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Ivan Gonzalez

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Software Development Manager for Amazon's A/B Testing Platform, Amazon. Previously Software Developer Engineer, Microsoft.

Software Development Manager for Amazon's A/B Testing Platform, Amazon. Previously Software Developer Engineer, Microsoft.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • Back End Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In

Founder

Hoomi
PointPrior

Positions

Co-founder and CTO Hoomi September 2014 - present
Co-Founder PointPrior 2013 - 2014
Software Development Manager for Amazon's A/B Testing Platform Amazon 2010 - 2012
Software Developer Engineer Microsoft March 2008 - July 2010
Program Manager Microsoft September 2006 - March 2008
Research Assistant Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute January 2004 - July 2006
Extreme Blue Intern IBM May 2005 - August 2005

Education

Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science with School of Computer Science Honors 2002 - 2006

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Recruiting

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I've done some of the basic ingredients of a startup: management, engineering and product management in that order. I also have formal training in Human-Computer Interaction which makes me very pragmatic when it comes to balancing usability and features.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I bring a combination of proven engineering and management experience. I also bring a high level of honesty and maturity in terms of my motivation and commitment.

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Aamer Abbas
We worked together at Microsoft
Ivan is the sort of guy who dedicates himself to a task 1000%. He'll sacrifice everything to accomplish what he puts his mind to.
Vijay Arunkumar
We worked together at Microsoft
I have known Ivan for over 4 years, and since our first phone interview I conducted to recruit him into our team at Tellme/Microsoft, I have ... witnessed his drive and growth, both personally and professionally. In that timeframe, he's been a successful Product/Project Manager (at Microsoft, we call the combo Program Managers), a great Engineer, and I could only assume from his fast-tracked promotions at Amazon, a great manager as well. Such caliber is rare to come across in a person, and it's even rarer to find someone that has the drive and smarts to excel in their career, but has chosen to take and risk and leave it all behind to pursue entrepreneurship and work on a project of their own. Ivan has it in him to be, not just an entrepreneur, but a "capable" one at that. Above all, what makes him a great entrepreneur, and a friend, is his candid approach to solving problems, and his capacity to both give and take candid, yet thoughtful criticism.

Mel Ludowise
They're my school  •  Interaction Designer, Hearsay Social. Previously UX Designer & Product Manager at NASA Ames Research Center. Carnegie Mellon grad.
I have known Mel for eleven years and have been familiar with her work ethic and quality of work over time. She has also been instrumental i ... n helping me get my startup off the ground with her expertise in user centered design. She is the person I consult with and trust when it comes to development of user stories, wireframes and interaction methodologies. She is formally trained in software engineering and usability and has also practiced them in the real world. She is a killer asset to any startup.

Mel Ludowise
They're my school
I have known Mel for eleven years and have been familiar with her work ethic and quality of work. She has also been instrumental in helping ... me get my startup off the ground with her expertise in user centered design. She is the person I consult with and trust when it comes to development of user stories, wireframes and interaction methodologies. She is formally trained in software engineering and usability and has also practiced them in the real world. She is a killer asset to any startup.