Max Clayton Clowes

contact@mcclowes.com · +44 (0) 7976 136 097 · mcclowes.com

I am a Product Manager with a diverse software engineering and design background, and experience as a founder of a client-facing business. I've been delivering websites and apps for 10+ years. Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award winner 2017.

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💡 5 problems I've solved

  1. A federation of 40+ London GP practices were restricted by NHS regulation and struggling with collaboration, communication, and project governance. In 2016, after thorough requirement gathering and a 3-phase build, my team delivered a bespoke private network and project management tool. It was only retired when the NHS rolled out MS Office in 2020.
  2. Arsenal FC were looking to efficiently record and report match-day injuries. They thought they needed a bespoke data gathering and reporting system; instead, I created a simple workflow using existing free tools, which transformed their process and they still at every home game.
  3. After being let down by a previous agency, travel-guide startup Cityboard had a barely-functioning iOS-only app, and little remaining runway. Under tight time and budget constraints, my team designed and delivered a beautiful, cross-platform MVP with newly-launched React Native.
  4. Think-tank The Business of Cities needed a way or aggregating and analyzing indexes for their clients. Through novel use of the Elo rating algorithm, I created a methodology and tool which is "critical to their work", providing insight to cities across the world.
  5. Traditional, premium butchers Godfreys.co had queues round the block and no online presence. I designed and project-managed a complete rebrand and award-winning eCommerce website that now brings in 30% of their revenue.

📄 Experience

Senior Product Manager - Codat

November 2021 - Ongoing

Product Manager - Swoop

March 2021 - Novmber 2021

Managing consumption of loan provider and credit scoring APIs, as well as release of Swoop's own API. Have recently delivered a new sales channel for Swoop, allowing users to find themselves up to £1,000,000 in funding, accessible within 24 hours via our loan providers' APIs.

Product Manager - Codogo

April 2016 - August 2018

Co-founded Codogo, delivering client products through our agency business, whilst developing in-house collaborative document tool Codogo Write. I personally:

Other Experience

🎓 Education

BSc (Hons) Computer Science, 2:1 - Durham University

2012 - 2016
British Computing Society accredited. Awarded Rising Star of Research.
Dissertation: The use of evolutionary AI in the balancing of competitive multiplayer games

BA Product & Interaction Design - Ravensbourne College of Design, Year 1

2011 - 2012

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - London College of Communication

2010 - 2011
Graphic Design pathway

High School - City of London School

2003 - 2010
A levels: Physics, Economics, Music

⚡️ Skills

Product: Research, Stakeholder management & engagement, Prioritization & roadmapping, A/B testing, Documentation, Project Management (SuperHi, 2019)
Data: Google Sheets (I live my life through it), ML, Python, SQL, R
Design: Prototyping/wireframing (Figma/Sketch), Adobe CS, User research (ethnographic), UX, UI
Engineering: JS (React, TS, GraphQL, Redux), testing (TDD, react-testing-library, Jest, Enzyme), CSS (responsive, Styled-Components), Agile

🏆 Awards

🤷‍♂️ About Me

I regularly attend PM conferences & meet-ups (Elevate, Product School). I keep up to speed with PM best-practice through online learning and blogs/newsletters.

I've always got a personal project on the go; currently, I'm building a fantasy football team-building AI and the tool that made this CV. I regularly attend developer meet-ups (React London, GitHub Universe, Next Conf).

I love board games, quizzes, cryptic crosswords, and cats. I'm a runner (first marathon should have been in December), cyclist, rock climber, and dancer (1st place university circuit). I sing and am a multi-instrumentalist.

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