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I've been building things since I was a kid. First, it was making Lego cars, constructing pillow forts, and piloting blanket space-ships. In grade school I was programming video games, writing stories, and starting my first business. While earning my Mechatronics Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo I began writing software and building robots for a variety of amazing Canadian tech companies. Then I spent four years learning the ropes at a Waterloo startup as a developer and product manager while growing tech communities on the side. Somewhere along the way I started meeting founders and helping build MVPs and seed rounds. Eventually, I found my way to NYC where, as CTO, I built the technology team for an enterprise edtech startup from accelerator to acquisition. Nowadays, I’m building data teams to transform learning, but not that much has really changed... I'm still an absent-minded kid with an over-active imagination, a love for technology, and a desire to build software, hardware, and businesses around the stuff that excites me. This site is a place for me to record my experiences at the intersection of business and technology, while hopefully sharing a bit of my childish imagination along the way.

// Neville

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dangerously fast learner, highly intuitive and adaptable

  • Proven technical leader, board-level executive, and manager

  • Led engineering teams from first commit, through fundraising, product-market fit, expansion, and successful acquisition

  • Efficiently managed $1M+ SaaS R&D budgets to plan including recruiting, infrastructure, payroll, managed services, etc.

  • Deployed data engineering, data science, and machine learning pipelines using Python, Airflow, Docker, Kubernetes

  • Built full stack web apps with React, Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, Node.js, HTML, CSS

  • Entrepreneurial experience in a variety of verticals including enterprise learning, talent, network, wireless, and construction

  • Proficient software developer with Javascript, Typescript, Ruby, Python, C++, Golang, and others

  • Managed product roadmaps, defined requirements, performed customer discovery, etc.

  • Natural presenter and communicator, proficient technical writer

  • Effective project manager and team lead

  • Hardware and robotics experience from academic, work, and personal projects

WORK EXPERIENCE

February 2019 - Present
VP OF DATA | DEGREED

June 2018 - February 2019
CTO, PATHGATHER | DEGREED

June 2016 - June 2018 (Acquired)
CTO | PATHGATHER

June 2014 - May 2016
LEAD ENGINEER | PATHGATHER

May 2013 - February 2014
TECHNICAL LEAD | BRIDGIT

February 2013 - June 2014
PRODUCT ENGINEER | AVVASI

May 2009 - February 2013
DESIGN ENGINEER | AVVASI

March 2013 - June 2014
LEAD ORGANIZER | HACKERNEST
Kitchener - Waterloo 

2005 - 2009
VARIOUS SOFTWARE & ROBOTICS INTERNSHIPS | VARIOUS

EDUCATION

2005-2010
B.A.Sc. MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING
University of Waterloo