I’ve been fortunate to experience a slightly mixed career; at the former stage starting up a retail company and then a property investment company with my close friend. In 2015 I decided to spread my wings, move to London and prove to myself that I could get a ‘proper’ job in the big corporate world. I studied project management and got a job in fintech consultancy, where I managed part of a large software integration project for Total Oil. It was during this role that the tech industry really captured my attention and I knew I’d discovered the industry I wanted to be a part of. A year later I finally found my opportunity to do the three things I love most and co-founded Spirit AI, a company which has built two products focusing on NL understanding and generation. Today (through blood, sweat, tears, the ups, the downs, and many, many coffees) we now provide services to some of the largest companies in the games industry and consist of a team of 25 amazing people.
I’d like to think of myself as very personable, passionate and have developed good soft skills over my ten-year career. I’m highly motivated, self-taught and despite not attending university, I absolutely love learning. In my opinion, there is rarely a better feeling than making progress by improving your knowledge, in whatever field it may be. I think my ultimate goal is to take the engineering skills I’ll acquire over the next few years to help tackle the environmental issues we are experiencing today, a subject that sits close to me.