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Mickey W. Mantle, a Distinguished Software Development Executive, and Noted Author Joins Waydev as Advisor

February 16th, 2022
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Feb 15, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Waydev, Development Analytics Intelligence Platform for Engineering Leaders, announced the appointment of Mickey W. Mantle, a distinguished Software Development executive and noted author, as a Company Advisor.

In this role, Mr. Mantle will provide business, management, and technical advice to the company, sharing his experience and lessons gained helping multiple startups grow into large public companies.

For over forty years, Mr. Mantle has held high-profile roles as a General Manager of Computer Graphics at Pixar, SVP of Development at SONY/Gracenote, as well as CTO/ VP Engineering at Brøderbund Software and IMSI. Mr. Mantle is also the Founder and CEO of Wanderful, Inc. Mr. Mantle is a lifetime member of the IEEE and a Senior Member of ACM. He also served on ANSI Computer Graphics Standards Committees and on numerous National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Review Committees.

Mr. Mantle’s vast experience in software development includes managing large multidisciplinary teams in the US, as well as many countries throughout the world, including Canada, India, Russia, Japan, Korea, China, and Europe. Along with his co-author Ron Lichty, they collected and published many valuable insights in their best-selling book Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams – that has become a software development “Bible” for software managers.

“I have been thinking about better ways to manage software processes and programmers for many years and even tried building Waydev-like software. It gives me tremendous satisfaction to be involved with a company that provides a clear view into the actual work performed by programmers, as well as metrics to measure development progress and accountability. Addressing these areas is paramount to development success. As remote work becomes the new rule due to the recent pandemic and geopolitical realities, the value of Waydev and the market it serves are bound to be in the Unicorn/billions category.” said Mr. Mantle.

Alex Circei, Waydev CEO commented: “We are delighted to welcome Mickey as a Waydev Advisor. He really understands the struggles and challenges of growing startups and managing software development teams. We share a common vision of how to solve these problems. We believe his years of experience, immense knowledge, and passion for our product will help Waydev a great deal in the coming years.”

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