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 Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.



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