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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About Greg:

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

About Divvy:

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

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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