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An experienced and knowledgeable technologist and digital strategist. 11 years experience at Google, working with stakeholders of all levels of seniority with some of the UK's largest clients and agencies. Helping customers break out of the "we've always done it this way" mindset, by plainly illustrating the real-world benefits of innovation.

2x Certified in the Google Cloud Platform, with strong working knowledge and experience of: maintaining and provisioning resources with Terraform, building and deploying containerised apps on Cloud Run, selecting and provisioning VMs with Compute Engine, using API Gateway to create and publish RESTful APIs, building CI/CD pipelines, setting up DNS & Load Balancing, use of Identity Access Management to maintain secure access to and between GCP services, choosing and provisioning database solutions, provisioning and scaling Kubernetes clusters on GKE, logging & monitoring resources, use of the gcloud / gsutil CLI tools. Use of these and other features to design full working solutions on GCP.

Other skills include: devising and embedding digital strategy, creating and delivering training sessions on a variety of Google ad-tech products and features, driving the adoption of new marketing technology via client workshops and other initiatives, building robust stakeholder and partnership relationships to drive collaboration and mutual success.



  • Google Cloud Platform ● Terraform ● Linux ● Bash ● Ansible
  • Kubernetes ● Serverless ● JavaScript ● HTML / CSS
  • DevOps Practices ● Git ● Cypress ● GitHub Actions (CI/CD)
  • Google Ads ● Google Analytics ● Google Marketing Platform
  • Ad-Tech Solutions ● Problem Solving ● Planning and Organisation
  • Relationship Management ● C-Level Engagement

  • Professional Experience

    Product Specialist / Industry Manager - Google Manchester, 2011 to 2022

    Key Achievements

    Senior Account Manager - Wavemaker (MEC), 2010 to 2011

    Paid search lead for the Wavemaker (MEC at the time) Manchester office for clients such as MBNA and Absolute Radio.

    Senior Account Manager - Bigmouthmedia, 2008 to 2010

    Senior paid search manager for the Bigmouthmedia Manchester office, with sole responsibility for the Google Ads strategy for clients such as Aer Lingus and Macmillan Cancer Support

    Online Marketing Manager - EF English First, 2007 to 2008

    Generalist digital lead for the EF Manchester office. Responsible for Paid Search & SEO strategy. Designed and built websites and application platforms to promote teacher recruitment and training.

    Web Designer / Online Marketing - Whittle Partnerships, 2006 to 2007

    Web designer, responsible for the design and build of the company site. Lead on PCC / SEO Strategy.


    Google Cloud Associate Engineer Certification - November 2022

    Professional qualification to demonstrate ability to plan, deploy and monitor enterprise-level solutions on Google Cloud Platform.

    Google Cloud Digital Leader Certification - April 2022

    Fundamental qualification on all aspects of the Google Cloud Platform

    The Cloud Resume Challenge - Sept / Oct 2022

    Successfully completed The Cloud Resume Challenge to demonstrate knowledge of the Google Cloud Platform. Produced this CV & visitor counter using GCP features such as: Cloud Storage, Load Balancing, Cloud Run, Datastore and API Gateway (in addition to using GitHub Actions (YAML) for CI/CD, Python, and JavaScript.) Full details on my technical blog.

    The Odin Project - 2021 - Full-stack online web development course.

    GitHub profile for projects built here:

    Google Sales Mastery - 2015-2021 (equivalent to Google Skillshop certifications):

    Google Ads Search, Display, Video, Measurement. Google Marketing Platform: SA360, GA360

    University of Salford 1997 to 2000: BA (Hons) Media Production & Performance (2:1)


    Guitar Playing. Music Production. Video Editing and Compositing. 3D Printing. 3D Modelling.

    Family time and trips with my wife and two daughters.