Nickname

  • (from University days) Banjo

How Long Have You Worked at Create IT

  • Since the beginning… June 2010

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons), Kingston University, Software Engineering

Hobbies

  • Skydiving
  • Mountain biking
  • Motorcycling
  • Snowboarding

Personal statement

I’m one of the founders of Create IT, and work under the role of Operations Director, as well as being the Lead Developer in the software department. I’m a bit of a perfectionist at heart, and I appreciate the beauty of things being logical and well-structured. It’s an ongoing personal goal to harness this aspect of my character for the greater benefit of my work. It’s through identifying the optimal compromise between quality, efficiency and speed, that Create IT delivers consistently high quality solutions.

Outside of work I enjoy a few simple pleasures; playing music, travelling, exercise with regular (and occasionally hair raising) off-road bike rides with colleagues from the Create IT team: a dedicated bunch.

Experience

I am a native techie. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to experiment with hardware and software programming from an early age. I’ve worked for start-ups and small tech companies since 2004, and found that my versatile technical knowledge always placed me as a pillar in these teams. My experience of such young companies is that they have a very collaborative team environment, with everyone’s ideas and opinions being welcomed and valued. I believe that this provides great experience and opportunities for personal growth for those involved, and it’s a culture that we strive to maintain within Create IT as we grow.

Core skills

Having worked in IT related positions for more than 15 years, I’ve had exposure to many technologies and projects, in a range of environments. My core abilities include:

  • Software System Architecture & Design
  • Project Management & Communication.

My favourite projects at Create IT

Creating 3T’s Job Management System has been my favourite project at Create IT. It’s the largest system that we’ve created from scratch, and designing a new system from the ground up allows you to create something beautiful, the right way, without the constraints normally experienced when revamping legacy systems. It’s tremendously satisfying, and I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished.