I am a geek who can talk to normal people, and I have a background in finance and invesments that helps me understand your business and give you advice in the right context. You can sum me up as a programmer with an MBA, but there is more to it than that.
My previous career required spending a lot of time talking to people who ran big business (FTSE 350 companies in the UK part of my experience), asking the right questions, and getting a grasp of a variety of businesses.
In terms of paper qualifications I am better qualified in business and finance than I am in programming, but I have spent over a decade and a half making my living from programming (with some running websites thrown in).
That is why I have something unusual to offer, that combination of skills to figure out how to make technology work for your business.
16 years of programming experience
Business designer (a client facing role dealing with everything from requirements to acceptance testing) at what is now LSEG Technology
Analyst at a stock broker and then a fund manager, in Asia and the UK
Analyst at a now defunct investment dotcom, where I was also the liaison between my department and the developers
MSc in Finance