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Paul Rhodes is passionate about people and committed to getting things done. From business transformation down to single team transformation, all change requires the right expertise to ensure the process runs as painlessly and efficiently as possible. With a strong successful history in delivering small and large-scale change across multiple industries, learning from the highs and lows, Paul has a wealth of knowledge and experience on how to operate successfully within complex organisations to deliver change that sticks.

Paul’s role in Perform Partners

As one of the three Co-Founders of Perform Partners, he ensures our customers receive the highest quality service without fuss or fanfare. Paul provides the management team guidance on strategy, finance and business forecasting and along with the other Co-Founders ensures Perform Partners’ company culture puts its people and its customers at the heart of the business.

It is a privilege to work with the people I work with every day. Whether that’s our customers, our consultants or our suppliers, I am constantly learning and always amazed at what can be achieved when people share the same goals and have passion to get things done. For me I don’t feel like its work, it feels like doing something different and interesting every day, being able to push myself and empower others to do the same energises me to do more and learn more. At Perform Partners, every day is a school day, but it’s a school I never want to leave.

A brief history

Paul’s career started in the Banking Sector, moving quickly from Financial Advice towards banking Ecommerce when this was a new wild west for financial institutions.

Working on early versions of banking ecommerce, Paul developed a strong passion for progression and change, fuelled by the business transformational possibilities of the internet. Subsequently Paul moved to an innovative internet start-up ‘Freeserve’ changing career from Financial Analyst to QA testing. Paul’s passion for quality project delivery was sparked here, and soon moved to a Project Management role, initially overseeing an iterative, time boxed delivery cycle (years later named as ‘Agile Delivery’).

For the last 10 years Paul has held several Project and Programme leadership roles across Internet/ Telecoms/ Banking and Gambling, delivering a diverse portfolio from mobile & internet related product launches, large scale regulatory changes to strategic transformation programmes. Each have a common theme; all have required great people with great collaboration and a strong shared direction to enable shared success.

Away from the office

Outside of the office, Paul enjoys a lot of recreational walking with his family and dog. he has a passion for snowboarding and can never get enough time to pursue it. Occasionally he plays 5 A-side when called upon, and generally enjoys trying new sports and re-visiting old ones. As part of working with our charity partner Leeds Mind, Paul has recently taken up running to help raise money and awareness for mental health.

Connect with Paul via his LinkedIn page: Paul Rhodes | Linkedin


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