Today we are talking to Michael Gruen, the VP of Engineering at Cybrary.  And we discuss what to look for when building an engineering team from the ground up, how to avoid misunderstandings when communicating remotely, and understanding the personal side of the people you work with.

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

About Michael:

As VP of Engineering, Mike Gruen manages Cybrary’s engineering teams and information technology infrastructure. Mike has over 20 years of experience developing and overseeing the implementation of complex, secure, and scalable software solutions and products. Prior to joining Cybrary, he served as VP of Engineering and then VP of Product & Platform at RedOwl where he was responsible for the delivery of their User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) software product. Mike holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park. One of Mike’s earliest jobs in high school and college was managing cables behind the scenes of The Guiding Light soap opera.

About Cybrary:

Cybrary is a cybersecurity and IT workforce development platform. Its ecosystem of people, companies, content, and technologies converge to create an ever-growing catalog of online courses and experiential tools that provide IT and cybersecurity learning opportunities to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Cybrary has received industry recognition since its 2015 founding, often being named as an innovator and pioneer in cyber and IT development. Since January 2015, Cybrary has grown its user base to over 2.6 million and has 96% of Fortune 1000 companies learning on their platform.

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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