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Leader, Strategist & Innovator

Chief Technology Officer & Non-Executive Director

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James founded Trinem in 2001, a software and consulting company, going on to secure an OEM with a multi-billion dollar software vendor (CA Technologies, now Broadcom). Trinem was appointed preferred supplier status of technical services throughout Europe, Middel East, and Africa (EMEA). Trinem was acquired by OpenMake Software (New Mexico, USA) in 2012.


James went on to incorporate another technology business, ARIA Technologies, working with some of the largest Financial Services companies in Turkey, such as Akbank, Yapi Kredi, and Garanti Bank.


In July 2016, James applied his commercial, entrepreneurial and technical skills and experience within a private Financial Services company, Bibby Financial Services (c.£100m turnover), where he led the Architecture & Engineering Team and latterly was Global Head of IT Strategy & Innovation.

After leaving Bibby Financial Services, James founded, to look at digitising the ID Verification (IDV) and Anti-money Laundering (AML) processes that act as barriers to adoption, predominantly within the Financial Services' sector.

In September 2020, James was appointed Chief Technology Officer of Red Flag Alert, a leader in Business Data for the purposes of Sales Enablement and Risk Management.

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Chief Technology Officer

Accountable for all technology; operational, development, research, and strategic. Working with the Leadership Team, Colleagues, Clients, Prospects, Suppliers, and Shareholders to deliver world-class technology solutions aimed at Digital Risk Management, Sales Enablement, and Trusted Identity Proofing & Corroboration.

Bibby Financial Services

Global Head of Strategy & Innovation

Responsible for all aspects of technology strategy and innovation, from ideation to delivery, enabling the global Business (across 40 offices in 14 countries).

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ARIA Technologies


Technology company specialising in the design, implementation and optimisation of Enterprise DevOps, Release Automation and Software Configuration Management.

Openmake Software

Vice President, EMEA

James was responsible for managing the OpenMake business for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).


Founded which launched in 2009. was an aggregation and cloud-based business administration website aimed at the Driving Instructor industry in the UK. served both Independent Driving Instructors and Franchise Schools, from small independents to National. was essentially sold to former Directors of Red Driving School (one of the largest Driving Schools in the UK) and was re-branded and launched as


Founder & CEO

Responsible for the decision making around the growth of the company, strategic direction, product development and service offerings. Responsible for managing all facets of the business, including Sales & Marketing, Finance, Development and Services. Responsible for acquiring strategic Alliances & Partnerships and the management of all Channels of the business.

Trinem was acquired by OpenMake Software in November, 2012.



Consultant responsible for delivering Services in the SCM space. Also responsible for managing CA as a Channel Partner to MoTech.

Vision Consulting


Consultant responsible for Software Configuration Management services.


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Business & Technology Mentor

Commercially validated Architect

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"Leaders are not worried about the respect and honour they can be given, but the impacts and influences they can give!"

"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."


Please get in touch, I'm most interested in opportunities where I can be challenged to solve commercial problems, relating to technology.

I'm also interested in hearing about any Chief Technology Officer positions, preferably in Financial Services, although I will consider other sectors with a progressive Leadership and complex challenges.

In addition, I'm also interested in diversifying my skills and experience across different industries as a Non-Executive Director. 

Please submit your details below and I will be in touch

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