Dan Caffee (CEO and Venture Capitalist)
Who am I?
Over 18 years of seasoned experience with software development, automation and technology leadership. This includes a heavy emphasis on high volume data transactions, reporting and analytics.
- 15 years of application and cloud development.
- 10+ years providing devops server infrastructure support with recent experience focused on code automation through continuous integration, continuous deployment and container driven services using docker.
- 9 years of leadership experience in roles as a team lead, architect, director and chief technology officer.
Learning helps me continue to grow and provide fresh perspectives to daily efforts. As a natural side effect I find it fun and relaxing. Here is a short list of items I am currently exploring both personally and professionally.
- Cloud / Architecture: AWS solutions architect certification, cloud driven big data analytics and source code pipelines using continuous integration and deployment strategies.
- Data Warehousing, analytics and mining: Anything and everything data driven including, ETL / data warehouse strategies, analytics and open data set mining.
- Business and Marketing: Entrepreneurship is in my heart and I love to build and grow businesses and business units. I feel that anything I can absorb in these areas makes me an effective business asset and leader.
What others have to say!
“Dusty is that rare breed of social software engineer. He leads the team in reaching out to the internal business owners to collaborate and communicate. Company leadership has expressed many times how much they appreciate working with Dusty for always keeping them involved.”Ben ReeceChief Technology Officer, Doba
“Dusty is one of the most brilliant developers I’ve ever worked with. He has a deep understanding of technology and business, which is a rare thing. He is able to knock out major technical achievements at a crazy fast pace. Everyday was it was an adventure to see what he had come up with! Plus he’s a great guy to work with! It’s great to work with developers who are dedicated and motivated like Dusty.”Dan Caffee CEO and Technology Investor, Neutron Interactive
“Dusty has an impressive drive to learn and improve. He is a solid contributor to any endeavor. He is not content to keep his knowledge and understanding to himself, but is eager to patiently share what he knows. He is a skilled and effective teacher and leader.
Dusty has the enviable qualities of not only being a great professional, but also (and probably more outstandingly) a truly great person.”Kent DaytonContent Director, Vision Investing Group
“Dusty is a key asset to any successful team. His ability to quickly understand the overall business model and how individual features or requests connect to create the larger picture makes him an extremely strong candidate for any team. Dusty is always ready to help with an amazing attitude that makes him a pleasure to not only work with, but manage. Given the opportunity I would gladly add Dusty to my team again. I would highly recommend Dusty to any organization seeking an individual who is self motivated, flexible, and constantly pushing the boundaries on what is possible.”Dal PriceEngineering Manager, Neutron Interactive
“I’ve actually worked with Dusty since 2004. He is a quick study; he learns and begins using new technologies very quickly, an absolute must-have skill in today’s rapidly changing world. He is an extremely conscientious engineer both in terms of software design/implementation and effort. A great team player and excellent individual contributor. In short, if I were to start a software company, Dusty would be the first engineer I hired.”Kyle TippettsEngineering Manager, Hewlett Packard
“Dusty is a hardworking, motivated, and technical developer who I had the pleasure of managing at HP. He is a great team player who enjoys learning new technologies. When working on projects, he was able to get up to speed quickly. Dusty also had the opportunity to mentor others which was very valuable to the success of the projects. Dusty was a great asset to the team and it would pleasure to work with him again.”Mary SlocumEngineering Manager, Hewlett Packard
“Dusty is a talented, hard working and a great team member, it’s fun to hangout and work with him, he makes everyone feel as part of A team, hats off…”Raj GangaOracle Database Administrator, FundTech
“Dusty is a highly skilled and innovative Software Engineer. I have had the pleasure of working with him in two separate companies. The first as team member and his team lead and the second as his Software Engineering Manager. I have found him to be a extremely valuable resource when tasked with critical problems needing immediate, maintainable solutions. He has always been open and extremely capable of learning new technology and even welcomed the challenge. I have been on more than one critical project that would have failed without his expertise, wisdom, and technical prowess.”Chris JonesEngineering Manager, SkullCandy