Shailash Sanghrajka (Hentsū - 2020)

Des was a colleague for 3 years whom I thoroughly enjoyed working with. He is an accomplished technologist exhibiting a deep knowledge of Data, SDLC and DevOps methodology where he was always hands on and “in the detail” of projects. He showed a great a great manner when working with clients on their project implementation as well as commercial awareness when engaging in pre-sales activity.

Des was a solid leader building and mentoring a development team that executed and delivered both internal and client projects. One of Des’s key strengths is his ability to remain calm, balanced and assured when faced with pressurised moments thus finding the best solutions for all parties involved.“

Karen Sharpe

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Des for the past 2 years in his role as CTO and Head of Product development at Hentsu. His technical line management and technical capabilities have resulted in the growth of both a mature development team and a catalogue of product releases. Des has a great attention to detail from the start of an idea right the way through to release and ongoing support. His honesty and integrity is a breath of fresh air.

On a personal note, I have enjoyed working with Des and I look forward to our paths crossing again in the future. He would be an asset to any technical leadership role in the future.

Ant Ludlow (Fathom London - 2017)

“Des has worked with us now on several large scale projects and if you’re wanting somebody that can help to manoeuvre your organisation through awkward client processes, facing off to technical minds of the highest level, whilst leading a tech team calmly in the most complicated of situations, he’s your man.”

Ray Jopson (AnalogFolk - 2014)

“Des is one of the most talented and knowledgable Tech Directors I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Solution focused and a great motivator and manager of teams. In my experience he’s a very good creative thinker, and works exceptionally well alongside creative teams or paired with a creative to help realise conceptual ideas. On top of all that he’s a darn fine bloke too.”

Paul Skinner (Digit - 2010)

“Straight talking, knows what he’s doing, patient & encouraging, opposite of a slacker, good with clients, great-in-a-s**t-fight, Des has his head screwed on, you pretty much need him in your team. Has one of those infectious laughs that you can’t avoid even if you have your headphones up loud. Watch out.”

Benoit Chovet (Onetel - 2006)

“Derrick is a very dedicated and motivated web developer, always keen on learning new technologies. I’d also like to mention that he’s a great team player, always willing to support his colleagues on the different ongoing projects and getting on with everyone in the the department. It’s a pleasure to have him in my team and I can only hope our collaboration will last as long as possible.”

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