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Born:
May 10, 1970
Gender:
Male
Location:
Columbus
Website:
http://brianlink.me
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Brian is a software technology executive, passionate technologist, and Internet start-up enthusiast. He is a senior engineering manager, strategic web and product owner addicted to the agile development process. Currently, as Director of Software Engineering at Dell Software, Brian manages five agile teams, ensuring the projects are delivered on-time while focusing on quality, product priorities, architecture, integration and strategic value.

Brian was the first CTO at Digg.com where he led Development, Product, QA and R&D for 3 years as Digg grew to be one of the most highly trafficked websites in the world. Today, Brian is also an advisor and board member to various Internet startups in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Columbus.

He is skilled in many technologies (LAMP, iOS, python) and building appropriate processes but excels mostly at describing technical concepts to non-technical people and serving as a universal translator between the technologists and business strategists.

Brian has been the CTO and VP of Engineering of multiple funded startups and co-founded WakeUpStartup.com, a grassroots startup networking and monthly pitch event to help connect entrepreneurs, technologists and investors in Ohio. Brian started his career in consulting where he spent 13 years at Cambridge Technology Partners in technology leadership roles on dozens of multi-million dollar consulting and system integration engagements.

Brian’s profiles on sites such as AngelList, Crunchbase, LinkedIn and Twitter can be found at http://brianlink.me

He is also a public speaker focused mainly on the topic of Building Great Software Engineering Teams and is currently in process of finishing a book with the same title. http://BuildingGreatSoftwareTeams.com

Jobs (9)

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Founder

Sep 1, 2015 - Current   (about 1 year)
Past
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Company
Nov 16, 2015
Apr 8, 2016
Software Engineering Manager
Feb 21, 2011
Jul 31, 2015
Software Engineering Director
Feb 21, 2011
Jul 31, 2013
ITNinja.com Engineering Manager
2009
2011
CTO
Feb 9, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
CTO
Feb 1, 2009
2010
CEO
Mar 6, 2006
Oct 15, 2008
VP of Engineering
Nov 1, 2004
Nov 1, 2005
CTO

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Education (2)

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News (5)

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DateNews
Feb 10, 2015mobilewebdevconference.com - Mobile +Web DevCon
Jun 15, 2011Columbus Dispatch - Toobla in Columbus Dispatch
Nov 9, 2009Mashable - Toobla Combines Visual Bookmarking With Easy Sharing
Nov 2, 2009Fox News - Tech - 8 Tech Trends for 2010
Aug 21, 2009TechCrunch - Toobla: Collect and share your favorite stuff from the web. 1000 Beta accounts available.

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