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John Ames

John Ames

Senior Practitioner, Crosslake Technologies

John Ames is an accomplished and forward-thinking technologist with nearly three decades of experience, boasting substantial tenure in incumbent and interim CTO roles. He has a proven track record of steering technology functions within high-growth, private equity-backed enterprises, particularly in the software, retail and travel industries.

John's expertise lies in leading technology teams through rapid scale growth, investment cycles, and strategic acquisitions. His proficiency spans process improvement, technology transformation programs, and organizational restructuring. Recently, he has held several interim CTO positions, establishing architectures, operations and organizations post carve-out transactions, leading research and development capabilities, advising on M&A activities, and tackling technical debt and legacy systems within software companies and tech-enabled businesses.

Currently serving as a Senior Practitioner at Crosslake Technologies, John leads buy & sell-side due diligences, exit-readiness assessments, and fractional/interim leadership assignments. John's recent experience has extended across various roles, including positions at Breakwater Solutions LLC, FootballCo and the retailers Vashi Limited and All Saints.

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