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CTO Mindset: Master the Art of Tech Leadership

First Session: 

Hosted by Virendra Vase

Executive Coach (CTO/COO/SVP) at Life360, Patreon, Salesforce, Yahoo

I am Virendra Vase, 20+ years of Executive (COO, CTO, SVP) experience at Salesforce, Yahoo, Patreon, Life360, and Klout. I have done 8 Series B/C Startups; 6 Exits Worth $1.5B; Drove revenues from $10M to $100M+

I have recruited, led & mentored organizations of 10 - 500+ employees across multiple geographies, helped drive stability of the platform from <99% to 99.99% through DevOps investments, and helped grow revenue 100%+ repeatedly through, innovative products & analytical tools.

On the business acumen side, I have spearheaded the organization's vision, values, strategy & OKRs in addition to driving the due diligence of multiple M&A transactions, while also managing a P&L of 100M+ and helped raise capital multiple times.

In addition, I am a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) with the ICF (intl Coaching Federation) as well as Korn Ferry Architect and KF360 certified.

Circle Description

Are you an Eng Director or VP struggling to take the next step in your career? Do you dream of becoming a CTO but feel like you're missing the skills and confidence necessary to make the leap? Then join us for the ultimate transformation workshop! In just three sessions, we'll introduce you to the skills, knowledge, and mindset necessary to become a successful CTO. We will challenge traditional notions of technical leadership and introduce a framework used by most Boards, CEOs, and Executive Recruiters to vet high-level technical leaders. We'll cover everything from the basics of finance to the art of executive communication, all while challenging traditional thinking and pushing you to develop a proven approach to success. Don't miss your chance to transform your career and become the CTO you've always dreamed of!

Limited to 12 spots

Total Cost:  $499

Pay with your L&D budget

Benefits of joining this Circle:

  • Engage in interactive learning with a limited group of peers ( limited to 12 spots)
  • Bring your own challenges and the Virendra will be able to help in live
  • Lifetime access to all session material: slides, templates, recordings and additional resources


  • Company size: 30+ employees
  • Engineering team size: 30+ engineers
  • Years of experience: 5+ years
  • Career stage: Senior
  • Title: Eng Director

Cohort Includes:


VP of Engineering at 7shifts: Team Management for Restaurants

Director of Engineering at HOVER

+ 3 others

What people are saying about Virendra

It was a great flow. We focused on one item, got the chance to debate some of the points, and meet each other. I think the framework is good and I left with good ideas for the future.

Andrei Gavrila - VP Engineering @ Pentalog

Great engagement, and lively discussions. Looking forward to more concrete examples, stories, challenges, and how to overcome them in the next few sessions.

Sudhir Tonse - Director of Engineering @ Doordash

The sessions are high energy and you’re good at engaging the participants which makes the class interactive and allows us to learn from each other.

I found the material of good quality and on point.

I enjoy it when you go « off script » and talk about your personal experiences. These anecdotes give an insider perspective that is difficult to get from publicly available content.

Mohamed Dehbaoui - Head of Engineering - Streaming @ Stripe

Your humility and vulnerability (which tends to radiate out to others in the circle): You are always ready to share your mistakes before your successes and that totally puts me at ease. I feel like I can learn from you because of that.

Your energy and passion for this topic is infectious.

You are teaching me brand NEW topics at least 50% of the time (believe me that's high praise :) )

Balki Kodarapu - Senior Director of Engineering @ SupporLogic

Love working with you as a mentor! Insightful conversations always.

Faith Meyer - Talent Coach @ Plato

Virendra is a powerful mentor and coach. Productive conversations, very prepared and knowledgeable mentor. Great listener and inspiring. Thank you!

Faith Meyer - Talent Coach @ Plato

Extremely thoughtful and actionable conversation. Thank you!

Shobhit Mehta - Security & Compliance Manager @ Headspace

I really enjoyed our chat, looking forward to reconnecting next month!

Kris Efland - Head of Tools @ Woven Planet

Always prepared for every session and can recap well on the last session!

Faith Meyer - Talent Coach @ Plato

Thanks Virendra very much for the session yesterday. Your perspective on No Risk, No growth was very enlightening for me and gave me a new direction on how to think about my career. Much appreciated.

Madhur Ahuja - Engineering Manager @ Games24x7


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