Leader, Strategist & Innovator

Chief Technology Officer & Non-Executive Director



Where I've been, and where I'm going


James co-founded Trinem in 2001 and through Direct Sales, Channel & Partner Management and securing an OEM with a multi-billion dollar software vendor, grew the company to become a preferred supplier of technical services throughout EMEA.


From 2001, James oversaw and actively participated in the design and development of the Trinem products that brought significant benefit to enterprise customers in the DevOps space, currently in use by some of the largest Financial Services and Government organisations in Europe and the USA. Trinem was acquired by OpenMake Software in 2012.


James went on to incorporate another technology business, ARIA Technologies, focused on achieving customers' business objectives through innovative Business, Application, Data and Technology solutions, especially within large software engineering practices.


From July 2016, James has been applying his commercial, entrepreneurial and technical skills and experience within a private Financial Services company, Bibby Financial Services, responsible for Global IT Strategy & Innovation.

Unfortunately James, along with a large number of colleagues, was made redundant in April 2020. This has facilitated James' "King Lear Moment"; a chance for James to focus on his own personal and business goals, while taking the time for personal development, such as:


Learning & Development

Applying Enterprise Architecture

Developing Business Ideas

Implementing Prototype Designs

I welcome visitors to click on each of the above topics to see more information - for this, I ask you to register your email so that I may keep you updated on my current projects, of which I also welcome contribution and collaboration.



My Professional Career


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 ADBOK.com which launched in 2009. ADBOK.com was an aggregation and cloud-based business administration website aimed at the Driving Instructor industry in the UK. ADBOK.com served both Independent Driving Instructors and Franchise Schools, from small independents to National.

ADBOK.com 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 DriveCompare.com.


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.


Informative Interview
Standing Meeting
Casual Business Meeting

Technology-based Capabilities

Business & Technology Mentor

Commercially validated Architect


"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. 

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