Forge

Connecting Buildings & People

MEET THE CORE team

  • Wayne Lee

    Co-founder and Director

    Straight talking is the name of the game. Wayne has over 20 years’ experience in web, digital media and mobile technology industries. He says it like it is.

  • Paul Speariett

    Co-founder and Director

    Passionate and a fountain of knowledge (with occasional cringe worthy Dad jokes) Paul has over 20 years in the security industry up his sleeve working with big names like Tesla, Apple and John Lewis and Partners.

  • Steve Taylor

    Managing Director

    Often said to be ‘the man with a plan’ Steve brings Forge a wealth of experience from the electronic security industry. He has managed multiple successful businesses and uses this know-how to ensure Forge runs smoothly.

  • Bastiaan Koekkoek

    Business Development Manager

    With the best beard in the company, Bastiaan has worked across a number of multi-functional operational teams in the hospitality and PropTech sectors. He knows the importance of great visitor experience and how to achieve it.

  • Alexis Vergez

    Key Accounts

    He’s French and loves cycling, but Alexis also loves Forge. Having been on the other side of the fence as a customer, Alexis knows what our customers need and as our Key Accounts person delivers on this and more.

  • Corrie de Vries

    Marketing Communications

    The only Kiwi in the team, Corrie takes an All Black ‘all or nothing’ approach to marketing. Managing everything across Forge’s website, social, partner and customer communications.

  • Nick Claridge

    Operations Manager

    Nick ensures that our customers on-board smoothly with no hassle. With a military operation like approach to tasks, you can count on Nick to get the job done.

  • Mark Middleton

    Senior Architect

    Microsoft Azure specialist and self-confessed ‘code nerd’, Mark joins Forge to ensure our solutions are top-notch and deliver speed, ease and competitive advantage for customers.

  • Joe Kellaway

    Software Developer

    With the 2nd best beard, Joe is our resident adrenaline junkie, who loves a rollercoaster, the faster, the better. He’s Forge’s newest team member, using his in-depth knowledge of software development to make our solutions smarter.

  • Mylo

    Office Dog

    He’s a dream and an excuse to have a cute dog picture on here.