Each month, we introduce you to a member of our team. Today it’s our Chief Technology Officer, Steve Barnes.
Steve Barnes, Chief Technology Officer
Describe your job in three words:
Interesting, exciting, challenging
What is the most exciting thing you are working on?
Most recently, moving AQMetrics cloud platform to a true self-service model for customers, because it empowers customers to be in control of their own data management, so they can own, manage and use the system as they see fit.
How has your background helped with your role in AQMetrics?
I’ve worked for software companies in the finance industry, mainly in technical roles, for nearly 20 years, starting in anti-money laundering & working in areas such as fraud, sanctions, screening. This has given me a unique insight into what banks, fund administrators and investment managers need to do from both a business and technical point of view to adhere to regulations.
Best thing about working in AQMetrics?
Helping build the diverse team. Also, I truly believe we are delivering solutions that are changing the way the industry thinks. We are a cloud-first company, and have the skills, expertise and experience to create software in a way to allow fast adoption of best in breed technology and practices and deliver these to our customers.
Who would you most like to swap places with for the day and why?
Chris Hadfield, the astronaut. His view of the world is pretty unique and I’d like to experience it for a day.
Last book you read?
The Man Who Touched His Own Heart by Rob Dunn. Books describing medical firsts intrigue me and the stories about the first attempts to perform heart surgery are amazing.
Website you visit the most?
Twitter and Wiggle.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I served two years apprenticeship as a butcher when I was 16.