Today we are talking to Randy, the CTO at ImageSource. And we discuss how to get your team bought in during times of transition, the culture challenges that can surface with a global engineering organization and why you should try to learn something new from every person you work with.

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

About Randy:

As ImageSource CTO Randy oversees commercial product development and provides leadership for continued technology innovation initiatives. Randy’s organization delivers a broad enterprise content processing platform constructed of powerful plug-and-play modules. Using this platform customers are able to build creative business solutions that streamline operations, cut costs, insure business continuity, and enhance customer engagement.

Prior to joining ImageSource in 2013, Randy served as vice president of development at Oracle where he was responsible for multiple products including WebCenter Imaging, Capture, Forms Recognitions, and ERP AP automation solutions. Randy also served as vice president of development at Stellent and prior to that Optika, where he was responsible for several enterprise content management and governance risk and compliance (GRC) product lines. He also held engineering positions at MCI/Verizon and GTE Government Systems.

Weakly began his career in 1988 at Rockwell Space Operations working in their Space Shuttle Intact Abort Ascent Flight Design Group.

Randy holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical-Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is an avid car and motorcycle racer, musician, and life-long learner. He lives with his family in Colorado.

About ImageSource:

THE LEADING INDEPENDENT INTEGRATOR OF DOCUMENT IMAGING, CAPTURE & WORKFLOW TECHNOLOGIES. ImageSource is a recognized leader in consulting, strategic analysis and rapid application deployment of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions. Utilizing expert teams and a broad portfolio of world leading ECM technology, we improve critical business processes that leverage the management of data, documents and integration with legacy software systems. Our comprehensive approach, including analysis, training and support, will advance efficiencies, security, compliance and competition through your entire organization. Founded in 1994, ImageSource is a privately held corporation headquartered in Olympia, WA. Through a number of strategic acquisitions and mergers, ImageSource has positioned itself as a leader among Enterprise Content Management integrators. We currently provide business process automation for organizations ranging from SMBs to Fortune 500. Along with our broad portfolio of Customer Partners, our employees are our greatest assets. Using a careful hiring process, ImageSource consistently recruits the finest professionals.


  • Randy’s career journey starting out in Aerospace working on things for the Space Shuttle
  • Transitioning into a career in software
  • How Randy met the executive team at ImageSource
  • Team & Organizational structures
  • Spending time with and learning from your customers
  • Solving problems for the customers first
  • Thoughts on security
  • The best leadership advice Randy has received
  • Learnings from M&A

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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