I am an entrepreneurial, deep-expertise fintech specialist experienced at developing technology for and scaling commercial ventures. My work focuses on combining new technology and engineering methods with innovative business models to create products and organisations with strategic advantage.
I've developed eight successful fintech firms, failed numerous others, advised around 200 founders and executives as well as achieved one IPO. I work variously as a CTO, COO, CIO, consultant and NED.
I'm particularly interested in developing algorithmic intelligence, trading, co-operative platforms and projects operating in the low-carbon economy.
Here's how I got here.
Pairing responsible banks with responsible people, helping young adults become financially literate.
Protect Island Communities by insuring the previously uninsurable: parametric natural disaster insurance.
The UK's largest local currency, creating a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive local economy.
A blockchain-enabled asset register for luxury goods.
Mortgage lender addressing the needs of the over 55s.
Specialising in innovation strategy, building value in high-tech firms and cryptofinance.
Developed technology transformation strategy for a multinational engineering firm.
Developed big data and AI adoption strategy for wealth management. Agile coach and change programme consultant to leadership team.
A new pan-European direct insurance agent.
A new robo-advisory mortgage lender.
A new pension fund platform based on a blockchain.
A platform offering deep AI for renewable energy project financing.
Urgentem provides transparent emissions data and climate risk analytics to the finance industry.
Strategy advisor and facilitator to European leadership team on fintech market trends.
Strategic advise to EMEA Treasury business on Blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
Business strategy, product designer and technology development lead at a fintech innovation consultancy and company builder. Numerous successful fintech businesses launched.
Ran global technology change for equities and equity derivatives trading. Multiple projects including developing a market-abuse monitoring platform using big-data.
Created and ran a new professional services unit for the securities financing division. Ran technology projects for several international banks.
Part of the startup team that created an innovative service consultancy for financial services. Successful IPO on AIM.
Elective focus: Managing uncertainty, strategic growth and creating investor value in high-tech firms
Dissertation title: The role of fundamental value in crypto-asset markets
CGEIT: Certified in Governance of Enterprise Information Technology
CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (lapsed)
BS/ISO 27000 Lead Auditor in information security (lapsed)
Triple-major with focus on behavioural economics and critical reasoning