Nael El Shawwa
VP Engineering at ShutterstockLinkedIn profile
I am a software craftsman and a hands-on technology leader with 17+ years of experience leading and engineering products in the marketing, retail, healthcare and finance spaces. I specialize in web-based products and technologies and have led teams of engineers, architects, product managers, designers, data scientists and data engineers. I lead by example, create space to experiment and grow and push myself and my teams to new levels. Over my career I have had the privilege to be part of numerous amazing missions and journeys: In 2015 I joined a start-up called Flashstock and built the engineering and product team there. It was acquired by Shutterstock 2 years later for $50m. Over the next three years, I continued leading the new Shutterstock Custom engineering team through an aggressive roadmap, integration with the rest of the organization while doubling the team. In 2012 I led the product engineering team at Veriday, where we launched a digital marketing platform for Financial Advisors. Over three years, we launched this platform to hundreds of financial advisors across major Canadian financial institutions. In 2011 I co-founded #DevTO, one of Toronto's first regular monthly events for all developers and people in tech. In 2015 we launched our Annual International Women's Day Talks featuring women in STEM from across North America. In 2009 I worked on the launch of BMO's adviceDirect platform, Canada's first personalized service that provides investment recommendations to online trader
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