My trade is in software development, and I have 20+ years building software systems. My work is usually about solving operational problems and increasing efficiency. I have broad experience in software engineering, law, product development and scaling startups.
I’m a maker having done many commercial and personal projects. I started as a firmware engineer for broadcasting and wireless technology and launched my web startup after 3 years. I built a mobile location-based directory service in 2005, a dating site, a traffic monitoring app that shows images of the traffic conditions near you, a sleep cycle app that helps you fall asleep and wakes you softly at the time when it’s least disruptive to your sleep cycle, and an expenses sharing app that became one of the top grossing apps in Hong Kong. I have a track record of delivering successful projects from scratch to production.
I currently work as the CTO in a professional services firm for funding innovative companies. We have an open and transparent culture and run holacracy as a self-management model.
I am based in London and Chiang Mai.
CTO, GrantTree (London, UK)
November 2017 – Present
Full Stack Software Engineer, GrantTree (London, UK)
April 2015 – Present
Operations Director, GrantTree (London, UK)
July 2014 – April 2015
R&D Tax Manager, GrantTree (London, UK)
July 2013 – April 2014
Product Evangelist and Head of Sales, 8 Securities (Hong Kong)
November 2011 – May 2013
Product Trainer, LexisNexis (Hong Kong)
November 2010 – November 2011
Founder and Software Developer, Marsu Web Services (Hong Kong)
July 2008 – November 2010
Software Engineer, Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (Hong Kong)
January 2005 – July 2008
Student Research Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York, USA)
September 2002 – December 2004
LLB (Law), University of London, United Kingdom
2008 – 2010
Master of Science: Applied Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
2005 – 2007 Agent-based airfreight planning system for IATA-compliant containers with bin packing heuristics and a genetic algorithm
Bachelor of Science: Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, United States
2001 – 2005
Board Trustee, MoMark, a mental health charity (London, UK)
March 2018 – Present
Lead Instructor for Python, Code First Girls (London, UK)
July 2016 – December 2016