Gospel Technology is a team of enterprise professionals that are passionate about the secure and ethicial use of data. We firmly believe that modern corporations need to put securing their data at the heart of what they do.
It’s part of what we call the new data culture.
Gospel Technology’s philosophy is that individuals and companies should have the right to share and leverage their data with absolute trust and no fear of malicious, unethical or accidental exploitation.
Perimeterless architectures are already being pushed by forward-thinking teams who demand to share and utilise all the information available to them. The trouble is they don’t have the right tools to enable them to do it effectively and securely.
We want to help all those organisations trapped by their own processes and the technology they currently have, and who can’t realise the true potential of their data. We want to increase accountability of data and create good business practices where companies and individuals are assume responsible for their actions because every transaction is recorded.
Ian is an entrepreneur and a vastly experienced enterprise technology executive, having worked in various consulting and in-house roles within the sector over the last 20 years.
Before founding Gospel Technology in 2016, Ian was the founder and CTO of Butterfly Software, a data analytics and migration software company acquired by IBM in September 2012. After which he took on a worldwide Vice President of Product Management role for IBM.
Prior to Butterfly, Ian was involved in solving some of the largest and most complex infrastructure and data problems in enterprise business. He built HSBC’s enterprise infrastructure and worked for the likes of Dell, Deutsche Bank and Lloyds TSB Group.
While gaining a wealth of experience working in enterprise business, Ian noticed a clear disconnect between how enterprise businesses use their data and how they collaborate. He founded Gospel Technology to help solve this issue and enforce the fundamentals of ethics in business through the ethical use of data.
Ian holds a BSc Geology from University of Sheffield
Twitter handle: @iantsmith
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-smith-a803701/
Malcolm is a highly seasoned information technology executive, whose career spans over 50 years in the IT industry covering a wide range of operational, technical and management roles.
Malcolm spent 25 years of his career successfully working for large US global corporations, with a particular focus on the high-speed networking and data storage sectors, including Hitachi Data Systems, Network Systems Corp. and Storagetek. In these roles, he excelled at managing large teams, as well as providing integrated hardware, software and networked business solutions to blue chip accounts, through both direct and indirect sales channels throughout Europe.
His roles have included sales and marketing management, managing director, general manager and corporate officer.
Malcolm previously worked closely with Ian Smith building Butterfly Software before it was acquired by IBM in 2012.
Mark is an international finance and operations executive, with a strong commercial focus and particular expertise and experience in the SaaS space.
He has a proven track record of developing strategies that help complex, global businesses consistently hit revenue and profitability targets, having played leading roles in initiatives including M&A, structuring sales transactions, identifying new market opportunities and rebalancing commercial investments.
Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse. His career has included several financial leadership positions prior to his role as Gospel’s Chief Financial Officer, including six years as Vice President Finance Europe for Ariba prior to the acquisition by SAP.
Mark is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant (ACA) and holds a BSc (Hons) Chemistry from Kings College London
Twitter handle: @marklubienski
Reuben has 15 years’ experience in web and software development, having occupied multiple technical roles since 2003.
Reuben joined Gospel 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 was in charge of 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.
Twitter handle: @libellous
Kevin is responsible for the Go-To-Market Strategy at Gospel, where he works alongside the senior management team to ensure that the Gospel purpose aligns with wider market requirements.
With over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, Kevin has worked for leading corporates such as StorageTek, Symantec, IDC and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, as well as successfully launching and repositioning other innovative technology vendors.
Kevin is now using his strong commercial acumen and ability to interpret both technical and executive objectives, along with the ability to validate planning and strategy into operational excellence to coordinate a consistent and client-centric approach to Gospel’s engagements.
Kevin holds an MSc Marketing (Distinction) from University of South Wales and a postgraduate diploma (DipM) from Chartered Institute of Marketing
Twitter handle: @BaileyK62
Rob has over 20 years of experience across multiple continents, in accelerating growth and building first-class global teams for startups.
As Head of Field Operations at Gospel Technology, Rob is focused on maximising customer success through the functions of delivery and presales. Previously Rob ran global sales engineering at MapR, one of the top Big Data vendors, doubling growth every year through his four years of tenure. Prior to MapR, Rob was EMEA CTO for the Isilon division of EMC, a global leader in enabling information technology as a service (ITaaS). In his thirteen years at EMC/Isilon, Rob was promoted through a series of technical, commercial and leadership roles, taking the company to IPO and eventually a $2.5b acquisition by EMC.
Rob holds an M.Sc. from the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and holds eleven patents.
Twitter handle: @robsbytes
Roger Ehrenberg is the founder and Managing Partner of IA Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York City. IA is managing $315M across three funds and is currently investing out of its $160M third fund. Roger previously was an active angel investor through IA Capital Partners, a seed-stage investment firm focused on digital media and financial technology. Earlier in his career, Roger served as President and CEO of DB Advisors, was Global co-head of Deutsche Bank’s Strategic Equity Transactions Group, and was an investment banker at Citibank in derivatives, capital structuring and Mergers & Acquisitions.
Roger currently sits on the Boards of Gospel Technology, Mighty, Octane Lending and TransferWise, and until recently was lead investor in and Board Member of The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD). He is also a Board observer of Debtsy, InfoSum, MemSQL, PlaceIQ, Robin Healthcare, Sight Machine, Signifyd and TellusLabs. Formerly, he served on the boards of Buddy Media (sold to Salesforce), Global Bay Mobile Technologies (sold to VeriFone) and Simple (sold to BBVA). Roger sits on the External Advisory Boards of both the Ross School of Business and the School of Information at the University of Michigan, as well as serving as a member of the Data & Society Council of the Data Science Institute at Columbia University.
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.
Roger blogs at https://medium.com/@infoarbitrage and tweets at @infoarbitrage.
IA Ventures is an early stage venture firm based in NYC but with investments in LA, SF, Toronto and the UK. We love getting involved very early, often seeding companies before a dollar of revenue has been generated. The three partners, Roger, Brad and Jesse, each do their own work, eschewing the notion of leverage from junior staff. We are small, hands-on and deeply engaged.
Salesforce is the fastest growing top five enterprise software company and the #1 CRM provider globally. Salesforce Ventures—the company’s corporate investment group—invests in the next generation of enterprise technology that extends the power of the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, helping companies connect with their customers in entirely new ways. Portfolio companies receive funding as well as access to the world’s largest cloud ecosystem and the guidance of Salesforce’s innovators and executives. With Salesforce Ventures, portfolio companies can also leverage Salesforce's expertise in corporate philanthropy by joining Pledge 1% to make giving back part of their business model. Salesforce Ventures has invested in more than 275 enterprise cloud startups in 17 different countries since 2009.