I'm Andrew McCaughan. I’m an experienced CTO, engineering and product leader focusing on building products and teams that solve human problems.

I work as a Director of Product & Development for a software company in the United Kingdom, leading the payments team.

Prior to this role, I was CTO for BuffaloGrid, focussing on bringing reliable power, streaming and other digital services to unconnected communities. We built StreamSpot, a solar-powered device that allows up to 10 mobile devices to be charged simultaneously while offering streaming services without the need to be connected to the internet. The service is currently in use in Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Zambia.

In the past, I’ve worked for Philips and Intel. I have led projects for local government and the energy sector as an independent contractor.  I’ve mentored and coached people from the beginning of their tech career to the senior level.

It is my goal to create and nurture high-performing teams and individuals and make software that improves the quality of life and businesses succeed.

Experience and skills


  • Life sciences
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Local, devolved, and central Government
  • Education
  • Healthcare


  • Building teams from scratch
  • Transforming teams into high performers
  • Software architecture
  • Cloud computing
  • Coaching and mentoring


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