Robert is a Paris based software engineering leader and published technical author. He has a proven track record growing startups from scratch into successful, high value companies. He has also helped deliver important projects within large corporate environments.

He believes in creating a software engineering culture that is experiment-based and empowerment-based. His style of leadership is to motivate the team by ensuring they understand why the features they are working on are important and ensuring they believe in the design choices that have been made.

He has a good understanding of agile development and believes in the removal of toil though aggressive automation and the importance of small but frequent releases to production. He believes software design is about understanding tradeoffs, particularly between developing a long-term vision while delivering value in the short term. He speaks at software conferences from time to time.