Throughout my career, I've spent many years at startups backed by top VCs (Sequoia Capital, KPCB, Atlas Venture and Sutter Hill Ventures to name a few), building engineering teams from the ground up. During those years, I discovered the best way to manage development organizations and keep them at peak performance. I've elaborated a unique and pragmatic approach to the balancing act of managing process, team and technology, yielding great results.
It's been challenging, humbling and rewarding and I would do it all over again in a heart beat. I've come to a point where I have the desire to share that knowledge and expertise more broadly and mentor many more upcoming technical talent along the way. To that end, I've started a boutique software engineering consulting practice called Ternary Labs.
I'm offering a service I call "Engineering Coaching" which focuses on providing technical guidance, establishing processes and coaching engineering teams. Startups immediately benefit from an experienced VP Engineering, at a fraction of the cost and without the hassle of recruiting a full time senior executive.
Having experienced how difficult it is to find a reliable partner to outsource projects to, I also build custom software under contract. We specialize in Ruby on Rails and iPhone development. More information can be found at:
If you're trying to figure out how to organize your engineering team, experiencing growing pain, lacking good process, having problems with your technology or just need something built, give us a shout.