About SimpleCTO

Hey there! I am Sam Texas.

SimpleCTO is a way for me to better organize my thoughts, share some insights, and publicly air some questions to anyone passing by.

You see, this is not my first rodeo.I've been in the game for a while which means there are some scars to go along with my successes. I've had the pleasure and pain of working with some colorful characters, in colorful places, and in some colorful situations. The names have been changed to protect the sinners, the saints, and those still in purgatory. Maybe by sharing them we can all take something away. Either way, I hope you get a good laugh out of it.

So, what are you working on now?

On nights and weekends I'm working on Curabase (shared team bookmarks) and building many niche vertical search engines.

By day I am an Entrepreneur and Consultant to world-class engineering teams. I provide experience and knowledge in remote teams, startups, and organizational scaling. I am currently at King where I manage engineering teams in a big migration from on-prem to Google Cloud.

Prior to that I was CTO at NuvoAir where I lead a growing team of data-scientists, mobile, and back-end developers to deliver digital health solutions in the respiratory space.

I've been fortunate enough in my career to have the freedom to explore new ideas and opportunities across e-commerce, advertising, startups, and healthcare. In that time I was a developer, copywriter, manager, and CTO (among other fill-in roles).