Founder & CEO of Fluent
Founder & CEO of Fluent
Hey, I'm Alan, and I'm one of the co-founders of at Fluent Scientific, a linguistic science venture that I'm just loving.
I have over 20 years experience product and ux design, and have been happy to help a range of great companies in accelerating their business. I'm deeply passionate about developing the potential of New Zealand Inc and regularly support NZ businesses through advisory and speaking engagements.
Outside of work I'm a proud husband and father, a keen cyclist, photagrapher, and just getting into tramping. Strangley I am a trained barista and I have a special penchant for classic bicycles.
Thanks for dropping by.
Here's my professional background.
Responsible for the user-experience and user-facing functionality of SLI's full suite of e-commerce acceleration products. In my short time in this role I defined the mobile and responsive user interfaces for the entire suit of user-facing products and managed prototype development. I also took a lead role in scoping, market validation research, product definition and design in a new market segment for the business.
Founded and grew a highly respected digital consultancy specialising in results focussed research, design and optimisation services. Home to New Zealand's first user-experience lab where we analysed how end- customers actually perceive and use web based applications and websites. Our philosophy was only do what really matters and what we genuinely believe will make a positive difference to business outcomes for our clients. Through this we gained a highly respected reputation and formed long lasting relationships with our clients. We worked across a wide range of sectors and provided significant value to a range of New Zealand's top brands including; AMI, Harcourts, House of Travel, Christchurch Airport, National Bank, Venture Southland and so on. Our core competencies: - User Research - Usability/User-Experience Testing - Analytics - Digital Product Design - Online Strategy - Conversion Rate Optimisation - User Experience Design Our work at LeftClick delighted our customers and there customers. We helped businesses create and grow better digital products and online channels. LeftClick was closed on early 2014 to allow the founder to move on to new opportunities.
Allison Engineering provided liquid level, gas detection and flow measurement solutions for harsh industrial environments such as petrochemical plants. I was responsible for taking a sales opportunity through the design and proposal stage and through to installation and calibration. One day I'd be in a white collar talking sales, then next I'd be up a flare stack calibrating or fault finding equipment.
Worked in a specialist arm of the business delivering highly sophisticated visual inspection systems that were able to automate the quality assurance measurements in highly hostile environments. A very challenging role bringing together a range of technologies, digital cameras and custom lighting configurations.
Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.
Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.