I worked closely with Kevin for several years while I was the VP of engineering. In that time I observed his work with engineering teams, groups outside of engineering, the executive team, and as a recipient of individual coaching. In all of these areas Kevin made lasting contributions that positively affected the entire company even long after he had moved to new opportunities. I’m personally grateful for the executive coaching I received from Kevin. I’m a more effective leader because of him and, more importantly, a better person.
Kevin brings to his work a unique combination of technical, organizational, and cultural understanding and experience. He relentlessly challenges, mentors, and encourages those he works with to constantly better themselves. He shines a light where it is most uncomfortable and take those often awkward discussions and turn them into opportunities.
Kevin’s impact to the teams and the individuals he worked with resonated deeply and, most importantly, sustained its momentum after his departure. As I reflect on where Kevin and I worked together, I appreciate more and more how effective the software development and operations teams were. In no small part due to Kevin’s coaching and guidance, they lived agility daily. Together, they collaborated to consistently and rapidly produce and deliver high quality software that delighted our customers.
Kevin’s impact on engineering didn’t go unnoticed throughout the rest of the company. He was regularly invited to work with other departments to understand their processes and help them discover and embrace a lasting way to better operate. He often worked with the executives individually and as a whole, to improve their capabilities as leaders and collaborators.