This page is about who recommended Marc Schröder
Global Director, Digital Technology at RB:
Right from the word go, Marc demonstrated a fantastic ability to push the boundaries of what was possible technically. He had (and still has) a fantastic problem solving attitude, as well as expert knowledge of flash, cold fusion and SQL.
He was equally capable of working on his own, or as part of and leading a wider team. In either case, he would take pride and ownership to see the job through to completion.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Marc.
President Global Marketing at Blippar:
Marc was extremely effective in his role as developer, his technical skill and understanding meant he delivered every time. He would do whatever was required in the challenging timescales we would work to.
Social Media Marketing Manager at Channel 4:
Marc was able to quickly sort out ’technical problems’ that would furrow another developer’s brow. He’s no pushover and great at interpreting what the project needs to ensure you get the right solution for your requirements. I really enjoyed working with him, he’s a top bloke!
Head of Product: Personalisation + Digital Health at Tesco PLC:
Marc is a thorough, knowledgable technical lead who developed several complicated, innovative projects when we worked together at UKTV. In addition, he was extremely helpful and can-do in times of crisis - in fact I wish there were more developers like him!
Copywriter & Interaction Designer at Freelance:
It is a rare developer who is not only thorough, efficient, and really knows his stuff, but also has the patience to put up with last-minute changes, nagging producers, and stakeholders trying to ride roughshod over best practices. Having worked with Marc at a time when UKTV was launching several new products per month, I saw his patience and thoroughness tested often - yet he always remained committed to delivering the best possible product. I highly recommend Marc and would be happy to work with him again!
CEO, AfterDawn Oy:
I had the pleasure of working with Marc back in 2004 - 2005 at UKTV, where I was hired as a freelance web developer. With our "extremely large" Coldfusion development team, consisting just me and Marc, we redesigned the whole UKTV's database table structure from the scratch and built a completely new CMS and user-frontend for the company. As far as I've understood, majority of that work is still in use at UKTV's public sites.
As a developer, Marc was one of those rare ones, who had the brains to do thinking outside the box _and_ the motivation to actually execute the plans perfectly. All that, added with the fact that he's a very nice person to work with makes him one of my all time favorite techies I've had luxury to work with during my 11+ year career as a Web professional.
Marc is a highly motivated and capable Technical Manager. During his time at UKTV he both led and personally implemented many major web infrastructure projects and created platforms that allowed the company to reach its lofty ambitions, somehow managing to balance complex short term and long term priorities. Marc earned the respect of his technical and non-technical colleagues, managers and other stakeholders through his practical and can-do approach to challenges, which were not in short supply in a busy multi-channel broadcasting environmentless
Director of Consumer Marketing at YourTutor:
Marc has been the technical lifeblood of our channel sites for many years, and has overseen and advised on many different incarnations, adapting and rebuilding according to business need. He’s had to achieve an incredible amount on very small resources, and as such has become a highly resourceful manager who thinks of ingenious ways to achieve results. He is a deep thinker and a passionate soul who wants the best from himself and others, and I particularly loved working with him on the rebuild of our sites during UKTV’s channel rebrands in 2007/2008, when he led his team with passion and clarity of purpose.
Food editor, bbcgoodfood.com at BBC Worldwide:
Marc was the linchpin of the digital technology team when I worked with at UKTV. I found him to be highly capable in his role and would definitely recommend him as a reliable and hardworking team player with the capability to lead projects very effectively.
Senior Freelance Developer at http://neuroid.co.uk:
Marc has a broad and detailed technical knowledge and is able to break down and solve problems from the very big to the very small. He understands an enormous number of languages and technologies to a very high level, and is excellent to work with both as a colleague and an manager.
CEO and co-Founder, StreamAMG:
Marc has an excellent grasp of the finer technical points and the great ability to communicate them in a sensible fashion. When combined with his hard-core broadcast experience, you get a very valuable package.
EMEA Infrastructure and Hosting Support Manager:
I’ve been lucky enough to work with Marc on several occasions over the years whilst Marc worked for UKTV. It was very easy to see from an early stage that this was a ColdFusion developer and manager who was different from the rest. Marc not only is a very dedicated, talented and very knowledgeable individual with a fantastic attitude but also has the ability to understand, learn and solve problems with an outside of the box approach. A truly highly recommended individual that I hope I have the opportunity to work with again in the future.
Prince II PM & Certified SCRUM master:
Marc has a keen eye for detail and a kind gentle manner. He is technically shrewd and extremely knowledgeable about his craft and is able to relate this to others in a simple, understandable way.
As a manager, Marc was a professional; he had the trust of his colleagues and knew how to deliver results on time with the backing of his team. It goes without saying that he is an overall real nice guy.
Technical Delivery Manager, OTT / Internet TV:
A very hardworking and focused professional with excellent technical knowledge and skills. A pleasure to work with. Not sure on his choice of drink though... spicy water?
Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at UKTV:
Marc is such a reliable pair of hands, dedicated, committed and able to communicate technical issues with non technical people in an accessible manner. He has a great sense of humour and is a great team player. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Marc, and have no hesitation in recommending him and his work.
Integrated designer at Clinic:
Marc has such a huge amount of knowledge relating to the web that I sometimes find it over-whelming! Coming from a print background he encouraged me to push myself to learn as much software and code as I could and would always take time out of his schedule to help me with problems I may have had with Flash or other software. It is thanks to his encouragement that I know what I do technically.
Marc was my line manager for the duration of my time at UKTV. I looked to him to help manage my e project responsibilities, to protect me from the occasionally over-excited senior executive, to provide technical direction, and to maintain a good team dynamic. He succeeded on all counts, and brought a sense of humour too. He had assembled a talented, likeable team who communicated and worked well together. I rarely felt undue pressure and was always able to bring issues to him. He understood and championed my needs, even when they were outside the work-context (e.g. Negotiating non-standard working hours).
Office Manager at Uvet American Express:
Ho organizzato per Marc e il suo team diversi viaggi d’affari ed è stato un piacere lavorare con lui, sempre disponibile e aperto a diverse soluzioni a situazioni non sempre facili. Non si spaventa di fronte agli imprevisti, riesce a mantenere la calma e a concentrarsi per trovare la soluzione migliore.
General Manager Dave & Gold at UKTV:
Marc was an experianced and knowledgable member of the team. He knew what was possible and where we could push to make those things that were slightly out of our reach attainable. He was a pleasure and easy to work with, knowing his subject area inside and out.