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Marcus de A.

CTO / Head of Engineering

CTO / Head of Engineering

As a CTO/Head of Engineering, my experience is defined by the combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and the ability to drive technology initiatives within organizations. I have held roles such as Virtual Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Startup CTO, which have allowed me to contribute to the strategic direction and technical growth of companies.

In my capacity as a Virtual Chief Technology Officer, I have provided strategic technology guidance and leadership remotely. This role involves leveraging communication tools and collaborative platforms to effectively work with teams and drive technology initiatives, even from a virtual setting. I have worked closely with executive teams and stakeholders, providing insights and recommendations to align technology strategies with business objectives.

As a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), I have been responsible for overseeing the technology landscape of organizations. This includes defining and executing the technology roadmap, managing technology budgets, and aligning technology initiatives with the overall business strategy. I have led cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration and innovation to drive the successful implementation of technology solutions.

Within the startup ecosystem, I have served as a Startup CTO, contributing to the development and growth of technology-driven ventures. In this role, I have played a crucial part in defining the technical vision, building scalable and reliable technology infrastructures, and driving product development efforts. I have navigated the challenges and constraints of startup environments, employing agile methodologies and rapid prototyping to deliver innovative solutions.

Overall, my experience as a CTO/Head of Engineering encompasses a diverse range of responsibilities. It involves combining technical proficiency with strategic thinking, leadership skills, and the ability to align technology strategies with business goals. Whether in the virtual realm, traditional organizational structures, or startup environments, I have contributed to driving technical innovation, managing teams, and fostering the growth and success of organizations as a CTO/Head of Engineering.

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Summary

Senior Technical leader, who helps startups build their entire engineering process to achieve hyper-growth, I’ve spent the last 10 years with Startups from pre-seed to Series B in Web3, Gaming, IoT, and Fintech industries.

Key Skills & Tools

  • Strategic Technology Planning: Ability to develop and execute long-term technology strategies aligned with business objectives.
  • Technical Leadership: Proficiency in providing visionary technical leadership and driving innovation within the organization.
  • Team Management: Skill in building and managing high-performing engineering teams, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Project Management: Mastery of project management methodologies and tools to deliver successful technology projects.
  • Technology Roadmapping: Experience in developing and communicating a clear technology roadmap to align with business goals.
  • Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, and resource allocation for technology initiatives.
  • Agile Methodologies: Proficiency in implementing and managing Agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban for efficient project execution.
  • Technical Architecture Design: Expertise in designing scalable and robust technical architectures to support the organization’s growth.
  • Vendor Management: Skill in managing relationships with technology vendors and service providers, ensuring quality and timely delivery.
  • Team Development and Mentorship: Ability to mentor and develop engineering talent, fostering professional growth and a culture of learning.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Innovation and Emerging Technologies: Awareness and ability to evaluate and adopt emerging technologies to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Product Development: Experience in driving the development and enhancement of innovative products and solutions.
  • Technical Due Diligence: Proficiency in conducting technical due diligence assessments for mergers, acquisitions, or investments.
  • Cybersecurity: Understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices to protect sensitive data and systems.
  • Technical Documentation: Skill in creating comprehensive technical documentation and guidelines for development processes and systems.
  • Data-driven Decision Making: Proficiency in leveraging data and analytics to drive informed decision-making processes.
  • Stakeholder Management: Ability to manage and align the expectations of key stakeholders, including executives and clients.
  • Risk Management: Knowledge of identifying and mitigating technology-related risks to ensure operational stability and security.
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to staying updated with the latest technologies, frameworks, and industry trends through continuous learning and professional development.

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