The Gospel Technology team all share the same passion and drive around how our customers’ share their data and the data of others, and the cutting-edge technologies required to fix these problems that have been around for decades.
Our team is built on a solid foundation. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty, we’re not afraid to challenge the norm, we’re here to change the world.
With offices in Central London and San Francisco servicing EMEA and the United States West Coast, our team is rich with problem solvers, creative minds, coding geniuses, and those couldn’t-survive-without-you humans. From Italian to Portuguese, Spanish to English – we bring together some of the best diverse talent in the world to create a team who share a firm belief in what we’re here to do.
Meet our team.
Run: Nick Melis
Nick was the first to join the Gospel development team back in January 2017. He went through the early days prototype phases working on the core architecture and infrastructure and contributing to the development of most of the components in the Gospel platform. His background is in backend enterprise architecture and, before joining Gospel, he has worked for various companies in the Consulting, Finance, Online Gaming/Betting and Food/Retail sector. When he's not working, Nick is employed at home as a full-time dad, travelling (whenever he can), keeping busy with DIY or gardening at home, or making amazing beats on the drums!
Run: Shyja Prabhu
Shyja works closely with various cross functional teams to obtain a clear understanding of the features provided by the platform. As a technical communicator, one needs a combination of solid technical grasp and knowledge and succinctly conveying it to the intended target audience. This means, bridging the gap between what the product offers and what the user needs. In her spare time, Shyja loves to travel, volunteer, read, write blogs. She also considers herself as a beginner in the field of photography and indoor/outdoor rock climbing.
Run: Kim Hammonds
Kim is Founder of Mangrove Digital Group, a consulting firm that helps innovative entrepreneurs start and grow. Kim is a global leader with transformational experience across automotive, technology, aerospace and financial services with a focus on engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, technology, operations, purchasing and real estate. She was the former CIO of Boeing and the COO of Deutsche Bank. Kim currently sits on the public company Board of Directors of Tenable, Zoom, Box and Cloudera. She is also on the private company boards of Cumulus Networks and Segment, and serves as acting Senior Advisor for Apptio, Productiv, Callsign and Scala Computing.
Run: Roger Ehrenberg
Roger is Founder and Managing Partner of IA Ventures, and early-stage venture capital firm located in New York City. Previously Roger was an active angel investor through IA Capital Partners, a seed-stage investment firm focused on digital media and financial technology. Roger currently sits on the boards of Gospel Technology, Mighty, Octane Lending, and TransferWise. Roger holds an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Management from Columbia Business School and a BBA in Finance, Economics and Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Run: Robin Smith
Robin works in Technical Sales at Gospel Technology, which means he's great at translation - from a customer's line of business requirements to Sales speak, then Technical and back again. He really wants to ensure we understand exactly what you are trying to achieve and that we deliver you a great solution that solves real business issues with our robust platform. He brings us over 25 years' experience helping enterprises manage security & compliance challenges in their network, electronic messaging and data security infrastructures, subjects which he regularly speaks and occasionally blogs about. Prior to Gospel Technology, Robin spent over 10 years with Actiance, growing them from a 2 person team in EMEA & APAC to 16 when they were acquired. This followed on from a series of Technical Leadership roles across Pre-Sales, Professional Services & Post-Sales Support for software resellers and manufacturers establishing their businesses in the region. Robin holds a joint honours Computer Science & French degree from Essex University, which led him out of a weekend job doing Quality Assurance testing for Reuters into Wollongong, way back in the days when a TCP/IP stack was something you bought. He failed miserably to sell his teenage children on the merits of email and is now studying to become an emoji ninja.
Run: Matt Taylor
Matt is the Chief Operating Officer, joining Gospel in early 2019. Prior to this he created and led the global commercial function of Matrixx Software for 9 years, establishing them as a leading provider of Digital transformation software in the TMT space. Earlier experience includes sales leadership roles in Portal Software & Oracle working in both the EMEA & Asia Pacific regions. Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, alongside his other interests of playing golf (often not that well) and following his home football team - Leicester City.
Liz’s position at Gospel is Quality Assurance Lead. Her role involves ensuring the resource planning and management of testing is effective to maintain the products quality, as well as resolving any issues that impede testing. Liz has been with Gospel for almost two years and enjoys the exciting yet challenging environment, as she’s constantly learning and evolving in her role. In her spare time, Liz likes to keep active by going to the gym, eating and socialising with friends.
Run: Reuben Thompson
Reuben joined Gospel Technology from Experian Marketing Services, where he was most recently responsible for the software development and product management functions for the Alchemy Social, Promote and Intelligent Audiences product lines. Prior to that, he worked for a VAR, where he ran e-commerce and internal line of business applications. Across these roles, Reuben gained extensive experience of managing large-scale software projects, scalable, distributed, service-oriented software architectures, and how to satisfy complex and divergent compliance requirements (FCA, PCI, etc). As Vice President for Technology at Gospel, Reuben is responsible for all platform and product development activities. Outside work, Reuben enjoys travel, landscape photography and live music and is a keen cyclist.
Run: Ben Lowe
Ben is the Head of New Business and has been with Gospel Technology since its inception. He works with our customers to solve pressing data security and cost challenges with our technology. Prior to Gospel, Ben spent 6 years with IBM (following the acquisition of BigFix in 2011) working with the most progressive cloud and data security solutions in the UK and Europe. Outside of work, Ben spends his time cycling, on motorbike trips and with his family including a very active Labrador!
Run: Jack Hampton
Jack looks after business development and account management at Gospel Technology. His day to day sees him working with customers around the problems of data security and access control within (and beyond) their enterprise. Topics range from GDPR compliance, zero-knowledge proofs, Machine Learning and AI. When he’s not in the office, Jack is a keen restaurant visitor, reader and sport fan fanatic.
Run: Rushi Joshi
As part of the Gospel development team, Rushi works on the User Interface, integrating Gospel with other tools and softwares and working on core elements of the Gospel architecture. When he’s not suited and booted, Rushi enjoys staying fit, listening to music and following sports such as cricket and football.
Run: Igor Djordjevic
Igor is the new kid on the block, who, like many here at Gospel, left the corporate world behind to dive head first into the start-up life. He was brought in as the Delivery Programme Manager to utilise his managerial skillset and delivery knowledge attained over many years as a technology management consultant. When not diligently working at Gospel, Igor will spend most of his time out with friends, traveling around the world or cooking in the kitchen with the music turned all the way up!
Run: Luke Ashworth
Luke works mostly on the core infrastructure of the Gospel ledger, helping to build out a scalable and performant architecture. With a background working at companies dealing in enterprise data sharing, Luke’s passionate about building a safer more accountable way for companies to collaborate. When not at work, he’ll mostly be found cooking, gardening or at the gym.
Run: Kirsty Cotton
Kirsty works with the sales team to find new business opportunities for Gospel Technology and to discover new business problems that Gospel can help solve. When she’s not at work, you can find Kirsty either at the West End of London watching the latest shows, or in the latest food haunt trying new cuisines.
Run: Elliott Whiting
As DevOps Manager, Elliott keeps all of Gospel’s servers running, managing updates and upgrades to new software. Speed, reliability and security are the goal. The Gospel software can be installed in a variety of different environments, so there's always new things to learn about the best way to set it up. Outside of the office, Elliott likes to keep fit and play music. He’s not combining both interests and playing stages big enough to run around on yet, but you can dream, can’t you?
Run: Aidan Walsh
Aidan is one of Gospel Technology’s web developers, with experience predominantly in .NET and web technologies, as well as software development. He is responsible for helping to develop the Gospel Platform™ and enjoys delivering a successful and ground breaking new product. Outside the office you can find Aidan cooking up a storm and listening to music as well as looking for new holiday adventures.
Run: Aline Bezerra
Aline is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for the Gospel Platform. Passionate about technology and customer-centric marketing, she is supporting the organisation on its data strategy journey to unlock the power of data control and security. When she’s not in the office, you can find Aline riding around London on her scooter.
Run: Holly Burgess
Holly is responsible for the overall global branding, messaging and identity of Gospel Technology. Her day-to-day is filled with digital strategy, creativity, content and campaign management. When she’s OOO, you can find Holly trying to balance her latest series-binge and intake of all thing’s food, with runs around one of London’s beautiful commons or HIIT classes at the gym.
Run: Johnny Greenfield
Johnny is responsible for new business accounts and growing the enterprise account base at Gospel Technology. Outside of work he loves live music as well as getting to the gym when possible. Travelling is a big part of Johnny’s life, and one of his goals is to get away to different places as often as possible!
Run: Steve Ashby
Steve is responsible for ensuring that product documentation and the user experience is kept up to date. His role requires him to help plan the development of the current and future feature range of the product. When he’s not in the office, Steve loves to cook and is always exploring different cultural styles. What’s on the menu at the moment? Dishes with Asian and Middle Eastern spices. Steve is also a big sports fan - mainly rugby, cricket and American football. For some downtime, Soul & R&B music plays a big part and he likes going to see live bands, preferably at smaller music venues for the intimacy and atmosphere. Family are very important to Steve and regular family gatherings are a must.
Run: Rosa del Rio
Rosa is Gospel’s Head of Engineering and is responsible for all aspects of engineering management and guides the development team’s work to deliver the overall vision of the product. Having joined us as Lead Developer, she was rapidly promoted to management. Prior to Gospel, Rosa was Lead Software Developer at Experian Marketing Services, where she contributed to the software development and design for Alchemy Social, Promote and Intelligent Audiences. Before that, she worked in Deimos Space as Project Engineer, being part of the design, implementation and migration of the Ground Segment Performance Monitoring Facility for satellites of the Spanish Defence Ministry and European Space Agency, making her our resident rocket scientist. When the clock strikes 5pm Rosa loves to hike, travel and enjoys trying all types of food from different places.
Run: Lola Payne
Lola is responsible for monitoring the software engineering processes used to ensure the company is producing a high-quality product. A typical day for Lola usually consists of vigorous testing which may lead to defects being raised, as well as suggestions for improvements that can made to the system. Sometimes to increase efficiency, Lola sits with the developers and observes regressed fixed bugs or new features to see that they’re functioning as expected. Outside of the office walls, Lola can be found socialising with mates, eating, travelling and eating some more!
Run: Ioanna Troulllinos
Jo works closely with the Development and Sales teams to guide concepts from development to launch. As a product manager Jo shapes The Gospel Platform™ to deliver high performance integration products and services which our customers value and need. As part of a big fat Greek and Cypriot family, Jo loves exploring the Mediterranean and it’s safe to say she has a genuine addiction to great food! The end of 2019 will see a new addition to the family - she can’t wait to become a new parent with added adventures, complexity and love that will come with it.
Run: Kelly Browning
As Gospel’s resident wordsmith, Kelly is responsible for leading the company’s global content and communications strategy, with an emphasis on market engagement in the US. In April 2019 Kelly opened Gospel’s regional office in San Francisco, CA as part of their expansion to the West Coast. When Kelly is not creating and editing content and managing key partner relationships, you’ll likely find her out running in Golden Gate Park, visiting the tasting rooms in California wine country, or spending time in the City by the Bay with her husband and their two cats.
Run: Trent Kalisch-Smith
Trent is a member of the founding team and resident Aussie. He is known as the guy who jumped off straight off the plane and joined Gospel. Despite his home being in the Sales team, Trent has been involved in lots of roles and has recently led the technical delivery of Gospel into NGA HR. Outside of Gospel, Trent typically spends weekends in another country or around the UK. Catch him when he’s visiting London next, and he’ll give you a great demo of Gospel.
Run: lan Marshall
Ian has been working with Gospel since inception and has supported the development of the financial and business administration processes. When he’s not in the office, Ian is usually following sport and is an avid Spurs fan.
Run: Ian Smith
Technology and data obsessed Ian is the founder of Gospel Technology. Prior to 2016 he worked for IBM as their Vice President of Product Management, built HSBC’s enterprise infrastructure and worked for the likes of Dell, Deutsche Bank and Lloyds TSB Group and has always been involved in solving some of the largest and most complex infrastructure and data problems in enterprise business. It’s only natural then, that after he noticed a clear disconnect between how enterprise businesses use their data and how they collaborate, he founded Gospel Technology. When he’s not busy in the office, Ian’s family keeps him busy.