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Dana Spiegel Linkedin_logo

at FounderTherapy

Skills:

Business Planning/Strategy, Database Management, IT Networking, Mentorship, Project Management, UI/UX, Web/Software Development

About me:

As a Founder and Chief Code Therapist at FounderTherapy, I help early stage startups bring their software products to market, implementing best practice software development processes, building agile software teams, and architecting scalable systems and infrastructures. I also help founders and company leadership understand the necessary ingredients to create highly performant, resilient teams.

I also occasionally teach classes on how to build web applications (most recently through the Hatchery), and am an advisor to a number of startups, including ClearServe and WorkMarket.

Prior to starting FounderTherapy, I was the VP of Product and Engineering at Axial, the Global Network For Deal Professionals. At Axial, I lead both the Product and Engineering teams in building the innovative, next generation match-making marketplace and management platform.

I was previously the Head of Product Development at OnForce, responsible for the development and design of the company's innovative online field labor deployment and management marketplace. While at OnForce, I created a number of patent pending technologies and transformed the company's online tools into a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. Under my leadership, OnForce was nominated as a finalist for a Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Codie Award.

Prior to OnForce, I was Founder and Chief Architect at Primedia Software-on-Demand, where I created a Desktop SaaS delivery platform for K-12 schools. I also served in Lead Engineering roles at FareChase (now Yahoo! Travel) and IBM, and currently serve as the Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors of NYCwireless, a New York City-based non-profit organization that creates free, public wireless hotspots.

Specialties: SaaS, Software Engineering (Python, JavaScript, AWS), Engineering Management, Product Development and Management, Online Marketplaces, Technical Team Building, User Experience, Wireless Technology, Wi-Fi