Today we’re talking to Dave Subar, Founder and Interim CTO/CPO at Interna; and we discuss how Dave helped coach Disney on launching Disney+, how to align your actions with long-term goals in mind, and how to roll with the punches and stay nimble to find success.

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

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About Dave Subar:

“Better Products Faster,” has always been my mission. Coupled with strategic implementation of the lean start-up method, this mission has led to major valuation increases for a quickly growing list of more than 30 technology companies. My strategies are becoming the standard for how technology companies scale while continuing to deliver products that impact the lives of their customers. I began my career in R&D and now lead teams in more than seven countries for clients that ship products for tens of millions of customers. Some of my career highlights include: building products with more than 600 billion monthly page views, building hardware and the operating system for an augmented reality device, assisting in their $1.5B sale to LinkedIn, advising The Walt Disney Company on Disney+, founding two companies, and serving as an advisor and executive for three unicorns.

About Interna:

We enable technology companies to ship better products faster, quickly plan and execute successful product roadmaps, achieve product-market fit more rapidly, and deploy capital more efficiently. 

Our team is composed of strategists and innovators whose leadership has defined numerous pivotal, ground-breaking moments in technology over the past thirty years at companies such as Activision, Disney, FedEx, Meta, and NASA. 

For investors, we offer due diligence services for your potential investments. Our expert assessments have shaped business deals for top VC and PE firms across the world, from B-series investments to $400M SPACs. 

Interested in working with Interna? Follow this link to set up a thirty-minute consultation: Interested in joining our team? Follow this link to apply: 

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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