“Trusted E. Lionfish” Has 25 years experience and is looking for a new role as a VP of Engineering in San Francisco Bay Area.

I want to build and run great teams. I aim to lead 1 to 4 cross-functional, user-focused teams that frequently deliver business value. The teams I create are inclusive, collaborative, and driven by a sense of purpose.

My broad experience across size of company and role (including tech support in college, followed by sysadmin, developer, process consultant, and startup co-founder) means I'm well suited to create teams that work closely with the rest of the company to solve problems for our users.

I plan to spend the next several years building a leading engineering organization, one with such a good reputation for culture, practices, and results that people are eager to work there, making it easy to grow as business needs require. If that excites you, let's talk.


  • Has 25 years experience in field
  • Held a C-Level role in a company 1-10 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

  • Tech co-founder for a product review startup; built a strong, user-focused engineering team that released multiple times/day
  • Helped multiple companies shift to truly Agile and Lean processes through a mix of training, coaching, and direct involvement
  • Helped multiple companies create high-quality engineering teams from scratch, designing hiring, development, and release processes

Ideal Company

A small but ambitious mission-driven company that wants to level up their software development. One that favors sustainable growth over juicing vanity metrics, and continuous improvement over fire drills, and a respectful and collegial environment.