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 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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