Mentoring with Tom Quisel, Technology Leader

Tom Quisel is a Director of Engineering at the Stellar Development Foundation, a cryptocurrency non-profit that focuses on the unbanked. He has a degree in computer science and 10+ years of broad experience in the software industry. He was the first Data Scientist at Evidation Health and has published more than 10 papers on digital health, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Previously, Tom led the engineering team at the dating website OkCupid, helping with its acquisition by IAC and strong growth as its CTO.

Tom loves helping startup founders achieve their fullest potential and has previously mentored with TechStars NYC and The Impact Engine. Tom is passionate about social and environmental causes, and wants social responsibility to be a cornerstone of startup culture.

Outside of work, Tom loves endurance sports in the mountains, or relaxing and learning more about our world through Coursera, TED Talks, and academic papers.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Cryptocurrency

  • Leading software teams

  • Hiring software engineers and data scientists

  • Data science, statistics, machine learning

  • Publishing academic papers in industry, study design

  • Digital health, bioinformatics

  • Building analytics / data pipelines

  • AWS, distributed systems, and modern web backends

  • Software architecture

  • Online dating, matching algorithms

  • Angel investing


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