A board level executive with extensive experience in the IT Industry. A confident leader having a blend of technology skills, commercial acumen and a people development focus. With the ability to manage change effectively to ensure excellent business outcomes, this natural leader has a first class reputation for successful IT delivery. Extensive experience in leading multi-location technical
A board level executive with extensive experience in the IT Industry. A confident leader having a blend of technology skills, commercial acumen and a people development focus. With the ability to manage change effectively to ensure excellent business outcomes, this natural leader has a first class reputation for successful IT delivery. Extensive experience in leading multi-location technical teams delivering IT projects via methodologies ranging from traditional waterfall to modern agile. An engaging customer facing individual experienced in helping commercial and public sector organisations change the way they work through the effective exploitation of technology. Experienced in managing operational P&Ls with a track record of not only achieving but also exceeding agreed targets.
CIO @ From December 2013 to Present (1 year 11 months) VP of Engineering @ Executive team member, reporting to CEO, responsible for the technical department within this progressive VC backed start-up business. Performance Horizon Group's ExactView product is a web based high availability, high volume, global system that allows some of the world’s largest brands to drive more sales through their online performance marketing activities. The product also enables PHG to provide Finance-as-a-Service, where PHG works as part of the customer’s finance team to handle bill payments for online publishers in any currency, settling via local bank accounts in any region. From 2012 to November 2013 (1 year) South ShieldsHead of Research & Development @ Divisional executive board member responsible for the product / software development department of Sage’s most profitable business unit. Responsible for the technology strategy for the SBD portfolio, planning deliveries and directing the delivery teams.
Accountable for product development portfolio that includes the market leading Instant Accounts / Sage50 Accounts, Instant Payroll, Sage50 Payroll, Sage50 HR, Sage Financial Forecasting, plus many more. Sage has >830,000 customers in the UK, Sage50 Accounts is the market leader and defacto UK standard and over 7.3million people (approx. one third of the UK workforce) are paid via Sage Payroll.
My teams have consistently delivered Sage’s primary revenue/profit generating products to market on time (annual releases) and to budget. From October 2008 to 2012 (4 years) Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomPrincipal Product Development Manager @ Senior programme manager responsible for lower mid-market software / product development department (>100 people), located throughout numerous UK offices and Eastern Europe. Responsible for the strategic vision for the Sage200 suite of products, planning deliveries and directing the delivery teams.
Accountable for the mid-market Sage200 business management suite including:
• ERP (Financials, Commercials, Bill of Materials, Project Accounting and Web Time & Expense modules)
• Integrated CRM (SageCRM)
• Integrated vertical solutions (Construction, Manufacturing, Retail (EPOS & Merchandise Management)) From October 2003 to October 2008 (5 years 1 month) Head of Professional Services @ Led a team of ~40 consultants who provide consulting, implementation and system integration services to Sage partners and customers.
• Introduced revised IT project management practices. Successfully gained control of under-performing business unit with failing projects and poor financial performance.
• Engaged with numerous direct customers, devising agreeing and delivering on project recovery plans.
• Introduced revised financial management practices. Exceeded revenue targets and received commendation from Managing Director stating “Ian exceeded the business’ wildest expectations”. From 2006 to 2008 (2 years) United KingdomProgramme Manager @ Successfully delivered pre-press products & services to Yell.com’s US subsidiary YellowBook. Had full P&L responsibility for the US focused technology business.
Successfully managed deliveries from globally distributed development centres; two US locations, two UK locations and off-shore development centres provided by Indian outsourcing provider.
Successfully introduced a software development process improvement initiative based upon SEI’s CMMi-SW, a Project Management process based upon PRINCE2 and I worked with the Global Services Manager on the introduction of ITIL. From 2002 to 2003 (1 year) Senior Project Manager / Bid Director @ I replaced mainframe (IBM & ICL mainframes) based business critical systems with web-enabled e-systems comprised from integrated suites of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products and bespoke developments. I also led change initiatives to transform the Council’s business processes to attain cost savings from the introduction of the new systems.
I had full P&L responsibility for all projects and bids relating to the Housing and Finance Departments within the Programme. From 1999 to 2002 (3 years) Project Manager @ I successfully delivered numerous software intensive projects for the UK Armed Forces; ranging from radar systems to command information systems to communication systems to combat management systems. From 1990 to 1999 (9 years)
MSc, Computing Science @ Newcastle University From 1994 to 1995 BEng(Hons), Electronic Communications @ The University of Salford From 1987 to 1990 Ian Tufts is skilled in: IT Strategy, Leadership, Software Project..., E-commerce, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Software Development, Agile Methodologies, Programme Delivery, Agile Project Management, Project Management, Integration, Team Leadership, Business Process, Scrum, Enterprise Software, Project Delivery, PRINCE2, Program Management, IT Management, Architecture, Software Design, Professional Services, CRM, Team Management, ERP, SOA, Change Management, Process Improvement, Software Engineering, Project Portfolio..., Technical Leadership, Business Strategy, Business Development, Project Planning, SDLC, Coaching, Team Mentoring, head of it, Profitable Growth, Web Project Management, Board of Director..., Product Development, Product Management, Business Analysis, International Business..., CIOs, Requirements Analysis, ISV
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