Steve Madere

Austin, Texas, US

Software Technology Consultant
Steve's Skills
Product Management
Open to networking with people holding these skills

About Steve

Founded Dejanews, the Usenet search engine in 1995. Served as CEO until mid 1997 when I recruited my replacement and became CTO. Raised over 60 million in venture capital over 5 years. Grew the company to 150 employees of which about 80 were in engineering. Sold to Google and eBay in 2000.

I was recruited as CTO of Barfly in 2007. Recruited the engineering team, designed, built and deployed the company's interactive digital signage platform all in 8 months. Initial deployment was to several hundred locations with no major outages. Barfly was sold
to TouchTunes in 2009.

These were both high-availability applications and Dejanews had very high performance and capacity
requirements. I have acquired a tremendous amount of practical knowledge about technical operations and
designing for flexibility and reliability from these

I also have significant high-frequency securities trading experience.

Work Experience



May 2014 - December 2016