Director of Product and Engineering
Piazza Technologies – Palo Alto, CA
Third employee and Head of Product and Engineering at Piazza, an online Q&A and college recruiting platform with an active user base of 2M of the world's top technical students. Piazza is backed by Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Bessemer Venture Partners. Product: Hired, trained, and managed all of Piazza’s product managers and designers. Built the team from 1 to 4 product managers Worked closely with the CEO to come up with the product roadmap and designed high fidelity mock ups for 4 distinct product offerings Designed and implemented A/B testing for critical features such as sign up flow Engineering: Hired, trained, and managed all of Piazza’s frontend engineers and backend engineers. Built the team from 2 to 9 engineers. Worked closely with the backend engineering team as the lead frontend engineer to implement all product offerings Led the team through critical code base rewrites, core performance enhancements, information security audits, and accessibility audits Mobile: Designed, product managed and shipped 2 iOS apps and one Android app Led all customer feedback sessions and product iterations for the mobile product Sales, SDR and Sales Operations: Hired, trained, and managed the SDR team that generated over 50% of revenue Implemented automated reporting and setup processes for procurement and cash collection Operations: Sourced, interviewed, and closed more than 50% of the company, for product, design, engineering, and operations roles.