VP Engineering at Gale
As the CTO, James provided technology and architecture leadership. But, in reality, he provided a lot more than that. He made special efforts to get to know everyone in the engineering team, and was with the team as we struggled and as we celebrated our successes. He is down to earth, and is very good at listening to suggestions and making changes based on them. James helped make the case for migrating from waterfall to scrum, supported the team as we migrated, and backed engineering whenever anyone in management doubted them. His technical depth, operational experience and expertise in software development methodologies make him a valuable partner. Most of all, because of his collaborate attitude, he is a pleasure to work with.