Today we are talking to Chris Ridenour, the CTO of Cladwell. And we discuss the differences between a lead developer and CTO, his journey and experience on the Startup Bus, and the importance of having the entire company work towards a common goal.

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

Time Stamps

3:00 generate outputs like a deck of cards

3:20 where was product at when you joined?

4:45 finishing the job

5:10 dual major fashion/computer science

6:34 next big feature with Cladwell

10:29: talking about baby

12:30 weirdest feature suggestion

14:20 potential licensing of data?

15:36 subscription based app

16:50 people think CTO means lead developer

18:20 startup bus

21:49 snake hackathon

23:20 how did you meet the people at cladwell

26:02 having the entire company work towards the common goal

28:28 work from home wednesday

33:30 rets

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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