Strategic Blue's Cloud Experts bring world-leading expertise in cloud billing, pricing and risk management, leveraging approaches from the traded commodity markets.
Technical Cloud Experts
VP Technical Sales & Cloud Expert
Frank leads our Cloud Experts team and runs the technical side of our Blue Reviews. He is a professional level AWS-certified Solutions Architect and DevOps.
Mark is a leader in Cloud Transformation with working primarily at CXO level. He has extensive experience in Public Sector, taking a leading role in G-Cloud in the UK. If you are thinking about cloud readiness, Mark is the best port of call.
Michel is a senior researcher at Oxford University’s e-Research Centre and cloud strategist with 25+ years’ experience in IT and cloud. He focuses on Customer Experience (CX) engineering and FITSM for enterprise users.
Jonathan focuses on security and systems architecture with extensive experience in Telecoms, Utilities, Public Sector and Financial Services. A Certified AWS Solutions Architect, Jonathan is on hand to assist clients.
Cloud Expert & CTO
Paul leads our technology development team, oversees the management of our risk exposure and reviews the data science behind Pricing Insights. His background is in tech development at a leading actuarial software vendor. He holds an MSci in Physics from Imperial College.
If you are a Certified AWS or Azure Systems/Solutions Architect, get in touch with us to see if you’d be a good fit for our professional services team.
Strategy & Risk Management Cloud Experts
Dr James Mitchell
CEO & Co-Founder
James believes cloud computing can learn lessons from traded commodity markets, comparing it to a hybrid of electricity and coal. Formerly at Morgan Stanley, he holds a doctorate in DNA Nanostructures from Oxford, and an M.Sci. in Physics from Cambridge.
Mike has 35 years of experience in the oil & gas and marine renewables sectors, holding corporate accountability through director and executive roles. His values have shaped Strategic Blue as a responsible, transparent and high performing team.
Board Advisor & Co-Founder
John is a leading authority on commodity market development and the pricing of non-standard pseudo-commodity products. Formerly Co-Head of Power, Gas and Related Utilities at Morgan Stanley, he brings highly relevant experience to our strategic development.
Dr Sam Kingston
Board Advisor (Technical)
Sam has held senior management roles at SAIC, Oracle, EDS, Unisys and Deutsche Telekom (T-Systems International) across EMEA and the US. A former CIO for East Midlands Electricity, Sam also has a PhD in Chemistry.
Chris has held senior management roles at Deutsche Bank, including Global Head of Strategic FX Structuring. He brings expertise encompassing corporate finance, FX, treasury, environmental financial products and commodities.
Board Advisor (Technical)
Rich Miller is a respected authority on cloud computing in Silicon Valley, advising major cloud providers and innovative startups on both the technical and financial side of cloud innovation.