About Us

It was 2013 when Rainbird made the transition from a vision into reality. AI technology was beginning to make waves in business, but most organisations were still stuck in the old world. This meant laborious office processes and slow customer service – challenges we intended to solve with technology designed for business people. We recognised the need for a transparent, easy-to-use AI-powered platform that could capture and maximise the knowledge of industry experts.

So we created Rainbird.

Our mission is to make your decision making smarter and customer experiences smoother. Rainbird increases the rate and quality of key decisions made by your most impactful people, transforming your productivity and customer outcomes.

Executive Team

  • James Duez
  • CEO
A fountain of business knowledge and accomplished technology innovator, James has led strategy and operations, software engineering and business development functions in a wide variety of industries.

He is an experienced entrepreneur and prolific investor who has co-founded and exited a number of highly successful and disruptive tech companies over the last 20 years.

His portfolio includes work with both Global 250 and Global 500 organisations, and advising state departments including the Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defense.

As co-founder of Rainbird Technologies and CEO, James combines his deep business intelligence, strategic vision and extensive knowledge of multiple industries and markets to identify unique opportunities for growth.

  • Ben Taylor
  • Chief Technical Officer
An authority on artificial intelligence, Ben is passionate about solving complex challenges through the use of innovative technologies. Where some see problems, he sees solutions.

Earlier in his career, while Director of Technology at a motor insurance start-up, he led the technical development of an award-winning AI system that revolutionised the motor insurance industry.

As the co-founder and CTO of Rainbird Technologies, Ben is the driving force behind the fusion of human expertise and automated decision-making. He continues to push the boundaries of the platform’s capabilities, enhancing and developing it to serve a variety of data-driven processes.

He holds a degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Sussex, is a former Adobe computer scientist, and is an active member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI).
  • James Loft
  • Chief Operations Officer
A man with his finger on the pulse of an ever-evolving marketplace, James is always looking ahead to the next ‘game-changing’ advancement in artificial intelligence.

His mission: to demystify the world of ‘Applied AI’ for organisations and users alike.

With a history in innovation and service design – he previously led an artificial intelligence consultancy firm that helped companies develop AI tools to fit their business needs – he possesses an in-depth understanding of the possibilities of the technology and the key part it will play in the future of industry.

In his role as Chief Operations Officer, James is responsible for the daily business operations of the company.

A knowledge management graduate from Loughborough University, he advocates an MVP-style approach to new technology that is designed to deliver the best results in the smartest way.

Leadership Team

  • Michael Price
  • Head of Platform Innovation
As Head of Platform Innovation, Michael comes with years of experience working within the payments industry on cutting edge projects in the areas of product development and digital innovation. Whether working with scrum teams to improve existing products, shaping new opportunities into MVPs, or leading proof-of-concepts within innovation labs, Michael has seen projects through to completion from a variety of vantage points. In doing so, two priorities always stay the course: optimized customer-centric design and concrete business value.
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