Quentin Brodie Cooper MA (Oxon), MBA
Objective Quentin seeks a position in which his track record of successfully managing client relationships, executing
projects and growing businesses will be put to good use and that will further extend his skills and abilities.
There are various contexts in which these requirements might be fulfilled; managing IT Projects, supporting and
developing service relationships or being involved with commercial activities are some of them.
Profile Extensive project management and business development experience that, more recently, has focused on the
timely and profitable implementation of electronic information solutions with an emphasis on web-based
communities, publishing and e-commerce. These activities have been supported by a first hand knowledge of
the technologies and an ability to take projects from concept to completion. Additional attributes include a
sound understanding of commercial matters, excellent communication skills and the ability simultaneously to
pay attention to detail whilst maintaining an overview.
Experience Oct 2002 – Retained by British Council www.britishcouncil.org.uk
Responsible for maintenance and development the Global Village on-line community.
Coordinated activities of 3 -party Java/J2EE development team and outsourced web-design services.
Contracted to provide telephone-helpdesk support and ongoing production services for users of
Clarinet System’s search and retrieval software.
Project Leader and concept originator with Company In-Site – a subscription-based service using PHP
Mar 2001 – Sep 2002 Sopheon UK Ltd www.sopheon.com
Senior Project Manager
Key role in a group that is responsible for the design, development and implementation of bespoke
Closely involved in the preparation of specifications and bids.
Created and maintained the document template system.
Specialised in web-based communities and content management systems.
Led team that turned The British Council’s web-based Global Village student community from an idea
- contract value £200k
- ongoing maintenance and support revenues of about £35kpa
- utilised a middle tier application running on BEA Weblogic using Oracle data repository.
1994 – 2001 Clarinet Systems Ltd www.clarinet.co.uk
Fulfilling a senior position within an organisation that specialises in providing profitable solutions to the
problems of controlled and secure dissemination of electronic information.
Created and continuously improved processes and procedures used to prepare, index and validate
data before the putting it onto CD.
Wrote web-site design guidelines and pre-sales requirements gathering questionnaire.
Coordinating the activities of two to eight members of a project team, monitoring project progress and
maintaining Client relations.
Given full executive responsibility for meeting budgetary and timescale commitments.
Actively providing editorial control of all promotional material such as case studies, newsletters and
Responsible for projects, which ranged in value between 20-150k with durations of between two and
six months and encompassed:
- Search engines and e-commerce solutions
- Database-driven information gathering and dissemination
- Data protection through encryption and access restriction
- Realising the potential of archived or legacy data
- Reformatting and repurposing of datasets
- Web-enabling the enterprise
- Simple interfaces to statistical data
1993 – 1994 Freelance
Specialising in giving advice on the selection and installation of software for business with an
emphasis on the enhancement of performance.
Providing post-installation training and support.
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Quentin Brodie Cooper (cont)
1992 – 1993 Cyonix plc
Responsible for the introduction to the UK of a range of Sound Galaxy multimedia accessories for the
PC from Aztec Systems of Singapore.
Provided support to customers through help-line and technical bulletins.
Gained a wide-ranging knowledge of Document Image Processing systems whilst developing the
specification for a new DIP product.
1990 – 1992 Printequip Ltd
Running a print engineering business with a £300k turnover, employing 8 staff and 300 customers in
the south east England.
Developed a database to support marketing and direct mail activities using Superbase 4 and a
business model in Excel.
1987 – 1989 On-Q Business Services
Working as a freelance management consultant on the DTI’s Enterprise Initiative and other projects.
Carried out more than 20 projects in a wide range of industry sectors including broadcasting, light
engineering and telecommunications.
Sales and cost analysis used to focus management resources and improve profitability.
1985 – 1986 Cranfield School of Management
Specialising in information technology and business planning.
1980 – 1985 Wharton Williams Ltd
Worked within the oil-field service sector.
Gained experience of both technical and managerial aspects of underwater engineering, diving and
marine contracting activities.
Initially specialised in underwater inspection and maintenance and then progressed to general and
Technologies JSP MS SQL Server MS Outlook Xmetal Allaire HomeSite Solaris/Unix Text Pad
Applications InstallShield MS Front Page MS Access Lotus Notes MS VB6 Vi MySQL PHP
Codewright VBA MS PowerPoint MS Project Adobe Acrobat RoboHelp CVS
MS Visual Source Safe MS Word MS Excel MS Image Composer MS Publisher
Education 1976–1979 Oxford University
1985–1986 Cranfield School of Management
Master of Business Administration
Interests Golf, fly-fishing, walking, economic and scientific affairs.
Character Approaches tasks with the belief that, in terms of achieving excellence and quality, there is no substitute for the
sketch hard work needed to properly analyse and gather requirements, manage and execute. Self-motivated and able
to both learn in response to changing needs and to detect and seize new opportunities. A well-organised and
meticulous individual with a strong work ethic who will make a positive contribution to any team. Handles
responsibility well and, through skilled man-management, is able to get the best out of individuals.
Personal Age 46 Location Camberley, Surrey
information Nationality English Car owner Yes
Status Married with two-year-old daughter
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