“I like the challenge of making something great, and the belief that it is possible.”
What Matthew does at Flywheel Group
I am working to create a 100 year company, providing globally scaled IT services that are great.
What Matthew likes about his work
I like the challenge of making something great, and the belief that it is possible. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it – and if it were easy, everyone would be doing it.
Open Group’s TOGAF Enterprise Architect – Certified Practitioner
Business Analyst: Certified Process Professional
Matthew’s professional experience
Matthew combines the energy of an entrepreneur with the analytical mind of a scientist. His analytical skills were honed in his years leading highly complex projects with many moving parts. He orchestrated multi-site, multi-national and multi-vendor projects on technically disparate platforms in organisations with more than 100,000 users and operating in more than 100 countries.
During his 26-year career before founding Flywheel, Matthew was a lead enterprise IT architect and consultant to some of the world’s largest organisations in in banking, pharmaceuticals, government and retail.
He helped Swedish telecoms giant, Ericsson, build their internal cloud function with a standardised global hardware platform and a common infrastructure layer. In yearly assessments of the Kingdom of Saudi’s Ministry of the Interior, Matthew assessed their architecture function. His reports led to measurable improvement in production, speed and consistency of delivery as well as user satisfaction. He redesigned the IT and business strategy of a major London university in a programme lasting several years. His new, 160-person IT department delivered a new business strategy, saved over £8 million and revolutionised the IT systems.
At Infosys, Matthew spearheaded the Data Centre Transformation practice guiding a team of 87 architects and consultants across three continents. He led data centre migration and consolidation projects for numerous client companies. He completed a similar role at IBM. He has also worked for Barclays, State St Bank and leading legal firm Ashurst.
One achievement that makes Matthew proud
I rescued 55 employees out of a company in liquidation and turned around the business to make it profitable and stable for the long-term.
What does Matthew do when he’s not working?
I am a Great Britain Age Group long distance triathlete and I have placed 8th in World Championships. I am also a Mensa member, a parent and a marine fish keeper.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
If you could give your 12-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Failure is an event, not a person. Almost any mistake can be fixed, so start now, make more mistakes and have the confidence to know you can improve it later.