Alex Hansford

Alex Hansford

A sci-fi geek that helps companies do product development well.

About me

I’ve lead product and development teams for over 15 years, building great customer experiences through mobile, web and technical solutions for fintechs, high growth startups and corporates. I bring enthusiasm, broad yet detailed product and technical experience alongside a healthy dose of pragmatism.

Currently mobile product manager for Octopus Energy. Previously product manager at Avon, Funding Circle, Santander, Argos – product lead for several fintech startups too.

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  • All things tech, smart homes & gadgets
  • Drives an EV and rides a Brompton
  • Running (sometimes)
  • Digital strategy and product

  • Agile development from conception to launch + beyond

  • Scrum master & team leader

  • Customer-led and pragmatic design


Working with companies big and small on many different contracts, I’ve got broad experience that goes well beyond a textbook and a CS degree.

Product Manager
2022 – Present Remote & London
Leading development of the consumer mobile app for Octopus customers.
Mobile Product Owner
2021 – 2022 Remote
Scoping and managing feature development for their key representative mobile app across 50+ markets.
Mobile Product Owner
2020 – 2021 Remote
Leading and line-managing a team of product owners to deliver features for ePOS, back-office, apps & integrations.
Senior Product Manager
2020 – 2020 Milton Keynes
Launched iOS & Android apps – quickly attracted 4.5 stars on the App Store, with a growing userbase of 100k+ customers and rolling out to new restaurants every month.
Senior Product Manager
2019 – 2020 Milton Keynes
Implemented Apple & Google mobile payments integration and scoped Open Banking customer flows.
Senior Product Manager
2019 – 2019 London
Managed an initiative to automate lending approvals and streamline business processes.
Digital Transformation Consultant
2018 – 2018 Milton Keynes
Managed the integration of Mastercard ‘card controls’ as well as adding 2FA security enhancement until the Wallet app was retired.
Product Owner (My Argos Card)
2016 – 2017 Milton Keynes
Launched My Argos Card mobile app to market, which now has high six-figure active users each month and ratings of 4.5 stars, despite launch issues which were quickly resolved.
Head of Product (startup)
2014 – 2016 Milton Keynes
Heading up a distributed team to develop an easy to use platform for co-working spaces, which grew to include: a web platform, mobile app and RFID/hardware solution.
Head of Operations (startup)
2012 – 2013 Milton Keynes
Working with founder and a team of offshore developers we consulted on and delivered a variety of corporate projects on mobile/tablet & web.