StayPrivate sparked into life in 2014, when Andrew and Rob were working on an innovative retail investment product for a FTSE100 financial services company.

The product met a clear need and the company wanted to accelerate sales but the product needed explaining carefully to investors. We could do this, but the problem was how could we prove we had done so to regulators, maybe years later. Signatures at the bottom of legal documents would count for little.

What was needed was a secure, transparent electronic record of the private conversation leading to the sale. But the technology to deliver this simply did not exist.

Moreover, the need to be able to communicate securely, privately and conveniently was not limited to financial services. It applied to any organization providing a service to individuals. Moreover, individuals had just as much, if not more, need to be able to communicate and keep important documents private as did businesses.

A few years later and StayPrivate is a thriving business, delivering and keeping millions of documents and emails safe every day for individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses across a wide range of sectors, including legal, education, medical, social care and, of course, financial services.


Andrew Brogden

Founder & CEO

Andrew was born in Manchester, UK. He has a first class degree in Mathematics and a masters in Mathematics, both from Cambridge University.

Andrew started his career as a management consultant, before moving into derivatives trading. He worked in financial services for over fifteen years, building and heading up trading businesses, specialising in cutting edge technology and mathematical models.

Andrew has a proven track record of advising, developing and investing in successful technology businesses, including Snapchat and Redgate Software.

Rob Reid

Founder & COO

Rob was born in Scotland. He has a first class degree in Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics from Heriot-Watt University and is a qualified actuary.

Rob began his career as a risk manager before moving into financial product design. He worked for nearly twenty years in the banking sector, most notably at NatWest and Santander, running teams that specialised in designing and distributing new products to the retail market.

With his senior level experience in client communication, service, regulation and risk, Rob was one of the first to see the opportunity in the convergence of technological advancements with regulatory changes such as MiFID II, GDPR and the like - what is now known as 'RegTech'.

Huw Parker

Head of Information Security

Huw was born in Bristol, UK. He has a first class degree in Natural Sciences and a masters in Computing, both from Cambridge University.

Huw is a Certified Information Security Systems Professional with over twenty years' experience designing, developing and maintaining software solutions for the defence industry and other sectors, working for organisations such as the UK Ministry of Defence and NATO.

Huw is an expert in modern information security techniques and practices. His knowledge helps us to ensure that we do what we say and look after your information properly at all times.

Adrian Barnard

Commercial Director

Adrian is an experienced technology & telecoms professional and industry commentator. He has founded, built and sold two multi-million-pound award-winning businesses, Modern Communications and Prime Networks.

An expert in commercial partnerships, distribution and the IT reseller channel, Adrian is a regular contributor at TMT events and a judge at the industry’s leading awards.

Adrian is a frequent guest on the BBC and Sky News, analysing breaking stories and providing industry-specific expert commentary.