I’m Gilbert — award winning software engineer from the north of Scotland.

About me

I'm a software engineer and web developer from the North of Scotland. I believe that great software has the power to change the world and that creating great software takes discipline, patience, and lots and lots of coffee hard work.

Over the past decade, my software has empowered global industry leaders such as Dell, AOL, and eBay to create unparalleled experiences for millions of people worldwide. Through the companies I've founded, operated, and sold, I've driven millions in revenue and garnered countless supporters.

I'm currently co-founding a startup called Lemon Squeezy with the guys at Make Lemonade. We're a close-knit collective committed to empowering creatives on the road to find financial freedom through tools, services, and technology.

Featured work  ·  2010–2022

My software has been used by leading brands



Lemon Squeezy


2020 — today

Delicious Brains

Senior Software Engineer

2015 — 2020


Software Engineer

2013 — 2015


Web Developer

2011 — 2014



2011 — 2016

Aquidata Excel

Graduate Software Engineer

2009 — 2011

University of Strathclyde

BSC Software Engineering

2005 — 2010


Independent Web Developer of the Year 2022

Technology Innovator Awards


"It's rare to work alongside someone like Gilbert. As a CTO, he is a phenomenal leader. Additionally, he has the ability to build software used by millions of users at scale while never forfeiting the customer experience. The most impressive quality is his unique blend of multiple skill sets. Finding a technical leader that can communicate between various business functions, maintain design integrity, and solve problems with customer empathy is 1 in a million. Gilbert has earned my highest recommendation. He would be an asset to any company looking for a seasoned technical leader."
JR Farr

JR Farr

CEO, Lemon Squeezy

"There are some people who seemingly pick up new skills effortlessly. Gilbert is one of those people. Over the course of ten years, I’ve seen him go from creating one of the most popular WordPress plugins, to creating Mac apps, to building a next-level SaaS app for creators from the ground up. Of course he’s a brilliant software engineer and a generous teammate, but he also knows product, business, and design. His potential has no limit as far as I can see, and I can’t wait to see what he creates next."
Mike McAlister

Mike McAlister

Principal Software Engineer, WP Engine

"Gilbert is an absolute pleasure to work with! He has some mad skills and his communication & project management is simply top notch!"
Adii Pienaar

Adii Pienaar

CEO, WooCommerce

"Gilbert is without doubt the most hard working and dedicated developer who I've ever had the pleasure of working with. There's a big difference between being a talented programmer and getting a job done. Gilbert has the aptitude and motivation to capitalise on both. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any development based work, and have been consistently surprised and impressed by his dedication and work ethic."
John O'Nolan

John O'Nolan

CEO, Ghost

Want to get in touch? Drop me an email.

→ gilbert@pellegrom.me