Fabian Illanes

Austin, Texas, US

IT Professional and Entrepreneur | Payments Processing Expert and Founder of Ready To Go Survival
Fabian's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group


About Fabian

I love extreme sports and all things outdoors. I believe life is a balance of career goals, ambition, relationships and down time. I've built a successful online retail brand in the emergency preparedness and survival niche with hundreds of thousands in sales. Throughout my years as an entrepreneur I've had hands on experience with front-end and back-end technologies, business development, account and vendor management, business strategy, inventory management, marketing and content strategy, logistics and operations.

Work Experience

Systems Administration Manager


April 2012 - December 2016

Initiates new projects and aids in project planning. Tech lead for complex projects. On-call escalation contact for team members. Participates in tactical technical direction for work group. Capacity planning and performance tuning. Work on tasks, problems, strategies, and projects of moderate to high complexity and scope. Work on assignments that require you to evaluate technical data, develop recommendations, and make decisions for addressing technical and scheduling issues that require some ingenuity and innovation. May design components of services from the ground up. May engage in cross-organizational collaborations.

Founder & CTO

Ready To Go Survival, Inc.

January 2013 - Today

Ready To Go Survival provides pre-made comprehensive emergency survival kits and personalized survival packages for families, businesses, individuals and service people. Ready To Go Survival makes disaster preparedness easy - providing hand picked equipment by law enforcement, military, and first responders. We carefully hand pick and assemble survival kits with a white glove approach, ensuring you've got everything you need for emergency situations. Ready To Go Survival has media mentions in the New York Times, Fox News, Drudge Report, and has been featured on the TV series High Maintenance. As the founder, I ensure the company efforts align with milestones and overall goals to produce actionable results.


Hofstra Univerisity

Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics

2002 - 2006


Emergency Management & Disaster Preparedness

University of Pittsburgh


Founders Institute NYC