Ep. 162 – Credit Karma Co-Founder & CTO, Ryan Garciano

Ep. 162 – Credit Karma Co-Founder & CTO, Ryan Garciano

Our guest today is Ryan Graciano, co-Founder and CTO of Credit Karma.

As a co-founder and CTO, Ryan Graciano has grown the company’s engineering department from a one-man band into a team of hundreds, developing a technical framework to support the company’s rapid growth. His expertise and innovation has helped bring new levels of usability and sophistication to financial services technologies.

Today, Ryan runs an ever-expanding group of engineers tasked with building out new products at pace while stressing a culture of agility and experimentation, even as Credit Karma reaches new levels of scale. As a leader, he serves as a constructive agitator, looking to break down traditional workplace hierarchies and empowering each member of his department with real influence over the future of the product.

Ryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and spent five years at IBM before joining Credit Karma.

 

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • How Credit Karma was formed in the lending space
  • Believing in your investment during the beginning stages of your company growth 
  • Mistakes made and lessons learned on the journey to company acquisition 
  • How to filter through different initiatives  
  • Experiences of hiring during rapid growth 
  • What skills Ryan worked on as the company grew around him

Resources:

Connect with Ryan Graciano: LinkedIn 

Credit Karma – https://www.creditkarma.com

Inuit’s acquisition of Credit Karma – Read Article Here

 

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