James Ramirez is Chief Technology Officer of Essentia Analytics, a behavioral data analytics provider that helps professional investors make more skilled investment decisions. James is an experienced hands-on Technology leader with a proven record in building high-performing, diverse and globally-distributed teams within the financial services and fintech sectors. He is also a commercially-focused intrapreneur with a reputation for engineering excellence, innovation and highly-performant, cloud-native architecture and design. Throughout his career, he has built and designed client-facing systems for massive scale in a highly regulated environment. Prior to joining Essentia, he spent 15 years as a technologist with Barclays – working in the firm's investment banking and wealth management businesses, as well as contributing to Technology governance and strategy across the Group.
He also built and designed multiple client-facing systems for Barclays.
He is experienced in operating Lean, Kanban and DevOps at velocity within highly regulated or strongly governed environments.
He operated strongly-governed environments such as ISO27001 and ITIL.