent over a decade in the venture capital industry with 3i plc, YFM Group, Electra and Acuity Capital.