Andrew is Chief Product Officer for Brightpearl and is responsible for product strategy and development as well as ensuring the highest levels of reliability and security for the Brightpearl platform. Andrew’s technology career spans over 20 years, in market-leading investment banks, most recently at CIO level. Responsibilities have ranged from running targeted, business critical programmes, to managing a technology organisation of 500+ staff across 5 major locations. Functional areas covered, include; high volume, highly available, transaction processing systems, as well as process automation, workflow and client facing technologies. Andrew started his career as a graduate programmer, after completing an MSc in Information Technology and still likes to occasionally write code, to ensure he retains a deep understanding of what it takes to develop quality software.