Today we are talking to Ryan and Charlie, the CTO and CRO at Route. And we discuss how Route is changing the e-commerce experience, crafting a culture of accountability and the benefits of having high standards.

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

About Ryan:

Ryan is the CTO at Route. Prior to joining Route, Debenham was a Director of Engineering at Qualtrics, helping scale the engineering team from 30 to over 500 in five years. His contributions at Qualtrics included personally building out several engineering departments of more than 70 people, leading the AI division, and improving the platform scale by more than 100x.

“I am thrilled to join Route and help build the technology and team that will enable people to see, share, and discover the world’s products. Route has a business model and vision that rivals the best tech companies in the world. Combined with an outstanding team, I believe that Route is one of Utah’s most interesting early-stage tech startups,” said Debenham.

About Charlie:

Charlie Besecker is the Chief Revenue Officer, based out of Qualtrics’s Provo, Utah office. He has a Bachelors of Arts in International Politics and Relations as well as an International Business Certificate and minors in Business, Political Science and Spanish from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining Qualtrics, he has founded several companies such as Summit Outsourcing, Constant | Demand, and iActionable.

ABOUT Route:

Route is a one-click premium shopping experience for online ordering and the only way to view all of your online orders, from any merchant, visually in one place. Online shoppers can insure and visually track everything they order online in one centralized app. E-commerce merchants from boutique brands to household names can add Route to their website enabling one-click solutions for their customers for shipping insurance, visual package tracking, and one-click claim handling. With offices in both Silicon Slopes, Utah (HQ) and Santa Monica, California.

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 LeaderBits.io. 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 BeasleyFoundation.org 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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