YOUR FLEXIBLE EX-CORPORATE CTO GUY!
One day I interviewed this business owner, who had hired a ‘techie’ CTO, and gave them salary and equity. This was really a programmer who had been promoted. He understood how to lead a team of programmers but unfortunately, he didn’t know how to be a CTO.
This well-meaning fellow would come in declaring the next big thing without considering the long-term impact. The business owner had discovered that, honestly, the CTO didn’t understand what he needed in place to truly scale-up.
It was as if he was directing a short-term project.
This made sense given his experience leading programmers.
The CTO ended up railroading the business down a dead-end route. The business owner had settled for a ‘techie’ CTO pushing the business down a technical route.
He realized that what they really needed, was a non-biased partner to help them scale!
I’m Torben, and I have extensive experience leading cross-functional and geographically dispersed teams and building Agile at scale. I coach and advise teams and management on moving from waterfall to agile, from a practical stand point, while being sensitive to corporate constraints.
My single value proposition, is to lead organisational agility, transformation and coaching rather than take a “purest” one size fits all approach.