I'm currently working as a Product Director at awesome ad tech company, Unruly. This is keeping me pretty busy right now.
Hailo for Business
In 2015 I was recruited by Hailo to grow their Hailo for Business initiative. Working with a dedicated team of product designers, QA and software engineers, revenue has quadrupled in this area. Hailo for Business is now a multi-million dollar suite of products.
Subsequently, I was asked to lead mission critical product launches, across the entire product range. This has involved working across the Android and iOS passenger and driver apps, E-commerce and web applications.
B2C, B2B, Mobile, Apps, Content and Solutions - Monster.co.uk and Monster.ie
I worked at Monster for a long time, rapidly progressing my career to become the Director of Product Management, UK and Ireland in 2008. In this role, I sat on the UKIE senior management team and ran a department of three product managers, a solutions architect and a content editor. As a team, we were responsible for a sixty million dollar product portfolio, a range of native apps and a website with over five million visitors a month.
During my tenure, the team won numerous awards for their work, including:
Website of the Year 2011 - Most Popular Career Website
Best Generalist Job Board - NORA 2011, 2008 and 2007
Best Technical Innovation - ONREC 2010
Number 14 in the Times Top 50 Websites You Cannot Live Without 2013
"James is one of the most talented product managers that I have ever worked with." - US based colleague and Business Development Director
"James is one of the best among all people I have ever worked with. His result-oriented-straight-to-problems way of thinking made him a valuable asset to our cross-border teams." - Global Programme Manager
"...creative and highly professional with deep technology understanding. He has a great passion for online products and burns for the company/brand he works for." -VP Product
"Having spent many years working with, and for, James I have been lucky to experience the direction, gravitas and class he brings to every element of his professional interactions. It is impossible to count the sheer number, and variety, of product deliveries that the team shipped under James' direction and it is a testament to his leadership just how seamlessly they shipped" Senior Product Manager, London, UK
"James always demonstrated a willingness to collaborate and share ideas, and always brought out the best in the people he worked with - in short, he is a true asset to an organization." - Operations Director
"James is a star - he's one of those rare people who is able to communicate easily with both technical and non-technical people alike, at any level. Plus, he's great at motivating and inspiring both his team to keep delivering a world-class product, while keeping an eye on the larger state of the business. And heck, business stuff aside - he's simply a good guy to be around... funny, smart, and with a knowledge of rock music that I've rarely seen equalled."- Marketing Director