Our Story

Glue42 (a subsidiary of Tick42) is a rapidly growing software and services vendor based in London, New York and Bulgaria. Our mission is to treat PC desktop environments as first-class citizens, delivering optimised user-experiences that delight end-users and reduce operational costs.

Our products have been deployed into some of the most extreme mission critical environments and over 12,000 are being used in production.

Tick42 and Glue42 are privately held and entirely funded by the founders.

Leadership Team


Leslie is a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded SD&C who delivered the first Windows-based Reuters workstation, jointly created the RTT real-time market data platform as part of Dealing Object Technology before becoming a co-founder of EasyScreen, a derivatives trading system that floated on the LSE. He is actively a member of the Symphony Foundation and sits on the steering committee of the OpenMama group.

CTO, Infrastructure Services

Lubo is based in Sofia and heads up the development teams responsible for the shared infrastructure services and analytics platforms. His career began in the IT consulting sector where he was responsible for building massively scalable multicast data distribution systems before moving to Reuters in the mid 2000’s where he redesigned their image transfer systems. Lubo joined Glue42 in 2008.


Stoyan heads up the development teams responsible for the UX and interoperability aspect of the Desktop platform. He has a long history of designing and implementing mission critical systems in diverse sectors including bioinformatics and market data distribution. Prior to joining Glue42, Stoyan was led development programmes at CMC markets and Reuters.


James splits his time between London, New York and Sofia. He has an extensive background in software infrastructure solutions and has spent his career responsible for enterprise sales and field operations. Prior to joining Glue42, James was UK/Ireland VP Sales of SAP’s infrastructure portfolio, VP of Software AG’s Australian business and UK/Ireland Managing Director of TIBCO.

Recognition and Awards

As a small software company, we are always pleased to receive recognition. See here for some recent coverage


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Stoyan Damov, our CTO spoke to Forbes Bulgaria about the story behind Tick42, its award-winning Desktop Interop product Glue42 and our plans for the future.


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We have sales, marketing and management functions located in London and New York with a large off-shore development hub in Sofia. We estimate that there are now over 900 developers globally who are actively using our platform. Most importantly, there are 12,000+ end-users who are benefiting from the improved user experience that Glue42 can deliver.

United Kingdom


2 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington, London W2 6LG


+44 8000 314341

United Kingdom

Fintech Hub

2 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington, London W2 6LG


+44 8000 314341



Developer hub

31 Alexander Malinov Blvd., Sofia


+359 2 754 3010

United States



27 Cliff St, New York, NY 10038