Today we are talking to Mads, the CTO at Georgian Partners. And we discuss ways to build trust with your customers and partners, what it means to focus on high leverage activities, and two key ways to supercharge the productivity of your team.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

Madalin Mihailescu is Chief Technology Officer and a Partner, and is responsible for leading the Georgian Impact team. In addition, he provides technology architecture support to our portfolio companies. Madalin is also responsible for analyzing technology trends, engaging in the technology due diligence process and developing internal software to support our investment process.

Prior to joining Georgian Partners, Madalin worked in the Advanced Technology Group at NetApp. There he researched trends impacting NetApp’s business, from cloud ecosystems such as Amazon Web Services and OpenStack, and large-scale data management and processing software including NoSQL and Hadoop, to emerging non-volatile memories. Before NetApp, Madalin built PaaS and IaaS cloud management software at IBM. Earlier in his career he conducted research on cloud computing and emerging large-scale data management and analytics paradigms.

Madalin holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Toronto.

Madalin enjoys playing tennis, catching a Toronto Symphony Orchestra concert on weekends and exploring Toronto’s culinary scene.

ABOUT Georgian Partners

Georgian Partners is a thesis-driven growth equity firm investing in SaaS-based business software companies exploiting applied artificial intelligence, security first and conversational AI. Founded by successful entrepreneurs and technology executives, Georgian Partners leverages our global software expertise to be able to directly impact the success of companies.

We invest in high-growth business software companies in the US and Canada. We look for companies with great leadership and a strong work culture. Typically we focus on investment in companies with $6M ARR or higher and invest between $20 and 50 million. Most important of all, we look for companies that are well positioned to exploit three major technology trends: applied artificial intelligence, security first, and conversational AI.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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