CTO - Business Management Software, UK

Our client is a leading provider of integrated business management software products and services in the UK. The broad portfolio includes Finance, ERP, SCM, Service Management, warehousing, BI, CRM and Document Management software solutions, which can be deployed in the cloud, in a hosted environment and on-site. Private equity backed, the company was recognised as 1 of the top 5 fastest growing software vendors in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 and featured in 2013’s Profit Track 100. The organisation has expanded through both organic growth and acquisitions and is now looking for a new CTO to support its ambitious development plans and realise its full market potential.

The Role

  • Develop and implement the technical strategy to ensure the business delivers against its commercial objectives

  • Take ownership of the R&D roadmap and provide significant input into product definition and the technology planning process across the various products

  • Transition the current software deployment on-premise to a cloud-based, SaaS model

  • Take responsibility for M&A planning and targeting from a technology perspective

  • Ensure the accurate progress reporting of delivery plans and [product release timescales

The Candidate

  • Significant experience of leading a large Development team and managing the Development function, within an integrated business applications software environment

  • Strong technical background, with specific knowledge of .NET enterprise application architecture

  • Extensive software development, full product lifecycle management and QA experience

  • Experience of transitioning the software deployment on-premise to a cloud-based, SaaS model

  • Significant M&A experience from a technology standpoint, with a proven ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, including products, people and process