Christopher Balchin - freelance Ecommerce Consultant, and CTOChristopher Balchin

Delivering e-commerce and relational database based projects for over fifteen years, Magento and its application as a high availability retail platform has been my focus since its launch in 2008.

I began my career in 2003, developing small local business and charity websites as portfolio projects, later emigrating to Australia for a short while, I used the opportunity to manage several successful projects. In 2008 I became an in-house developer for a local business back home, assisting to successfully launch their 3-year e-commerce development; after gaining a wealth of experience working with several end-to-end media agencies I switched focus to apply my learnings with businesses directly.

In more recent years I’ve shifted away from head-down development to work on recruiting and managing agile teams of skilled engineers, alongside architecture and planning of scalable omni-channel cloud applications.