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Name: James Michael Poupard
Title: Technical Director

James is the founding Director of GeckoFoot and has nearly 20 years experience in Software and Web development. His expertise is in C#, C++, OOA&D and various Web technologies with considerable experience of team leading, coaching, training and business management.

Date Location Role
2005-now GeckoFoot Technical Director
2001-2005 MEI Support Systems Development Manager
1999-2000 IQ Financial Systems Software Consultant
1998-1999 Fidelity Investments Software Consultant
1993-1998 IBM Global Services Team Lead and Skills Specialist
1989-1993 Exeter University BSc Computer Science - 2.1


Growing up in South-West England, James graduated from Exeter University in 1993 with a BSc (hons) in Computer Science.

He began his career with IBM Global Services based in Farnborough, Hampshire. After working on one of their first Object-Oriented C++ projects, he began to earn a name for himself as an expert in software development. He led small teams and began running OO and C++ training courses for both associates and clients and was a founding member of the Application Development Skills Forum.

Soon the bright lights of the city of London called and James left IBM to work on a number of contracts working on financial projects for Fidelity Investments and IQ Financial Systems (now part of Misys).

After travelling the world for seven months, he returned to the permanent job market and worked for MEI formally a Mars/Masterfoods company.

After opting out of a move to the states, James started the GeckoFoot business. He continues to develop software and web solutions for diverse clients and industries growing the business rapidly.

Our contracts have included UBS Investment Bank and PayStream and we have now released BarStock our stocktaking tool for the licensed trade.