Phillip John Chambers phillip.chambers@gmail.com
http://philchambers.co.uk/


Summary Extensive product management, product developement, scaling, and infrastructure experience, in both consumer and b2b success stories. Web savvy and entrepreniual, having built Gumtree, Qype and Podio to be dominant players in their respective markets.
Experience
Product Line Director
Communications Products, Citrix SaaS
Santa Barbara, US
2014-present
  • P&L responsibility for GoToMeeting, a $250M business.
  • Emerging product responsibility with Convoi, Talkboard and hu.tt.

    CTO
    Podio
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    2010-2014
  • Leading the product and technology organisation to change the way the world works.
  • Podio raised $4M in early 2011 to fund our ambitious growth plans.
  • Podio sold to Citrix for around $50M 13 months after launch.

    NON-EXEC DIRECTOR
    www.zoombu.co.uk
    Hamburg, Germany
    2008-2011
  • Board member and investor in the winners of Best Travel Startup 2009.
  • Zoombu was aquired by Skyscanner in early 2011.

    CTO
    Qype
    Hamburg, Germany
    2007-2010
  • Building the product, infrastructure and technology organisation to grow Europe's leading local review site.
  • Took the business from one language and 700k UU to 10 markets, 7 languages and 15M UU/mo.
  • Raised two rounds of funding, €8M and €6M.
  • Launched API, along with iPhone, Android and Nokia Ovi apps.

    DIRECTOR
    trafficmonkey ltd.
    Hamburg, Germany
    2006-2010
  • Consultancy on infrastructure and SEO for a diverse set of clients. Delivered over 1M GBP of revenue to Thomas Cook.

    HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY
    eBay - gumtree.com
    Richmond, UK
    2006-2007
  • Providing a quality Gumtree product platform and user experience.
  • Defining product and technology strategy.
  • Leading development of scalable infrastructure and leading-edge product to support Gumtree's growth to a top 20 web property in the UK.

    ANALYST
    Accenture - Technology Consulting
    Leeds, UK & Chennai, India
    2004-2006
  • Performance and Scalability Lead - responsible for delivering a scalable, performant architecture for the NHS North East and East LSP clusters.
  • Leading a team of developers and performance testers to discover and fix performance bottlenecks in the end-to-end solution.
  • Working with our software partners in the UK and Indian development centres to deliver reliable, scalable code fixes.

    CONSULTANT
    Hewlett Packard, European Service Centre
    Warrington, UK
    1999-2003
  • Integrated SMS repair/order tracking into legacy ERP system, using LAMP/FreeTDS.
  • Designed, coded and implemented a bespoke IT Governance system in PHP/MySQL.
  • Supply chain optimisation using LAMP solution to provide wireless zonal picking for HP's parts distribution centre.

    CO-FOUNDER
    privateproperty.co.uk
    Nottingham, UK
    1998-1999
  • Founded and grew privateproperty.co.uk into one the UK's largest property listings websites. The business was subsequently acquired.
  • Sold listings services to estate agents across the UK.
  • Provided IT services, including a property-listings management DB to clients, allowing easy integration with the website.

    Education UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
  • BSc (Hons) 2.1, Computer Engineering, 2004
  • Semester of study at Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

    WIDNES SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
  • A-levels in Physics (A), Maths (B), Chemistry (B), General Studies (A)
    Other
  • Cooking, homebrew, guitar, drums, analog synths and flying a Cessna 172
  • French (conversational), German (limited)