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Simon Coombes

CTO & Co-Founder

Simon Coombes co-founded Gooee alongside Johnson and serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Coombes is responsible for the architecture and design of the Gooee operating platform while leading engineering teams across the U.S. and London.

Before joining Gooee, Coombes worked at Aurora Lighting as Group Technology Director and led the business systems, IT and technology teams, overseeing multiple enterprise-scale projects. Prior to Aurora, Coombes was a software engineer and consultant serving the financial, military, publishing and distribution sectors.

Coombes’ passion for technology has allowed him to excel across a wide range of development, software engineering and prototyping principles – knowledge that he brings to the Gooee team every day. He is familiar with a variety of development frameworks and languages and has a solid understanding of web and mobile architecture, cloud infrastructure and interoperability.

Coombes graduated from the University of Brighton with a bachelors degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and is an experienced traveller having worked in all major continents during his career.