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Mike Tempest

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I am a London based Technology Director with a passion for creating scalable teams


Experienced in creating scalable user focussed applications, but also the teams that build them


Let’s talk about what you’re working on, I love discussing the successes but more importantly, the problems

My Story

A seasoned technology director with over 16 years of experience creating scalable, user-focussed platforms and web applications for some of the worlds largest brands including Apple, Google. Including building a startup from zero to 1.5 million users and the team to support that within two years. Working within a multitude of sectors from Retail, Automotive, EdTech, Banking and much more gives a wide breadth of knowledge and experiences.

Building empowered diverse teams from a multitude of backgrounds and skillsets is my passion. Focusing on creating an environment where colleagues can thrive and build great products. Improving cross-functional team processes to create performant and efficient teams, using data where possible for informed decision making.

Where I’ve Worked

2023 - Present

Head of Engineering at Risika

2020 - Dec 2022

Technology Director at Critical Mass

2016 - 2020

Contract Lead Engineer

2014 - 2016

Head of Engineering at RefME

2013 - 2014

Contract Front End Developer

2012 - 2013

Senior Front End Developer for Google/YouTube (through Beyond)


Senior Front End Developer for Apple (through Beyond)

2008 - 2011

Front End Developer at Propeller Communications

2006 - 2008

Freelance Web Designer

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Ready to take the next step and work together?