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I help tech startups identify opportunities, test ideas and deliver innovative products.

I’m enthusiastic and fascinated by both people and building high-performing teams.

  • Today I am Head of Product: Core at Fintech rising star FORM3. Building teams managing the APIs, payment processing, user interfaces and DevOps tooling. While we re-platform to multi-cloud (GCP/Azure/AWS), scale volumes 32x and have grown from 100-360 team members.

  • Previous projects include UX overhaul and U.S. expansion for Fintech startup Validis, re-platforming and feed UX for Futrli during a time of 4x growth and reviving an IoT offering for Eurotherm by Schneider Electric.

  • Podcasts: I host Problem Busters, Old Fox Young Fox and Gone Workabout

  • Key episodes: Becoming a Product Leader and Becoming a Product Company

I look forward to hearing from you.

– Oliver

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KEY SKILLS

95

Agile (as in flexible)

Listener, thinker, doer.

93

Enthusiastic

Present, connected, involved.

100

Leader

Strategist, team builder, mentor.

  • Leading groups, managing multiple teams 100%
  • End to end product lifecycle experience 95%
  • Loves being in front of clients 90%
  • Knows it all 15%
  • A life-long learner 100%
  • Balances data-driven and observed insights 95%

I am fascinated by people, technology
and solving problems (in that order).

RECENT ROLES

  • EXPERIENCE
  • FORM3, UK

    Head of Product - Core

    Product lead for the Core business line (Shared services, Payment Processing and Website/Internal portal) for a fintech scale up in third stage growth. EMEA and NA focus for the payment technology market leader. Founding and…

    AUG 2020 - PRESENT
  • Validis, UK

    Senior Product Manager

    Product lead for an innovative fintech startup. Delivering standardised accounting data to top 4 accounting and tier 1 banks. UK&I and U.S. focus. Coaching the Product team, building API capacity and future-proofing the SaaS platform.…

    FEB 2020 - AUG 2020
  • Futrli, UK

    Product Manager

    A full-stack Product Management position for a rising star in Fintech for Small Businesses. Responsible for integrations including Xero, QuickBooks, Slack, Gmail, Google Analytics, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Ads. Also responsible for the actionfeed (newsfeed)…

    AUG 2018 - Nov 2019
  • Eurotherm by Schneider Electric, UK

    Product Manager - SaaS

    A global role, driving product-market fit for a bold new SaaS offering for this Schneider Electric subsidiary. EcoStruxure Compliance Management Advisor is a mobile and web app product set, with industrial-grade security and an eye…

    MAY 2017 - AUG 2018
  • Crunch, UK

    Senior Marketing Manager

    Leading the Marketing and Content teams of an online accountancy and financial services innovator. Second stage growth challenges led to rebuilding the Marketing team, redefining core offering, creating new products and launching them. Reporting to the…

    JULY 2016 - MAY 2017
  • Xtravirt, UK

    Head of Product & Marketing

    A dual role as Head of Marketing for a leading virtual infrastructure consultancy and Head of Product and Sales for Sonar - a SaaS analytics start-up. Leading a team and developing innovative go-to-market strategies and driving Sales…

    June 2015 - July 2016
  • BCI Media Group, UK

    Head of Product (Contract)

    A move to the UK led to a transition into contracting, retained as Head of Product to BCI Media Group. P/L responsibility for a 7 product SaaS portfolio across APAC in the B2B space. Portfolio roadmap ownership,…

    2014 - 2015
  • BCI Media Group, Melbourne

    Product Manager

    Product lead for the a B2B Construction Information service across APAC. Managing a portfolio of 7 products including mobile and SaaS. Team leadership, implemented agile, reported to the board.

    2012 - 2014
  • EDUCATION
  • Leadership peer coaching

    Sycamore Coaching

    Enjoyed over a year of remote coaching with Andy Fryer and a group of inspiring cross-industry leaders.

    2021
  • Product Leadership Training

    Gib Biddle (SVPG)

    Completed the SVPG (Silicon Valley Product Group) leadership training workshop series with Gib Biddle, formerly of Netflix.

    2019
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

    Agil8, London

    Completed the Certified Scrum Product Owner course, via Agil8, a Scrum Alliance partner in London UK. Certification profile: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/ohappy

    2017

Product is (to me) the art of observation blended with the science of rapid experimentation and execution.

OTHER PASSIONS

Microlending (Kiva)

Direct aid to the unbanked in places I've visited.

Podcasting

Sharing ideas for over 5 years.

Slowing down

Strolling, travelling, yoga and swing dancing.

MAKE CONTACT

Hove
United Kingdom


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