VP of Software Engineering

professional men and woman
professional men and woman

People and team management

100% Strategic

Thinking or thought leader
Thinking or thought leader

Thought Leader

process maturation
process maturation

Process Maturation

Culture and team building
Culture and team building

Build Culture of Trust

Servant Leadership silhouette
Servant Leadership silhouette

Servant Leadership

June 2021


November 2021

  • Designed, implemented, and monitored all operations and key performance metrics/operational efficiency for the engineering team. Reporte directly to the CEO, and independently owned all aspects of Software Engineering.

  • Recruited and developed top engineering talent.

  • Created standards and procedures to guarantee meeting and maintaining quality standards.

  • Understood and collaborated on the complete product lifecycle from concept to execution.

  • Researched and recommended new technology and ideas to improve processes and efficiency.

  • Spearheaded initiatives to modernize IT capabilities including planning, redesigning, and building implementation strategies for transitioning existing solutions.

  • Managed and directed a geographically dispersed Product Engineering made up of onshore/offshore.

  • Conceptualized roadmaps and collaborated with diverse leadership to align focus areas with business needs/capabilities.

  • Provided leadership and strategic vision to ensure business priorities were delivered based on agreed-upon time frames and standards.

  • Developed practices to increase and sustain remote employee engagement.

  • Built a culture of trust, inclusion, open-mindedness, and fairness using Servant Leadership as well as coaching introverts to be major contributors while improving the overall quality and culture of the teams.

Notable Accomplishments
  • Coached a Software Engineer that was promoted to Director of Software Engineering. Initially unsure and ineffective in that role, the individual was transitioned to the role of Principal Engineer and blossomed into a great company asset who enjoyed the new role.

  • Defined structure and processes to mature the Software Engineering and Product practices from no structure, loudest voice wins model to an agile scrum based approach.

  • Set the company up to enable measuring of velocity for a more predictable, reliable, and accountable software engineering organization.

  • Coached, mentored, and assisted Partnership Director in redefining strategic partnerships and improving relationships with partner companies in the Education Tech space.

  • Led an effort to improve hiring practices for the entire company.

  • Defined roles and provided training for the roles required for effective agile software development, including software engineering and a Product Owner role.

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