Oliver Dolan

Tech , Investments + Growth

About


I am experienced in leading technical implementations both operationally and strategically.

I have a proven track record of delivering business growth through:

Agile portfolio management, Creating winning cultures, Utilizing technology for Innovation and Closing investment funding rounds.

Key Skills

Delivered Results

Ten years of excellence

I Graduated from university in 2008 with a 1st Class Hons Degree in Computer Systems Engineering.

Since then I have been relentlessly motivated to build the best products in the chosen target markets.

product Strategy

Selecting winning strategies

The key to delivering results is selecting and executing a sound strategy effectively.

Winning strategies require competent decision making and teams of co-ordinated intelligent individuals.

User centric products

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When you want to build best in class products, You have to have an intense focus on the users you will be serving.

I like to focus on brand unification, strong UX and UI discovery with optimised  backend infrastructure and metrics to back it up.

Creating Culture

Hiring rapidly via referrals

A culture of excellence is easy to talk about but hard to replicate.

My personality has lead me to foster excellence in many colleagues and direct reports over the years.

I am well known for sourcing top talent to an organisation and creating motivated development teams.

This has lead to large quantities of referrals reducing the burden on talent acquisition and keeps the needle to the MAX for delivery.

funded

Closed multiple rounds

Over the years I have been involved in several successful due diligence processes.

Often I am leading the presentation of the technical and product stages of the funding due diligence.

I am experienced in developing organisations to becoming best in class across numerous product and people related metrics.

This has lead to successful outcomes for many of the deals I have been involved in.

growth Focused

Invests in growth

If we were to work together, you will surely learn I am a growth focused leader.

This means I am looking to grow organisations into a modern and industry leading vision of what they can be.

Growth is important for many different reasons in an organisation and is one of my favourite objectives to chase and deliver upon.

I have considerable experience in the successful delivery of IT solutions by forming and leading great teams. I have deep in-depth knowledge of mission-critical information systems from working on many notable projects. To complement this professional experience I have started working on some of my own ideas to drive new product innovations. I am interested in portfolio management focusing on agile delivery and a professional calibre golfer

"I want to drive innovation of the utmost excellence in any business or project I am involved with"
Oliver Dolan

Professional Experience

I have worked on a number of globally notable projects across the world. These projects have all been successful in their own way and have given me a diverse and extensive experience.

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast"
"The best way to predict your future is to create it"
"Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge are essential resources, but only effectiveness converts them into results."

All three quotes above are attributed to Peter F Drucker

Qualification and Certifications

Risk Management

Self learning


In 2021 I have made it a goal of mine to get more qualified in governance and risk frameworks.

The course focuses on

Project risk management
Plan risk management
Identify risks
Qualitative risk analysis
Quantitative risk analysis
Plan risk response
Risk Control





In Progress - Aim Q1 2022

CDRE

Self learning


The Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer (CDRE) course is based on the curriculum recommended by Mile2 for the CDRE certification.

CDRE is a vendor-neutral certification that enables the candidates to learn and implement ways to respond in a disaster situation. This includes threats such as cyber-crime, information leakage, natural calamity and power shut-down's etc...

The course also enables the students to establish business continuity and disaster recovery plans based on the industry best-practices.


Completed Q4 2021 - Certificate here

CISM

Self learning


I also wanted to get more qualified in CISO type activities.

I have taken the approach of continuing my learning online for convenience and efficiency.

The certification was offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) to validate the expertise and knowledge of the candidates regarding the relationship between an information security program and the broader business targets.




Completed Q4 2021 - Certificate here

Self learning

CISSO


Upon completion Certified Information Systems Security Officer students qualified to establish industry acceptable Cyber Security & Information Security management standards with current best practices.

This course is the top course availabe for CISSO's on Udemy.

Completed Q3 2021 - Certificate here

Above Average

PMI ACP

The Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques.

My result is Above Average and supports my strong understanding of Agile delivery topics.


Completed 2017 - Certificate here

First Class Honors

BSC Computer Sys Eng

I have a first class honors degree which is the highest possible grade available for the course undertaken.

The course was focussed on practical application of technology and has been fundamental in giving me fundamental technical understanding.



Completed 2008 - Certificate here

Stockholm university

MSC Decision Support

Master's Degree in Decision Support and Risk Analysis at the University of Stockholm


Course details here

25 PDU's for Pmi PMP

Agile 101

In 2016 I completed the 25 PDU course on agile development in preparation for my ACP exam.


Completed 2016 - Certificate here

35 PDU's for PMI pmp

PMP Preparation

In June 2017 I completed a 35 PDU course on the PMP syllabus to gain an appreciation of waterfall project management

Completed 2017 - Certificate here

Learning Tree

C++ and Embedded C

In July 2012 I have completed the basic and advanced C++ courses offered by learning tree in the UK.

Motorola voip

Wave RF VOIP certified

In 2011 I took 3 Days of intensive training on RF radio networks and in depth internals of Voip software currently in use at major facilities all over the world managed by Motorola

Comptia

Network +

In 2005 I completed CompTIA Network+ which is a vendor neutral networking certification that is trusted around the world. It validates the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless networks.

The best team in the world

Rikardo Molis

Developer

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Doriana Fytka

web designer

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Tonin Korpoi

financier

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Key Skills

Delivered Results

Ten years of excellence

Nordic Capital has signed an agreement to invest in the fast-growing fintech company Qred. The investment will be made in partnership with Qred’s management and founders, with the goal of together continuing to significantly expand the business across Europe.


Nordic Capital Invest 500m in Qred

product Strategy

Selecting winning strategies

Founded 2015 in Stockholm, Qred supports small businesses with fast, fair and convenient micro financing, helping them to grow their businesses.

My role has been to grow the team, set the product strategy and re-vitalize the technology selections.

Top 10 FT 2020 Fastest Growing In Europe

User centric products

Popping visuals with top tech

WorldFavor is the leading sustainability platform in Sweden and has strong growth ambitions and potential. I am responsible for bringing structure to the development process and managing the backlog between senior executives and developers.


Corporate homepage here

Creating Culture

Hiring rapidly via referrals

Full-Stack Software Engineer for CSG International. CSG is the trusted global partner to help clients launch and monetise communications and entertainment services in the digital age. L4 for support is the final layer of support we dealt only with high value challenges.


Corporate homepage here

funded

Closed multiple rounds

Founded 2015 in Stockholm, Qred supports small businesses with fast, fair and convenient micro financing, helping them to grow their businesses.

My role has been to grow the team, set the product strategy and re-vitalize the technology selections.

Top 10 FT 2020 Fastest Growing In Europe

growth Focused

Invests in growth

WorldFavor is the leading sustainability platform in Sweden and has strong growth ambitions and potential. I am responsible for bringing structure to the development process and managing the backlog between senior executives and developers.


Corporate homepage here

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