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Ben Ford

Entrepreneur • Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

CTO, Fynder. Previously Contract FX Options developer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

CTO, Fynder. Previously Contract FX Options developer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • Back End Engineering
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In

Positions

Quantitative Developer Standard Chartered Bank July 2015 - present
Contract Python Developer Bank of America Merrill Lynch September 2014 - July 2015
CTO Fynder March 2014 - September 2014
Contract FX Options developer Merrill Lynch April 2013 - August 2013
Senior Developer Solaise Capital Management LLP January 2011 - April 2013
Python developer J.P. Morgan August 2010 - November 2010
Software developer Man Group August 2009 - August 2010
Python/django Developer 2degrees January 2008 - August 2009
Director and CTO Exsis Software March 2007 - January 2008
3G NOC process Consultant and Developer Genesis Consultancy March 2007 - January 2008
Cellular technician Astute.com - Discover. Nurture. Acquire. June 2006 - March 2007
Nokia Telecomunications Engineer Genesis Consultancy October 2004 - June 2006
Commando Signaller Royal Marines May 2000 - September 2004

Education

Exeter University Engineering 1996 - 1998

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
Advisor With
  • • Customer development
  • • Business Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Fitness
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Python • Linux • Web Development • SQL • CSS

Key Accomplishments

I'm a self taught programmer and former Royal Marine. An unusual mix of background that offers unusual benefits.

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Renzo Carbonara
We worked together  •  Software developer, Self-employed. Previously Senior engineer, Brilliant.org.
He understands the complexity of building software, the simplicity desired by users, and how to connect smart people so that they can work t ... ogether towards a clear goal.
Benjamin Moseley
They're my advisor  •  Engineering, borde.rs. Previously Quant Developer, Barclays Capital.
Ben is an ambitious and experienced CTO who is engaged in building a state-of-the-art technology platform at an exciting new startup. He com ... municates well - talking cogently about technology topics and yet is always willing to listen and engage with other people's point of view - in short, he is a great technical leader.
Didrik Pinte
We worked together  •  Chief Technology & Engineering Officer, Enthought. Previously Managing Director Europe, Enthought.
Ben is a voluntary man. He would wake up early to get things solved. At the same time he is opinionated but always able to compromise.
Hugo Pickford-Wardle
They're my friends  •  Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Rely Consultancy Ltd. Previously Product Innovation Consultant, Fluxx.
Ben as the sort of deep insight that is hugely valuable as an entrepreneur, combined with a deep technical expertise that is rare to find.
Mathieu Boespflug
They're my advisor  •  Founder, Tweag I/O. Previously Chief Technology Officer, Parallel Scientific Labs.
Ben advises me from time to time about the structure of several financial industries and was great at identifying unmet needs. He has a shar ... p understanding of how to build extremely good quality software and plenty of ideas of how to put it to good use, what with his synthetic and insightful understanding of the markets he has worked in and the industry at large.

Tom Nielsen
We worked together  •  Director, OpenBrain Ltd. Previously Research Associate, Univesity of Leicester.
Tom has build a truly revolutionary technology platform in Open Brain. He's incredibly smart and is the rare technologist that's able to del ... iver right the way from idea to architecture to implementation.

Renzo Carbonara
Software developer, Self-employed. Previously Senior engineer, Brilliant.org.
Renzo is an amazingly talented software developer. He's also diligent, thorough and capable of doing fantastic work in the face of uncertain ... ty and changing requirements.

Mathieu Boespflug
They're my friends  •  Founder, Tweag I/O. Previously Chief Technology Officer, Parallel Scientific Labs.
Mathieu possesses a deep technical integrity that he's put to good use across many markets. If you need a complex, performant and correct t ... echnology solution, I can't think of many people that I'd recommend more highly.

Hugo Pickford-Wardle
Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Rely Consultancy Ltd. Previously Product Innovation Consultant, Fluxx.
Hugo excels at finding the sweet spot between ground breaking and practical to deliver game changing solutions to his client's problems.