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meet the reuben team_

Founder and Digital Strategist

Ray began his career in corporate IT working in the City’s financial services market, where he worked for major companies like Prudential, AVIVA and IBM. Mid 90's Ray began to specialize in the internet world  helping banks to move their business online.

Passionate about internet technologies and innovation, Ray established his first internet services business in 1999 offering high-end expertise to charities and SMEs. His primary role at Reuben is to share his vision and knowledge of the internet and technology, helping clients create sustainable websites and digital business strategies.

When he’s not in the office, you’ll find Ray with his family or indulging in one of his many and varied passions: playing jazz on his beloved saxophones, riding motocross bikes with his son, shooting ‘from the hip’ with his Lomo LCA camera, or working out at his local boxing gym.

Ray Stephens - Founder and Digital Strategist
Ray Stephens _

Founder and Digital Strategist

Ray began his career in corporate IT working in the City’s financial services market, where he worked for major companies like Prudential, AVIVA and IBM. Mid 90's Ray began to specialize in the internet world  helping banks to move their business online.

Passionate about internet technologies and innovation, Ray established his first internet services business in 1999 offering high-end expertise to charities and SMEs. His primary role at Reuben is to share his vision and knowledge of the internet and technology, helping clients create sustainable websites and digital business strategies.

When he’s not in the office, you’ll find Ray with his family or indulging in one of his many and varied passions: playing jazz on his beloved saxophones, riding motocross bikes with his son, shooting ‘from the hip’ with his Lomo LCA camera, or working out at his local boxing gym.

Senior Developer and Technical Team Leader

Mark is a seasoned web developer with the ability to swiftly grasp the most complex business processes. He grew up in Zimbabwe where he gained his initial experience in the IT industry working for his father's business. His role quickly evolved to web and graphic design.  In 2002 Mark and his wife left Zimbabwe to travel the world for several years before moving to the UK and settling in Oxfordshire.

He started working for Reuben Internet in 2004 and has continually developed his skills as a web developer and systems analyst, becoming a genuine expert in Microsoft web technologies and eCommerce, the key components in Reuben’s success at delivering solutions for our clients. 

 

Mark Vincent
Mark Vincent _

Senior Developer and Technical Team Leader

Mark is a seasoned web developer with the ability to swiftly grasp the most complex business processes. He grew up in Zimbabwe where he gained his initial experience in the IT industry working for his father's business. His role quickly evolved to web and graphic design.  In 2002 Mark and his wife left Zimbabwe to travel the world for several years before moving to the UK and settling in Oxfordshire.

He started working for Reuben Internet in 2004 and has continually developed his skills as a web developer and systems analyst, becoming a genuine expert in Microsoft web technologies and eCommerce, the key components in Reuben’s success at delivering solutions for our clients. 

 

Senior Web Developer_

Originally from India, Udoyon's first experience with computers was watching his mother using an accounts package on an IBM PC/XT. Initially lured by games and graphics at school, he pursued Computer Science from the age of 10, all the way through to a Masters. He moved into software development, working in various countries until finally settling in the UK.

Udoyon has extensive experience in both web and client server based development. He has completed projects in various sectors, ranging from EDA systems, eCommerce to Case management tools for legal and insurance markets. He is now primarily focused on Microsoft Technology stack  and the web.

An avid music and car fanatic, he uses his spare time in developing his vocal and guitar skills with his band when not absorbed in an episode of Top Gear - He also hopes to get some more saxophone lessons from Ray!

Udoyon Bhaduri
Udoyon Bhaduri_

Senior Web Developer_

Originally from India, Udoyon's first experience with computers was watching his mother using an accounts package on an IBM PC/XT. Initially lured by games and graphics at school, he pursued Computer Science from the age of 10, all the way through to a Masters. He moved into software development, working in various countries until finally settling in the UK.

Udoyon has extensive experience in both web and client server based development. He has completed projects in various sectors, ranging from EDA systems, eCommerce to Case management tools for legal and insurance markets. He is now primarily focused on Microsoft Technology stack  and the web.

An avid music and car fanatic, he uses his spare time in developing his vocal and guitar skills with his band when not absorbed in an episode of Top Gear - He also hopes to get some more saxophone lessons from Ray!

Web Developer_

A graduate from Leeds University, Michael is an experienced and versatile web developer, having spent all of his working life in IT, from the heady days as a COBOL (remember that?) programmer on ICL (remember them?) mainframes! to a cutting edge full stack Microsoft developer.

Michael's primary role here at Reuben Digital is that of an API integration specialist working on various Gift Voucher and eGift projects for brands such as Nike, Costa, Clarks and Jack Wills.

When he is not waking up at midnight with "Eureka" coding solutions, Michael enjoys a pint with his pal's at the local.

Michael Horn - Developer
Michael Horne_

Web Developer_

A graduate from Leeds University, Michael is an experienced and versatile web developer, having spent all of his working life in IT, from the heady days as a COBOL (remember that?) programmer on ICL (remember them?) mainframes! to a cutting edge full stack Microsoft developer.

Michaels primary role here at Reuben Digital is that of an API integration specialist working on various Gift Voucher and eGift projects for brands such as Nike, Costa, Clarks and Jack Wills.

When he is not waking up at midnight with "Eureka" coding solutions, Michael enjoys a pint with his pal's at the local.

Front-end Developer & Helpdesk Manager_

Being a dedicated Xbox junkie, Louis traded his gamer points for a career in web development. After finishing his IT studies, Louis has become an integral member of the Reuben Digital development team.

Working under the excellent guidance of Mark, Udy and Ray, Louis has been responsible for managing the helpdesk, assisting customers with day to day updates and builds of websites. He is now managing the front-end team whilst also learning to manage projects from the brief all the way to completion, taking on a stronger account manager role.

Louis has a natural gift for talking so we like to put that to use with our clients, moving forward he hopes to keep picking up bigger projects and becoming a key part of the overall process within Reuben.

 

Louis Stephens Reuben Digital
Louis Stephens_

Front-end Developer & Helpdesk Manager_

Being a dedicated Xbox junkie, Louis traded his gamer points for a career in web development. After finishing his IT studies, Louis has become an integral member of the Reuben Digital development team.

Working under the excellent guidance of Mark, Udy and Ray, Louis has been responsible for managing the helpdesk, assisting customers with day to day updates and builds of websites. He is now managing the front-end team whilst also learning to manage projects from the brief all the way to completion, taking on a stronger account manager role.

Louis has a natural gift for talking so we like to put that to use with our clients, moving forward he hopes to keep picking up bigger projects and becoming a key part of the overall process within Reuben.

 

Business Support & Account Manager_

Gill has worked in information and website management for years, and became a client of Reuben’s whilst working as Information Manager for a large national charity in the 2000s. From there it was a simple step (via mumsy career break), to start working for Reuben.  Since 2009, she’s been busy organising, invoicing, content managing, client liaising and training here...seeing every job through with an eye for the detail.

Away from the office, Gill enjoys a slower pace of life on camping trips in her beloved Raclet trailer tent called Sally and drags her family on frequent weekends away. She would like to point out however that she never camps...only "glamps"!

Gill Temple
Gill Temple_

Business Support & Account Manager_

Gill has worked in information and website management for years, and became a client of Reuben’s whilst working as Information Manager for a large national charity in the 2000s. From there it was a simple step (via mumsy career break), to start working for Reuben.  Since 2009, she’s been busy organising, invoicing, content managing, client liaising and training here...seeing every job through with an eye for the detail.

Away from the office, Gill enjoys a slower pace of life on camping trips in her beloved Raclet trailer tent called Sally and drags her family on frequent weekends away. She would like to point out however that she never camps...only "glamps"!

Front End Web Developer & Support_

Working as part of the customer support team with Louis, Corey is responsible for handling incoming calls to the office, and learning "the ropes" as web professional manning our helpdesk, assisting customers with day to day updates and management of their websites.

We were lucky to find Corey who started as our apprentice; he has quickly proven himself as a very competent front-end developer, with great CSS and Bootstrap skills. A real asset to the team!

When not in the office, Corey can usually still be found in front of a screen, this time PC gaming and saving the world with a Counter Strike.

Corey Hiom - Front End Web Developer & Support
Corey Hiom_

Front End Web Developer & Support_

Working as part of the customer support team with Louis, Corey is responsible for handling incoming calls to the office, and learning "the ropes" as web professional manning our helpdesk, assisting customers with day to day updates and management of their websites.

We were lucky to find Corey who started as our apprentice; he has quickly proven himself as a very competent front-end developer, with great CSS and Bootstrap skills. A real asset to the team!

When not in the office, Corey can usually still be found in front of a screen, this time PC gaming and saving the world with a Counter Strike.

Digital Marketing Apprentice_

Ollie is one of the latest apprentices to join the Reuben team. Focusing on all things Digital Marketing on behalf of Reuben and our clients. Ollie will be utilising skills gained from his own personal projects as a “web entrepreneur” reselling items online via online channels such as social media and ecommerce websites.

As well has having a keen interest in business and economics, Ollie enjoys fresh air and exercising and the rush of downhill skiing, and feels most complete when taking in the amazing views from the mountain slopes. As well as the thrill of the mountains, Ollie is also mad for XBOX gaming with his friends and binge watching boxsets.

Ollie Eaton
Ollie Eaton_

Digital Marketing Apprentice_

Ollie is one of the latest apprentices to join the Reuben team. Focusing on all things Digital Marketing on behalf of Reuben and our clients. Ollie will be utilising skills gained from his own personal projects as a “web entrepreneur” reselling items online via online channels such as social media and ecommerce websites.

As well has having a keen interest in business and economics, Ollie enjoys fresh air and exercising and the rush of downhill skiing, and feels most complete when taking in the amazing views from the mountain slopes. As well as the thrill of the mountains, Ollie is also mad for XBOX gaming with his friends and binge watching boxsets.

Web Developer_

After studying Fine Art for some years Chris made the switch to software development through an apprenticeship with E.ON IT and has since worked in the energy, finance and workforce management sectors as a Microsoft .NET developer. His career so far has been an experience of working across Web, Desktop and Microservice solutions professionally as well as working on games and websites in his spare time. When Chris isnt focusing on development he enjoy's woodworking, competetive gaming and riding trails on his onewheel!

Chris
Chris Holden_

Web Developer_

After studying Fine Art for some years Chris made the switch to software development through an apprenticeship with E.ON IT and has since worked in the energy, finance and workforce management sectors as a Microsoft .NET developer.

His career so far has been an experience of working across Web, Desktop and Microservice solutions professionally as well as working on games and websites in his spare time.

When Chris isnt focusing on development he enjoys woodworking, competitive gaming and riding trails on his onewheel!

Web Developer Apprentice_

Shaka is one of the latest apprentices to join the Reuben team. Having previously worked in customer service roles within the facility management sector, Shaka decided that wasn’t for him and wanted a new challenge in something he felt more compelled to do. Shaka will be working alongside Louis and Corey as part of the Support and Front-end development team and will be honing his skills via the helpdesk.

When Shaka isn’t at the office, he enjoys staying active - whether that’s playing sports or at the gym lifting weights. Shaka equally enjoys gaming on his Nintendo Switch or PC.

Shaka
Shaka Clarke_

Web Developer Apprentice_

Shaka is one of the latest apprentices to join the Reuben team. Having previously worked in customer service roles within the facility management sector, Shaka decided that wasn’t for him and wanted a new challenge in something he felt more compelled to do. Shaka will be working alongside Louis and Corey as part of the Support and Front-end development team and will be honing his skills via the helpdesk.

When Shaka isn’t at the office, he enjoys staying active - whether that’s playing sports or at the gym lifting weights. Shaka equally enjoys gaming on his Nintendo Switch or PC.

Team Mascot & Office Motivator_

Zelda’s main activities, pigeon chasing, sleeping, more pigeon chasing and more sleeping, frequently keep her away from the Reuben office but when she is present, she certainly makes valuable contributions to the team. This includes barking at just about everyone who deems to use the pavement outside our office, as well as rubbish bin rummaging and other food-related pursuits. She is also an excellent lap warmer but regrettably a bit of a snorer too.

When away from the office, she detests walks in the rain but enjoys belly rubs and lounging with Dawn, Ray, Louis and the rest of the Stephen’s family.

Zelda
Zelda_

Team Mascot & Office Motivator_

Zelda’s main activities, pigeon chasing, sleeping, more pigeon chasing and more sleeping, frequently keep her away from the Reuben office but when she is present, she certainly makes valuable contributions to the team. This includes barking at just about everyone who deems to use the pavement outside our office, as well as rubbish bin rummaging and other food-related pursuits. She is also an excellent lap warmer but regrettably a bit of a snorer too.

When away from the office, she detests walks in the rain but enjoys belly rubs and lounging with Dawn, Ray, Louis and the rest of the Stephen’s family.