"I work for & with disruptive companies to scale their engineering teams. I also help engineers grow their careers through content creation and mentorship."
My name is James Bedford, and I live with my wife and dog in the Wiltshire countryside in the UK.
I work for & with disruptive companies to create strategies to scale their product engineering teams and create strong engineering culture. I do this both through full-time employment, as well as leadership coaching & advising. Also, I work with ambitious engineers to grow their careers with individual mentorship and coaching.
Most recently, I was at a crypto payments infrastructure startup called MoonPay. I joined pre-series A, and we grew the team from less than 20 engineers to 70+, raising a record breaking $555 million series A funding round.
I spent over a year at the UK’s “most desirable startup” Monzo, as an Engineering Manager in their Operations department, building the infrastructure for their large customer support network.
Prior to becoming a engineering leader, I was working as a senior engineer for a data consultancy and have numerous years of experience as a frontend engineer. My technical interests/strengths are the interception of engineering and design, having spent much of my career working on building interface, design systems and component libraries.