Recommendations

Taken from my LinkedIn profile at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/markwhitfield/

 

Bhaskar Srikanth Naidu

Bhaskar Srikanth Naidu

Senior Mulesoft Consultant at UK Export Finance

June 13, 2019, Bhaskar Srikanth worked with MARK but at different companies

As a Senior Architect/Consultant, I worked with Mark on a couple of key and complex accounts during his time at MuleSoft as a Delivery Manager. Mark was very proactive and collaborative in maintaining a very good and optimised pulse of activity in ensuring software deliveries and enablement to the client were tracked and reported and kept in-line with expectations. MuleSoft employ an Outcome Based Delivery (OBD) approach with a view to setting up a client-side Centre for Enablement (C4E). Mark was very thorough in tracking to this approach to delivery but also adaptable to client needs as appropriate. As a Senior Consultant at MuleSoft, I was always appreciative of Mark’s soft skills and friendly approach and also his ability to keep our approach aligned with the plan so as to avoid unnecessary distractions and maintain the agreed priorities for the statement of work. I would be happy to recommend Mark going forward and hope we can work together again in the future. Thanks for all the support.

 

Harry Knibbs

Harry Knibbs

Senior Customer Success Manager at MuleSoft

June 10, 2019, MARK worked with Harry in the same group

As a Customer Success Manager it was always a great experience working with Mark as customers loved him. His was extremely detailed oriented and understood the often complex needs of the customers. Mark never became flustered in high pressure situations and always delivered to the often high expectations of the customer. Mark was a brilliant asset to the MuleSoft professional services team and I will miss working with him. I sincerely hope we get the chance to work together again the the future.

 

Dorian Xhixho

Dorian Xhixho

Principal Delivery Manager at MuleSoft, a Salesforce company

June 7, 2019, MARK worked with Dorian in the same group

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mark, when he delivered MuleSoft engagements on a secondment from Cap Gemini. He landed on new technology, new way of working and yet ramped up pretty quickly. He was very thorough, prompt, detailed and able to handle several engagements at the same time, under increasing customer pressure. I really enjoyed working with Mark and would recommend him to anyone who needs a delivery professional for demanding customers.

 

Claire Wilson

Claire Wilson

IT Compliance Analyst at Betfred

August 22, 2016, MARK worked with Claire in the same group

I am currently employed as an IT Compliance Analyst at Betfred and worked with Mark during 2015. During this time Mark was employed as a Senior Project Manager managing both the .COM and mobile delivery for Betfred’s online real estate. This involved managing many of Betfred’s suppliers, the monthly web releases to the live production site and internal resources concerned with UAT testing delivered components. For compliance analysis and verification, Mark worked with myself and the compliance team to ensure that appropriate supplier deliveries were in line with PCI industry directives and that appropriate documentation was updated for both internal and external audits. I would highly recommend Mark for his ability to successfully multi-task under significant pressure whilst still maintaining a diplomatic, professional and friendly approach to dealing with project stakeholders and delivering software. On leaving Betfred, Mark produced a very comprehensive handover document for his many areas of responsibility within Betfred. He showed no signs of winding down through to his day of departure in early 2016 and remained online for those taking up his role responsibilities after leaving.

 

Harry Rashid

Harry Rashid

Architect, Strategist, Problem Solver

January 11, 2016, Harry reported directly to MARK

I worked closely with Mark whilst delivering the Wincor Nixdorf PC/E banking solution for the Lloyds Banking Group. Mark was a pleasure to work with, possessing great communication skills and organisational ability. Mark would remain in constant communication with the development team, helping us organise and prioritise our workload so that we could focus on the technical deliverables. Mark could be relied upon to be pro-active in dealing with ever-changing customer requirements and was a key part of the team that successfully delivered the project.

 

Helen Phillips

Helen Phillips

Business Analyst at Fircroft

December 16, 2015, MARK worked with Helen in the same group

I have worked with Mark for about a year now. I would be happy to recommend him for any future role. He is driven and motivated.His digital knowledge is excellent and he is a great team player. He would be an asset to any future company. 

 

Pete Knight

Pete Knight

Contract Java Developer – Kubernetes CCKAD, Kafka CKAD and AWS Certified Developer Associate

December 3, 2014, Pete reported directly to MARK

I worked as a developer for Mark throughout 2014 when he project managed the development team I was on. It was clear to me from the outset that due to his technical background and comprehension of the system’s complex business models, he had an ease and confidence in communicating on all levels within the team and client alike. His down-to-earth approach and energy to deliver is contagious and as such brings out the best in those that work with him. He is also a thoroughly nice chap with a wicked sense of humour and I would see him being an asset to any project team that he leads.

 

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Chief Technology Officer; Advisory Board Member; BSc.; CSPO

December 2, 2014, Matt worked with MARK in different groups

I worked with Mark on a challenging project for a large UK Banking Group – implementing ProClassic/Enterprise and PC/E SmartClient (Win 7) to replace the existing ProCash/NDC (Win XP) Stacks on a variety of multi vendor devices. I was impressed with his tenacity and task-based approach to management. He was conscientious in his RAID management and realistic in his project planning. He also has an open approach to communications – which makes working with him enjoyable. He also has a healthy sense of humour which should be a pre-requisite for all Project Managers.

 

Peter Heyes

Peter Heyes

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August 31, 2010, Peter and MARK were students together

Mark was a dedicated and diligent student who always wanted to achieve high quality results on his course. I’ve no doubt that these qualities have carried Mark forwards on his career in IT.

 

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes

Software Engineer

August 27, 2010, Graham worked with MARK in different groups

At Deluxe Data, Mark was well regarded as a solid and reliable team member, as well as for his technical expertise. His thorough knowledge of the NonStop platform and his determination to deliver a quality product earned him the respect of his colleagues on each project in which Mark was involved.

 

Brian Elsey-WN One Media

Brian Elsey-WN One Media

Technical Director at Lamp Media

August 26, 2010, Brian and MARK were students together

I’ve known Mark for many years since going to Park High School in the eighties. He had the ‘tech’ bug back then which has never gone away to this day. A very knowledgeable chap and a great person to know.

 

Chris Conway

Chris Conway

Senior Architect at Quantiv Ltd and Owner, The Book Partnership

August 10, 2010, MARK worked with Chris in the same group

Mark was a well regarded colleague at The Software Partnership. He was enthusiastic and quickly appreciated the concepts and techniques behind both Tandem NonStop system design and dealing with mission-critical financial processes. As such, he became a trusted source of information to his colleagues and customers alike.

 

Dan James

Dan James

Experienced Professional Services Manager/Presales Consultant

July 29, 2010, Dan worked with MARK but at different companies

Mark is a keen, conscientious and knowledgeable individual. Our paths have crossed on numerous occasions over the past decade and he is always keen to broaden his own experience so that he can provide greater support to his customers. He can always be relied upon to deliver a quality service.

 

Greg Turner

Greg Turner

UKI Watson Digital Commerce Technical Sales Manager

July 28, 2010, MARK worked with Greg in the same group

I worked with Mark for a number of years and found him to be a very competent and technically focused individual. A true technical professional.

 

Michael Pilkington

Michael Pilkington

Planning and Review Manager at Electricity North West Limited

July 22, 2010, Michael and MARK were students together

As students at the time I found Mark had a high work ethic. Coupled with his natural abilities in his areas of study this resulted in very high quality work. His skills supported not only his own work but he was also very supportive to others around him. His IT and general skills helped me on numerous occasions (including general support) at times when he had much of his own work to complete. I would recommend Mark on the basis of his ability to manage his own demands and deliver high quality work while always making time to support others.

 

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Chief Analyst Programmer at ANZ

July 22, 2010, Brian worked with MARK in different groups

During the time I worked closely with Mark I found him to be a reliable, self motivated colleague who would work conscientiously to complete all tasks in a timely manner without the need of supervision.

 

Stephen Gorf

Stephen Gorf

Head of Security at CHAPS Clearing Company Ltd

July 21, 2010, Stephen worked with MARK in different groups

Working with Mark I have always found him to be thoroughly professional in his approach and a very competent technician.

 

Bernadette Thorley

Bernadette Thorley

Production Manager – Aylesworth Fleming

July 16, 2010, Bernadette and MARK were students together

With his finger on the pulse of all that’s happening in IT, Mark has always been at the forefront of any new developments within the industry. Professional at all times Mark is organised and thorough in all that he does. This extends to his interests outside of work, for example, his photographic recording of the building development of Media City in Manchester. On a personal level, Mark is great fun to be around with a sharp whit and a great conversationalist.

 

Anton Godfrey

Anton Godfrey

Senior Product Manager at Renovite Technologies Inc

April 20, 2010, Anton was a client of MARK’S

I worked with Mark as part of the implementation of the ITL RTLX Reactor NonStop product at HSBC for ATM and POS transaction monitoring. From day one, Mark demonstrated a deep understanding of the heavily customized HSBC system and applied this to design a solution that satisfied our requirements. Marks extensive knowledge and experience of BASE24, HP Nonstop and Insiders own products was key to delivering a solution to our business. Highly recommended.

 

Martin Hart

Martin Hart

Support Analyst at Isban UK for Santander

March 2, 2010, Martin was a client of MARK’S

I worked with Mark on helping to fine-tune the design of Insider Technologies’ RTLX product for our company. I was impressed about how efficiently he used my time (in terms of asking precise, relevant questions, and interpreting my replies accurately). I enjoyed working on this project in no small part because of Mark’s obvious enthusiasm and vision for the product.

 

Dave Oddie

Dave Oddie

Senior Client Services Delivery Specialist at Fidelity National Information Services

February 24, 2010, Dave was senior to MARK but didn’t manage directly

Marked worked with the sp/Architect product helping deliver solutions based on it to the companies financial sector clients such as RaboBank and Barclays. Mark was an accomplished NonStop technician and programmer for the Software Partnership who was also able to work well in a customer facing role when on-site.

 

Brian Bradburn

Brian Bradburn

VP of Operations at Silvaco Inc

February 23, 2010, Brian worked with MARK in different groups

While working at ITL I found Mark to be an excellent manager for the Reflex family of products and I have always found him to be very professional at his job. Mark continues to excel in his work and has progressed his career in the company and I am happy to consider him a great friend. Mark would be a perfect fit for any development position or managerial position in any company.

 

Malcolm Cowen

Malcolm Cowen

Scriptwriter at levenshulme Players

February 22, 2010, Malcolm was senior to MARK but didn’t manage directly

I worked with Mark on a major Tandem Nonstop system for Rabobank, Utrecht. I was the system designer at The Software Partnership for the sp/Architect electronic banking system, and responsible for advising and supporting the programming team. The project was Mark’s first introduction to Tandem Nonstop, and I was impressed by Mark’s commitment to good practice, by his willingness and ability to learn and apply new techniques and by the good interpersonal skills he demonstrated. His work was a valuable contribution to the success of the project.

 

Andy Atkins

Andy Atkins

Head of Business Resilience and Chief Security Officer at Euroclear SA/NV

February 22, 2010, MARK worked with Andy in the same group

I worked with Mark on a number of high profile client projects in which he provided excellent technical support. Mark demonstrated a real capacity for understanding client needs and developing effective solutions often against aggressive time scales. Mark has a proven track record for delivery and would be a valuable addition to any organisation.

 

Andy Roe

Andy Roe

Business Development Director at FNIS

January 25, 2010, Andy managed MARK directly

Mark was a diligent analyst whilst working for me, with a good grasp of the business issues we were addressing. Mark’s hard work, often on-site, contributed to the many successful projects we undertook for some challenging customers

 

Mike Earnshaw

Mike Earnshaw

Owner, Hermes IT Ltd

January 24, 2010, MARK worked with Mike in the same group

Mark’s profession caring attitude towards his is reflected the quality he produces. His infectious character affects those who with and for him

 

Derek Radcliffe

Derek Radcliffe

Director (owner) at Britnett-NW Ltd

January 22, 2010, Derek worked with MARK in different groups

During my time at Insider Technologies as Sales Director, Mark provided unparalleled technical support for the HP NonStop product set for all my sales efforts. It was quite clear his passion for the NonStop products was matched by his want to help me secure sales both in the UK and abroad. Whether it be PowerPoints, in-house or on-site technical demos appropriate product literature and especially his ability to produce a proposal in good time to create a sales opportunity. It comes as no surprise that Mark is Manager of Strategic Technical Initiatives at Insider Technologies. His energy and productive approach to his work was always on show and a lesson to other budding managers .

 

Pete Morrell

Pete Morrell

Test Manager at Thales Information Systems

January 18, 2010, Pete was senior to MARK but didn’t manage directly

Mark was (and I assume, still is!) a technician with an excellent grasp of both detail and the wider picture. Conscientious, and a good sense of humour made him a pleasure to work with

 

Karl Todd

Karl Todd

Project Manager at Dominion Software

January 13, 2010, Karl reported directly to MARK

I worked with Mark for several years at Insider Technologies on various projects. Mark was initially my manager at Insider where he provided technical details and specifications to be implemented by myself on various NonStop development projects. Mark has good leadership skills and is also a good team member. He is professional and approachable. When problems arose, he listened to the developers and amended plans to find alternative solutions.

 

Mike Hoare

Mike Hoare

Owner, Kempoller Software

January 13, 2010, Mike worked with MARK but at different companies

I’ve worked with Mark for over 10 years and always found him very professional and helpful. His attention to detail has always been outstanding.

 

Khalid Khan

Khalid Khan

Actively seeking a contract role

January 12, 2010, MARK worked with Khalid in the same group

Mark is a diligent and methodical person upon whom you can rely on to produce reliable and accurate work. I had the pleasure of working with Mark at Insider Technologies and found his approach was at all times professional, customer-focused and pragmatic, and he played a key role in ensuring projects were delivered appropriately so that significant programme milestones would always be met. His Knowledge and understanding of Tandem systems was very impressive and his attention to detail and professionalism was second to none. Without any doubt he has been one of the best customer oriented professional I have worked with. I strongly recommend him to any potential employers.

 

Lisa Chan Brown

Lisa Chan Brown

Senior Software Engineer at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions

April 2, 2008, MARK worked with Lisa Chan in the same group

Mark has an excellent combination of skills. He has a wide range of technical capabilities, an awareness of commercial issues, and works very well with customers.

 

Colin Baxter

Colin Baxter

Analyst Programmer at Westpac New Zealand Ltd

February 8, 2008, Colin worked with MARK in different groups

I found Mark to be a dedicated and resourceful person who was always willing and able to help out. His contribution at ITL has been a key to their success.

 

David Chance

David Chance

VP, Payments Strategy & Innovation at Fiserv, helping Financial Institutions innovative to drive customer excellence

February 8, 2008, David managed MARK directly

I worked with Mark during his early days in IT and he showed at that stage an understand of the development role and a clarity of thought. We worked within a challenging area of the company – providing both front line customer support and background defect resolution, and Mark proved that he was always calm under crisis, diligent in hitting the deadlines and a great member of the team. These foundations appear to have served him well during his later career

 

Greg Mathews

Greg Mathews

Experienced Strategic Applications Solutions Architect working now to make a difference at the RNLI

February 7, 2008, MARK worked with Greg in the same group

I worked with Mark developing electronic banking services for Barclays, where Mark was a solid contributor in the design, programming and testing of Barclays Business Master II and other electronic banking systems. Out of all the team, he was always the most calm under crisis, diligent in hitting the deadlines and a great member of the team.

 

John Littlewood

John Littlewood

Head Of Application Development at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

February 7, 2008, MARK worked with John in the same group

During our time at the Software Partnership Mark proved himself to be an extremely competent software engineer who took great care and pride in his work.

 

Ian Slack

Ian Slack

consultant developer at 2020 mobile group

January 25, 2008, Ian worked with MARK in different groups

Concise Business and Technical All-Rounder

 

David Cainer

David Cainer

Document Proof Reader and Reviewer

January 15, 2008, David was senior to MARK but didn’t manage directly

Mark worked on developing the system for a highly innovative financial network. He was always professional and enthusiastic, inspiring enthusiasm among his colleagues.

 

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