Director of Strategic Programmes & Delivery
Reporting to the CTO, Matt was a key member of the Senior Management Team at MessageLabs. He was originally hired into this rapidly growing business to bring a consolidated set of management skills to the Software Engineering function. After joining he managed several additional teams as the business grew.These were tactical, interim assignments to bolster departmental stability or restock exhausted teams.Matt successfully devised and implemented an end-to-end product development life-cycle across the entire demand, supply and provide business units. He achieved this by being the key catalyst in setting up and managing the first PRB at MessageLabs.
Within 18 months of joining and in recognition his strategic approach to enabling delivery in a complex SaaS context, Matt was promoted to Director, Strategic Programmes & Delivery, responsible for the planning, and delivery of all product roadmaps and strategic initiatives.
At acquisition, Matt was responsible for over 40 staff and MessageLabs was a market leading, global business, providing a full range of Internet security services via SaaS for global enterprises and SMBs.MessageLabs was acquired by Symantec for ~£400m in November 2008.