Simon Copsey

Simon Copsey

Works at:

MUJO - Multiple Joint Fitness Systems

Location in:

London, United Kingdom

Simon Copsey

Simons connections

Currently

Works at:
MUJO - Multiple Joint Fitness Systems
Location in:
London, United Kingdom

Bio

I enjoy being mixed up - leveraging my MBA and business experience, in combination with my technology background and close customer interaction, to help the team ship the right product.

My Zen lies in helping the team deliver a solution that solves the needs of our customers through close cross-team collaboration and the deepening of my business/technical understanding whilst sharing it with others - topped with a sprinkling of passion.

Throw me a challenge!

Simon has worked/studied in

  • United Kingdom

Simon speaks

  • English

Simon has experience in

  • Technology

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Work

2012 – present

Vice President

Goldman Sachs
2014 – present

Software Product Manager

MUJO - Multiple Joint Fitness Systems
  • Evolving and evangelising vision for digitally connected rehabilitation equipment
  • • Closely collaborating with clinical, academic and commercial technical partners and subcontractors to shape and deliver an effective and commercial software road-map
  • • Developing market understanding to assist in creation of commercial exploitation plan
  • Project management of solution implementation
  • • Disseminating visibility of project progress to stakeholders and sponsors (Innovate UK)
  • • Constructing, and ensuring adherence to, financial forecast and risk mitigation plans
  • • Pioneered company wiki to encourage knowledge sharing and management.
2014
(Jun – Sep)

Planning my next adventure

TBA
  • After having had the wonderful opportunity to develop at Goldman Sachs, I wanted to look for a divergent opportunity in Technology that would allow me to apply my knowledge and recently attained MBA and provide further growth opportunities. I wanted to take time to reflect, explore and understand where in the world of work I best fit.
  • I'm journalling my adventures at http://nyte.co.uk/
2010 – 2014

Analyst Developer / Vice President

Goldman Sachs
  • Recently charged with building and managing regional team of two reports
  • • Fostered frank and open relationships, encouraging two-way dialogues and feedback
  • • Sought suitable challenges for direct reports through understanding their career goals
  • • Proactively sought feedback on my direct reports from wider team to aid their growth
  • • Ensured ideas of direct reports were incorporated into plans and visible to wider team
  • Continually involved in hands-on solution delivery
  • • Created critical SLang component for generating ~3000 client reports
  • • Optimised component to generate reports within ~45 minutes, versus ~180 minutes
  • • On-boarded ~400 clients onto new reporting system; commended for smooth go-live
  • Enjoy taking leading role in several initiatives
  • • Given opportunity to lead two business-critical projects, receiving positive feedback
  • • Lead working group with aim to encourage cross-team learning and communication
  • • Goldman Sachs Recruitment Captain for King’s College London university
  • Actively contributed to corporate culture through working groups and mentoring
  • • Goldman Sachs Communication Working Group (2010 - PRESENT)
  • • Goldman Sachs King’s College London Campus Recruitment Team (2010 - PRESENT)
  • • Goldman Sachs Departmental Social Committee (2011 - 2012)
  • • Formally mentor 2 interns and 2 full time employees (2011 - PRESENT)
2013
(Aug – Dec)

Research Intern (part-time)

Microsoft Research
  • • Partnered with Microsoft Research as part of Executive MBA thesis
  • • “How can Bing Travel compete effectively in an increasingly competitive online marketplace?”
2010 – 2012

Analyst Developer

Goldman Sachs
  • Provide analysis, development and support of strategic valuations system.
  • I have enjoyed contributing as part of the social committee, intern mentoring and coordinating, a communication working group and the King's College London campus recruitment team.
  • I also have had the opportunity to develop, deploy, support, coordinate and promote a proactive database monitoring tool which has offered material results.
2007 – 2010

Developer

Lehman Brothers , United Kingdom
2009 – 2010
(Jan – Mar)

Java Developer

Nomura
  • Transitioned from Lehman Brothers to Nomura during purchase.
  • Led 'Greenfield' front-end development effort.
  • Architected and implemented design of front-end / client-side generic components.
  • Guided and oversaw further development of front-end.
  • Project managed iterative development cycle and lent technical guidance.
  • Constantly sought and responded to feedback from stakeholders
  • Enforced best practices.
  • Encouraged usage of unit testing, proved to be of great importance.
  • Promoted knowledge sharing within dispersed team.
2007 – 2010

Java Developer

Lehman Brothers
  • (Transitioned from Lehman Brothers to Nomura during purchase).
  • Maintained and further developed a securities-browser web tier application
  • Led ‘Greenfield’ front-end development effort
  • • Architected and implemented design of front-end components
  • • Pioneered use of Google Web Toolkit within team
  • • Project managed iterative development cycle and lent technical guidance
  • • Framework still in strong use to date
  • Enforced best practices
  • • Encouraged testing and pioneered regression test framework in spare time
  • • Sought guidance from technical experts to ensure effective solutions
  • • Promoted knowledge sharing within dispersed team
2006 – 2007
(Sep – Aug)

Graduate Developer

British Telecom
  • • Maintained and further developed Java application for Architects, liaising directly with end users
  • • Worked in an agile fashion and gathered Scrum Master certification
2000 – 2006

Freelance Web Designer

solar-winds.co.uk
  • • Consulted with clients to understand their needs and develop web site solutions
  • • Provided ad-hoc technical support to recruitment company
2005 – 2006
(Sep – Aug)

Office Administrator

Specialist Lift Services Ltd
  • • Offered general help around office: administration, archiving and filing support
2003 – 2005

Summer vacation trainee

Siemens Business Services Media (Formely BBC Technology)
  • Worked as a vacation trainee with Siemens Business Services (formerly BBC Technology) for 8-10 weeks for the summers of 2003, 2004 and 2005.
  • Produced a web-based knowledge management system
  • Introduced to concept of wire-framing to shape understanding of requirements
  • • Developed in an agile fashion ‘by accident’
  • • Worked in a team of two and directed efforts
  • Authored technical manual and offered direct software support
2000

Work experience placement

Maze Communications

Work

2012 – present

Vice President

Goldman Sachs
2014 – present

Software Product Manager

MUJO - Multiple Joint Fitness Systems
  • Evolving and evangelising vision for digitally connected rehabilitation equipment
  • • Closely collaborating with clinical, academic and commercial technical partners and subcontractors to shape and deliver an effective and commercial software road-map
  • • Developing market understanding to assist in creation of commercial exploitation plan
  • Project management of solution implementation
  • • Disseminating visibility of project progress to stakeholders and sponsors (Innovate UK)
  • • Constructing, and ensuring adherence to, financial forecast and risk mitigation plans
  • • Pioneered company wiki to encourage knowledge sharing and management.
2014
(Jun – Sep)

Planning my next adventure

TBA
  • After having had the wonderful opportunity to develop at Goldman Sachs, I wanted to look for a divergent opportunity in Technology that would allow me to apply my knowledge and recently attained MBA and provide further growth opportunities. I wanted to take time to reflect, explore and understand where in the world of work I best fit.
  • I'm journalling my adventures at http://nyte.co.uk/
2010 – 2014

Analyst Developer / Vice President

Goldman Sachs
  • Recently charged with building and managing regional team of two reports
  • • Fostered frank and open relationships, encouraging two-way dialogues and feedback
  • • Sought suitable challenges for direct reports through understanding their career goals
  • • Proactively sought feedback on my direct reports from wider team to aid their growth
  • • Ensured ideas of direct reports were incorporated into plans and visible to wider team
  • Continually involved in hands-on solution delivery
  • • Created critical SLang component for generating ~3000 client reports
  • • Optimised component to generate reports within ~45 minutes, versus ~180 minutes
  • • On-boarded ~400 clients onto new reporting system; commended for smooth go-live
  • Enjoy taking leading role in several initiatives
  • • Given opportunity to lead two business-critical projects, receiving positive feedback
  • • Lead working group with aim to encourage cross-team learning and communication
  • • Goldman Sachs Recruitment Captain for King’s College London university
  • Actively contributed to corporate culture through working groups and mentoring
  • • Goldman Sachs Communication Working Group (2010 - PRESENT)
  • • Goldman Sachs King’s College London Campus Recruitment Team (2010 - PRESENT)
  • • Goldman Sachs Departmental Social Committee (2011 - 2012)
  • • Formally mentor 2 interns and 2 full time employees (2011 - PRESENT)
2013
(Aug – Dec)

Research Intern (part-time)

Microsoft Research
  • • Partnered with Microsoft Research as part of Executive MBA thesis
  • • “How can Bing Travel compete effectively in an increasingly competitive online marketplace?”
2010 – 2012

Analyst Developer

Goldman Sachs
  • Provide analysis, development and support of strategic valuations system.
  • I have enjoyed contributing as part of the social committee, intern mentoring and coordinating, a communication working group and the King's College London campus recruitment team.
  • I also have had the opportunity to develop, deploy, support, coordinate and promote a proactive database monitoring tool which has offered material results.
2007 – 2010

Developer

Lehman Brothers , United Kingdom
2009 – 2010
(Jan – Mar)

Java Developer

Nomura
  • Transitioned from Lehman Brothers to Nomura during purchase.
  • Led 'Greenfield' front-end development effort.
  • Architected and implemented design of front-end / client-side generic components.
  • Guided and oversaw further development of front-end.
  • Project managed iterative development cycle and lent technical guidance.
  • Constantly sought and responded to feedback from stakeholders
  • Enforced best practices.
  • Encouraged usage of unit testing, proved to be of great importance.
  • Promoted knowledge sharing within dispersed team.
2007 – 2010

Java Developer

Lehman Brothers
  • (Transitioned from Lehman Brothers to Nomura during purchase).
  • Maintained and further developed a securities-browser web tier application
  • Led ‘Greenfield’ front-end development effort
  • • Architected and implemented design of front-end components
  • • Pioneered use of Google Web Toolkit within team
  • • Project managed iterative development cycle and lent technical guidance
  • • Framework still in strong use to date
  • Enforced best practices
  • • Encouraged testing and pioneered regression test framework in spare time
  • • Sought guidance from technical experts to ensure effective solutions
  • • Promoted knowledge sharing within dispersed team
2006 – 2007
(Sep – Aug)

Graduate Developer

British Telecom
  • • Maintained and further developed Java application for Architects, liaising directly with end users
  • • Worked in an agile fashion and gathered Scrum Master certification
2000 – 2006

Freelance Web Designer

solar-winds.co.uk
  • • Consulted with clients to understand their needs and develop web site solutions
  • • Provided ad-hoc technical support to recruitment company
2005 – 2006
(Sep – Aug)

Office Administrator

Specialist Lift Services Ltd
  • • Offered general help around office: administration, archiving and filing support
2003 – 2005

Summer vacation trainee

Siemens Business Services Media (Formely BBC Technology)
  • Worked as a vacation trainee with Siemens Business Services (formerly BBC Technology) for 8-10 weeks for the summers of 2003, 2004 and 2005.
  • Produced a web-based knowledge management system
  • Introduced to concept of wire-framing to shape understanding of requirements
  • • Developed in an agile fashion ‘by accident’
  • • Worked in a team of two and directed efforts
  • Authored technical manual and offered direct software support
2000

Work experience placement

Maze Communications

Education

2012 – 2014

Imperial College Business School

Executive MBA
2012 – 2013
(Jan – Dec)

Imperial College Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2009 – 2012

City University (GB)

MSc
2009 – 2012

City University (GB)

Computer Games Technology MSc (part-time)
2009 – 2012

City University - Cass Business School

Computer Games Technology (Masters)
2003 – 2006

King's College London- U. of London

Computer Science BSc

Additional Info

Website
nyte.co.uk
Nationality:
  • British