My STORY

 

Born in Ramsgate in 31st October 1984, that's where it all started. 

Rather than talk about my childhood or school time memories. I am going to highlight how my interest in computers started in my early years. My first computer was

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 CAReer TIMELINE

MAY 2019 - Present

Verv

Head of Product

Verv is a fast-paced start-up company providing data insights

  • Lead a cross-functional Agile team, prioritising the product backlog and acting as the Product Owner

  • Worked cross-functionally with marketing and sales team members to help pre-sales activities for potential customer’s and part of sales enablement

  • Manage partnership’s with communication provider’s, hardware and software partners

  • Help design BDD test for end to end testing of the product

December 2017 - April 2019

Directline

Senior Product Manager

Direct Line is of the Top 5 leading insurers in the UK market,

 

 

  • Lead all digital product management aspects of the home product, defining the roadmap and product vision

  •  Lead two scrum teams and their product owners

  • Data led approach to website optimization efforts, the last A/B for the payment journey resulted in a 3% conversion lift which equates to over half a million.

  • Worked with the Data and UX team to understand user behaviour and product metrics

September 2016 - November 2017

RDT

Technical Product Owner

RDT has been developing systems for Global insurers.

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  • Owning and creating the business/product requirement and the developer API documentation

  • Managing API versioning and understand the product lifecycle of each API.

  • Identified the relevant SDK’s for the company and our Partners. Owning the product loop and ensuring products and API’s are constantly upgraded and delivered to partner needs and industry standards, maintaining market leading capability

July 2015 - September 2016

Appnovation

Product Manager

Appnovation Technologies is a global IT services firm

 

  • Started and led the product arm of Appnovation, transition the product from alpha, beta and go to market stage.

  • Identified market needs and opportunity sizes.

  • Developed business plans and recommendations to VP of sales and CEO.

  • Participated in early engagement with customers and customer support to resolve customer experience issues.

July 2013 - June 2015

Cogco Peer1

Product Manager

PEER 1, is one of the world's leading Web-hosting providers.

 

  • Double digit growth, on my product portfolio which generated over $30M+ per year

  • Managed multiple product lines, many from inception through delivery including pricing, specifications, analysis and sales support in three markets (EMEA, APAC, NA).

  • Transition of product development from Waterfall to Agile

2005-2013

Technical Career Experience

Cogco Peer 1, Southampton​- Senior​ Systems Engineer Jan 2011 - Jun 2013

TRHITC, Portsmouth​— Senior Systems Engineer

Sept 2008 - Jan 2011

Wavex, London​ — System​ Engineer

Apr 2007 - Sep 2008

Liquid Knowledge, Ashford​— System​ Engineer

Apr 2005 - Apr 2007

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In Lenham,

Kent

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