I am a accomplished technician with 18+ years of experience across diverse industries, including banking, fintech, media and e-commerce. Adept at blending deep technical expertise with strategic leadership. I am known for elevating productivity through modern engineering principles, building high-performance teams, nurturing engineering culture, and effectively communicating value to stakeholders.
BEng/ MEng Applied Mathematics
MSc IT (Software Systems)
Certificate on Organisational Leadership
John Kottis is a strategic leader and amazing person with great technical skills and people relationship skill. As a technologist, he aligns technology solutions with their business objectives and implements them.
As a technology lead, he provides inputs and develops expertise in a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures; demonstrates and reinforces the value of our customers to ensure client retention; identifies and establishes strategic long-term technology goals, policies and procedures for clients based-on business objectives and budget requirements; and designing and overseeing the implementation of technology solutions.
I highly recommend them for his amazing leadership qualities; he is more than his role title. I am excited to see him move up in his next role. In the future, I can easily see him as Head of Technology/digital, cyber, or CIO of a fintech or rising mid-tier organisation. These companies take aggressive market share from other businesses, with their senior roles possessing both leadership & the technical skills to execute low-cost, fast-paced and highly cross-functional teams.
Watching him at work, I saw above and beyond performance in his complex role, which covered; “Technical Design”, “Solutions Architecture”, “Software Development”, “Cloud (Azure/Google/Aws)”, “Agile” & “Digital innovation” of £M0 digital products, projects and £M00 programs.
His strong leadership creates high-performing Teams operating in Value streams, which consist of products, marketing, comms, Design, Innovation, Digital Branding, Development, measurement, DevOps and cyber Security.
He has deep knowledge of the pre-listed modern disciplines required to execute those £m00 programs to achieve the highest ROI & highly satisfied customer NPS scores. He delivers changes abiding by the complex regulatory standards banking enterprises must commit to or risk high penalties.
I’ve had the privilege of knowing John for a number of years and his vision for digitally transforming the banking industry has never faltered. John always considers others before making a decision and makes sure changes that are implemented are properly educated and mentored throughout the team.
My relationship with John has never been stronger and he’s always a “go to” person whenever I need to rationalise ideas or gauge opinion and direction. This in itself is a great indication of John’s leadership experience, as strong and trusted relationships should always be valued.
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Skilled in microservices architecture, adept at designing and implementing modular and high-performance systems, enhancing agility and maintainability within complex infrastructures.
Engineering Transformation Lead with a strong track record of driving change, fostering collaboration, and mentoring teams to achieve their full potential, combining technical expertise with strategic vision.
*The showcased projects in this section are presented solely for demonstration purposes, and I do not assert any rights over them.