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Oliver Happy

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I help tech startups identify opportunities, test ideas, and deliver innovative products to drive sustained growth.

  • Currently I am Head of Product: Core at Fintech rising star FORM3. This leadership role has centred around building out teams across a wide range of product functions from core payment processing to user interfaces and forecasting.
  • Previous projects have included driving growth across the UK and North America for Fintech startup Validis, replatforming newly-funded Futrli, globalising an industrial SaaS offering for Eurotherm by Schneider Electric,
  • Earlier projects included building product acquision for SaaS accountancy startup Crunch and finding product-market fit for Sonar, a SaaS analytics platform
  • Podcasts: I host and produce Old Fox Young Fox, Gone Workabout and most recently: Problem Busters
  • I am fascinated by people and building high-performing teams, by good design, sustainability, advising startups, and food

Enjoy the read and I look forward to hearing from you.

– Oliver

 

 

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KEY SKILLS

95

Agile veteran

Implementation, scaling, managing and delivering

93

Start-up focus

On-prem to SaaS, self-hosted, Azure and AWS

100

Product leader

Right-sizing agile, scaling architecture, building teams

  • Managing multiple products 100%
  • End to end product lifecycle experience 95%
  • Loves being in front of clients 90%
  • Technical understanding (architecture) 90%
  • Team management (local and remote) 85%
  • Enjoys coaching and mentoring 100%

I lead groups of smart people to build great products for clients who love them.

RECENT ROLES

  • EXPERIENCE
  • FORM3, UK

    Senior Product Manager - Core

    Product lead for fintech scale up in third stage growth. UK and EU market focus for the payment technology market leader. Building a Product group to keep pace with the rapid expansion of the business.…

    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
  • 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
  • Finance for Non Finance Managers

    The Australian Institute of Management

    2005

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