Tommy Morgan

Tommy Morgan

VP Engineering at Crystal Knows

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Hi! I'm Tommy, and I lead Engineering Teams. Currently I'm leading Engineering at Crystal Knows, but I've also led teams at Treehouse, GitLab, Auth0, and Marqeta. I've been programming computers since I figured out I could make changes to GORILLA.BAS on my dad's PC. Professionally, I've been doing software development for 16 years and leading teams for 10 (and 14 of those years have been working remotely from home!). I consider myself to be a people-first technical leader: while I have great technical experience, most of the value that I bring to an organization is in how I deal with people and processes.

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Seniority

10 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Industry

Consulting
Cloud Services
Internet
Education / eTech
Computer Software
Financial Services / Fintech
Consumer Services

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Checking For Values Alignment When Considering a New Role

3 June

Tommy Morgan, VP Engineering at Crystal Knows, recalls a time in his career when his values didn’t align with his superiors and shares his insights on preventing this outcome when taking on a new role.

Alignment
Company Culture
Psychological Safety
Toxic Atmospheres
Cultural Differences
Prioritization
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Engineering
Checking For Values Alignment When Considering a New Role

20 June

Tommy Morgan, VP Engineering at Crystal Knows, recalls a time in his career when his values didn’t align with his superiors and shares his insights on preventing this outcome when taking on a new role.

Changing A Company
Goal Setting
Managing Expectations
Company Culture
Leadership
Productivity
Convincing
Motivation
Psychological Safety
Toxic Atmospheres
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Performance
Engineering
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Experience

Head of Software Engineering

Tidelift

Jan 2022 - current

Leading all of software development on Tidelift's product.

VP, Engineering

Crystal Knows

Dec 2020 - Jan 2022

Managed 9 engineers across teams responsible for card fulfillment and processing and contributed to department-wide initiatives as a senior member of leadership.

Senior Engineering Manager

Marqeta

Jan 2020 - Dec 2021

Managed 9 engineers across teams responsible for card fulfillment and processing and contributed to department-wide initiatives as a senior member of leadership.

Senior Engineering Manager

Auth0

Jan 2019 - Dec 2020

Managed 15 internationally-distributed engineers across 3 teams responsible for IAM, User Management, and Continuous Authentication.

Director of Engineering

GitLab Inc.

Dec 2017 - Dec 2019

Led the backend development organization for the "Dev" half of GitLab's DevOps product lifecycle, ultimately managing a team of ~80 engineers and managers distributed globally.

VP Engineering

Treehouse

Jan 2012 - Jan 2018

Grew from the first developer hire to being the VP of Engineering responsible for an organization of 50+ people across dev, design, data, and infrastructure.

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