Management Team

Jim Beagle

President and CEO

Jim has worked in the technology, distribution and consulting markets for more than 25 years in director-level positions. As President and CEO Jim brings his expertise of delivering business growth and profitability to BridgeHead worldwide.

He previously was executive vice president of worldwide sales and services at CarbonFlow Corporation. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Extraprise International; divisional vice president of Object Design, Inc.; European director of UIS (one of the companies that formed Sprint) and a number of sales and marketing roles at ICL (now part of Fujitsu).

Jim holds an MBA from Henley Management College, as well as a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston Management College, and a degree from the London School of Economics.

Tony Cotterill

Chairman, Board of Directors; Executive Vice President and Chief Products Officer

Tony has worked in IT for more than 30 years with 25 of those years spent building and managing software businesses in the UK, Netherlands and USA.  As the founder of BridgeHead Software in 1994, Tony continues to lead the organization globally.

He previously managed the European subsidiary of Raxco Software following its merger with UIS, where he had established and led UIS’ overseas divisions to profitability.

Tony’s introduction to data and storage management was as an IT Director responsible for providing IT services to the civil engineering community. It was from this experience that he saw the need for an independent software provider that would focus on the complexities in data management.

Gareth Griffiths

Chief Technology Officer

Gareth has worked with systems design, product management, and leading software development teams for more than 30 years. As a founding member of BridgeHead Software, Gareth is responsible for the development and technology plan for all of BridgeHead’s products and solutions.

He previously led VMS technical development groups at Raxco-UIS and was technical director for software at MTI and subsequently, at MultiStream. Gareth has kept what is now the BridgeHead core development team together through several company mergers and acquisitions. He was instrumental in the management buyout that allowed BridgeHead to acquire and grow the development group and the technology portfolio that is the basis of the company’s business today.

Gareth holds a BA (Hons) in Mathematics from Oxford University.

Michael Ball

Senior Vice President, North America

Mike has worked in healthcare, biopharmaceutical and medical device markets for more than 20 years managing sales, marketing and services functions for European and US businesses. As SVP, North America, Mike uses his industry expertise to guide BridgeHead’s sales, marketing and services activities in the region.

He previously managed the marketing and professional services divisions for InfoMedics, Inc., a pharmaceutical marketing services provider and was a member of the senior management team at Phase Forward Inc., the company that pioneered the industry adoption of web-based clinical trials.

Mike holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from Aberdeen University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The University of London.

Simon Peters

Director of Finance and Administration

Simon has worked in various accounting and financial roles for more than 20 years. As Director of Finance and Administration, Simon is responsible for BridgeHead’s financial reporting and corporate governance functions.

He previously was the UK financial controller at Norman Disney & Young, an Australian engineering consulting services company. Prior to that, he was CFO at Camomille Associates, an investment management company and group financial controller at Eve Group PLC, a construction services company.

Simon qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, with Buzzacott, and holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Accountancy from City University, London.

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