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Tim O'Donoghue

SVP Engineering


London, United Kingdom

Tim O'Donoghue's Work Experience


SVP Engineering

November 2014 to Present

London, United Kingdom



April 2011 to October 2014

Salisbury, United Kingdom

SunGard Financial Systems

CTO, Alternative Investments

April 2010 to March 2011

London, United Kingdom

Tim O'Donoghue's Education

PhD (Computer Science)

University of Leeds UK

1988 to 1991

BSc (Computer Science, First Class)

University of Leeds UK

1984 to 1988

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SVP Engineering for Elsevier's Research Platforms (ScienceDirect, Scopus, Mendeley, Engineering Village) and Research Intelligence solutions (SciVal, Pure).

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Tim is a software technology executive with over 20 years of software engineering and product development experience, spanning consumer internet, online media, SaaS, FinTech, enterprise software, speech recognition-based IVR solutions, secure electronic payments and high-tech R&D. Tim’s deep technical background, coupled with a commercial approach, enables him to effortlessly span the technology and business domains. He has a rich experience in business leadership roles (operating boards, management teams, etc.) in both small privately-held and large corporate organisations. Alongside product engineering responsibilities, Tim has also performed product management roles in which he has taken full responsibility for the overall product development lifecycle. In terms of scale, Tim has led small teams where a ‘hands on’ approach is needed and, at the other end of the spectrum, led large geographically distributed teams where a greater degree of structure, process and orchestration is needed. Tim was educated at the University of Leeds in the UK where he obtained both a BSc and PhD in Computer Science, the latter focusing on computational linguistics and statistical natural language processing. Specialties: Building and leading high performance software product development teams; product and technical strategy; bringing agility to larger, more mature organizations; adding process and structure to smaller, less mature organizations, enabling them to scale; turning around problematic programmes and teams; continuous improvement and transformational change; bridging the business and technology domains; controlling chaos.SVP Engineering @ SVP Engineering for Elsevier's Research Platforms (ScienceDirect, Scopus, Mendeley, Engineering Village) and Research Intelligence solutions (SciVal, Pure). From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) London, United KingdomCTO @ CloudPay is a VC-backed company delivering integrated global payroll services built on its SaaS platform to customers in more than 160 countries. Responsible for product development (both product management and product engineering) and technical operations (both corporate IT and cloud operations), leading teams in the US, UK and Singapore. From April 2011 to October 2014 (3 years 7 months) Salisbury, United KingdomCTO, Alternative Investments @ CTO for the six SunGard businesses which provide specialized solutions to the Alternative Investments market. The solutions (APT, FastVal, InvesTier, Investran, Monis, VPM) ranged from front office analysis, trading and portfolio management, and specialist support for private equity transactions; through independent valuation, risk management and daily P&L; to accounting, records and investor reporting. From April 2010 to March 2011 (1 year) London, United KingdomVP Custom Advertising Solutions, International Markets @ Responsible for delivering custom advertising solutions products – predominately branded experiences (minisites, microsites, landing pages) and custom audience targeting – for Yahoo's advertisers in all global markets outside of North America. Led product and engineering teams distributed across 12 locations (in the Americas, EMEA and APAC) and worked closely with Yahoo's Ad Solution Sales teams in all international markets to deliver the custom solutions that advertisers couldn't simply buy 'off the shelf'. From April 2009 to March 2010 (1 year) London, United KingdomVP Engineering, Europe and Canada @ Led Yahoo's engineering teams in Europe and Canada and was responsible for all Yahoo’s regional properties, including the various portals ( and media channels (News, Finance, Sports, etc) for all of the European and Canadian markets. In addition to all of the regional properties in those international markets, was also globally responsible for ‘Yahoo Answers’, the 4th largest property in Yahoo’s global network, which was engineered and operated out of Europe. Member of the senior management team which ran Yahoo’s European business (one of the [then] four regional businesses which constituted the Yahoo business globally). From October 2007 to March 2009 (1 year 6 months) London, United KingdomHead of Development @ Misys plc is a global supplier of IT solutions to the banking industry. Initially responsible for the J2EE re-engineering of Misys’s retail banking solution, leading a team of 170+ software engineers based in the UK and India. Latterly responsible for the development of BankFusion, Misys's next-generation core banking platform which underpinned future product strategy across all of Misys’s banking product lines. From August 2006 to September 2007 (1 year 2 months) London, United KingdomTechnical Director @ Talgentra was a PE-backed enterprise software and solutions business with two product lines, Gentrack and Tallyman. Responsible for Tallyman, a 'credit and collections management' enterprise solution, looking after both product management and engineering. Additionally responsible for IT operations and was a member of the senior management team which ran the Tallyman business. Talgentra’s Tallyman business has since acquired by Experian Decision Analytics. From August 2004 to July 2006 (2 years) Bristol, United KingdomHead of Development @ SRC – the Speech Recognition Company – is a VC-backed (Cazenove and 3i) speech recognition solution provider to the ‘document creation’ and IVR / call centre markets, the latter of which was served by SRC's Telecom subsidiary. Responsible for the development of SRC Telecom’s speech application hosting platform and delivering new speech recognition telephony services for automating voice transactions. In addition to performing a ‘hands on’ role leading a small team of software engineers and dialogue designers, was also a member of the SRC Telecom senior management team. SRC Telecom was acquired by Fluency Voice Technology, who themselves have subsequently been acquired by Syntellect. From August 2003 to July 2004 (1 year) London, United KingdomTechnical Director @ Thales e-Transactions was a 'point of sale' (POS) payment solutions business which has since been acquired by Hypercom from Thales Group. Responsible for all product development in the UK (~60 hardware and software engineers, focusing on EMV IC card handling to support the launch of “Chip and PIN” in the UK market) and was also a member of the senior management team which ran the e-Transactions business in the UK. From September 2001 to March 2003 (1 year 7 months) Salisbury, United KingdomR&D Director @ Canon Research Centre Europe was Canon Inc's UK-based research centre (since closed). It focused on applied R&D in software technology areas as diverse as speech recognition, natural language processing, information retrieval, image processing, 3D modeling, and internet technologies. Experience at all levels of the organisation, starting as Research/Software Engineer and culminating as Director, with responsibility for the overall R&D organisation in the UK. From October 1991 to August 2001 (9 years 11 months) Guildford, United KingdomUniversity of Leeds, UK @ PhD (Computer Science) From 1988 to 1991 University of Leeds, UK @ BSc (Computer Science, First Class) From 1984 to 1988 Tim O'Donoghue is skilled in: Agile Methodologies, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Product Management, Enterprise Software, Scrum, Software Project Management, Software Engineering, Program Management, Agile Project Management, Online Advertising, Refactoring, Product Development, LAMP, Java

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