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Pete Woodhouse

Pete Woodhouse

CTO at Sibly

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

32 Years

Hierarchy

C-Suite

Management Experience

Remote
Scaling Team

Hey all, I'm Pete. Most recently I was CTO of PayPal's Credit Division, which included consumer credit (formerly BillMeLater), Merchant Lending (PPWC), and a number of other deferred payment products. Right now I'm taking a mid-career sabbatical, doing some learning, some sailing, a few other personal projects, and giving some time back to my family. I'm based in San Jose, CA. I've managed software engineering organizations on and off since 1994, either as a direct manager or during a five year stint as a management consultant. Companies include H-P, Agilent, Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, PayPal and more. I've built and managed teams of up to 350 engineers, in 10(ish) countries and across the US. I think that leading engineers is one of the best jobs in the world, and hope to do whatever I can to improve this skill, but also to continue to learn from all of you.

Hey, I'm available every Friday at 9:30 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  July 17, 2020
  9:30 PM (GMT)

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Stories

Trying To Hire Too Rapidly
16 June

Pete Woodhouse explains the mistake he made when he was asked to scale his team and hire very rapidly.

Hiring
Scaling Team
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Pete Woodhouse

Pete Woodhouse

CTO at Sibly

Be Upfront About Product Delivery Constraints
16 June

Pete Woodhouse discusses the steps he took when his team was asked to deliver a product in a timeframe he knew he couldn’t meet.

Deadlines
Conflict solving
Managing Expectations
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
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Pete Woodhouse

Pete Woodhouse

CTO at Sibly

Podcasts

When you miss a big deadline

Hear from PayPal Credit's former CTO on how to be a manager dealing with missing a big milestone

https://open.spotify.com/embed-podcast/episode/7kLJNDWiTmFJ5GrdPbvR8N
Pete Woodhouse
Running international teams

Hear from PayPal Credit's former CTO on what he learned from leading a global staff of engineers

https://open.spotify.com/embed-podcast/episode/5kPFdCNDf64cfXyjNDPJbF
Pete Woodhouse

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