Julian

Name

Julian

Position

Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor/ Mentor

Location

Banes

Big Business Experience

Immersive Labs Ltd

Computershare PLC

Small Business Experience

Insphere Ltd

Lablogic Systems Ltd

Summary

With 30 years as an IT professional; Julian knows the pleasures and the pain that striving to produce high quality software can create. He applies this experience to build, coach and mentor high-performing people, teams, departments and leaders across all areas of the business.

Most recently he headed key Engineering and Delivery roles in a company growing from 30 to 300+ people in 4 years. The hypergrowth and success that the company experienced needed stability, scalability, reliability and resilience in both its product and its people. He applied a solid foundation building strategy on which it still stands.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • IT strategy
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Product delivery
  • Business and Digital transformation
  • People, Team and Departmental development
  • Data driven decision making
  • Organisational Agility
  • Process implementation
  • Technical Due Diligence
  • Work management and flow
  • Pragmatism
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Mentoring

Experience

  • 30 years of experience in software development and product delivery.
  • Lead Series B Technical Due Diligence securing $40m in funding.
  • Defined and executed a strategy to enable scale at pace, streamlining while retaining quality and robust infrastructure.
  • Formed and nurtured multiple high performing, people and teams.
  • Created career development matrices for Engineering skill sets; giving clear objectives and learning paths for progression and management; later rolled out across the company.
  • Implemented robust process and simple tooling to ensure efficient and timely flow of requests and information.
  • Built reporting mechanisms from team to Executive level to service solid data-based decision making; Giving visibility to flow and team performance metrics, quality monitoring, measurement of outcomes and ROI.
  • Instilled a safe, fail-fast culture to minimise waste, encourage innovation and maximise the value of outcomes.
  • Broke down silos and optimised the flow of interactions between departments and teams; gets the right people on the room.
  • Facilitated OKR setting at leadership and team level; using a ‘bottom-up’ approach to empower and engage people and teams in defining their contributions to the business objectives.