How to influence others

About this Event

Are you wondering how you can expand your influence and impact at your company? Are you running into roadblocks with different decision makers and teams preventing action and progress in your teams?

We’re gathering a small group of leaders over dinner, looking to better understand how to increase our impact through the art of influencing beyond formal authority.

Our conversation will focus on the key elements to influence effectively, how you influence without formal executive authority, how to get your product team to focus on different priorities like technical debt, coaching others on how to influence, and how to scale your influence beyond the people you directly interact with.

Speakers (4)
Director Of Engineering @ Checkr

Michelle is the director of engineering for the foundation group at Checkr, where she leads infrastructure, microservices platform and data analytics & machine learning teams. She is at Checkr for about a year. Prior to Checkr, she leads platform products for a large enterprise company. She did her undergraduate study in computer science at Berkeley and went to Stanford for her master degree in management science and engineering.

Co-founder and CTO @ Checkr

Jonathan co-founded Checkr in 2014 and has helped grow it from a background check API to a platform used by thousands of companies and millions of job seekers. As CTO, Jonathan likes to build, and has taken turns between people leadership and technical leadership. Prior to Checkr, he held engineering roles at startups in the transportation and mobile industries.

Engineering Manager @ Checkr

Pedro is an Engineering Manager at Checkr, leading the Marketplace & Ecosystem teams. Before Checkr, he was co-founder & CTO of a VC-backed startup in the hiring space. Previously, he completed his PhD research at MIT, backed by the Gates Foundation.

Founder @ SFELC

Jerry is passionate about connecting people and empower their career growth. He founded SFELC for this purpose. SFELC is a curated community of 4200+ engineering leaders across all levels in San Francisco and beyond, with a mission to connect the world's engineering leaders and help evolve how leadership is implemented in the tech industry.

Prior to SFELC, he was a director engineering at Groupon, overseeing the entire payments engineering with distributed teams. Before Groupon, he was an engineer and later an engineering manager at Amazon.

6:00 PM - 6:40 PM PDT
Check-In & Networking Reception
6:40 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Welcome & introductions
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Moderated Conversation & Group Discussion
Jonathan Perichon
Co-founder and CTO @ Checkr
Michelle Xue
Director Of Engineering @ Checkr
Pedro Pinto
Engineering Manager @ Checkr
Jerry Li (Moderator)
Founder @ SFELC
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Sponsored By
October 24, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Delancey Street Restaurant
600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
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Organized by
Jerry Li
Michelle Xue
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