Professional Profile

Michael Gordon
Dr Michael Gordon

Michael is an exceptionally experienced Commercial Director, business manager and business consultant working for technology, software and professional services firms.

Michael founded Gordon Tartan in July 2015 and, since that date, has been providing consultancy through the firm; delivering engagements across the range of functions shown on the Home Page of this website.

Prior to July 2015, Michael was part of the management team of Rule Financial (a consultancy and IT services company focused on the Banking sector). Michael joined Rule Financial to lead its Business Consulting practice. He was subsequently promoted to Commercial Director and became a member of its Global Executive Board. As Commercial Director, Michael had responsibility for Rule Financial’s:

  • Strategy;
  • Marketing;
  • Alliances;
  • Risk Management and Controls;
  • Insurance;
  • Compliance; and
  • Legal functions (including negotiation of all client, partner and supplier contracts).

Michael played a leading role in driving the firm’s growth from 100 staff based in the UK (when he joined in 2007) to 850 staff in 6 countries, when the firm was sold in 2014; a sales process in which he played a leading role.

Prior to joining Rule Financial, Michael’s experience and previous positions include being:

  • a Partner in a boutique consultancy, advising financial institutions, technology companies and professional services firms;
  • a Divisional Director within Capgemini with responsibility for its UK Banking Sector and Global Banking Centre of Excellence;
  • an internal consultant at Allied Dunbar (now part of Zurich Insurance Group); and
  • a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Leicester.

Michael has a B.A. in Maths and Physics, and an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences.