Martin Riley

Bridewell Appoints Martin Riley to Board of Directors to Support Ongoing Growth

Published 11 January 2021

Appointment of former Timico Chief Technology Officer represents significant strengthening of senior team ​​

Independent cyber security services company, Bridewell, has appointed Martin Riley to its board as Director of Managed Security Services.

Effective from January 11, Riley will be responsible for leading the continued growth and scaling of Bridewell’s Managed Security Service (MSS) portfolio, including the company’s 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service.

Riley has nearly 20 years’ experience in designing, implementing and leading on secure networking solutions across on premise, pubic, private and hybrid cloud services. A key industry figure, he has been responsible for leading secure, enterprise managed services across some of the leading companies in the UK.

Before joining Bridewell, Riley was CTO of Timico, responsible for the strategic direction and digital transformation of the business as well as service development.  Prior to this, Riley was Head of Infrastructure at leading UK managed cloud services provider and integrator, Adapt where he worked closely alongside Bridewell’s Scott Nicholson in developing secure cloud services.

Commenting on his appointment, Riley says: “I have been passionate about the role cyber security plays in infrastructure and cloud services for many years and am excited to work for an ambitious and fast growth business like Bridewell. Managed security services continues to be one of the biggest growth areas in IT and I look forward to helping develop opportunities to expand Bridewell’s services, mature our capabilities and strengthen our position in the security market.”

Riley‘s appointment is the latest in a string of new appointments for the company which has grown 75% year on year over the last two, listing at number 8 on the Thames Valley 100 Growth Index in 2020.

“Martin brings tremendous expertise and experience to our business and will be instrumental in helping us deliver on our ambitious growth strategy. Our 24/7 Managed Detection and Response capability around Azure Sentinel and Defender XDR is already best in class across the industry, but with Martin’s support, we hope to strengthen this further and deliver high end security automation and operations across Critical National Infrastructure,”
says Scott Nicholson, Co-CEO, Bridewell.

“When first meeting Martin it was clear to see he had passion for cyber security and delivering an excellent service to customers which aligns with our values.  That coupled with his experience across managed services and scaling businesses through technology automation, makes him a brilliant addition to the board and will help us deliver on our growth plans,”
adds Anthony Young, Co-CEO, Bridewell.