Brian Zotter

Brian Zotter

Head of Product Engineering at Medium

 LinkedIn profile


12 Years



Management Experience

Product Team
Scaling Team

Hi, I’m Brian Zotter, currently Head of Product Engineering at Medium helping them with the transformation to a subscription membership product. I arrived via an acquisition of YesPath, where I was CTO and Cofounder. I’ve very excited to join Plato. I’m looking forward to meeting you all and building some more great relationships!

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.


Integrating a newly acquired startup into your company
20 February

Brian Zotter discusses how he was able to effectively integrate a newly acquired startup with his company, despite dramatic differences in the companies’ processes and cultures.

Team reaction
Company Culture
Conflict solving
Brian Zotter

Brian Zotter

Head of Product Engineering at Medium


Trailer Plato Event #2: Bringing the best from Silicon Valley to Europe
Yi HuangNidhi GuptaVarun SrinivasanDavid MurrayHala Al-AdwanBrian ZotterQuang HoangShivani Sharma
Engineering Leadership Talks by Plato
Nidhi GuptaVarun SrinivasanDavid MurrayHala Al-AdwanBrian ZotterQuang HoangShivani SharmaYi Huang
Rethinking the Engineering Career Path
Tomas BarretoSushma NallapetaBrian Zotter
Plato ELEVATE Summit Panel: Building a Product and Engineering Relationship that Works
Tom WillererVarun SrinivasanBrian ZotterMadhura DudhgaonkarSeth Sakamoto
Elevate Conference — Brian Zotter, Medium's VP of Product Eng, on Building high performing teams
Brian Zotter


Building High-Performing Engineering Teams

Brian Zotter is the VP of Product Engineering at Medium. During Elevate 2019, he gave a keynote on how to build high-performing engineering teams.
Brian Zotter


VP Product Engineering at Medium


Apr 2017 - current


Various Startups

Jan 2014 - current

CTO and Co-Founder

YesPath (Acquired)

Nov 2014 - Apr 2017

VP Technology and Products

ClearStory Data

Apr 2013 - Nov 2014

CTO and Founder


Oct 2007 - Dec 2008

Server Infrastructure Manager/Staff Engineer - Core Technology Group


Oct 2006 - Nov 2007

Web Services Team Lead/Staff Software Engineer

BEA Systems

Jun 2004 - Oct 2006

Staff Software Engineer

Documentum Division, EMC

Jan 2002 - Jun 2004

Cofounder and Principal Engineer

Boxcar Software (acquired by Documentum)

Apr 2000 - Jan 2002

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