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Connect with Alex Cruise,

Part Time Startup Advisor / Coach / Mentor / Fractional CTO / Software Engineer for Hire

from Vancouver, Canada

Connect with Alex Cruise,

Part Time Startup Advisor / Coach / Mentor / Fractional CTO / Software Engineer for Hire

from Vancouver, Canada

Introduction

Headline:

Part Time Startup Advisor / Coach / Mentor / Fractional CTO / Software Engineer for Hire

I am a(n):

Software architecture enthusiast | Hands-on engineering leader | Career coach | Empathy nerd

What I do:

I love to help people:

- design ambitious businesses, products and processes
- identify, predict and mitigate threats and weaknesses
- unlock serious scale

Services

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Ask Me Anything

Free


  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • 4 call(s) remaining this month

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Can I Take You Out For Coffee?

Free


  • Online
  • 55 minutes
  • 4 booking(s) remaining this month

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Can You Help Me Work On My Business?

Free


  • Online
  • 2 hours
  • 3 booking(s) remaining this month

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1 hour of Strategic Senior Tech Support

$149


  • Online
  • 1 hour
  • Currently available

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10 hours of Strategic Senior Tech Support

$999


  • One time payment
  • Currently available

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Let's Talk Equity

Free


  • Over the phone
  • Currently available

Offer

My Offer:

I've been doing this as a hobby for years, but I want to make it more real. If you have a startup, or a startup idea, and you feel like you need help figuring out how to discover the product, scale the business, architect the backend for scale, make it more realtime, review developer resumes, or any other CTO-ish stuff, hit me up! I want to help. No need to pay or throw equity my way until I feel like I've spent enough time to be of value.

My ideal target audience:

Startup founders.

I can and want to help you:

  • evaluate your startup, product, idea, backend architecture, software, team, future plans etc.
  • predict the challenges you're likely to face as you scale
  • solve, mitigate or work-around the problems you're facing today

Feel free to also book a session if you want to ask me about:

Industry trends, insights, observations & opinions

My biggest challenges, successes, failures & lessons learned

What success means to me

How I got to where I am today

What I enjoy most/least about my career

What it is like to live and work in my city

Recommendations for anyone entering my career or industry

Recommended books, articles, blogs, conferences, tools, apps, etc.

Whose content do I consume regularly

Daily practices, habits, and strategies

Issues I care most about right now and why

My values, beliefs, philosophies and/or political views

About

Why me:

I love to talk to people about the hardest problems they're facing--technical, strategic, marketing, managerial--and help them brainstorm solutions.

A little bit about myself:

I'm a creative problem solver, with broad interests in many scientific and technical subjects, and deep experience in software architecture, especially on data platforms for advanced analytics and machine learning

Professional experiences:

  • Architect, Senior Engineering Manager, Principal Software Engineer at Splunk
  • Director of Architecture at Metafor Software

Portfolio

Where else you can find and follow me online:

Reviews

My Overall Rating:

(3 Reviews)

Written Reviews I've received:

Brett Crowe, Career Mentor for New Developers
May 4, 2020 | Ask Me Anything
Review:

This was the second time I’ve booked Alex and I mainly used his brain this time to help me talk through some specific hiring and product roadmap decisions. I really respect and gain a lot of value from Alex’s thoughts, and...

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Brett Crowe, Career Mentor for New Developers
April 1, 2020 | Let's Grab a Coffee
Review:

Alex was fantastic to talk to. Right off the top, he's obviously a very fascinating human who has a lot of experience living through, and thinking through the challenges a CTO/technical founder faces on a day to day basic....

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Maxine Cunningham, CEO of Pick My Brain
January 16, 2020 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

I’ve been attending a weekly startup founders coffee with Alex for a few months now and if there’s one thing consistently does is take my and the groups thinking to entirely new places. There is no doubt that Alex loves, a...

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