John Cwikla

Premium

San Francisco, California, US

I build. You sell. Boom.
John's Skills
Programming
Technical
Finance
Management
Marketing
Product Management
Sales
Operations
Strategy
Fundraising
Business Development
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About John

My last gig was a startup studio with a couple of other partners. Launched a couple of projects and after four years we went our separate ways. I love going from idea, to whiteboard to getting something out the door. I'm skilled across the entire stack and make systems that run themselves. I've been CTO/VPE of several companies over the years. I love to program, and I'll never stop.

I'm looking for:

A non-stop business person who can succeed and will do whatever it takes to get that next customer or user.

A UX/UI person who can make my ugly shit pretty. And more importantly understands how to drive users to actionability and makes them happy.

If you are interested in the recruiting space, I can show you what I'm building and we can talk about how to make it big.

Check out my linkedin profile to see my background. Please have a linkedin link so I can look at yours.

I work out of my place in SOMA, but I can be found at breweries around the area too on sunny afternoons. If you need some general technical/project management questions answered, I'm more than happy to chat/help if you buy me a beer :).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cwikla/


Please note: I am not looking to take over for your offshore/contractor so you can have a non-paid full stack developer for some small amount of equity. I'm looking for a partner.

Work Experience

Partner

The Giant Pixel

July 2012 - March 2016

VPE

Radius Intelligence

November 2010 - July 2012

CTO/Founder

Tello

May 2010 - September 2010

CTO

Gamelayers

May 2009 - October 2009

CTO/VPE

Doostang

February 2007 - December 2008

CTO/VPE

Xoom

January 2004 - January 2007

Backend Engineering Manager

Biz360

January 2002 - January 2004

Technial Yahoo!

Yahoo!

November 2000 - February 2001

Sr. Engineer

eGroups

July 2000 - November 2000

Lead X Engineer

Brio

August 1999 - July 2000

Lead X Engineer

Wolfram Research Inc

March 1992 - July 1999

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CS/Math

1992 - 1992