Donato PercontiDP
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Donato Perconti

@donato

Entrepreneurial fintech engineering manager and leader.

United States
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What I'm looking for

I want to build impactful and meaningful products with software alongside amazing people.

What fulfills and energizes me, in order of increasing importance:

  1. Building impactful products

  2. Supporting other builders, creators, and innovators

  3. Enabling other builders who are aware of their extraordinary capacity to shape society

I am an experienced software engineering leader and manager seeking a Head of Engineering role at a series A startup looking to scale. My passion for servant leadership and my expertise in fintech, e-commerce, payments, and card technologies position me well to drive customer results and value. I excel at bridging the gap between business and technology and have a proven track record of building and leading high-performing teams. I communicate and drive delivery by understanding business goals, breaking them into actionable engineering tasks, and consistently delivering results.

Experience

Heard logoHE

Head of Engineering

Heard

Oct 2023 - Present (7 months)

Directed a global team of 12 remote engineers spread across multiple time zones, organized into three distinct, self-managed product teams.
Devised and deployed a performance management framework to minimize bias and bolster engagement through enhanced mentorship and coaching practices.

Ness logoNE

Head of Engineering

Ness

Mar 2023 - Nov 2023 (8 months)

Led and managed a diverse team of mobile, QA, DevOps, web, and backend engineers consisting of off-shore units and US-based full-time engineers.
Successfully migrated project management tools from shortcut to linear, enhancing engineering communication and project management through aligned product design requirements and engineering requirement specs with Figma, Notion, and Linear.

Mercury logoME

Senior Engineering Manager

Oct 2022 - Feb 2023 (4 months)

Grew a team of 4 to 7 within two months of being hired, consisting of all senior to staff-level developers.
Coordinated implementation of new banking partnerships, ensuring the delivery of the final 10% to meet market demands (FTX collapse) within a pre-existing timeline.
First external manager on the team. Created new onboarding and clear and compelling expectations for newly hired managers.

Elevate Security logoES

Senior Engineering Manager

Elevate Security

Jul 2021 - Oct 2022 (1 year 3 months)

Led, motivated, and scaled a highly diverse team spanning five countries and 18 engineers across +/-12.5 hours of time zones.
Worked closely with executive staff, product, design, and CS teams to ensure alignment on product strategy, roadmap refinement, and strategic KPIs.

Skillshare logoSK

Lead Staff Software Engineer

Oct 2019 - Jul 2020 (9 months)

Lead membership and payment initiatives for future visions by integrating into new payment providers, scaling data lakes, and simplifying subscription management.
Created automated solutions for finance and data teams, including an automated revenue recognition tool to serve finance and legal IPO preparedness.

lululemon logoLU

Lead Software Engineer

lululemon

Oct 2018 - Oct 2019 (1 year)

Led a talented software development team of 4 to develop MVPs for emerging product initiatives.
Increase development productivity and product release velocity by introducing and implementing feature management processes.
Increased cross-team collaboration (2 teams totaling 24) by reducing communication friction between teams with documentation and consistent knowledge transfer sessions.

Cloudentity logoCL

Senior Software Engineer

Cloudentity

Aug 2017 - Oct 2018 (1 year 2 months)

Consulted with technical and product personnel to strategize and implement security-focused product enhancements.
Delivered hundreds of security-related web application projects for global Fortune 500 companies in insurance and investment banking.
Coordinated with product releases and with a remote overseas team.

PNW Technology logoPT
Current

Product Engineering Consultant

PNW Technology

Oct 2019 - Present (4 years 7 months)

Product and engineering consulting for early-stage startups seeking go-to-market and/or go-to-market fit within various industries.
Creating micro-saas business models and proof of concepts

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