I've had different engineering leadership roles for about 12 years, and have been part of six different startups, from early to late-stage, including two Unicorns. Most of my experience is with B2B SaaS companies. I am currently VP Engineering at Komodo Health, healthcare startup focused on big data analytics. Before then, worked at Compass, the residential real estate Unicorn based in NYC. I was the Head of Engineering at Series B startup in retail space with my whole engineering team in Siberia, eventually acquihired. I also co-founded an early stage startup in energy efficiency space. To help improve the overall technical leadership, about 9 years ago I co-founded and still organize the CTO School Meetup in NYC http://www.meetup.com/ctoschool/. If you are in NYC, please join!
Hey, I'm available every Friday at 1:30 PM (GMT)
Next time slot available August 28, 2020 1:30 PM (GMT)
Working to improve decision making in Healthcare by building a data platform and SaaS Products, powered by AI and Data Science. Joined during period of rapid growth, helped grow engineering team from 40 to over 80, while helping start two new product lines.
We are hiring Engineers, Product Managers, and many others.
Director of Engineering
Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
Compass is a technology-driven real estate platform that is revolutionizing traditional brokerage model. Most recently valued at $6.4B (Series F). Reported to CTO.
\* Oversaw 5 squads; Took 4 new products from idea to successful launch
\* Directly involved in hiring 25 engineers in 19 months; whole eng org grew from 35 to 70.
\* Lead Technical strategy and initial milestones for CRM, a strategic multi-year initiative
\* Led multiple cross-engineering improvements - new engineer onboarding, agile processes, and resiliency and technical operations
\* Planned & executed project to improve resiliency of backend infrastructure.
Stack: Microservices, Micro Apps, Lambda, AWS, Go, Java, Python, Thrift, React, Angular, Swift (iOS), Kubernetes, Spark, Fab
CTO & Head of Product
5 O'Clock Records (Now ChartRequest)
Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
Seed stage startup. Responsible for all aspects of the SaaS product, including hands on development, product management, working with external contractors and operations.
Saw the company through aggressive expansion phase: expanding the service from working with small medical practices to hospitals. User interface overhaul focused on improving usability and user experience.
Stack: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Heroku, Mailgun, Payment processing with Stripe.
Co-Founder & CTO
Apr 2009 - Jun 2012
(EnergyScoreCards was acquired by Bright Power in 2014)
B2B SaaS service provide energy analytics for portfolios of residential buildings. The application features integration of multiple data sources, data analysis and multi-tenancy.
\* Grew company from zero to high six-figure revenues
\* Architect and lead developer of three server products in first 18 months
\* Grew R&D team to 10 people (6 developers)
Director, Technical Services
Nov 2007 - Apr 2009
As Director of Services, Jean served as the liaison from Alfresco to our partner integrator community, OEMs, and some of our customers. The goal is to be an architecture resource and help with architecting content-centric systems, both in Document Management and Web Content Management. This involves both Java J2EE Development using open source technologies, and also infrastructure and deployment architecture.
Left to co-found EnergyScoreCards.
Fractional CTO, Consultant
Jan 2006 - current
Advising startups on technology, process and technical leadership. Recent projects include:
\* Helping a series-C startup think through options to scale their team beyond NYC
\* Technical due diligence for a new generation of platform.
Multiple talks on technical and engineering leadership topics at local meetups and conferences such as OSBC, Atlanta DevNexus and SpringOne2GX.
Team Lead, Architect, Sr. Trainer
Oct 2005 - Nov 2007
“Commando” – 14 short-term engagements to produce quick wins / jump-start new clients. Clients included Citi, MetLife, HSBC, Bank of America, NYCHA and Microsoft. Roles ranged from Project Manager, Architect, Sr. Trainer, to development.
\* Ran the Lehman Brothers six-week boot camp 3 times, mentoring over 20 college graduates through a full software lifecycle project
\* Helped create the curriculum and delivered Developer Course for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Technologies Used: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Groove 3.1 & 2007, ASP.NET 2.0, C# 2.0, VB.NET, J2EE, Excel Programming, SQL Server 2005, SQL Reporting Services, Low-Latency, OOD
Senior, then Principal Software Engineer
Aug 2003 - Oct 2005
Veritas Backup Reporter is a web-based application enables IT organizations to better leverage their IT resources by enabling them to discover, report, automatically provision and monitor IT resources.
• Owner and lead architect and designer of several areas of the product such as Monitoring, Data Generation and Java Swing GUI.
• Designed the integration of a shared monitoring component and implemented it
• Responsible for all issues relating to monitoring section of the product
• Drove new requirements and architecture for the product
• Owner of the sample data generation component used for customer demos and testing
• Supervised design and development of a web testing framework
• Put in charge of interviewing and hiring a team of contractors
Project Technology: CORBA communication between distributed components, Java backend, Sybase ASA database, JSP / Servlets, XML processing, SNMP sending / receiving, Apache Tomcat Servlet Engine, Struts and Tiles frameworks
Team Lead / Integration Consultant
Jul 1999 - Jun 2003
Role: Technical Lead, Project - FordDirect.com
Customer-facing vehicle configuration, pricing and financing website; extensive integration to third party systems to locate a vehicle, request quotes and place orders.
• Directed implementation of new functionality of the site; Primary technical contact for the client
• Managed the development team (4 to 8 people); mentored 4 new members
• Coded new features; Designed APIs; Wrote regression tests
• Responsible for multiple releases; prepared project plans, executed detailed requirements gathering and estimates
• Managed a rigorous roll process to ensure high availability, oversaw quality improvement program
• Grew the project to a showcase account as part of the account team; Identified and helped secure follow-on business
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