Background in large consultancy before roles as CIO and CTO in mid-sized businesses (25 years plus experience). An independent consultant since 2015. Trusted advisor to management for commercial and technical aspects of IT. Due diligence and consultancy services to VC, PE and other investor clients during acquisitions, investments and re-financing. Experienced providing commercial (market opportunity, company strategy and positioning) and technical due diligence. Specialised sectoral knowledge in cloud, data centres, managed services and businesses focused on exploitation of large data assets. Described by clients as having a "high EQ" approach which builds trust with teams. A highly experienced technologist and IT executive. Extensive experience spanning all aspects of the IT lifecycle from software development, to enterprise architecture and operational delivery of IT-enabled business services. Able to quickly identify root issues and apply proven experience and instinct to problem-solving. Adaptable to technical and non-technical audiences/settings and a variety of environments (start-up to large enterprise and informal to highly structured). Specialties: Strategy (IT, technology and technology enabled business strategy), shared services/outsourcing (customer/procurement side and marketing/business development consultancy for suppliers). Cloud, data centres and managed services, "Big Data", due diligence, enterprise architecture, IT Service Management, agile/Agile, IT infrastructure optimisation, ITIL, ISO27001, ISO9002. Experienced working with all sizes of business (startups to multinationals).