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Pete

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๐Ÿ”จ Work Experience

๐Ÿ’ฐ Web Engineer @ Monzo - a mobile first bank creating banking the way it should be

The first cross functional team member in marketing, in a sub team called Marketing Engineering. Brought in for my blend of product marketing, growth and engineering skill set.

I built tools, features and web experiences to support the companyโ€™s spectacular growth, while instilling a product and data mindset.

Projects to date include:

  • Developing Year in Monzo webview, a stand out mobile experience served to a million customers
  • Building web experiences supporting the launch of savings, loans, energy switching, monzo 3
  • Contributing to cutting edge JAMstack CMS landing page builder, using Gatsby, React, Contentful and Netlify
  • Scoping and building an internal chrome extension to improve GDPR compliance with our customer email tools
๐Ÿš• Front End Web Developer @ Drover - a marketplace for car subscriptions
  • Initially a contract product manager, managing 4 products and tech team of 10, later switched to development
  • Transitioned the monolith Ruby on Rails app to a modern React app (5 months, 2-3 team members)
  • Added final touches to react-native iOS mobile app and deployed to app store
  • Promoted within 6 months, added to selective share scheme for significant contributions at work, careers events & organising hackathons
๐Ÿ  Project Lead @ Inspired Crowdfunding - democratising property investment
  • Business partnership with ex-boss, owned equity stake, my objective was to bring this new concept to market
  • A generalist role, involving managing product development, legal documentation, financial processes (FCA) and analysis, marketing & sales
  • Market tested four product variants, leveraged and un-leveraged, rental boosted and standard rental
๐Ÿฅ— Head of Growth @ Cookoo - an online marketplace for home cooks
  • Responsible for driving revenue. Achieved 30% MoM growth for 6 months, 350+ active customers, > ยฃ40,000 revenue generated
  • Single-handedly doubled orders in September
  • Developed excellent competency & knowledge of 12 marketing channels and approaches
  • Offered equity package, which was doubled for demonstrating strong commitment and performance
๐Ÿ› Solo Founder @ TeamUp - kickstarter, for universities
  • Existed to solve a (personal) frustration, to boost bottom-up collaboration and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs
  • Covered all responsibilities from technical development, business development and contracting to universities
  • Closed software pilot agreement with UCL, acquired ยฃ10,000 funding, and opened talks with 3 other universities
๐Ÿ™Š Product Manager @ Suave - a chrome extension to save, share and organise web media
  • My first product (Snip and Share) as an intern at this company was a great success, it featured on Product Hunt.
  • On-boarded 2,000 users in 2 weeks and within 2 months it out grew the old product and became the company flagship
  • Offered a full-time contract as a core team member with equity stake.

๐Ÿ› Education

M.Sc Technology Entrepreneurship @ University College London
  • Acquired complete set of tools to assess, execute and scale high tech business opportunities
  • Offered to publish original academic framework for analysing startups - Huangโ€™s Hexagon
  • Merit with recommendation for PhD, top of class in Strategy for High-Tech Venture
B.Sc Economics @ University of Warwick
  • Focused on Microeconomics and Industrial Economics. Business School: Enterprise, Managing Organisations & Marketing; achieved 2:1
Dartford Grammar School for Boys
  • 40 points at International Baccalaureate (611 UCAS points/ , 12A*s 3As at GCSE)

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Work Habits

  • I am an evening person, and I get more and more productive as the day goes - weird I know ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Interrupt me whenever, I'm always happy to help
  • Feedback should come from the right place, and if it does I would like it to be direct (no need to say something positive before saying something negative). I actually appreciate negative comments much much more than positive ones
  • I'm super adaptive to situational needs, which means I can go from one thing/emotion/thought to the next without warning - it may be shocking
  • I can often be blank faced, that often means I'm thinking hard rather than what could be seen as "does he even care about this?"
  • I don't always speak immediately, instead I spend time filtering and analysing the topic, before giving an opinion
  • I work for the collective effort, I like seeing how I can do thing that have high impact for the team versus personal credit
  • I appreciate honesty, effort and positivity
  • I am often an unstructured thinker, so I have to walk away and form insights and opinion, and deliver it later
  • When I do work on something (e.g. Perfocal), I really believe in it, without that all my motivation unravels - alignment is really important
  • I dislike extreme opinions, or when a statement doesn't show both sides

๐Ÿ› Pete's Principles (in progress)

  • be direct if you care about something or someone
  • you can always learn something from anyone
  • become a great listener. You don't learn anything new when you're always speaking.
  • be humble and share credit
  • support others to their success
  • become a better version of yourself every day
  • difficulty and struggle develops character - appreciate this in others
  • balance yourself! Find time for health (physical and mental), relationships, hobbies, hustles and learning
  • give people a few chances, I'd say 2 or 3
  • be generous and giving, but know when to stop and be stern
  • be tolerant and understanding
  • be relentlessly curious, a student of life
  • rough action is better than perfect inaction
  • all scenarios are opportunities
  • seriously evaluate the worst than can happen; reconcile it, and then aim for the stars
  • do your best work