CTO Connection Podcast

Short Byte: Mark Reese - Starting from somewhere else

September 09, 2021 Peter Bell
CTO Connection Podcast
Short Byte: Mark Reese - Starting from somewhere else
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CTO Connection Podcast
Short Byte: Mark Reese - Starting from somewhere else
Sep 09, 2021
Peter Bell

Wellington, NZ isn’t the obvious place to start a SaaS company. But Xero has built a globally distributed team of over 1800 people in product and engineering. In this episode, I chat with Mark Rees [https://www.linkedin.com/in/markrees3/], their CTO about how they scaled the org. 

Learn more about: 

- How he doubled his engineering team from 150 -> 300 in a year 
- His approach to allocating work across a widely distributed org 
- Why his team actually appreciated the introduction of standards for processes and technologies 
- The unexpected benefits of publishing a machine readable service directory for the org

Show Notes

Wellington, NZ isn’t the obvious place to start a SaaS company. But Xero has built a globally distributed team of over 1800 people in product and engineering. In this episode, I chat with Mark Rees [https://www.linkedin.com/in/markrees3/], their CTO about how they scaled the org. 

Learn more about: 

- How he doubled his engineering team from 150 -> 300 in a year 
- His approach to allocating work across a widely distributed org 
- Why his team actually appreciated the introduction of standards for processes and technologies 
- The unexpected benefits of publishing a machine readable service directory for the org