About Me

I'm a software developer living in the U.K.
I co-founded Spark RE Technologies where I currently work as CTO.

For more than 20 years, I've specialized in developing software, championing web-based applications built with an emphasis on an intuitive user experience.

Work

In 2010, I co-founded Vancouver-based real estate software company Spark.

Spark brings modern software to real estate developers. With custom tools built especially for modern home builders, Spark makes inventory and lead management a breeze.

I joined Loco2 in 2013. As an avid traveller, Loco2's purpose really resonated with me: to provide a single place to book European train journeys, with no booking fees, as simply as possible.

My journey started as the third full-time software developer. My responsibilities varied, but given the small size of the tech team, we worked across the stack and were jointly involved in creating anything from customer facing JavaScript-heavy user experiences to complex backend features. I took part in the on-call rota and dealt with some tricky DevOps issues out of working hours.

In 2018 I was promoted to VP of Engineering. My first task was to scale up the tech team to meet the increasing needs of the organisation after being acquired by SNCF.

I learned a considerable amount at Loco2, both technical and otherwise. The company has created a truly great working culture and has reshaped the way I approach my working environment.

I left the company in September 2019.