BEP is a market leading software house specialising in lending and deposits for financial service companies – everything being based around our core Apprivo2 framework.
|Launched in April 2014, we work directly with banks, building societies and specialist lenders as well as other financial services providers. BEP is already supplying solutions to key financial institutions throughout the UK, including the likes of Paragon, Landbay, Gatehouse Bank, Lendco, Lendinvest, Market Harborough Building Society, Pepper Ireland and Link Asset Services.
As of today BEP has already helped organisations originate over 2 £Billion of lending into several markets including both residential and commercial sectors.
Chris Little, Managing Director
Chris is an all-round IT professional with over 20 years of experience within the financial services industry. Before founding BEP, Chris was formerly at IBM & BancTec Ltd. Chris is responsible for delivering over £50M revenue into various organisation and successfully ran the Mortgage Software Division of BancTec’s operations following its acquisition of SDS Applications. Chris has worked with a complete range of lenders from start-ups such as Metro Bank in its infancy, JP Morgan’s international lending operations involving multiple asset classes, through to standard residential type applications at companies such as Paragon Bank and Gatehouse Bank. Chris holds an MSC in Mathematics and Statistics from Newcastle University.
Stuart Bean, CTO
Stuart is the former CTO of Together Money & is a highly regarded financial services technologist. Whilst at Together, Stuart built a loan management system from the ground up as well as various servicing & collections applications that drove the business into being a market leading specialist lender . Previously Stuart has worked at Kensington Mortgages, Lloyds TSB and Egg. Stuart intrinsically understands Banking & Lending from a business perspective, which provides real insight when designing best of breed technology solutions. Stuart has lead the development of several core concepts within the Apprivo2 Framework that make it a truly unique offering and the first genuine cloud first loan origination platform in the market today.
Sandeep Challa, Director of Operations & Innovation Strategy
Sandeep joined BEP from Barclays Bank, where he most recently was heading the private banking and overseas services client reporting operations and technology globally covering Geneva, Monaco, UK, Jersey, Dubai and India. Sandeep has also worked with ABSA Bank and Standard Bank in South Africa and was co-founder of two start-ups in Johannesburg and Bangalore. He has a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, India and completed various accreditations such as Prince2 Practitioner, Certified Scrum Master, ITIL Foundation, Lean 1B1C, Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt, Advanced Strategy from Virginia Business School, USA.
Barry Milchem, Non Exec Chairman
Barry joined the board in 2018 as Chairman. Barry is a qualified accountant and all round corporate finance expert in addition to being a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner. Barry has managed multi-national businesses in multiple locations; completed target operating model designs, service transitions and implementations in blue chip companies as well as worked extensively with offshore operations.