Today we are talking to Greg Larson, the SVP of Engineering at Divvy. And we discuss how Divvy exposes their engineers to other parts of the business through empathy hour, thoughts on inspiration and self care, and the impact of definitions when creating team alignment.
All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast
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As employee 13 at Divvy, Greg counts himself lucky to have played a vital role in the development of the platform, and now oversees all technology functions within the company. In past positions, he led development projects at Jive and Microsoft, and was head of engineering teams at ObservePoint and Adobe.
Greg earned a B.S. in computer science from The University of Utah, and devotes much of his available memory to random facts and trivia. He also enjoys other, less docile activities like playing drums, coaching youth hockey, and watching motorsports
Divvy is a secure financial platform for businesses to manage payments and subscriptions, build strategic budgets, and eliminate expense reports. By integrating real-time tracking for every business transaction, Divvy provides organizations with instant insight into their spend. With Divvy, you can make informed cash flow decisions, curb losses before they happen, and never have to save a receipt again.
- Greg’s career progression. Fascinated by engineering in school. Landed an internship at Microsoft during college.
- How Divvy makes sure their engineers are exposed to other parts of the business through empathy hour
- Story of Greg meeting the leadership team at Divvy and becoming employee 13
- How Divvy works and the problems they solve by empowering employees to make decisions and keep track of expenses
- Takeaways from growing from 13 to 300 people
- How Covid-19 caught a lot of people unaware and they had to adapt quickly
- What challenges were overcome during hyper-growth
- The importance of definitions
- Thoughts on inspiration