Career Highlights

2014 - | CTO

Find my past

2013 - 2014 | Group CTO

Momondo (Now Kayak)

2010 - 2013 | CTO

Bookatable (Now Michelin)

2008 - 2010 | CTO

Reuters Breaking Views

2007 - 2008 | VP Head of Technology

IMG

2000 - 2001 | Practice Manager

Marchfirst

1999 - 2000 | Technical Director

Grey Interactive

Aziz Mentor - UK

B2B and B2C savvy CTO with considerable mentoring experience. Matthew is a B2B and B2C savvy CTO with deep experience in real-time. high availability Cloud based systems, offering extremely responsive SaaS based platforms built using service orientated approaches. With an open and inclusive style, he often mentors CTOs, keen to share the knowledge he has amassed over 23 years.

Specific Expertise

  • digital transformation
  • product and technology strategy
  • M&A and DD
  • global business operation
  • preparing for series A, B and C investment rounds
  • diversity

Career history

Matthew’s career started as a developer, though he was soon reporting up to Board level on all aspects of technology and product. He was equally as confident being involved in the detailed development, architectural decisions and execution. Throughout his career, Matthew has managed onshore, nearshore, offshore development and hybrid distributed teams in the UK, Europe, Sweden, Denmark, United States (East and West Coast), Australia, India & China.

Current Portfolio

Matthew wanted to get involved in multiple businesses and solve difficult strategic problems. He now works on an interim and advisory basis for various companies:

  • Technical Adviser, Bridgepoint
  • Interim CTO, Pureprint Group
  • Interim Technical Director, IDG
  • Interim CTO and NED, Park Technology
  • Interim CTO/Technical Advisor, Archant
  • Interim CTO/Technical Advisor, Ed’s Easy Diner
  • Interim CTO, Bauer Xcel

Matthew often mentors CTOs in a connected, or standalone engagement. The funds he has worked alongside and continue to work with include: Business Growth Fund (BGF), Bridgepoint, Beringea, Livingbridge, Vitruvian Partners, Notion Capital, Octopus, The Observatory International and Silver Falcon.

Personal Interests

family

baking

countryside

staying active

Key Influencers

“Stuart Waite from when I worked with him at Grey Interactive (he was CTO). I like his style & approach, as well as his ability to be a thought leader in a number of different areas. He’s not afraid to be different and create start ups from scratch to tackle a new areas that’s not been tried before.”

Mentoring Experience

Currently Mentoring:

CTO – DeepCrawl

CTO – Phoebus Software

Previously Mentored:

CTO and CPO – AccessPay

CTO – Park Technology

CTO – Glofox

CTO – SuperCarers (pro bono)

CTO – IdioPlatform (pro bono)

Qualifications/Methodologies

  • Agile, Scrum, Lean, Waterfall, RUP
  • Architecture, QA, Infrastructure, Servers, Hosting SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Platforms, E-commerce, CRM, CMS, Mobile, Big Data, Contracts, Open Source, LAMP, Microsoft, Salesforce, Cloud, CDN, AWS, Azure, .NET.
  • BSc Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence – Birmingham University

Locations

London and surrounding counties

Manchester

Exeter

Europe