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Tufts University, BS
Electrical Engineering
Manhattan School of Music, MA
Jazz/Commercial Composition

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Andy Parsons

CTO. CODER. GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT. TECH STARTUP MASOCHIST. INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY LEADER with lots of experience in software architecture, product delivery, and the business of entrepreneurial software.

  • Active architect and engineer. Experience spans client-server products, web-based applications, wireless/pervasive systems, and shrink-wrapped desktop software.
  • Builder of massively scalable decoupled systems.
  • Long record of success mastering and applying emerging technologies
  • Equal comfort with open-source and proprietary platforms with a vendor-agnostic “best tools for the job” approach to problem solving.

  • Decisive operational leader and partner on executive teams.

  • Proven ability to manage today’s products and environments while providing vision for future endeavors
  • Expert knowledge of rapid application development, based on real world experience and delivery of many products with focus on quality, cost, and agility.
  • Veteran of large-scale product initiatives as well as streamlined professional service efforts. Expert ability to build and integrate product, engineering, and QA teams to succeed.
  • Track record of providing technical vision and motivating engineering teams at all levels.
  • Skilled in communicating across disciplines, from executives to implementers.

  • Deep expertise in the art of building startup teams and infrastructure.

  • Broad knowledge of industry trends and pitfalls; ability to distill information and make timely, critical technology decisions.
  • Extensive success record in fiscal and productivity management of technology-based businesses.

Specialties Building innovative technology quickly and economically, leading edge web apps, client/server architecture, datacenter build and operations, VC funding of tech companies

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