Thomas Ruge

Product Management, Business Development, Programming

Denver, Colorado, US

Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About Thomas

Multicultural entrepreneur and innovational leader with 25 years of experience in high-tech research, development management and technology consulting.
What I love:
- engaged, curious, risk taking partners
- open, inviting team culture without prejudice
- looking for solutions instead for problems
What I hate:
- bullies, knowitalls and intolerance

When hiring the right people, attitude, curiosity and willingness to constantly improve are more important to me than technical expertise.

Quote

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new - Albert Einstein

Headline

Driven, Passionate and Curious

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Management
Product Management
Technical
Business Development
Strategy
User Experience
Marketing
Finance
Fundraising
Design
Operations
Sales
Work Experience

CEO

Colorado Code Craft

June 2014 - January 0

My latest startup adventure, I am building a different kind of startup: No investors to baby, No board to tame and no boss to please, only my team and me working on creating the next generation of cloud tools. We take risks, we make mistakes, we move on and don't look back. 100% execution with 200% focus on customers

VP of Product Development

Mersive

May 2013 - July 2014

Responsible for the product management and the delivery of mersive's SW products Sol and Solstice as well as for the leadership of a strong and diverse engineering team.

Product Manager

NVIDIA

January 2013 - May 2013

Responsible for the product management of the GRID SDK from NVIDIA. The GRID SDK is NVIDIA's middleware that enables media-rich cloud solutions using NVIDIA's cloud focused GRID graphic cards. As the product manager I worked with the stakeholders from NVIDIA's game cloud and enterprise cloud business units and the engineering team and was responsible for the delivery of the GRID SDK.

Software Manager

NVIDIA

February 2008 - December 2012

Heading a team of innovative engineers in the field of cloud / VDI middleware and professional visualization.

Co-Founder, CTO & VP of Engineering

ModViz, Inc.

September 2002 - February 2008

Senior Scientist+ Director of Technology

Siemens AG

April 1995 - September 2002

- Consulting Siemens business units in the use of virtual reality technologies - Technical set up and management of the Siemens Virtual Reality Lab in Munich

Education

Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

MBA

2010 - 2011

Columbia University - CBS

MBA

2010 - 2012

Technical University of Munich

Diplom-Physiker (equiv. to Master of Science in the US)

1986 - 1993

Accelerator/Incubator

Siemens TTB

2001

Co-working Space

Galvanize

2015 - 2016

WeWork

2017 - 0