Karl Baum

Karl Baum

CTO at VTS

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Seniority

21 Years

Hierarchy

C-Suite

Management Experience

Dev Processes
Collaboration
Hiring
Motivation
Team processes
Agile / Scrum

My name is Karl Baum and I am also a CTO at a real estate startup called VTS. I’ve been CTO at VTS for quite a while and recently we just merged with our competitor Hightower and turned out they were an amazing and talented group of people who i have learned so much from already. I love software development and building product and I have learned how challenging rewarding management can be over the past few years.

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  June 11, 2020
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Stories

Setting Up Engineering Team Values to Aid in Recruiting
17 April

Karl Baum, CTO of VTS, discusses how setting clear values for his engineering team assisted him in his recruiting process.

Company Culture
Sharing the vision
Hiring
Scaling Team
Product
Team processes
PM
EM
Karl Baum

Karl Baum

CTO at VTS

Mentoring Through Rotating Senior Engineers
17 April

Karl Baum, CTO of VTS, discusses how we rotated senior engineers around teams in order to mentor more junior engineers.

Company Culture
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Motivation
Onboarding
Collaboration
PM
EM
Karl Baum

Karl Baum

CTO at VTS

Reduce Recruiting Stress By Rotating Responsibility
17 April

Karl Baum discusses how, without an engineering recruiter, he was able to grow his team rapidly by setting up a weekly recruitment rotation in his engineering team.

Delegate
Hiring
Team processes
Scaling Team
PM
EM
Karl Baum

Karl Baum

CTO at VTS

Experience

VP of Engineering

LiftForward

Nov 2018 - current

Co-Founder and CTO

VTS, Inc.

Aug 2011 - current

CTO

WeShop

Mar 2009 - Aug 2011

Vice President

Goldman Sachs

Mar 2005 - Mar 2009

Software Developer

Tallan

Jan 2000 - Jan 2005

Software Developer

BMG Columbia House

Jan 2000 - Jan 2003

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