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Jon Webb

Chief Technology Officer

VP of Engineering at Wagestream • Fractional Technology Advisor, Mentor & Coach

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Jon Webb's Work Experience


Chief Technology Officer

July 2014 to June 2015

Chief Technology Officer

July 2010 to July 2014

London, United Kingdom

DigitalTonic Ltd

Interim Consultant

July 2008 to October 2009

Jon Webb's Education

University of Chichester

1997 to 1999

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Originally recruited by the CEO to address software delivery issues, to bring together the marketing and technology departments, and then to contribute towards the vision of the next phase of the company. • Recovered a failed product launch, enabled the core product to regain stability within 1 month. • Agile Coach across product, development and marketing departments...

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A product focused, commercially aware CTO with a proven track record of fostering cross department and team collaboration leading to productivity increases of up to 3x. A key member of a team credited in Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2012 annual letter with making an impact in the EdTech industry. Specialties: Agile Project Management, Technical Due Diligence, Technical Architecture, Technical Leadership.Chief Technology Officer @ Originally recruited by the CEO to address software delivery issues, to bring together the marketing and technology departments, and then to contribute towards the vision of the next phase of the company. • Recovered a failed product launch, enabled the core product to regain stability within 1 month. • Agile Coach across product, development and marketing departments • 2x Improvement in software engineering velocity from product teams in Vilnius, Lithuania • Reduced transaction processing time by 70% and reducing clearing time by 30% through automation of a proprietary transaction reconciliation system • Delivered a Business Intelligence platform in conjunction with the Chief Marketing Officer • Increased call reliability by 3x in the customer service department via an improved call-centre platform. • Key stakeholder within all areas of the business, and trusted to present to the board. • Outsourced and near-sourced to increase engineering capacity when required. From July 2014 to June 2015 (1 year) Chief Technology Officer @ Originally recruited by the Interim CTO as the Technical Project Manager to jump start and energise an engineering team that had consistently failed to deliver any significant business value over an extended period of time. • Grew’s SaaS platform to handle over 3 million unique visitors per month / 60 million page views, up to 5,000 concurrent users, 7 million gaming related transactions per month and ~70 million maths questions answered by students. • Zero staff churn in engineering teams during first two years. • Increased output in software engineering by 3x through continuous improvement to software engineering and release processes. • Reduced engineering and product waste by 40% through embedding a lean and agile mindset across the business. • Reduced critical system failure response time to 15 minutes through ITIL derived procedures. 5x improvement in platform scalability with an operational cost increase of 15% through leading key platform scalability changes, including an eventual transition to a Hybrid Cloud. • Increased platform reliability from 97% to 99.995% through increasing operational visibility and fostering ownership across multiple engineering teams. • Direct line manager of up to 15 engineering/product staff, also responsible for vetting and hiring for more than just the technology teams. • 5x reduction in requests from software engineers to the system administration department through systems automation. • Devised and successfully executed a complex strategy to migrate key revenue generating products away from legacy proprietary technology (Adobe Flash) to cutting edge open standards such as HTML5 and single page JavaScript applications. • A significant stakeholder in all areas of the business, trusted to present to the board. • Outsourced to Eastern Europe, Russia and near-sourced to increase engineering capacity when required. From July 2010 to July 2014 (4 years 1 month) London, United KingdomInterim Consultant @ • E-commerce Consultant at RichardJohn - Reduced operating cost of e-commerce operation by 45% per year; CPA of PPC campaign by 60%; Organic sales conversions by 20%; Increased revenues by 30% through Integrations with key marketplaces and affiliate marketing programmes. • Interim CTO at Property Bookkeepers Ltd - Guided founders through a the MVP build of a SaaS property management platform in order to validate product-market fit. • Technical Due Diligence Consultant at MVP Global Ltd - Aided a consortium of investors prior in the lead up to a purchase attempt of a high value (£10m) technology asset called Seesaw (the UK equivalent to Hulu and other VoD platforms). • Interim QA Manager at CellCrypt Ltd - Defined automated software testing strategy for their web portal, mentored software developers through the execution phase leading to a zero manual testing policy. • Technical Architect at MulTplx Ltd - Managed the integration between a proprietary hardware alarm designed to protect retail products and digital advertising platform designated for major supermarket chains. From July 2008 to October 2009 (1 year 4 months) Head Of Systems @ LiteLogic required a Head of IT who could devise and execute their IT strategy for their global operations. Responsible for all aspects of purchasing and rollout, from desktop management to supply chain management of equipment deployed into the field. • Critical part of a team that led to innovative advertising technology being deployed into London, Chicago, New York and Vancouver (See: • Planned and executed £600k global IT budget. • Reduced TCO of equipment by 25% through streamlined IT purchasing. • Trusted to make executive level business decisions on the operation of key revenue generating products in the field. • Architect and project manager of a high availability, fault tolerant hosting environment to operate an innovative advertising booking and scheduling platform built with open source components. • Established and trained a 24x7 monitoring team, organising a follow-the-sun shift rotations. • Implemented asset tracking and software licence auditing and management procedures. • Improved ad impression rates by 30% through improving the reliability of the overall delivery platform. • Provided 3rd line technical support on hardware and software issues for all network and server related problems on Linux, and Windows server platforms. From January 2007 to June 2008 (1 year 6 months) Senior Software Engineer @ LiteLogic originally required a Senior Software Engineer who could rapidly devise and execute an integration of bespoke LED advertising screens with a content management system. • Delivered embedded advertising display platform using Microsoft .NET. • Key contributor to the protocol design of an safety (interlock) to prevent mechanical advertising hardware from self destructing and affecting the safety of the general public. • Increased product offering by 5x through innovating tools for managing web camera’s and Bluetooth devices to to collect statistical data from devices around footfall, eyeball tracking. • Led the design of a lightweight communication protocols to handle millions of diagnostic data points from remote devices. • Advised on application architecture for a SaaS digital signage platform. • Delivered a world first location aware digital outdoor advertising system deployed on the outside of buses in London for • Played a pivotal role in productionising a RaspberryPI like computer to drive LED billboards. • Performed technical due diligence on hiring key technical staff. From January 2005 to January 2007 (2 years 1 month) University of Chichester From 1997 to 1999 Jon Webb is skilled in: Agile Project Management, Software Project Management, Technical Architecture, Technical Leadership, System Architecture, Web Development, Embedded Systems, Software Development, Project Management, Git, Team Management, Backbone.js, JavaScript, Node.js, Test Driven Development

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