The Bosses Talk Business - Ben

Lauren Merritt
by Lauren Merritt
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Office Manager
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  • If you’re a regular reader of our blog then you may well have seen the interviews we’ve been conducting with each team within Totally. We recently noticed there’s three very important people missing from this list - none other than our directors (we have three). So we thought it was only fair to get the low-down from them in a micro-series of blogs, so without further ado here’s what our CTO Ben Gritz had to say..

    Hey Ben, do you mind telling our readers your role within the company & your day to day tasks.
    My role at Totally is CTO and I look after the dev, design and support teams. There never is a typical day at Totally but mostly I'm supporting the project managers, running workshops with clients, giving architectural guidance to the developers, helping the other directors with new business and fighting my inbox

    How did you get to this point in your career? 
    I'll happily admit on being computer geek by trade. I studied Computer Science at Manchester University and made some pocket money at the time running a small web design company with my house mate. When I left uni I joined Excite.com as a coder, one of the big dot coms of it's day. Six months or so later I jumped ship and joined a fledgling Totally...and the rest, as they say, is history.

    If you could sum the Totally culture up in 3 words what would they be? 

    • Friendly
    • Geeky
    • Fun

    Are there any specific projects you're looking forward to / are especially proud of?

    We built a massive volunteer management system for the homeless charity Crisis at Christmas. The deadline was really tight bearing in mind it was such a large, complex system but we got there and I'm proud to say it was a massive success. Not only did we transform the way Crisis manages its Christmas campaign but they have since been able to expand to cities outside of London and extend the reach of the amazing work that they do.

    Want to hear more from our lovely directors? Well you can check out Andy's answers here.

    Or stay tuned to hear more from Toby over the next few weeks.

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