Before joining Paddle, Andy founded several technology companies – Calq (big data platform for in-app analytics) and Noisy Duck (a social gaming company). Earlier he was Technical Director at Mobedia. Since 2016 Andy led the technology wing at Paddle, for instance, he drove a major team scaling, which was discussed in the Digital Hunters podcast. Deloitte Fast 50 named Paddle the fastest growing software company in the UK as it has tripled revenue every year since its launch in 2012.
As part of a podcast series on fast-paced companies, Andy sat down with David Wicks to chat about the way he has scaled Paddle, and in particular his engineering team. Also, take a look at Andy’s notes after the podcast on the blog of Paddle.
Paddle is an all-in-one SaaS Commerce platform for software and SaaS companies to run and grow their business. The platform allows hundreds of companies to rely on the e-commerce platform to sell their software products globally, as well as use powerful analytics and marketing tools to understand and grow their businesses.
David Wicks from Digital Hunters has 28 years’ experience of software engineering across the video entertainment, telecommunications, gaming and health sectors in successful start-up companies as well as the leading-edge, multi-nationals News Corporation, Cisco and Sky Europe. David brings a wealth of knowledge, steering teams around the many pitfalls and on to phenomenally fast growth. He is driven by a passion to empower others to reach their full potential. Whether working with individuals, teams or whole organisations, he believes there is much underutilised talent and potential in business that, given the right environment, can go on to flourish. David’s mission is to help business founders avoid burnout, build a company they will be proud of, create the wealth they deserve and leave a lasting legacy.