VP Engineering at Getaround
Sept 2019 - July 2020 ◦ 12 mos

Part of the executive team that spent 9 months helping the company go from near bankrupt to be on track to become profitable.

Ran global engineering with offices in SF, Paris, Oslo, Amsterdam and ~100 engineers.

Helped straighten up the product and reduce our burn by 80%.

Reorganized the engineering team and implemented a culture of excellence and high performance.

Had lots of fun but when it became clear the company was saved I felt it was the right time to do something else.

VP Engineering at Remix
Jun 2017 - Oct 2019 ◦ 2 yrs 5 mos

Remix builds software for transportation planners, helping them making informed decisions that lead to better cities.

During my time at Remix I:

  • Grew the SF engineering team from 7 to 26 in 18 months (~25 hires total)
  • Brought to market 3 new lines of business (2 survived) over 2 years
  • Helped triple the core business revenue (and impact)

All of this while keeping the high caliber and the stability of the engineering team and the quality of our technology and delivery process.

VP Engineering at Omada
Sept 2013 - Jun 2017 ◦ 3 yrs 10 mos

I joined when the company was 11 people and left when we were 260 and raised over $150M. It was quite a ride that saw me help the engineering team grow from 5 to more than 40 in 3 years. My responsibilties shifted over the years but in a nutshell, I was always responsible to deliver amazing product. I spent my last two years as VP Engineering and doubled the size of the team while continuously staying a well oiled machine. My proudest achievements:

  • I built our first mobile app and the team around it
  • I moved the engineering org to a full stack product organization from a standard scrum org.
  • Constantly delivered value to our customers by never missing a release.

co-Founder at Choose Your Boss
Sept 2011 - Aug 2013 ◦ 2 yrs

I was an intrapreneur for the biggest classifieds ads company in France and brought chooseyourboss to market with my cofounder. I did a little bit of everything, from defining to building the product through selling it. We were a two people army. That meant:

  • Interviewing dozens of engineers.
  • Interviewing dozens of recruiters.
  • Define and build the initial MVP to validate our concept.
  • Iterate and grow the business.

We basically applied the lean startup technique (it was all the rage at the time).

Consultant at Octo Technology
Jun 2009 - Nov 2012 ◦ 3 yrs 6 mos

I spent most of those 4 years helping teams build better products faster. I did this in massive companies and smaller ones alike, mostly in the media and finance industry. My missions always revolved around either change management (making a team better) or bringing a product to market.

I did this by applying process and methodologies and building the tooling to support them. This is when I became an expert in agile methodologies (it was cool back in the days :)). This is also where I learnt that great process was useless without the right people and the right tooling (CI/CD, automated tests etc.).