Introducing our Technical Director, Colin Tickle
With almost 20 years experience in I.T and 7 years working in eCommerce, Colin has held a host of admirable roles throughout his career. Working in a support role initially, learning the nuances of digital and enjoying problem-solving, Colin then began to develop software and tools to improve efficiencies internally. It was this that lead Colin onto slightly bigger projects... building websites. His first foray into Magento was in 2011, creating a site on Magento 1 Community Edition which would ultimately become the foundations of globally successful PrettyLittleThing.com. Further commercial experience was gleaned during the build of an impressive eCommerce website for Boohoo.com’s international presence, on Magento Enterprise Edition.
Since then, Colin has never looked back and has committed himself to building reliable and scalable eCommerce websites on the Magento platform, whilst helping others to do the same. Coping with the demands and exponential targets of two major fast-fashion brands and a disruptive cycle manufacturer.
Learning and mentoring
Colin admits he likes to force himself out of his comfort zone; to take courses, achieve certifications and ultimately, never stop learning. Keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies and Magento features. Alongside challenging himself, Colin prides himself on challenging others. Mentoring and strengthening his team around him to achieve the best solutions.
“When taking on a new role, I like to collaboratively agree on a process with the team. A process which is not too far away from the current one in order to avoid adoption problems, and one that can be fine-tuned as necessary, allowing for speedy delivery whilst maintaining sufficient safeguards. When it comes to routine tasks, I’m a huge fan of using available automation technologies to reduce manual input and potential errors.”
As Technical Director, Colin adds not only his enthusiasm but his extensive knowledge and strong leadership qualities to our team of established Magento specialists. Based from our Manchester office, he is quickly becoming the go-to-guy when it comes to addressing challenges and any tricky technical issues.
With an extensive track record of building and scaling Magento development teams in both agency and online retail, Colin will also be keen to support and further our growth plans. We’re looking forward to him adding value to our team and for our customers, which is what it’s all about.
“I’m excited to be back in an agency environment and to have an overseeing role in such a variety of projects. To date, my experience has been mainly Magento 1 and I feel lucky to be joining a team with such a proven track record in Magento 2. The whole team at Two Jay strive to continually better themselves and I look forward to doing the same.”
Want to chat with Colin or another member of our team about how we could help your business? Drop us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org or come and meet us at InternetRetailing Expo and eDelivery Expo, 21st - 22nd March (stand F55).