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Brian Proffitt – PE Technology Partner:
As Chief Technology Officer in Tungsten, and a Partner in one of their leading investors, I hired Giles personally as a Senior Technology Director to turn around one of the lowest-performing organisations I’d ever encountered.
Giles delivered in spades! Major project deliveries increased from 12 in the year prior to his arrival, to 120 in his first year. Major projects included launches into new regions (e.g. India), new products, new lines of business and key customers (e.g. Apple).
He also introduced new engineering processes and disciplines (Disciplined Agile), and recruited, coached and motivated team members across the globe.
I have run 50 to 100 technology teams in my career and I can say unequivocally that Giles is unmatched in his capabilities.
Fletcher Young - Managing Director of P2P Marketplaces at Digital Ventures:
In my role as Managing Director of P2P Marketplaces at Digital Ventures (Services Limited), I was responsible for hiring Giles into his role as CTO, where he reported to me.
Giles brought much-needed structure and rigour to our development teams. He evolved our ways of working with a focus on efficiency and accountability. Giles quickly diagnosed issues with role definitions in our development teams and, in treating these issues, enabled the technology team to work harmoniously and efficiently.
The impact of his efforts was objectively measurable via the improvements in the technology team's Peakon (engagement) scores and the associated employee feedback. Giles would be an asset to any organisation that is seeking to adopt best practices within its technology team.
Mike Barbarelli – Full Stack Developer at PointCare:
While working on one of Giles' teams as a developer, he taught me lessons about Agile that have stuck with me throughout my career. In a way, his technology leadership and his approach to Agile spoiled me because I have not seen it practised nearly as well anywhere else.
A few years after working with Giles, I left London to live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. And even here, with tech leaders abound, very few approach the same high standard that Giles does.
I often daydream about poaching one of the UK's best tech leaders by luring him here to Silicon Valley.
Nick Cox – Programme Director at Arqiva:
If you need agile in your enterprise, either adopting first time or improving current practices Giles is your ‘go to’ person.
He has an incredible list of achievements in the technology and agile space, from qualifications through to pure on the ground experience.
My time working with him was one of those times in your career that you realise that you never stop learning and meeting people who you admire.
His enthusiasm and drive to deliver success is infectious and having him within your organisation will warp speed you into the software delivery world.
Stuart Walker - Head of Product Management at Oxygen8 Group:
If you want Agile and you want it good, you want Giles!
It really is as simple as that, Giles is your consummate Agile Technology Director, technically astute and adaptable, both technically and commercially, a great interface in to the development team and able to work effectively across linked projects to deliver outstanding results.
Giles and I worked together as peers to successfully deliver the MyRegus Web, Mobile Web and Mobile App's solution at Regus where Giles was instrumental in ensuring the technical understanding and delivery of the project ran as smoothly as possible in what was a very demanding environment.
Giles is good, actually he's better than good, he's your 'Agile Saviour!' and he really does get the importance of great development and planning being key to the delivery of awesome solutions.