About

Outstanding professionals, with the enthusiasm and expertise to deliver.

The Curve

A diverse group of outstanding professionals, you could call us computer scientists, software engineers or consultants, in reality, we are technology enthusiasts with a broad range of abilities and skills that enable us to design solutions, build systems and embed process improvement within your business.

The Curve offers a range of services to help you deliver on your ambition in the way that’s best for you.

Founding

The Curve was founded by the elite group of Engineers and Technology Leaders who previously designed, built and ran the UK's most successful Global Telematics Platform, from the ground up.

United by their passion for technical excellence, best practice and reliable solution delivery the founding team started The Curve to help others execute and deliver upon their ambitions.

 

Paul Ridgway

CEO and Founder

Paul is an experienced Software Engineer turned Strategic Technology Leader.

Since graduating from The University of Sheffield with a First Class Honours Masters Degree in Software Engineering Paul has turned his hand to Technical and Operational Leadership, co-founding and growing a successful technology start-up in the UK to become a sustainable global business worth millions of pounds and employing over 100 people. In addition to the original design and build of the entire technology stack, he hired and developed a team of over 80 engineers and other technology professionals and led them to deliver high-quality software, on time and on spec, to customers all around the world.

Paul operates successfully at all levels of business working with developers, product teams, leaders and executives, often acting as a bridge between different business functions, translating requirements into specifications, expressing highly technical concepts with easy-to-digest real-world metaphors and designing solutions for complex problems.

Paul's interest in Engineering extends beyond Software to electronics, embedded systems, and other real-world applications.

James Ridgway

CTO and Founder

James is an experienced Software Engineer and Leader of Engineering Teams.

He has worked across numerous technology stacks from android development and web development through to data science analytics and building distributed platforms of microservices. His approach to engineering is quality focused, with an emphasis on consistency, best practice and technical excellence.

James is a Software Engineer by training with a First Class Honours Masters degree in Software Engineering from The University of Sheffield. Throughout James’ career over the last decade, he has been a hands-on-engineer through to leading multiple teams building and deploying scalable applications.

Experienced in technical leadership James has transformed poor-performing, high-attrition teams to delivering regularly and consistently. In transforming teams, James has re-built team cultures, instilled best practices, embedded continuous improvement processes and empowered individuals and teams to achieve.

Melise Jones

Business Development Director

Melise has been part of the technology business sector for over 30 years delivering customer-facing solutions and services. At least 15 of those years have been in senior leadership roles with internet technology pioneers like Bolt Beranek & Newman (BBN), award-winning UK Internet Service Provider Plusnet Plc and multi-national software company, WANdisco.

Melise is a professional leader experienced in global sales, customer service and operations with transferable knowledge and expertise within obtaining innovative and new business opportunities that deliver goal-surpassing results.

After a 4-year tour of duty as a Cryptographic Operations Technician in the United States Navy, Melise spent 18 years on the Network Operations leadership team with pioneering internet company Bolt Beranek & Newman.

Melise was a member of the Senior Management team at Plusnet Plc as Head of Major Customer Partnerships, leading the cross-functional team of developers, support engineers and service delivery managers. The two most high-profile customers were BT Enterprise Services and the John Lewis Partnerships. Melise built relationships with customers based upon trust and value, maximising long-term revenue opportunities by becoming a trusted advisor and strengthening loyalty.

Melise led the Sales Operations Team at AIM-listed WANdisco. Melise’s first goal after joining in 2009 was to address the issues and challenges in scaling and growing the company’s sales processes and renewals programme. Primarily post-sales, this service-orientated role gave Melise direct responsibility for customer success and satisfaction in the form of service delivery excellence.