Mobile Internet product evangelist
- Peterborough, GB
Dave has over 13 years experience covering online technology and online commercial strategy. More recently Dave has been an evangelist keynote speaker focusing on rapid growth of Mobile Internet. Expert experience and knowledge spans across social media, online recruitment, mobile applications, mobile market, mobile business, web business models, strategic delivery, project management, product development, product launch and business development. Dave recognises the shape of the Internet in the future and cares about products supporting individuals and companies in a hybrid online world of mobile and desktop. He is a leading mobile Internet expert with the strategic and hands on project experience to drive online business forwards into the next decade of media consumption. Dave has less time to commit to speaking at events, but is proud to be part of mRecCamp 2012 - http://mrecruitingcamp.com/ in Atlanta 14 Sep 2012
CompareTheMarket.com, Senior Project Manager, Peterborough
March 2012 to present
Driving the product planning and development to connect talent and employers around the topic of skills.
Comparethemarket.com, Senior Project Manager
March 2012 to present
Mobile Dave, Mobile Evangelist
January 2007 to present
As a mobile visionary Dave has helped educate others on the topic and share his experience. His supporting roles includes informal networking to board level advisory.
Dave works hard to evangelise the adoption of Mobile Web, specifically in recruitment, using social media, blogging, authoring for publications (eg ere.net), publishing white papers and speaking at events all over the world.
Dave is always open to discuss mobile.
Dave spoke at the first European conference on mobile recruiting in 2010 - Mobile & Video in Recruitment - and again in 2011. He spoke at the first USA mobile recruiting conference in San Francisco mRecruitingCamp 2011 and was invited back in 2012.
Previous public speaking includes OnRec (London), SRConf (London), The Firm (London), Online Recruitment Enhance Media (London), CJEX (Johannesburg), World Association of Newspapers (Copenhagen), mRec (USA), MVIR (London) and more.
BraveNewTalent, Interim Director of Product
November 2011 to March 2012
Working with the executive team Dave provided a clear strategic product direction to take the company to the next level.
Dave implemented an agile product development approach across the business. He owned the change management process which successfully supported 4 development teams to adopted agile. The results where visible in the speed to delivery and the focus on adding product value to the business.
The firms focus on community was demystified through Dave's product conversation strategy that will significantly change the user adoption and user engagement rates for the product.
Throughout the role Dave supported strategic development and networked closely with experts from around the world but specifically Silicon Valley.
BraveNewTalent, Head of Mobile and Product Strategy, London
July 2011 to December 2011
Driving talent community for skills development and recruitment via the mobile channel.
BraveNewTalent, Head of Product and Mobile Strategy
July 2011 to November 2011
After joining the company Dave worked closely with the CEO and the product team to improve operation efficiencies from concept to live features.
Dave invested time in Silicon Valley visiting leading web based and mobile firms. The findings helped shape the Mobile Strategy and refocus the overall platform feature strategy.
Dave put together a mobile team and lead the high definition specification for the mobile development.
Allthetopbananas.com, MD, Peterborough
January 2007 to July 2011
Allthetopbananas.com LTD, Founder
January 2007 to July 2011
Since launch Dave has inspired the company and driven user and customer centric innovation.
Dave's project management skills mixed with business accumen and strong technical know how delivered one of the UKs major job search engines.
During the ecconomic turn down, Dave lead the business to develop new markets within the recruitment online industry, resulting in 2009 an industry first service - FreeMyCV.com. Soon this service was generating significant revenues and attracting copy cat services.
When the iPhone was released, Dave saw the future of the Internet and recognised that a revolution within online consumption was about to take place.
A focused effort building on existing staff skills saw the company launch the UKs first job seeker iPhone app. Following a evangellic promotional campaign on a restricted bugdet Dave lead the 8 man company to work on mobile solutions with Monster, TotalJobs, CV Library, The Ladders and many more.
In 2010 q4 developent started on a world first mobile solution aimed at giving corporate talent acquisition teams the power of mobile web. After 3 months organic development the company powered PepsiCo US launch their mobile career app at the famous South East by South West social technology event.
In the couple of months following the company has successfully secured business with many leading global brands including Nestle, Autodesk, Research In Motion (Blackberry) and many more.
Johnston Press, Group Technical Internet Development Manager
January 2000 to January 2006
Over the 6 years in the role, Dave managed a development team responsible for 300+ UK local newspaper site, JobsToday, PropertyToday and MotorsToday.
Dave worked at a senior level, frequently presenting to the PLC Board of Directors. His input was sought out not only in digital commercial and technical strategy but in the companies over all IT strategy leading to the a new group IT department and Director.
His intensive efforts and passion surrounding the Digital Strategy supporting the group developing online advertising revenues from £0.5m when he joined to £12m+ when he left.
Operating a lean central team which grew over the years from 5 staff to close to 40 staff Dave illustrated creative product development skills, company wide communication skills, stakeholder management skills, project management skills and leadership skills.
Leaving the company was a tough decision for Dave, he remained involved on a consultancy basis.
CitiBank, Systems Architect
January 1999 to January 2000
Pilot Technology projects across multiple platforms and distributed system.
Apmy Automation, Software Engineer
January 1998 to January 1999
Thomas Cook, System Analyst
January 1997 to January 1999
Business process analysis and systems development with 24/7 international speaking call centre.
Computer Science, The University of Northampton