Hi, my name is Pete, and I’m an unusual case looking for unusual work. While I’ve currently got a very full plate, I’d consider making (up to full-time) room on it for the right opportunity.
I know some stuff about managing software teams. My last real job was as CTO at a 200 person company, with a 40 person onsite team in London. When I started, it was around 20, without a single project manager, which was frankly terrifying. We fixed it though! I think my direct reports mostly liked me, and I’d be happy to put you in touch with some of them — or the other directors, or my boss — for references.
I know some stuff about recruitment. The company I was CTO for made recruitment software. Then I started a recruitment company, which is still going, and reasonably profitable. I’ve found developers for clients in the US, UK, wider EU, and Australia. In doing this I had to learn far more than I ever wanted about sales cycles, procurement processes, marketing, and contracts, but we’re a supplier to several large, well-known companies, and spend about $30,000 a year sponsoring various community conferences, newsletters, programming competitions, etc.
I’m a British Citizen living in Bangkok, Thailand, and I’m not planning to move, but I’m happy to do a large amount of (paid) work-related travel. I’m happy to meet your clients, investors, leads, developers, and sit in meetings with them. I’m happy to go and build prototypes of your wild-ass ideas for a product. I’m happy to do architectural reviews, actual code reviews, fix your hiring process, put together a recruitment marketing plan. I’m happy to take your overworked and stressed out CTO for lunch, do an ad-hoc therapy session with them, and give them a plan for making them enjoy their job more. I love working with non-technical commercial people to help them understand technical plans they’ve been given that they want to kick the tyres on.
My day-rate ranges from $750/day for full-time, remote work with a minimum commitment of three months, to $1,500/day + travel for anything ad-hoc.
You can email me at email@example.com