I’ve been working in software, mainly as a tech lead or people manager, for over 15 years. As a developer, my experience has been mostly backend and a good deal of Android, but have done a bit of everything — from embedded to distributed to React. As a leader, I’ve supported a variety of teams: product engineering, (Dev)Ops, API/SDK, platform, and architecture. (I tend to gravitate toward foundational work.)
Right now I work at Toast, which is creating (what I call) an operating system for restaurants, is taking the industry with a hospitality mindset, and is an amazing place to work. I lead the Off-Premises Dining group, which works on takeout, delivery, and integration with 3rd parties that offer the same.
Formerly, I worked at Hillrom, which was a medical technology company that got acquired by Baxter in 2021, and made everything from smart beds to nurse call systems to robot surgeons, and where I managed the software architecture team for the Care Communications division.
Before that, I was at Voalte, which made awesome hospital communication software, and which Hillrom acquired in 2019. That’s where I got into management.
In my youth, I was at SRI International — a non-profit R&D institute that invented the computer mouse, Siri, and a lot of other things, on top of playing an important role in the conception of the Internet itself.
And my first job was at MRSL, where I learned that leadership was a thing at which I was good, and also Linux.