Joel Chippindale's London based consultancy helps you build
high-performing, inclusive software development teams.
I have over a decade of experience building, scaling and leading software
development teams in start-ups, including CTO roles at Econsultancy,
I use this experience to help organisations overcome the challenges to
building more effective and inclusive software development teams.
In practice this includes:
Working with established teams to help them overcome the practical,
cultural, leadership or organisational problems that prevent them from
helping their businesses reach their objectives and become more
productive, sustainable and rewarding to work in.
Coaching, mentoring or support members of a leadership or engineering
team through periods of growth and change.
Taking a part-time CTO, VP Engineering or Agile Coach role for a
start-up that is not yet ready to commit to having someone in the role
I’m happy to discuss ideas or chat about how we might work together.
Joel was the founding CTO and subsequently COO of FutureLearn from
launch and built the company over 5 years, laying the foundations for
its successful fundraise at a valuation of £100m in 2019. He is not
only a clear expert in his technical field but also one of the best
managers and leaders I have had the privilege of working with. He was
a core part of the senior leadership team of FutureLearn and highly
influential in all aspects of strategy and operations. The
high-performance, supportive culture that we built at FutureLearn was
heavily influenced by Joel's leadership instincts and expertise. I
strongly endorse Joel as an outstanding CTO and extremely valuable
all-rounder in a start-up/scale-up company.
Simon Nelson, Chief Executive Officer at FutureLearn
Joel is a talented CTO, who I’ve enjoyed working alongside for the
past two and half years. He brings experience to the table, in not
only building effective technology development teams but ones that
are inclusive, supportive and that people love to work within. These
skills have allowed Unmade to build better products but have also
been applied across the organisation to make it operate more
effectively as a whole.
Simon Rea, Chief Operating Officer at Unmade
Joel is great at setting up stable and supportive technology cultures
that reliably deliver impact. He naturally empowers a team to make
decisions for themselves and helps them develop to become better
technologists. He’s very perceptive about what dynamics are playing
out within organisations and always looking to find ways he can help
Matt Walton, Chief Product Officer at FutureLearn
Joel is an excellent leader and mentor. He actively listens and asks
questions that make you reflect and give you more confidence in your
decision making. He also promotes an environment where you learn
from your mistakes, take ownership of your successes and take pride
in your work.