J.R. earned his degree in management information systems just as the internet was taking off, and got a job at AOL. When he was being recruited for SendGrid, J.R. got the sense that mission, vision, and values really mattered to the ethos of the company—and he’s been happy to see that remain a distinguishing feature.
J.R.’s goal is to ensure that the Engineering Team is aligned with the business and product strategies. By working with peers to understand the needs of the business—and define the long term technical direction for the company—J.R. makes sure that his team is meeting the customer needs of today and for tomorrow.
“The most exciting part about SendGrid’s future is that we control our own destiny. We recognize the challenges that are in front of us, we can see the market unfolding, and we know exactly what we need to do to get there.”
“The opportunities for engineers at SendGrid are tremendous. Because the company is growing so fast, there are opportunities for every individual to continue learning—and the Leadership Team here goes out of their way to ensure that every opportunity is presented.”