The Journey to CTO and Building High Performing Teams

Toby Babb & Ben Brown

Joining Toby on the latest episode of FinTech Focus TV is Ben Brown, CTO at Flock.

Ben shares his journey from Head of Engineering to a CTO role, highlighting the evolution of his career and the pivotal moments that shaped his path. He discusses the importance of emotional intelligence over just technical skills and how a great leader early in his career helped him understand the value of EQ in leadership roles.

In the conversation, Ben emphasises the critical importance of assembling high-performing teams by advocating for diversity, a balanced skill set, and the recruitment of individuals who are hungry, humble, and smart.

He further delves into his leadership philosophy, underscoring the significance of being a cross-functional leader who places the overarching needs of the business above the technological aspects alone.

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