Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to hire the best and brightest (IQ). Now, as the team grows, interactions get complicated. You need to help them develop their emotional intelligence (EQ). As well as leading and building engineering teams, I specialize in mentoring team members to work better with others and allow their brilliance to shine.
I sold my first startup to Oracle and another to Match.com. I’ve hired engineering teams from scratch, and grown other teams to over 60. I have a strong following of engineers who’d like to work with me again.
People: A servant-leader. Practices radical candor. Empowers team members. Removes obstacles. Problem solver for individuals and broken teams. Enjoys mentoring new leaders while building career paths for those who will be happiest remaining individual contributors.
Process: Pragmatic expert on agile processes, applying only those which are right for the team. Driven to deliver real value to customers at regular intervals.
Product: Partner to all PMs. Coach/Mentor to junior PMs. Believer in rigorous vetting of feature requests so that we work on only the most valuable ones.
Upbeat, engaged, biased toward action, opinionated yet happy to accept better ideas, transparent, solid communicator, and laughs regularly.
Connecting brands and retailers with a pool of well-trained on-demand talent to solve the biggest problems in the consumer goods industry. Think of it as Uber for product merchandising.
Platform allows companies—from seed stage to pre-IPO—to manage equity electronically.
Bootstrapped a company building retail Loyalty Apps and related Bluetooth beacon technologies.
Formed a cohesive team from a group of acquired startups, leading all engineering and test in Groupon’s San Francisco office. Built a visionary “merchant OS” platform for managing the operation of small businesses.
Acquired by Match.com for our ongoing business, technology, and team.
Stabilized unhappy team and helped them to refocus, remaining close friends with many. Created Mixr iOS app with personalized avatars moving through virtual, 3D-like environments such as clubs and cafes.
Line2 app provides a real second phone number for sending and receiving calls and SMS/MMS.
Reduced outages by over 50%. Added both Android and designed-for-iPad apps. Grew service to over 300,000 VoIP phone calls and over 800,000 text messages a day.
Led development of GoToMeeting®, GoToMyPC®, GoToAssist® and all other remote services, used by over 100 million users. Created new apps for iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry. Led Scrum rollout across entire organization.
AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield application provides secure browsing and privacy, with over 200 million downloads. Growing by more than nine million new downloads per month.
Prism uses advanced computer vision technology and machine intelligence to extract data from video to transform your business.
Technologies my teams have employed: