Experienced CTO. Industry Expert in Ecommerce, Targeted Marketing, Engineering, and WordPress.   Passionate about UX, AI, VR. Ex-Pro Surfer. 24+ Year Career.

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How I came ooooh so close to being CTO of Acquia (Drupal)

In 2012 I was one of the final candidates for the “Co-CTO” position at Acquia (Drupal). The interview experience was grueling and intense that lasted about two months. I passed all the technical vetting (LAMP, Drupal, PHP, web architecture) and meet with the Acquia senior executives. Lastly I spent time with Dries Buytaert who is the CTO of Acquia and the Founder of Drupal. He was surprisingly younger then I assumed though was a well spoken family man who loved keeping close to the technology stack. The Co-CTO position would run the day to day strategy of the current Drupal while Dries would focus more on the new Drupal initiatives.

This was an exciting opportunity though I lost out on it due to my “limited sales experience to the other candidate“. True I am not a salesman though I take pride in that. Overall it was an experience that validated my expertise at Drupal (and PHP).

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