Delivery focused leader drawing on extensive technology and business experience spanning startup and multinational level companies and environments. Proven ability to define success and lead teams to deliver. Accomplished communicator and translator, adept at conveying highly technical information appropriately for all levels and audiences – including senior executives and key stakeholders. Skilled at ensuring business and strategic
Delivery focused leader drawing on extensive technology and business experience spanning startup and multinational level companies and environments. Proven ability to define success and lead teams to deliver. Accomplished communicator and translator, adept at conveying highly technical information appropriately for all levels and audiences – including senior executives and key stakeholders. Skilled at ensuring business and strategic requirements result the right technical solution. Enthusiastic, collaborative team player and leader, able to switch roles and engage others’ talents to achieve maximum team performance. Manages dependencies to ensure delivery and success.
Product @ Founding member of Twilio Estonia, responsible for product management for the Realtime Data Services team.
Needs and requirements definition, working with all aspects of the business and directly with key customers to ensure Twilio products developed by the Reatime Data Services team meet the needs of the market. Translating all requirements and strategy alignment into actionable work definitions for the team, managing inter-team dependencies and working closely with sales and marketing.
The first Reatltime Data Services product announced, Twilio IP Messaging, provides developers and businesses with a programmable platform for modern IP based chat applications and services. Mobile first, multi-platform and globally scalable, IP Messaging allows highly contextual integration with existing services, interactions and experiences ranging from direct digital consumer support to customer support and social instant messaging applications. Read more at https://www.twilio.com/ip-messaging. From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) London, United KingdomPrincipal Program Manager, Skype Calling @ Responsibility for the core Skype Calling product program reporting to the Calling Experiences Portfolio Director. Own both Skype to Skype calling, as well as SkypeOut and SkypeIn (PSTN interconnect) services - focusing on the core call signalling and call control. #
Responsible for executing current product strategy and shaping the future program and product direction. Manage a team of Program Managers, all working within the Calling program.
Also the Patent Lead for the Calling and Core Services areas within Skype. From May 2011 to December 2014 (3 years 8 months) London, United KingdomProduct Manager, SkypeKit SDK @ Ownership of the Skype SDK used by Skype CE partners to create embedded Skype experiences. Responsible for ensuring Skype embedded SDK version met company and partner requirements. Worked with both partners and internal technical teams to define and ensure compliance with specified performance parameters. From June 2009 to May 2011 (2 years) London, United KingdomExperience Manager, Skype Web Experience @ Working within the Skype Experiences team responsible for defining new web based Skype experiences, both browser based, and in client. From January 2009 to June 2009 (6 months) Technical Project Manager @ Hired as one of the two first Technical Project Managers at Skype, specifically to work closely with the core technical teams, while being able to closely liaise with the business and user experience teams. From December 2006 to January 2009 (2 years 2 months) London, United KingdomFounder, CTO, Systems Architect, Software Engineer @ Founded a software development company with 2 partners late in 2001. The core focus of the company was Internet application development and CMS product development – with implementation of web solutions using the product as a secondary focus.
• Primarily CTO, which included specifications, client facing sales and support and more
• Solutions Architect and Software engineer
• Hiring of new engineers and other employees From July 2001 to November 2006 (5 years 5 months) Head of Development @ Initially joined the company as the Marketing Manager but moved into Project Management and then programming. I was appointed Head of Development in June 2000. Eye 2 Eye provided new media and technology solutions for blue chip companies in South Africa and the UK.
The responsibilities I held as a lecturer included preparing course material, testing the students and writing example programs illustrating language features and integration with other systems. The classes I taught consisted of between 6 and 18 students per class. From November 1999 to February 2001 (1 year 4 months)
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