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Chris Latko

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Organizer, Silicon Valley Spring Users Group and Vice President Engineering, Boxfish.

Organizer, Silicon Valley Spring Users Group and Vice President Engineering, Boxfish.

8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering

Involved In


United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS
Ashley Associates, Japan


Organizer Silicon Valley Spring Users Group April 2015 - present
Principal Engineer Paxata June 2016 - present
Vice President Engineering BOXFISH January 2014 - May 2016
Senior Software Engineer Playdom March 2013 - December 2013
Senior Engineer Lockerz, Inc. April 2012 - January 2013
Software Engineer SAIC (McCallie Associates) May 2011 - April 2012
IT Professional Chris Latko July 2009 - April 2011
Chief Technology Officer October 2006 - July 2009
Chief Technology Officer Ashley Associates, Ltd. October 2001 - September 2006
Chief Technology Officer January 2001 - August 2001
Chief Technology Officer Global Board of Trade, Japan June 2000 - July 2001
Web Master WTIC October 1998 - June 2000
Web Designer Sony 1999 - 1999


Indiana University Bloomington Business Economics 1995 - 1998
Tokyo International University Japanese Language 1995 - 1995

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Games
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Financial Services
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Ruby • Python • JavaScript • Php • Java • C# • Spark • Spring

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Jim Brown
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Kevin Burkitt
We worked together  •  Founder, CTO, BOXFISH. Previously Developer, Kronomy Inc..
Among other things, Chris architected and built our microservices platform from scratch, consistently making the right calls when it came to ... choosing supporting design patterns and technologies and at a time when the whole concept of microservices relatively unknown and less supported. This comes from his fundamental understanding of technology and his thoughtfulness, which would make him a great advisor for new platforms and projects. He also brings the knowledge, confidence and foresight to identify and highlight weaknesses in existing or developing projects, which is the kind of advice many entrepreneurs need the most.
Flavia Neves
We worked together  •  VP Product, Boxfish. Previously Head of Growth, SkillPages. NYU grad.
Chris Latko is one of the best software architects I’ve ever worked with. He’s knowledgeable, incredibly dedicated and has an outstandin ... g capacity to find solutions for difficult technical problems. I worked closely with Chris on a few projects and he’s one of those rare engineers who you can trust the execution of products blindly. Not only he writes code beautifully but he's also very careful framing problems, anticipating requirements and thinking long-term. If you want a thought out, stable and robust product, Chris is your go to person.
José Pedro Fernandes
We worked together  •  Lead Data Scientist, BOXFISH. Previously Lead Data Scientist, ChangingWorlds.
Chris's has unique technical skills and experience in both start-ups and the corporate world which enable him to provide valuable insights a ... nd advice.
Hudson Mendes
We worked together  •  Head of Platform Services, Boxfish. Previously Software Engineer, Boxfish Brazil.
Chris' ocean of technology knowledge is by far the greatest I have ever been in touch with. At this point in time, almost every challenging ... technological issue has the right tool to solve it, and Chris is intimately familiar with a huge number of tools that can help a company to get problems, that are blocking their business to succeed, out of the way. For over a year I have witnessed his great wits being applied to all major data-related challenges we had in IT using this wide range of tools, concepts, architecture and complex solutions.
Daniel Oliveira
We worked together  •  Head of Product Development, BOXFISH and Founder, DooIt.
Very knowledgeable, has a lot of experience and usually thinks things through to a level most people would not.
Eoin Dowling
We worked together  •  Founder, BOXFISH. Previously Founder, Red Circle Technologies.
Chris has is extremely considered and has offered stunning solutions to very difficult real world problems. Has has commanded deep respect f ... rom his peers and I would highly recommend him on advising start ups looking at scaling and facing complex technical challenges.
Ann Le
We worked together  •  Product Marketing Manager, Boxfish. Previously Campaign Operations Manager, Boxfish. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Chris is The level of detail that Chris looks into a solution gives him the advantage of looking ten steps ahead to build a foundation that ... is path agnostic and gives flexibility for new options. His knowledge and foresight not only applies to technology and engineering, but business development as well. Chris is driven to find elegant solutions. He also is as invested in his team as he is a to a problem. He is dedicated to learning and will lead people with the tools to solve a problem for themselves.

Daniel Oliveira
We worked together  •  Head of Product Development, BOXFISH and Founder, DooIt.
Daniel is relentlessly exploring the most bleeding edge technologies to increase the velocity of his team. His efficacy and velocity really ... makes me question my own tool sets and even languages. I've never seen someone get so much quality work done so fast.