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Pete has done a fantastic job as interim CTO at Odeon Cinemas Group achieving a great deal of positive change in the business and never being daunted by a challenge.  Pete has a highly commercial can do attitude and is able to hit the ground and add value quickly.  I would not hesitate to recommend him for similar roles in the future.

Mark Way, President AMC Europe & Managing Director at Odeon Cinemas

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Mark Way

 

 

I worked with Peter for around 3 months in 2014 when he was brought in at short notice to help deal with some significant technical issues the Business was facing. It was very clear that Peter has significant technical knowledge, is able to balance long term planning with short term execution and to carry a team of varied technical engineers with him on a journey to fix the issues. He made a quick short term impact. I would certainly recommend Peter to anyone looking for a senior CTO role.

Alex Theophanous, CEO and Founder at AlexandAlexa.com

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Alex Theophanous

 

 

Peter is a well-organised and perceptive manager, exceptionally well adapted to handle the difficult strategic, tactical and operational issues of large scale e-commerce installations. He has a sharp focus, methodical approach, balance of judgement and very good grasp of technology which enable him to overcome the routine and deliver long term benefits to his employers and win him respect from the suppliers.

Predrag Popovic, Director at Fincore

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Predrag Popovic

 

 

Peter is a highly experienced professional who carries both exceptional management and technical skills. I would highly recommend him and would personally work with him again.

Alex Alenberg, Co-Founder & CEO at Amplespot

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Alex Alenberg

 

 

Peter is a strong, flexible manager, easy to work with. He has a very keen attention to the big picture of the organization he is working in, being able to step back from the day to day tasks to keep himself focus on the overall objectives." Peter manages the diversity and complexity of the business with such professionalism which gives his direct reports the confidence to do their job successfully.

Paul Kavanagh, CEO at MiFinity

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Paul Kavanagh

 

 

Peter has being an excellent value for lastminute.com technical teams; he is one of the most talented managers that I had the opportunity to work with, who is very clear, straight forward and has excellent communication. It is incredible how Peter turn difficult situations into trivial and during his work in lastminute.com environment he helps us out a lot to improve a lot our day to day workflow. I really hope to have a chance to work with him again some day :)

Martin Bianco, Co-Founder & Technology Strategist at Edrans

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Martin Bianco

 

 

As a content provider to Sportingbet it has been a pleasure work with Peter. I appreciate his professionalism when dealing with him as the client. His requirements on us as the supplier have been highly relevant. By placing attention to the most important items, Peter has contributed in improve the competitiveness of our services.

Hans Österberg, CEO at HLO Management AB

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Hans Österberg

 

 

Odeon Cinema Group has theaters and offices in 12 European countries. Pete effectively managed through the complicated organizational issues associated with a highly regionalised management and decision making structure. Pete has both a strong technical background to tackle IT issues and a very effective management style to navigate difficult organizational challenges. I would highly recommend considering Pete for short or long term assignments to solve complicated technical issues.

Mike Czinege, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer at AMC Theatres

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Mike Czinege

 

 

Peter is a unique individual, I have yet to meet another person that has the capability of progressively directing businesses with such ease, whilst also holding a fantastic level of knowledge across the breadth and depth of both the business & IT arenas. In board level, troubleshooting roles, I have seen Peter turn faltering operations around by galvanising the teams around him to produce a positively charged, high performance, winning mentality that always delivers results.

Sukh Singh Gidda, Board/C-Suite Strategy & Org Tuning Specialist at Steelmane Consulting

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Peter is a very competent and conscientious leader with a cool head under pressure. He looks at the obvious and logically extends his thinking out side of the box to find a solution to the problems he faces. Peter is a great guy who I hope to work with again in the future.

Dave Jenkins, Solution Architect at Tata Technologies

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Dave Jenkins

 

 

I had the opportunity to work closely with Pete during the Odeon SOX compliance program that was a large, multi-country, and complex effort. I found Pete to be a solid IT partner in this effort, leading his IT staff and offering pragmatic suggestions and advice. I would gladly work with Pete again should I have the opportunity.

Kathy Weekley, Vice President & Chief Audit Executive at AMC Theatres

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Kathy Weekley

 

 

Peter is a highly respected member of the Leadership team. I had the privilege of working with Peter during his time at AllSaints where he acted as CIO Director. Peter is a broad-minded, smart and proactive leader, his knowledge is vast and thorough. Peter leads a well organised IT department who can take on even the most challenging projects under his leadership.

Maria Giambrone, CFO/COO & Company Secretary at Roland Mouret

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Maria Giambrone

 

 

Peter is great at quickly understanding the big picture and then asking the right questions of the right people to understand the detail. In the time I worked with Peter, I have found him to be very approachable, is somebody who takes time to listen and understand and provide support and guidance.  Peter has a good sense of humour but doesn't suffer fools gladly!

Bhavna Chotalia, Managing Consultant at IBM Global Business Services

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Bhavna Chotalia

 

 

I had the pleasure of working with Peter during his time as CTO at Sportingbet. Peter has the rare skill of fully understanding the commercial objective behind a techincal solution and always delivered technical solutions with this in mind. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter for any senior role that is technology related.

Bob Dutnall, Executive Director at Betway

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Peter is a first rate IT director who possesses a good strategic understanding of how to support a company together with an awful lot of pragmatic good sense.

Tom Dobinson, Principal at OpenHeath Adventures

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Tom Dobinson

 

 

I worked with Pete at Odeon Cinemas Group where he was interim CIO. Pete was a great help to me in navigating the IT tech landscape as our teams collaborated on forming a commercially sound and customer led upgrade roadmap. He made a significant contribution to how we harmonised our platforms and was personally key in the business’s introduction into KSA. Pragmatic, knowledgable, supportive and good-natured, Pete was a pleasure to work with for the short time we were colleagues.

David Anderson, Group Chief Commercial Officer at Odeon Cinemas Group

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David Anderson

 

 

I have worked with Pete and for him. He is an effective and clear communicator, and is "global" in his approach - taking into consideration the impact of his actions when managing projects and operational issues. Pete’s work ethic is first class.

Madhu Chaganti, CTO and Co-founder of d8amatiks

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Madhu Chaganti

 

 

Peter is the best IT Director I have ever met. He manages his resources to meet and exceed business expectations. He always delivers IT and business projects on time and within budget. Peter's expertise to turn around IT departments is second to none. I would employ Peter as a CTO without hesitation.

Javier Del Aguila, Chief Marketing Officer at Island Luck

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Javier Del Aguila

 

 

Pete is a great engineer who understands people, and is very good at getting the best from them. He is a supportive manager and a first class motivator. I would work for and with him again if given the right position and company.

Luke West, CTO at edozo

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Luke West

 

 

Peter displays excellent technical knowledge, and combines this with the ability to communicate issues and requirements to the less technically-minded in a clear and informative fashion. This contributes greatly to very strong project management and prioritisation skills.

Andy Lenard, CFO at White Hat Gaming

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Sportingbet

 

 

Peter is an exceptional IT manager capable of understand the complex relationship among process, people and technology. Peter added an incredible value to lastminute.com IT service and some of his achievements are still in use. I have learned many from him. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.

Adrian Mastronardi, CTO at Wenance

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Adrian Mastronardi

 

 

Peter is an excellent operator who manages to keep a calm head even under extreme pressure. He is mature, professional, articulate and gets the job done.

Andy May, Brand, Research & Retail Marketing Director at Ladbrokes

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Andy May

 

How could Peter help?

As an IT consultant and technology advisor, Peter is often used for his significant digital/online transformation, troubleshooting, assessor, due diligence and turnaround experience, particularly if the word "impossible" has been used. With a reputation as a fixer, firefighter and troubleshooter, Peter takes on the most challenging of situations and brings to bear his extensive IT, digital & technology turnaround experience, coupled with his skills as a CEO and Board level advisor. 

Available to help on a full time, part time, ad hoc or fractional basis as necessary. Equally comfortable working onsite or remote, depending on the challenge.

Why not get in touch for a free, no obligation, completely "off the record" chat ...?

 

Specialties

Peter Groom has significant experience in delivering and scaling online/digital services, as well as system migrations and upgrades. Well versed in E-Commerce platforms, both off the shelf and bespoke and using public, private and hybrid clouds. Highly experienced in delivering business value as a technology consultant, IT assessor and digital advisor, where IT and technology are seen as an enabler (think of it as "Lego") and often in high pressure turnaround environments.

Delivers innovation by using proven technology in one sector and applying it to a business challenge in another sector. Has an excellent track record as an IT consultant, firefighter and fixer, of delivering "against the odds", initiatives whilst also bringing the organisation along on the journey. Extensive troubleshooting experience across many global markets, where his assessment and due diligence expertise prove essential, together with his CEO & Board level advisor skills. 

 

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