Meet Rob Bowley

A portrait picture of Rob Bowley, the Director of Pragmatic Partners Limited

Rob Bowley has been working in technology for over 23 years with more than 12 years of CTO/CPTO level experience. He’s been involved in everything from early stage start-ups & scale ups to large-scale enterprise organisations and across a wide variety of industries.

Trusted by major brands like Co-op & Moneysupermarket as well as start-ups & scale-ups such as Masabi & 7digital.

He’s lead teams in size from 4 to 180 engineers and has a highly successful track record in building products that scale and motivated, productive teams.

He’s a long standing practitioner and advocate for modern best practices for delivering software, which typically come under the “Agile” umbrella, often pioneering them in the UK. He created and maintains the Agile Retrospective Resource Wiki used by thousands of people across the globe every week.

Rob is an active member of the tech community in Manchester and the North West of England. He’s a mentor on multiple start-up accelerator programmes, a board advisor for Manchester Tech Festival and on the Manchester City Council Digital Strategy Advisory Board.

He’s also an advocate for improving career pathways into tech and providing greater opportunities for underrepresented groups in our industry.

He loves growing exceptional teams and building amazing products.


  • Product & technology strategy
  • Product & delivery management
  • Supplier & partner management
  • Building and leading high performing teams
  • Leadership coaching
  • Organisational design & transformation
  • Recruitment
  • Investment & M&A
  • Tech Due diligence
  • Agile/Lean methodologies 
  • Architecture
  • Software engineering best practices 
  • Mobile, web & API development
  • CRM & Data Platforms
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Security 
  • Regulation (PCI, GDPR, FCA)

Full CV available on request