I'm an executive with over 10 years of leadership experience in software companies. I have worked with both large and small teams, ranging from e-commerce, to music software, to DNS management. I provide stability and structure, process and productivity, and generally raise organizations to higher levels of professionalism.
Colleagues know me as an insightful thinker with deep expertise in management practices, the software development lifecycle, analytical thinking, communication, and teamwork; an organizational problem solver. However, I know that at the core of every problem are people. No matter how well a problem is understood, empathy is key.
I am currently pursuing new opportunities and challenges.
Joined the company as they were getting ready to grow. Was a pivotal member of the executive team, taking a leading part in all discussions and decisions regarding the direction and future of the company. Was responsible for the entire development team, including dev ops and system administration, in addition to being responsible for IT, Office, and HR. Restructured the company's internal processes, communication, and tools, and prepared the company for explosive growth in 2015. Coached the development team in Agile principles. Structured the processes between development, support, and product in an optimal way. Setup recruitment processes and tools to deal with a large influx of candidates and positions. Created structures and documents for complex relationships with partners and customers.
Joined the team as they were taking their first steps into Scrum. Was a champion for Agile, Lean, XP, and Scrum principles. Scaled development from 18 people in 3 teams to 60 people in 10 teams. Grew and led small team of 4 Agile Coaches. Successfully coached, taught, and mentored 60+ people over the course of 4 years. Grew a beginner Scrum team into a world class Agile department. Coached senior and executive management in Agile management principles, paving the way for the ultimate success of Agile in the company. Coached and trained all positions, including Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Designers, Developers, UX/UI, Testers, Managers, Support, and more. Consulted with nearly every department on management principles, project management skills, analytical methods, and other similar topics.
Was a co-Product Owner. Took on 40% of the Product Owner responsibilities. Was the Lead Developer and Chief Architect. Designed and programmed a multi-tiered, distributed application from the ground up in .Net. The design included SQLServer, webservices, a desktop application and a website. Introduced Scrum into the company. Trained a team bringing them up from normal development practices to an efficient Scrum team. Estimated gain in efficiency was 150%.
Worked in a small team on their flagship product, the Men & Mice Suite. Spearheaded a successful radical change in the architecture of a multi-tiered, distributed application. Introduced Scrum into the company. Helped bring a team from normal development practices to a fledgeling Scrum team.