An experienced internet professional and product manager with 20 years academic and work experience in the area. During the course of my career I have worked for myself, for a large commercial registrar and in the education sector giving me a great insight into different working environments. Today I work with large UK domain name registrars helping form sales strategy and increase revenue.
Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK. 2007 – 2010
MA Interactive Multimedia – Grade: Merit
Modules: Digital Culture (e-learning), Digital Multimedia Theory (Flash & Photoshop), E-Learning (Mobile devices), E-Community, Workplace Project, Research Methods, Accessibility Usability & Users.
Staffordshire University, Stafford, UK. 2002 – 2006
BSc Hons Multimedia Computing – Grade: 2.1 hons
Modules: Advanced Multimedia, Ubiquitous Computing, Advanced Web Multimedia (CSS/PHP), Enterprise Web applications, Advanced Cisco, Web-based Virtual Environments, Applications of 3D, Media Technology (film/TV).
- Student Placement for Entrepreneurs in Education (SPEED) – 2006 – 2007
- Elected Member of the Nominet .uk Policy Advisory Body (PAB) – 2007 – 2009
- Co-founder of The Intergenerational Foundation (IF.org.uk) – 2011 – Present
Netistrar Ltd, Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire, UK – Oct 2013 – Present
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Helping to build a team of like-minded individuals to develop an exciting new registrar with innovative brand protection tools. Netistrar Ltd is a UK-based ICANN accredited wholesale registrar. We have been a Nominet member and Accredited Channel Partner (ACP) since 2013. Netistrar is also a member of the Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) and is involved in ICANN policy development.
Webfusion Ltd, Stockley Park, London, UK – Nov 2007 – Jun 2013
Domains Manager – Product Manager for domain related products.
Whilst working for the largest UK domain registrar and hosting provider 123-reg.co.uk I successfully helped launch a number of products including: new country code top level domains (cctlds), Whois Privacy service and new domain name control panel. I also managed the companies 3 million domain name portfolio and dealt with registries and key suppliers on a daily basis.
Burton College, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, UK – Aug 2004 – Aug 2005
E-learning developer – College Web Developer and VLE coordinator.
I developed and trained college staff to use the college virtual leaning environment. I also from scratch designed and developed a brand new college website.
Whois-Search.com, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, UK. – 2002 – Present
Internet Consultant – Domain Name Sales Consultant.
Whois-Search.com is a popular whois lookup service. I provide domain name consultancy advice and hosting/registrar services. Clients include Giraffe.co.uk and Any-Domains.com I am also very active amongst the UK domain industry.