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About Us

Meet the team at Brainnwave.

At Brainnwave we have expertise in intelligence, data (size doesn’t matter to us), data management, data science, machine learning, software engineering, geospatial analytics and extracting value from data.

Our team have worked with some of the largest companies in the world helping them solve complex challenges.

We understand the value of data and the impact that can be had from having the right data at the right time.

We work with data publishers to help them reach new markets and we work with our customers to help them discover, connect and get the most value from data.

If you have a data challenge then please get in touch: we would love to talk to you.

Management Team

Steve Coates

Steve Coates

CEO & Co-Founder

Steven is a former UK Entrepreneur of the Year for founding a social enterprise creating a circular IT economy from large corporate IT waste. He has over 20 years’ experience in business strategy as a consultant at Accenture, Boston Consulting Group and at Gazprom Marketing & Trading.

Graham Jones

Graham Jones

CTO & Co-Founder

Graham is an expert software engineer with over 20 years’ experience delivering state-of-the-art solutions for some of the world’s leading information companies. He has led large development teams building global data management systems for companies such as Bloomberg, Acxiom Corporation and as a consultant on projects for DARPA and the FBI. A veteran hands-on technical manager and chief engineer, Graham has led numerous development teams through major ground-up projects, including company start-ups, acquisitions and migrations.


Paul Chowdhry

Paul Chowdhry


Paul served for 10+ years as a member of the Executive Team at Wood Mackenzie, where he led large teams (c. 500 people), acquisitions and integrations, transformation programmes and the strategy and planning process. He was a part of the leadership team that led the successful growth and acquisition of Wood Mackenzie (by Verisk for $1.8bn). Paul is a Director of several technology startups and an active angel investor.

Paul Atherton

Paul Atherton

NED, Investor Representative

Paul is a qualified accountant, having qualified with Deloitte & Touche, and holds a degree in Geology from Imperial College London. He has a corporate finance background with over 20 years’ experience in the natural resource sectors. He is the former CEO and CFO of Heritage Oil which had a premium listing on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange and was a member of the FTSE 250 until being acquired for US$1.6 billion in 2014.

Steven Stegenwalner

Steven Stegenwalner

NED, Investor Representative

Steve is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years operational experience in a professional services environment. Having qualified with Ernst and Young, Steve joined Carey Olsen in 1996 as Chief Operating Officer. Steve oversaw the expansion of the firm and its various trust company business interests as the Group grew from 30 people to 350+. Steve left Carey Olsen in 2004 to head up the family office of the Somerston Group, an international investment group focused on real estate and private equity. Steve represents Somerston Group’s investor interests as a NED.


Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Coach to the CEO

Richard has over 25 years’ experience in high growth technology businesses, predominantly commercial. He led DNS to a successful exit to Secureworks (subsequently Dell) and holds 6 non-exec positions in Edinburgh based technology companies. He is an executive coach to a number of Edinburgh Tech entrepreneurs including Gareth Williams at Skyscanner.

David Speirs

David Speirs

Board Advisor and Coach to the CTO

David is founder and director of Catalyst Business Solutions and Executive Partner with Gartner Executive Programs. He has substantial main board experience with over 30 years of Business & IT leadership experience in global organisations. David has a proven successful track record in delivering business transformation and growth across many business sectors. Excelling at creating high performing teams and inspiring people to deliver on challenging outcomes.

Life at Brainnwave

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Brainnwave are a great example of how companies can deliver complex data science projects by leveraging their network, partnering with academia and by building the ecosystem of data experts. The Data Lab has been a partner with Brainnwave for several years and they have contributed greatly to the data driven innovation agenda for Scotland and have leveraged opportunities to build and grow their data talent and expand their capabilities significantly in both data science and artificial intelligence.

Gillian Docherty | CEO of The Data Lab

I have been championing, for some time now, the need to bring digital innovation from other industries into the housing sector. We are excited to be working with Brainnwave to apply their data intelligence technology to the housing sector. Their innovative approach to data and analytics, developing deep insights about our customers, has never been done before and will help us provide the best possible customer experience.

Doug Silverstone | Head of Data and Analytics at Metropolitan Thames Valley

Brainnwave achieved more in 2 months with 4 analysts than a tier 1 consultancy achieved in 6 months with 6 people.

Shawn Pace | Global Sourcing Director at Goodyear

Brainnwave are a great team to work with. They put a focus on working collaboratively with us and they make sure that they’ve always understood what we need. Their solution has already saved a lot of time through the automation of organising, updating and sharing some of our day to day data (such as fuel prices) across the organisation.

Noreen O’Connor | Senior Strategy Manager at Aggreko Power Solutions

Brainnwave are helping change the way we do business. The platform enables us to make more informed decisions. The platform Brainnwave are developing is using data analytics to provide us with the insights that we cannot access today due to the complexity of the questions we need to answer. This will be a game changer for our global business.

Stephane le Corre | Strategy & Commercial Development Director at Aggreko Power Solutions

We are delighted to be working with our Partner, Brainnwave, on their new product, Geo Spatial Web Services. Brainnwave’s new product provides efficient access to our geospatial data providing users with the ability to analyse the data and generate strategic insights to aid their business.

Stefan Wells | Head of Partners at Ordnance Survey

Brainnwave has been instrumental in helping UNICEF understand how people move so we can coordinate relief assistance in a much better, more targeted way and can assist the population where the need is greatest.

Natalia Adler | Data, Research and Policy Planning Specialist at UNICEF

I have always been a visual thinker and Brainnwave’s Ossian platform enables me to see things that were previously buried deep within reports; this helps me to react quickly to the business environment and make decisions with confidence.

Brian Chalmers | Strategy and Development Director at Wood plc

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