From Head of Sales and Marketing for 18F to Senior Director of Engineering at Mailchimp – Sarah MilsteinFeatured
Hi Elpha!I'm Sarah Milstein, Senior Director of Engineering at Mailchimp and site director for our Brooklyn office, where I grew the team from 20 to 50+ employees. At Mailchimp, I manage engineers who are senior individual contributors as well as other engineering managers in our growing organization.Previously, I was Head of Sales & Marketing for 18F, a tech-consulting startup within the federal government. Before that, I was CEO and co-founder of Lean Startup Productions, a media startup, and co-author of The Twitter Book. Earlier in my career, I was a freelance journalist writing regularly for The New York Times, co-founded a record label with children’s musician Laurie Berkner, and started Just Food's CSA in NYC program.I hold an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and a BA from Rutgers University, and I was the 21st user of Twitter.Ask me anything about being an engineering leader without a technical background, manager/direct report relationships, cross-functional collaboration, challenges as companies scale up quickly, or something else!