2018 - Present (Bristol, UK)
Running a software development company building tech for 100s of startups and scaleups.
Investing in startups pre-seed.
Running a Founders Academy.
ESCAPE THE CITY, Founding Partner, COO, head of product
2011 - 2018 (London & New York)
Escape the City is one of the UK's most successful job board platforms and education businesses.
7,000+ employers including companies like airbnb, monzo, uber, transferwise, crowdcube, seedrs, virgin galactic
400,000+ registered candidates
2,000+ Alumni from 3 month Startup and Career Change accelerator programmes
35,000+ tickets sold to Esc events
Founding Partner / COO Responsibilities:
Leading and managing teams
Building company vision and strategy
Hiring, onboarding, offboarding and performance management
Building company dashboards and setting KPIs across the team
Head of Product Responsibilities:
Define product vision and strategy
Build product roadmap aligned with company vision
Develop new products and enhance existing ones
Identify product opportunities
Understand customer needs and gather product requirements
Work closely with developers to build the best technical implementation
Work cross-functionally between sales, marketing and finance
Product design, wire-framing, UI and UX
Track key metrics and feed data into product decisions
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH, PORTFOLIO MANAGER
2007 - 2011 (London)
My main responsibility involved working in Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and managing financial assets of over $1 billion. I was required to have a deep understanding of the stock markets and economic trends in order to deliver positive financial returns during what was one of the most volatile economic periods in recent history.
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE, ECONOMIST
2006 - 2007 (London)
DIT is responsible for supporting British trade and business overseas. My responsibility was to monitor and analyse the effectiveness of that support throughout the world and use that data to identify ways to improve performance of the embassies and their teams. The role involved regular travel to present findings to senior embassy staff overseas.