Career Transitions for Senior Engineering Leaders
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Career Transitions for Senior Engineering Leaders

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CTO and Head of Engineering, Yammer @ Microsoft

Scott has spent the last 18+ years building consumer tech products at scale. His career has spanned hands-on, founder, and engineering leadership roles.

Scott is currently CTO at Yammer, originally a category-defining startup but now a business unit within Office365 at Microsoft.

Prior to Yammer, Scott was the first VP of Engineering at Credit Karma, where he helped lead the company through hypergrowth and scale from 100 to 500+ engineers in just over 3 years.

Previously, Scott held a variety of leadership roles including: tech lead and manager of multiple teams at Google (G+ iOS, Hangouts iOS, Google Photos mobile, YouTube Gaming and more), serial startup cofounder, and AAA game development lead in the PS2/PS3 console era.

VP of Engineering @ Gigster

Chanda Dharap is currently VP Engineering at Gigster, bringing 20+ years experience leading Engineering and Product teams with a strong focus on emerging trends and new technologies.

With a solid mix of both global corporate and startup experience, Dharap has a proven track record of excellence, leading cross-functional efforts around solutions to drive the API economy. Prior to joining Gigster, she held a product leadership role at Adobe, where she was responsible for the vision and technical direction of a next-generation ML based search platform for Adobe’s cloud ecosystem.

Dharap holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University, and has also earned a certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development.

VP of Engineering @ Narvar

Anand Madhavan is VPE at Narvar. Previously, he was Head of Engineering for the Discover product at Snapchat and Director of engineering at Twitter where he helped build out the Ads systems for Twitter. He has an MS in CS from Stanford University and a BTech from IIT Madras.

Partner @ Riviera Partners

Jason is a Partner with Riviera Partners where he specializes in leading Executive Search for Engineering Leadership in technology startups.

He has successfully placed CTOs, VPEs, Chief Data Officers, Directors and Sr Directors of Engineering as well as Heads of Product development for; Github, SignalFX, Roblox, Caffeine, Course Hero, and Five9. A 25 year veteran of recruiting technology professionals.

He has led recruiting efforts for a variety of Recruiting companies, including; National contract recruiting companies, International Consulting services companies, and niche recruitment firms. He enjoys working with Founders, Investment Partners and established Executives as well as aspiring Engineering leaders.

5:30 PM - 6:20 PM PST
Check-in, food, networking
6:25 PM - 6:30 PM PST
Opening remarks
6:30 PM - 7:10 PM PST
Scott Shumaker
CTO and Head of Engineering, Yammer @ Microsoft
Chanda Dharap
VP of Engineering @ Gigster
Anand Madhavan
VP of Engineering @ Narvar
Jason Hann
Partner @ Riviera Partners
7:10 PM - 8:10 PM PST
Breakout session
8:10 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Hosted By
November 21, 2019
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST
7th floor
Blue Shield of California Building, San Francisco, CA
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Organized by
Jerry Li
Anand Madhavan
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