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Guy Rom

Sr. Director, Engineering

Sr. Director, Engineering at Upwork

San Francisco Bay Area

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Sr. Director, Engineering

Santa Clara, CA

IBM Research

Software Engineer

1999 to 2000


LifeSpark (acquired by Cleo Inc)

Co-Founder & CEO

2014 to 2019

San Mateo, CA

Guy Rom's Education

New Ventures West

Coaching Certification

2014 to 2015

Israel Institute of Technology (Technion)

B.A., Computer Science

1998 to 2001

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Sr. Director, Engineering @ Upwork Santa Clara, CASoftware Engineer @ IBM Research Development of software tools used in hardware formal verification. From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) IsraelCo-Founder & CEO @ LifeSpark (acquired by Cleo Inc) Followed a passion to support parents and kids and co-founded a company with the goal of providing easy to consume parenting education with a focus on long term adoption of new parenting habits. Implemented a friendly chatbot coach that walked parents through parenting techniques and then assisted in their ongoing adoption.• Identified and refined a product approach that prioritized long term engagement, surpassing other products in the field.• Recruited a team of 8 contributors on a minimal budget.• Created a new technology solution focused on adult education.• Delivered a streamlined product utilizing Node.js, DynamoDB, AWS, Postgres.• Utilized Facebook’s chatbot platform. Highlighted at F8 and continually supported and lauded as an exemplary partner.• Made a difference in the lives of over 50,000 parents.• User rating of 4.3 of 5 stars (1.4K reviews) From 2014 to 2019 (5 years) San Mateo, CASenior Engineering Manager @ Facebook Senior Engineering Manager – Facebook Groups (2012-2013)• Transitioned the team towards collection and use of data in product roadmap and experimentation.• Worked with other teams in the News Feed org to provide better visibility of the Groups product.• Partnered with remote team to build out a machine learning organic promotion channel for Groups, based on user data.• Groups associated content engagement grew by 2x.• Advocated and got resources to start what is today Workplace by Facebook.Senior Engineer Manager – Facebook Payments (2008-2012) • Started and scaled the Payments and Payments Risk teams.• Built out Platform Payments; the ability for users to pay developers for virtual goods. This opened up a substantial revenue stream for Facebook (10.8% of Facebook's revenue, Q3 2013 earnings).• Built out payment acceptance from one currency and payment method to 50+ currencies and 60+ payment methods.• Charged with continued development of Facebook's payments for Ads. Enabled use of multiple tax entities, advertiser lines of credit and more.• Oversaw the creation of a Payments risk team along with associated heuristic and AI tools.• Ongoing improvement of the secure infrastructure unique to Payments within Facebook.• Shipped finance tracking and monitoring of user/advertiser payments and developer payouts.• Led the vision and definition of Facebook's current payments transaction architecture.• Sourced and recruited engineers, architects, product managers and marketing managers. From 2008 to 2013 (5 years) Menlo Park, CaActing director, product development @ PayPal Acting Director – eBay Payment Products (2006-2008)• Managed the product development effort of over 100 employees including engineers, engineering managers, technical product managers, project managers and QA.• Team spanned San Jose CA, Phoenix AZ and Chennai India.• Deliverables included new checkout flows, gift cards, product shipping, seller billing and more.• Partnered with various eBay engineering teams to define and deliver new features.Engineering Manager (2004-2005)• Managed the Risk engineering team.• Partnered with business unit to form a shared model prototyping team.• Scaled the use and effectiveness of off-shore teams within the engineering org.Chosen with 5 others to participate in the first installment of a yearlong eBay Technology Leadership Program.Staff Software Engineer (2003-2004)• Developed new features as a member of the Risk team. From 2003 to 2008 (5 years) San Jose, CAUNIX Kernel Software Engineer @ Charlotte's Web Networks FreeBSD kernel communication protocol creation and modification. From 2000 to 2002 (2 years) Israel

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