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Growing from an Engineering Leader to an Executive

First Session: 

Hosted by Sue Nallapeta

CTO at Trusted Health

She is an expert in leading teams, developing high-performing engineering teams, and driving technical product strategy. She is an inspiring mentor and leader, and her focus on customer success and product innovation makes her the perfect fit to teach this course. With her extensive experience and knowledge in engineering, product, and business, Sue is an ideal guide to teach you how to become an executive from an engineering leader. With Sue’s guidance, you’ll be able to gain the insights and tools needed to reach the executive level.

Circle Description

This circle brings together Directors and above with the experience of managing managers and being responsible for driving the technology strategy to explore their journey from an engineering leader to an executive. The sessions cover introductions, best practices, and tips on the transition while leaving the last session open for participants to ask their own questions and challenges and the mentor will be able to answer them.

Limited to 10 spots

Total Cost:  $500

Pay with your L&D budget

Benefits of joining this Circle:

  • Engage in interactive learning with a limited group of peers ( limited to 10 spots)
  • Bring your own challenges and the Sue will be able to help in live
  • Lifetime access to all session material: slides, templates, recordings and additional resources


  • Responsible for driving the technology strategy
  • At least 2 years of experience managing managers
  • At least 8 years of professional experience
  • Current company size with more than 50 employees

Cohort Includes:

Applied ML Engineer at Rippling

Principal Engineer - Director level at Yahoo-Turbify

Senior Director, Data Science & Analytics at Course Hero

+ 3 others

What people are saying about Sue

Sushma is a seasoned and humble leader that I can tell really enjoys helping others grow by sharing her experience.

Nohemi Feltl - Director of Software Engineering @ Sana

Sushma is one of the best managers (or even the best) I've been working in my life!!! Great personality, team oriented manager with deep knowledge of software development process. Thank you Sue!!! It was pleasure working with you!

Anatoly Gelfer - Sr. Staff Engineer @ Blackhawk Network

I really noticed how authentic Sushma is while listening to my concerns. Her feedback was right on point!

Mil Reyes Gonzalez - Engineering Manager @ Cohere

Sue has such a unique approach to bring people together and deliver a lot of initiatives with quality. Every person who worked with her provides a very positive feedback and wants to remain working with her forever. She leads by example, serves and cares about the others, never loses her patience and motivates her teams by her attitudes and soft skills. She also communicates the goals very clearly to all. She invested in her team members and built career paths to all.

Paulo Rebelo - Principal Technical Program Manager @ Apartment List


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