Overledger Business Paper
10 March 2018Download PDF (517kb)
Quant Network have very bold ambitions and as such we need a superior team of individuals to help us realise this vision. We are excited to announce that Mark Aldersey has now joined Quant Network as Head of Product. Mark joins Quant with over 20 years experience in the IT industry, having spent the last 10 years working in various senior role including CTO and Chief Architect. Mark has built up a wealth of experience in the development of strategies for the implementation of integrated information systems for private and public sector organisations including Mastercard, Ministry of Justice (MOJ), DEFRA, The Home Office and Unilever.
Mark specialises in helping organisations realise business value and make business improvements through enterprise architecture techniques. He will be bringing his extensive experience in facilitating the future planning and delivery of Enterprise Platforms including identifying, prioritising and implementing key value-add strategies in alignment with our business vision.
Let’s get to know him a little better:
Head of Product – what does that entail?
As Head of Product Strategy my role is to take the great ideas that the team come up with and ensure that they are turned into commercially viable products that can be brought to market. This includes ensuring that we have valid use cases for each of the capabilities our products provide and articulating these capabilities in a way that non-technical stakeholders can understand. Another key aspect of the role is providing support for our CEO in promoting the vision of Quant and the innovation we bring to the market place. I also need to keep one eye on the market we are operating in to ensure that we are ahead of curve in terms of the products we are developing.
You have extensive work experience Secure Government Services, Fintech, Defence and logistics sectors (e.g. MOJ, Mastercard, MOD) — what do you think are your biggest strengths that you bring to Quant Network?
I have been involved in a number of large scale procurement and integration programmes throughout my career and I believe this gives me a couple of key insights as to the types of challenges organisations have in terms of adopting new technology platforms into complex environment. This gives me a unique position in terms of the development of the products that Quant will deliver in the enterprise space as it is essential that our customers understand the capabilities we offer and that we can deliver those capabilities through our products effectively.
When you’re an established professional in a large organisation — it’s always a little daunting leaving a secure position to join a start-up — what attracted you to Quant?
Simple really. It was Gilbert and the vision he has for the company and the value it can provide to its customers that made me want to be involved. I also see the massive potential of Blockchain technology and I am convinced that Quant can be at the forefront of the adoption of this technology. My role with Quant is also quite different from many of the roles I have performed across my career, and being within a start-up provides the opportunity for me to do something different.
What is your favourite part of being a part of the Quant Network team?
Working with a smaller team where new ideas and innovation are encouraged.
What is your most-used emoji?
😂 and 🤪
Three words that best describe you?
Resilient, Honest and Uncomplicated.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is probably the odd doughnut. There is bakery near my house in Liverpool which make particularly good doughnuts. So every so often I will walk round there and grab a coffee and doughnut.
What are you most proud of?
Obviously, it would be my children. I have been very lucky that I have 2 amazing kids who are at very different stages of the lives, but both thriving.
Languages you can speak?
English and Spanish.