“Practice R. Hyena” Has 17 years experience and is looking for a new role as a VP of Engineering in Austin, TX or Remote.

Passionate about technology, design and building high-performing teams. Founded and worked at both product firms and consultancies. Always looking for new challenges and ways to push the bounds of my knowledge and experiences.


  • Has 17 years experience in field
  • Most recent title is CTO
  • Works Local or Remote
  • Works in US/Central time zone when working remotely
  • Held a C-Level role in a company 100-500 people
  • Primarily works in startup environments
  • One or more companies is well known in its industry
  • Played a material role in the beginnings of one or more companies
  • Primarily works full-time roles

Notable Projects

  • Founding CTO of startup through $150M+ exit
  • Early adopter of Kubernetes to enable product development autonomy while ensuring compliance and security
  • Grew engineering/data team from 0 to 45 within two years

Ideal Company

I'm looking for an organization that has found product-market fit. That could be a 10-person team looking to scale or a multi-hundred person company looking for strong technical leadership.

Values and principles are important to me. The organization should know what it stands for and abide by those values. Decisions should be evaluated against these understood tenants. I personally value education, respect, inclusiveness, transparency, honesty, creativity, and diligence.


M.B.A, B.S. Information Technology


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