Ron Pragides

Ron Pragides

SVP Engineering at Trustly Group AB

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Led pre-IPO teams at: BigCommerce, Twitter, Salesforce. • Senior Vice President of Engineering at Trustly, the global leader in Online Banking Payments. • Vice President of Engineering at Carta responsible for its flagship product. Led a global team of Engineers across San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York, Rio, and Waterloo. • Vice President of Engineering at AppDirect. Led a global team of 200+ across San Francisco, Montréal, Buenos Aires, and Pune. • Senior Vice President of Engineering at BigCommerce. Scaled the Engineering team from 65 to 130 across San Francisco, Sydney, and Austin. • Director of Engineering at Twitter from 2012 thru its IPO. Responsible for the Engineering Services teams: Trust & Safety, User Services, Content Management Tools, Platform Intelligence, Open Source Programs, Developer Productivity. • In 2004, joined pre-IPO Salesforce when team was ~36 in Engineering. As Senior Director, he was responsible for a large portion of the Salesforce Platform. Ron also worked closely with the corporate development team (Salesforce Ventures) on mergers & acquisitions.

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Media

Stories

5 resources

Videos

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Podcasts

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Links

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Assessing the Performance of Your Team

20 August

Parallels between Work and Sport.

Goal Setting
Different Skillsets
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Performance
Engineering
On The Contrary: Q&A with Seth Kimmel of Contrary Capital

19 February

For Today’s Q&A, we have Ron Pragides. Ron is currently the VP of Engineering at Trustly. Previously he was an engineering lead at Carta, AppDirect, BigCommerce, Twitter, and Salesforce, as well as an advisor to many startups. Welcome!

Scaling Team
Building A Team
Remote
Company Culture
Leadership
Tech Debt
Cultural Differences
Career Path
Engineering
Inspired by Women in Technology

20 August

How This VP of Engineering Has Been Inspired by Women in Technology

Leadership
Diversity
Motivation
Engineering
Scaling Engineering @ Trustly

22 January

We doubled the Engineering team from 54 to 109 full-time employees. We expanded our team footprint to include: Brazil, Portugal, and the US. We evolved our road mapping and planning processes from two Product squads to eight Product squads, in alignment with PM areas of ownership.

Scaling Team
Reorganization
Hiring
Engineering
Hiring Engineering Talent in a Highly Competitive Market

14 May

Ron Pragides shares the strategy he used to spot and hire engineering talents in a highly competitive technical market.

Hiring
Engineering
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Experience

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Trustly Group AB

Apr 2021 - current

Leading an Engineering team with presence in SF and Brazil.

Executive in Residence

Terminal

Sep 2020 - Jan 2021

Vice President of Engineering

Carta

Feb 2019 - Apr 2020

Vice President of Engineering

AppDirect

May 2017 - Jan 2019

Senior Vice President of Engineering

BigCommerce

Feb 2014 - Aug 2017

Director of Engineering

Twitter

Sep 2012 - Jan 2014

Senior Director, Engineering

Salesforce

Jun 2004 - Sep 2012

Joined pre-IPO Salesforce.

Engineering Manager

CBCA

Oct 2001 - Jun 2004

Manager, Application Development

WeddingChannel.com (acquired by XO Group, Inc.)

Aug 1999 - May 2001

Senior Software Engineer

Rendition, Inc. (acquired by Micron Technology, Inc.)

Jul 1998 - Aug 1999

Member of Technical Staff, Graphics & Imaging

Sun Microsystems

Nov 1995 - Jul 1998

Software Design Engineer, Digital Imaging Venture Projects

Texas Instruments

Jan 1992 - Jan 1995

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