Top Influencers: 8 UK Head of Product Development’s To Follow in 2022

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Head of product development and operations play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Head of product development and operations role. We have selected these Head of product development and operations’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Head of product development and operations’s. The list is in no particular order!

Claire Ollard

Head of product development and operations @ The Dip Society

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Experienced Head Of Product Development with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry. Skilled in Product Management, Food & Beverage, Food Processing, Operations Management, and Product Launch. Strong operations professional graduated from University of Leeds. Learn more about Claire Ollard on Crunchbase…

The Dip Society discover our deliciously healthy dips. Our products are 100% natural, gluten free and free of nasties. Read more aboutThe Dip Society on Crunchbase…

Javier Colón

Head of Product Development @ Darwinex

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Darwinex allows independent traders around the world to quote their strategies and thus access investor capital. Read more aboutDarwinex on Crunchbase…

David Histon

Head Of Product Development @ Luther Systems

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Luther Systems streamlines enterprise processes leveraging blockchain technology. Read more aboutLuther Systems on Crunchbase…

Damon Rand

Co-founder, Head of Product Development @ Clean Energy Prospector

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Damon Rand. Co-founder and head of product development, Damon is a visionary engineer with an entrepreneurial background. A proponent of lean startup principles he has worked as a developer and technology consultant for the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, Natwest Bank, Microsoft Europe and Amnesty International. He is passionate about the potential for technology to benefit our environment. Learn more about Damon Rand on Crunchbase…

Clean Energy Prospector is the Smarter ‘Internet of Things’ technology. Read more aboutClean Energy Prospector on Crunchbase…

Carolyn Garnett

Head of Product Development and Innovation @ Nicoventures

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Currently working in the electronic cigarettes category for Nicoventures (part of BAT) as the Head of Vapour Innovation. Responsible for the development and delivery of the new platform product across BATs vapour portfolio. Started the role in Nicoventures on April 1st 2014. Prior to that worked for 4 years in venture capital backed organisations in the food industry – United Biscuits and Findus, holding the position of Innovation Director. Previous experience includes over 20 years working on Innovation within R&D for Procter and Gamble across laundry, haircare and oral care products. Learn more about Carolyn Garnett on Crunchbase…

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Marc Tuckmantel

Head of Product Development @ Derivitec

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Marc joins us from Goldman Sachs, where he worked as a front office strategist on the equity derivatives desk in London. In his four years at the firm Marc extended tools for quoting and risk management of flow products, implemented pricing models and developed propietary algorithmic indices based on trading strategies for clients of the equity exotics desk. Before he joined Goldman Sachs, Marc worked as a doctoral researcher in CERN, conducting research into elementary particle physics and superstring theory. Learn more about Marc Tuckmantel on Crunchbase…

Derivitec is a cloud based risk analytics applications and software. Read more aboutDerivitec on Crunchbase…

Steve Rouse

Head of Product Development @ QA Ltd

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Steve joined QA in 2014. With nearly 30 years’ experience across the L&D sphere, he is equally at home in design, delivery and consultancy. Steve has a proven track record in delivering successful leadership, management and employee learning solutions within major public sector and FTSE 100 organisations as a facilitator and designer across a wide range of subjects. Previous roles have included leading learning design functions for the corporate centre of a large government department and a similar role within the customer services division of a major UK health insurance brand, as well as running his own L&D consultancy working with a wide range of clients across many sectors. Steve is an EMCC EQA accredited Coach-Mentor, as well as being MBTI, SDI®, PRISM®, EQ-i 2.0 and Kirkpatrick Bronze accredited. As Head of LMBS Product Development, Steve is responsible for the development and maintenance of the LMBS public course portfolio. Learn more about Steve Rouse on Crunchbase…

QA is the UK’s leading training company, providing the complete range of training, talent development and learning services. Read more aboutQA Ltd on Crunchbase…

Kirsten Wilson

Head of Product Development @ GoodPractice

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Kirsten is Head of Product Development, responsible for driving the delivery of high quality innovation to support the strategic needs of internal and external clients. She have been known to dabble in a spot of computer programming, but strongly deny any geek leanings. Previously she worked for Standard Life in a variety of roles including Document Design and Training & Development, and she also have a wealth of experience in restaurant management. Learn more about Kirsten Wilson on Crunchbase…

GoodPractice has been creating inspiring learning and performance resources for blue-chip organisations across the globe. Read more aboutGoodPractice on Crunchbase…

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