CTO Academy Mission
“to enhance the leadership capabilities and career impact of global technology leaders”
Senior Management Team
Co-Founder, CEO, Lecturer, Coach
20+ years of executive level commercial experience in SME and early stage companies across multiple sectors inc. law, tech, travel, leisure and property.
Particular expertise around strategy, sales, funding/finance, M&A, mindset.
Course leader/mentor at London based start up accelerator.
Co-Founder, CTO, Lecturer, Coach
Tech entrepreneur with extensive board level IT innovation and computer science experience. Has been technical director of software businesses and managed large, complex enterprise projects with successful exits.
Career has been defined driving innovation, strategic & operational planning, training, technical sales and software agile project management.
Head of Careers, Lecturer, Coach
Recruitment professional with 20+ years industry expertise having delivered large technology and business transformation programme teams.
Champion of candidate driven recruitment he is executing a vision to transform the recruitment process by linking user experience to our unique and holistic approach of integrating recruitment with learning and coaching.
Some of our Coaches & Lecturers
25 years business, tech and management experience in telecoms and IT sectors.
Worked with European Space Agency, international financial management and
healthcare businesses, global virtual datacentre services and startups such as
Netsource, a pan-European telephony and communications service company.
Helps engineers and managers with personal development and achieving outstanding
Entrepreneur, speaker and consultant in disruptive technologies, change management, marketing, entrepreneurism and leadership.
Co-author of ‘Futureproof – Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption’ and ‘How To Really Use Linkedin’.
Has worked with multinationals to disruptive and rapid growth tech startups.
Currently Head of Commercial at Smart Separations.
Extensive experience in CTO/CIO roles leading engineering departments of 150+ staff through periods of extensive growth and change.
Responsible for SaaS products operating at massive scale and led delivery of multiple platform re-architecture projects and major technology integrations.
Genuine care for capability and potential of others, a quick grasp of core issues and singular focus on getting the job done.
Entrepreneur, trainer and Agile Coach helping teams live up to values of Scrum.
Passionate about helping tech leaders to carry the fundamental values of Agile into company environments.
Expert in accelerating innovation by spinning units off bigger corporates, earned him award for “innovative business design”. Author and speaker.
An agile coach at companies like Spotify, LEGO and IBM and independent since 2013. Her main focus is around communication, implementing psychological safety, responsibility and accountability.
Gitte is authentic and passionate about helping people become themselves to succeed in and away from work.
Also speaker, mentor, and trainer and keynoted on three continents.
Experienced in many sectors and how to use digital/consumer technology to transform businesses, helping modernising companies faced with digital disruption.
Executive positions in comms, media, gaming, education, health and sits on advisory boards and panels.
Shaped product and thinking of global platform providers, advised on market dynamics of emerging data economy.
Was a specialist compliance recruiter placing CEOs, COOs, NEDs and senior Legal, Risk, Compliance, Analytics, AML, Fraud and Financial Crime professionals across the full spectrum of banks and Financial Services firms.
Assisted companies with development and enhancement of control processes to reduce the risks of Market Abuse, specifically insider dealing and misuse of information.
Business leader and General Counsel with over 20 years experience developing in-house legal teams and facilitating growth through M&A, compliance, transformation, risk management.
Currently COO of Freshwave Group, a subsidiary of Digital Colony.
Also a senior executive and investor in telco/cyber security and technology.
Skilled in providing expert technical advice on software design and development, from pre-sales consultation through to implementation and launch.
Brings together technical expertise, commercial acumen and stakeholder management to design/implement business strategy, programme management and continuous improvement.
Sarah believes that drawing on and combining people’s individual strengths is key to success.
She blends developing people with commercial nous and a quest for improving business operations, with 20+ years experience of applying this philosophy to enterprises across software, telecoms, professional services, retail and supply chain sectors.
Has built up and refined multifaceted technical expertise and business acumen with extensive experience of executive leadership in IT.
Sid takes an innovative and diligent approach to coaching and has spearheaded many integral IT infrastructure, Product Design and Development projects with teams and organizations.