Rorie Devine

Rorie Devine

INTERIM CTO ¦ AUTHOR ¦ GROWTH HACKER


Rorie is the author of the highest rated CTO book on Amazon (The CTO ¦ CIO Bible) and the highest rated CTO course on THINKIFIC (How To Be A Hero CIO ¦ CTO). Rorie has held leadership and growth positions at companies including Auden, Moneyfarm, GRO.TEAM, Ladbrokes Coral Group, John Lewis Partnership, Camelot, Hailo, Betfair, BuzzMyVideos, Yell, Full Tilt Poker, Perform Group and broadbandchoices. He understands that leadership is about change or growth, and relishes the opportunity to scale businesses and teams, increase revenue, evolve business models, remove structural constraints and/or improve efficiency. Very much with a hands-on approach, Rorie derives accomplishment from maximising the impact from talent by creating great platforms and frameworks as well as helping to foster brilliant cultures…more at http://roriedevine.com

"Rorie is a killer CTO. He has that rare combination of big, long-term thinker and practical tactician. I’ve personally seen him lay out and execute on a transformative vision piece and yet stay nimble and responsive to changing circumstances. We spent plenty of time together in the trenches and I’d happily work with him again."

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Carl Mesner Lyons
Flexible CMO, brand strategist, consultant and NED
"In my job almost everyone I meet is involved in technology but few people really understand or are passionate about how to apply it to innovate and transform business performance. Rorie is one of those people. He is also a skilled communicator and an inspirational leader – oh and we have also laughed a lot!"
Jan D
Jan Davies
MD JD Marketing
"Rorie is a visionary, with the ability to set and direct strategy whilst putting in place the processes and approach necessary to test and learn at a tactical level. His focus is always on benefit delivery, quickly, something any commercially biased leader will welcome. Rorie exemplifies technology led change more than any other CTO I have met."
Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Owner at New-U-Coaching

DELIVERY

● In Betfair, Hailo and Moneyfarm led technology teams for three of the highest-funded and fastest growing European technology companies ever…
● Helped growth hack interim.team’s revenue from from £39,484 in FY15 to £1,975,421 in FY17.
● Reduced Yell UK’s IT Team cost from £55m pa to £35m pa whilst improving the team’s impact and effectiveness.

TRANSFORMATION

● Set up or scaled a number of new operations in the US, Europe and Asia.
● Implemented Agile Development → Mission Team and Automation approaches using Cloud/Micro Services/Event Driven Patterns /AI/Neural Networks/Blockchain/Ethereum/Big Data + many others…
● Restructured and re-platformed companies facing major technology constraints. Technologies deployed include Amazon Web Services AWS Google Cloud Platform GCP Google Go golang Scala RabbitMQ nsq Kafka Protocol Buffers MySQL Cassandra BigQuery Node.js  React Native WordPress Elementor Progressive Web Apps (PWA) + many others…

RELATIONSHIPS

● Membership of M&A teams, investment due diligence and pitch teams.
● Executive committees, and board membership for group and external companies.
● Scaled a team from 35 to 350 reports focusing on simplicity, agility and accountability…

EDUCATION & RECOGNITION

Membership Of Tech Target’s UKTech50 – The 50 Most Influential People In UK IT
Computing magazine “IT Leader of the Year”
The cover of CIO magazine (twice) CIO 100 (twice)
BEng (Hons) Computer Systems and Electronics Kings College London
Dissertation  – “The Use Of Neural Networks For Financial Time Series Prediction” (written in C++)
A Levels – Maths, Further Maths and Physics