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Top Influencers: 40 UK Engineering Manager’s To Follow in 2022

Engineering Manager/Director – Ads & Commerce SRE play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Engineering Manager/Director – Ads & Commerce SRE role. We have selected these Engineering Manager/Director – Ads & Commerce SRE’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 Engineering Manager/Director – Ads & Commerce SRE’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Adam Twiss

Engineering Manager/Director – Ads & Commerce SRE @ Google

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High tech serial entrepreneur with a strong track record of starting and running ventures in the software and networking space. Specialties: IT, Software, Internet, High-tech startups, Computing, Networking, Management, CDN, Mobile Learn more about Adam Twiss on Crunchbase…

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Jafar Soltani

Senior Software Engineering Manager @ Improbable

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Improbable is a UK-based games technology company that is dedicated to building powerful technology designed to help problems. Read more aboutImprobable on Crunchbase…

Gregoire Frileux

Software Engineering Manager @ Vonage

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Read more aboutVonage on Crunchbase…

Dan Gurfinkel

Security Engineering Manager @ Meta

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Dan currently works as security engineering manager at Facebook. Learn more about Dan Gurfinkel on Crunchbase…

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Rodrigo Campos

Production Engineering Manager @ Meta

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Rodrigo Campos is the Director, Production Engineering at Facebook. Learn more about Rodrigo Campos on Crunchbase…

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Lorenzo Saino

Senior Engineering Manager @ Fastly

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Read more aboutFastly on Crunchbase…

Francesca Cuda

Engineering Manager @ Meta

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John Dollin

Senior Product and Engineering Manager @ Arsenal Football Club

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Arsenal Football Club is a multi media production company representing a diverse & exciting international talent roster including Director. Read more aboutArsenal Football Club on Crunchbase…

Edgar Neto

Partner Engineering Manager @ Snapchat

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Read more aboutSnapchat on Crunchbase…

Jeremy Frenay

Engineering Manager @ Babylon

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Jeremy Frenay is a Engineering Manager at Babylon. Learn more about Jeremy Frenay on Crunchbase…

Babylon is a world leading, digital-first, value-based care company. Read more aboutBabylon on Crunchbase…

Dave Dearn

Engineering Manager and Co-Founder @ Uniphy Ltd

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David has over 30 years of experience of electronics and semi-conductor design and technical management, spanning market sectors from automotive to mobile communications. David’s early career started in the detailed analogue and digital design of automotive electronics and integrated circuits at Lucas TRW, where he became IC design manager of the UK group. From there David, joined Dialog semiconductor, as Design Lead, working on the latest mixed signal IC’s for Siemens Mobile Phones projects. Progressing from there, David became site manager for Wolfson Microelectronics’ design centre in Swindon, building the design team to work on state of the art audio and power management integrated circuits, for leading OEMs both in the US and Europe. Later, he built upon this experience by jointly setting up a Swindon design centre for Silicon Valley based Micrel Semiconductors, before leaving to jointly found Uniphy Ltd. David’s extensive experience is based on decades of hands on analogue and digital IC design, and includes significant technical management roles. Learn more about Dave Dearn on Crunchbase…

Uniphy is an electronic company that enables intuitive free-form Touch Interfaces that are beautiful, robust and economic. Read more aboutUniphy Ltd on Crunchbase…

Laurie Mercer

Sales Engineering Manager @ HackerOne

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Read more aboutHackerOne on Crunchbase…

Doug Borland

Software Engineering Manager @ Skyscanner

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Skyscanner operates as a trips meta-search engine company. Read more aboutSkyscanner on Crunchbase…

Tom Maule

Software Engineering Manager @ Meta

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£2.4k tax rise? What an absolute speal of lies. If a corporation did this they would be sued for slander, defamation or false advertising. And yet the people who want to run our country are getting away with posting this utter bullshit through our doors? @Conservatives, grow up.

Read more aboutMeta on Crunchbase…

Naeem Sarfraz

Engineering Manager @ Disputed

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disputed.io develops legal automation and client service tools for litigation lawyers in the AI and security sectors. Read more aboutDisputed on Crunchbase…

Richard Aston

Digital Operations Engineering Manager @ Ricoh Company

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Richard Aston is an advocate of digital technologies with 20 years of experience in machine automation and control. He is now challenged to drive the next phase of innovation in manufacturing, developing a new team leveraging the power of data analytics and AI in areas such as predictive maintenance and digital feedback loops. Learn more about Richard Aston on Crunchbase…

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Richard Pijnenburg

DevOps Engineering Manager @ FXC Intelligence

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Community meeting starting in an hour! Join @olix0r, @wm, @charpretz, and more as we look at what’s coming on the product roadmap, as well as hear from @Richardp82 about his experience wrangling services that have to wait for the Linkerd proxy to be ready. https://community.cncf.io/events/details/cncf-linkerd-online-community-meetup-presents-february-linkerd-online-community-meetup/

FXC Intelligence is a financial data company specializing in the cross-border payments, payment cards and ecommerce industries Read more aboutFXC Intelligence on Crunchbase…

Ollie Parsley

Senior Engineering Manager @ Meltwater

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I've got an appointment at the hospital tomorrow. My smart watch just told me to relax as my stress levels are a bit high!

How did it know?? Technology can be amazing. But also slightly scary, which doesn't help the stress levels! 🤣

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Ollie started off as a web developer and has founded numerous websites on very low or non-existent budget and next to no marketing. This has not stopped his websites from picking up large numbers of users and press. He then went on to found Hootware Limited and is currently the CEO. Hootware Limited has since moved from Twitter and Social Media focused apps (such FootyTweets and H1Debate) to the Android mobile security market. Learn more about Ollie Parsley on Crunchbase…

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Ben Godfrey

Engineering Manager @ Meta

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Ben Godfrey is Head of Product Delivery at [Wonga](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wonga). Prior to joining Wonga, Ben was the CTO of [MyMart](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/mymart) and a Director at [Moblog](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/moblog). In addition to MyMart and Moblog, Ben founded Cohack, a CPC reporting and web analytics company, in 2003 with Jonathan Allen and Greg Thompson. Ben has also provided technical consultancy to some of London’s leading start-ups, including [Huddle](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/huddle) and [PeerIndex](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/viewsflow). Learn more about Ben Godfrey on Crunchbase…

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Der Hans

Engineering Manager @ Canonical

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der.hans is the founder of the Free Software Stammtisch, chairman for the Phoenix Linux Users Group and a repeat speaker at SCaLE. He is an engineering manager at Canonical and former community college instructor. In his free time he likes to camp, learn about sustainable culture and annually not set himself on fire. Learn more about Der Hans on Crunchbase…

Canonical is a computer software company that markets commercial support and related services for Ubuntu and related projects. Read more aboutCanonical on Crunchbase…

Francis Irving

Engineering Manager @ Memrise

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Just to put this out there:

Meditation gets touted a lot as a way to end the incessant inner monologue,

And when I started meditating, it was largely because the voice in my head wouldn’t stop,

But classic meditation made mine worse

Memrise is a language learning platform available in iOS, android, and web. Read more aboutMemrise on Crunchbase…

Frederique Mittelstaedt

Engineering Manager @ Reddit

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Read more aboutReddit on Crunchbase…

Frederique Mittelstaedt

Engineering Manager @ Reddit

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Katie Roberts

Software Engineering Manager @ BBC

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Katie is the Software Engineering Manager for Content Discovery at the BBC. In this role she manages the development teams who are responsible for the BBC Homepage and Search and Navigation across the whole of the BBC’s digital online presence. She has over 15 years of Software Development experience, working in diverse sectors from games development to advertising. During her last 7 years at the BBC she has worked on projects including the Connected TV Sport App for the 2012 Olympics, BBC Food, the Bitesize App and BBC Bitesize. She loves solving problems and is passionate about working collaboratively, which has led to her becoming interested in InnerSource and how it can help with software development. Learn more about Katie Roberts on Crunchbase…

BBC is a large-scale broadcasting corporation that offers content to inform, educate, and entertain people. Read more aboutBBC on Crunchbase…

Katie Roberts

Software Engineering Manager @ BBC

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Katie is the Software Engineering Manager for Content Discovery at the BBC. In this role she manages the development teams who are responsible for the BBC Homepage and Search and Navigation across the whole of the BBC’s digital online presence. She has over 15 years of Software Development experience, working in diverse sectors from games development to advertising. During her last 7 years at the BBC she has worked on projects including the Connected TV Sport App for the 2012 Olympics, BBC Food, the Bitesize App and BBC Bitesize. She loves solving problems and is passionate about working collaboratively, which has led to her becoming interested in InnerSource and how it can help with software development. Learn more about Katie Roberts on Crunchbase…

BBC is a large-scale broadcasting corporation that offers content to inform, educate, and entertain people. Read more aboutBBC on Crunchbase…

David Simons

Software Engineering Manager @ Kaluza

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This story of a guy accidentally discovering his wife is the world's best Tetris player is absolutely one of my favourite things and I keep going back to it. https://archive.boston.com/news/globe/magazine/articles/2007/08/19/bizarro_world/

Kaluza is an intelligent grid technology company. Read more aboutKaluza on Crunchbase…

Christine Flounders

Engineering Manager @ Bloomberg

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Christopher Gent

Senior Engineering Manager @ Skyscanner

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Christopher Gent is an Engineering Manager leading Skyscanner’s efforts to build a world class unified data platform for all of the company’s data. Chris has been working in the field of big data and distributed systems for 9 years and prior to joining Skyscanner he worked at Yahoo on advertising, personalization and geo platforms. Learn more about Christopher Gent on Crunchbase…

Skyscanner operates as a trips meta-search engine company. Read more aboutSkyscanner on Crunchbase…

Stéphane Moracchini

Engineering Manager @ Lyst

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Lyst is a global fashion search platform that allows users to browse through thousands of online fashion stores. Read more aboutLyst on Crunchbase…

Andrew Simmonds

Engineering Manager @ Grass Valley

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Read more aboutGrass Valley on Crunchbase…

Ian King

Process Engineering Manager @ Porton Biopharma

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Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL) is a UK based company experienced in developing, manufacturing. Read more aboutPorton Biopharma on Crunchbase…

Alex Warren

Engineering Manager @ AlphaSights

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Alex Warren is an Engineering Manager at AlphaSights in London. Before that, he spent 3.5 years working remotely as a full-stack web developer at Stack Overflow. Previously, he built the textadventures.co.uk website and Quest, an open source text adventure game engine. Learn more about Alex Warren on Crunchbase…

AlphaSights helps today’s business leaders succeed by providing them with fast, flexible access to deep industry knowledge worldwide. Read more aboutAlphaSights on Crunchbase…

David Buckhurst

Software Engineering Manager @ BBC

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David Buckhurst is the Software Engineering Manager at BBC. Learn more about David Buckhurst on Crunchbase…

BBC is a large-scale broadcasting corporation that offers content to inform, educate, and entertain people. Read more aboutBBC on Crunchbase…

Scott Deamer-Smith

Engineering Manager @ Bedfont Scientific

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Bedfont Scientific specializes in the design and manufacture of exhaled breath and gas monitoring instruments. Read more aboutBedfont Scientific on Crunchbase…

Sergio Freitas

Engineering Manager & Lead Software Engineer @ ThousandEyes

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Sergio Freitas serves as the Lead Software Engineer and Engineering Manager at ThousandEyes. Learn more about Sergio Freitas on Crunchbase…

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Levent Ali

Group Engineering Manager @ Intercom

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Stuart Gilks

Systems Engineering Manager @ Cohesity

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Stuart is responsible for SimpliVity’s Technical Services in the UK & Ireland through both SimpliVity Field staff and a network of SimpliVity authorised partners. Designing & implementing HyperConverged solutions to meet & exceed customer requirements from distributed Remote Offices, to Data Centers, from Test & Dev to VDI to Tier 1 Apps is all in a day’s work for SimpliVity Solution Architects. Stuart is an industry veteran having spent over 20 years at Open Systems Vendors including most recently European Director for NetApp Systems Engineering. Learn more about Stuart Gilks on Crunchbase…

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Mark Walker

Technical / Engineering Manager @ Westfield Technology Group

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Westfield is an autonomous vehicle provider that is known for selling niche sports cars globally. Read more aboutWestfield Technology Group on Crunchbase…

Duane Newman

Senior Research Engineer & Engineering Manager @ IAP Research

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Andrew Scott

Sales Engineering Manager – Networking @ Citrix Systems

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Andrew Scott is a Systems Engineering Manager at Citrix Systems, he loves talking all things networking and how it can enable flexible approaches to solving business problems. When he isn’t meeting customers and talking through their challenges or isn’t glued to his laptop he loves to get out in the fresh air and charge around on two wheels. Learn more about Andrew Scott on Crunchbase…

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