Here is a summary of my business/startup experience. If I have a gap in my knowledge I fill it by reading and learning, therefore a broad range of topics covered.
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Engineering simulation software
Ansys (ANSS Nasdaq), 16 years of service in multiple roles.
Application engineering, pre-sales, technical support, sales management, marketing, and customer support leadership. Working with companies such as formula 1, automotive, military/defense, aerospace, and space.
Founder of dm³ LTD specializing in software development for the online dating industry.
REXX, AREXX, Turbo Pascal, Basic (ZX, BBC, Amiga), Amos
Unix, Linux, Windows, Mac OS
Plesk, Cpanel, Apache, NGINX, Centos, Ubuntu
Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Numbers, Pages, Keynote, Pixelmator, Affinity Designer, Movie Maker
ZX, Amiga, MS DOS, SGI IRIX, SUN/HP KDE
I focus on scalable marketing and therefore create campaigns that spread virally. Without a budget, I have reached millions of people via the web, radio, print, and TV. A few examples are linked below:
TV coverage examples for various dating brands.
Online web coverage of various dating brands.
I really enjoy speaking in public, presenting, and pitching. The thrill of speaking to over 800 people in a single room is truly amazing. My aim is to offer insight, value, and of course fun! During my time as an engineer, I traveled the world presenting advanced engineering software solutions and engaging in product pitches for 8 figure deals. I would estimate to date that I have had the opportunity to talk to between 7,000 to 10,000 people face-to-face.
In my engineering roles in the past there was a strong focus on direct sales, from founding a UK operation to generating over $1M in re-billable revenue within 2 years. Pitching alone or part of a team to world-leading brands in aerospace, formula 1, automotive, and defense.
Today, my sales skills are used online through sales optimization and instilling consumer confidence during the sales process. Additionally, technical adjustments to improve card payment success rates via new gateways or alternative sales paths for declines.
Sales are critical to every business, I really enjoy it!
Art & design
Logos, website graphics, icons, photos, and videos are all media types that I personally create for my portfolio of niche dating sites. Aside from digital media, I have produced portraits, still life, and architectural works of art, mainly with acrylics.
Examples of logo design by David Minns
Examples of graphic design by David Minns