Our Leadership Team
Jake's career began in the '90s, supporting and managing large corporate IT systems. Initially at law firm Allen & Overy, as Systems Manager at the ISP Virgin.net and then as Global IT Manager of the infamous boo.com.
He co-founded his first technology company, Tornado Productions in 1999 as Technical Director. Tornado worked on many diverse projects with clients such as Christian Aid, Glastonbury Festival, Rolls Royce, Cisco, Yahoo!, Channel 4, BBC, and Tate Modern.
Tornado was sold a few years later and Jake moved into software development, working in collaboration with musician and artist Brian Eno to produce his generative artwork, 77 Million Paintings.
Jake moved on to heading up IT and systems development teams for several years. With the events company Chillisauce as Head of IT and Development, and then as part of the senior management team at the UK MSP, Exponential-e.
Jake and his team started JDLT while at Exponential-e, who then became JDLT's first client. Many successful software systems such as CloudPort were developed and launched for Exponential-e by Jake and JDLT.
Jake's ability to successfully anticipate and identify future trends in IT and software have guided JDLT's journey in technology.
Tommy has over 15 years of professional software development experience, with a span from e-commerce to enterprise and insurance to telecoms.
Tommy likes to speak in plain English and would describe his most useful skill as the ability to quickly comprehend your problem and come up with practical solutions.
Suzy's background is within the retail sector, and she is uniquely able to spot market trends and promote products and services to meet company objectives.
She utilises a wide variety of marketing techniques to grow a brand and has a particular interest in social media marketing.
Having previously worked on products as unique as colour-changing gin, Suzy prides herself on being able to turn her skill set to any industry to create innovative marketing campaigns.
Joe has known Jake Dowie for many years; joining JDLT was about working within the transparent and forward-thinking ideal of business culture that they share.
He has spent 20 years in sales roles, including luxury leisure travel, corporate real estate and a software development start-up.
His experience is that the solution a customer truly wants can only be reached from a complete understanding of their needs.
Informal and candid communication tells us what our customers really think, unvarnished.`,
Having spent ten years of people-focused roles in hospitality, he was attracted to software development because of its power to simplify day-to-day tasks.
The whole new world of tech appealed to his curiosity and hunger to learn a new craft.
He started the current chapter in his life by completing an intensive coding bootcamp and taking on some personal projects.
Showing great aptitude for development Francisco quickly worked his way up the role of lead developer.