Friday 10th Feb5:30 PM
Hello! I'm the co-founder and CTO at Plannery, a startup helping to solve the financial struggles of 20M healthcare workers in the US. This is my second startup -- previously, I was the co-founder and CTO at Leanplum, a Series D stage startup focused on customer engagement for B2C companies, since 2012. I was essentially the first engineer, and helped grow the Product Development org to 70 people at its peak with significant local and offshore teams, and processing 20B+ API calls per day. I've led multiple key initiatives, including defining our technical vision, cloud infrastructure cost optimization, large infrastructure migrations and technical debt removal, and reliability improvements. I've also worked closely with other departments, customers, and partners. I've gone in and out of IC, people management, and organizational management roles, and made a lot of mistakes along the way. Previously, I was a Software Engineer at Google. Happy to meet and help however I can!
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