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Hello, I’m Jonathan Spooner - Navigating the Tech World with a Compass of Innovation

Welcome to my corner if the internet! As the CTO of Loyal, my journey through the tech universe has been nothing short of a thrilling ride, filled with innovations, acquisitions and new startups.

🚀 Leading Loyal into the Future

Guiding Loyal in the dynamic and ever-evolving world of mobile subscription apps, my focus has been on strategically acquiring and enhancing a diverse portfolio of digital assets. At Loyal, the role of a CTO goes beyond overseeing technology; it’s about envisioning a roadmap where each app not only achieves its full potential but also complements the broader ecosystem. My leadership is rooted in a deep understanding of the mobile landscape, steering each project with precision and foresight to ensure our collective success.

🌎 A Global Team and Unified Vision

Leading skilled offshore teams, I focus on seamlessly integrating diverse talents and perspectives. This involves ensuring effective communication and synchronized efforts across different time zones. In this dynamic environment, we transform challenges into opportunities, bridging distances not just geographically but also in terms of innovation and collaboration. Our unified vision is key to driving success in the ever-evolving landscape of mobile app development.

💻 Technology Enthusiast

Over the last twenty years, my technology journey has been rich and varied. From the foundational languages of Perl, PHP, and HTML to the nuanced realms of JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, React, PHP, C#, ASP.NET, Java, Spring, and Ruby, my experience spans a broad spectrum of coding languages. These skills have been applied across a range of platforms, including traditional bare metal servers and cloud environments like AWS and GCP, utilizing tools like CloudFormation and Terraform for efficient deployment.

The realm of Big Data is where I blend technology with strategic insight. My experience encompasses advanced tools and platforms like MapR, Spark, Athena, Snowflake, Redshift, and BigQuery. Harnessing these technologies, I’ve been able to unlock the potential of massive datasets, transforming raw data into actionable insights and strategic decisions. This expertise is not just about handling data at scale; it’s about weaving narratives that drive business intelligence and innovation.

In the mobile realm, I’ve navigated through the intricacies of Objective-C, Java, and Swift, among others, continuously adapting to the evolving landscape of mobile technology. Dive deeper into my technical explorations on my tech blog.

🌀 Agile Enthusiast, Project Maestro

For me, Agile transcends the boundaries of a mere methodology - it’s a philosophy that guides my approach to technology and leadership. Training leaders in the roles from scrum master to product owner, my focus has always been on placing the customer at the epicenter of every project. This customer-centric approach is a cornerstone of my leadership style. Discover more insights on my leadership philosophies and strategies in my leadership blog.