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Code + Craft Brews: Startup CTO Panel

February's Code + Craft Brews event will feature the heads of technology for three of Milwaukee's fastest growing tech startups, Wantable, (m)Pirik and Montage Talent.


Discussion topics will include:

  • Background on the startups they work for
  • Details on the products they are building
  • An overview of their company's tech stack
  • Engineering culture at their startups
  • Career backgrounds and leadership advice

Who should attend Code + Craft Brews?

  • Software Engineers & Software Development Managerswho would like to learn about Aurora Health Care's engineering culture.

  • Technology Company Executives looking to learn more about best practices for attracting, managing and leading top technology talent.

  • College students who are exploring careers in technology in Southeast Wisconsin.

  • Community members who are curious about Aurora Health Care's technology plans.

Featured Guests:

Jim Geurts, Head of Technology @ (m)Pirik
Jim leads technology at [m]pirik, a local healthcare technology startup. Jim and everyone at [m]pirik are responsible for creating software solutions to clarify incoming data and present insights in an easily digestible format. Prior to joining [m]pirik, Jim helped to build and grow the digital team at Laughlin Constable. 

Casey Sobrilsky, CTO @ Wantable
Since starting as Wantable's first employee in 2012, Casey has grown his team from the ground up and now serves as CTO, leading the charge on all engineering fronts from software architecture to data analysis and algorithm development. As one of the only Ruby shops in the city, most of his developers have started out as interns and transitioned into full-time salaried employees. Casey's team builds, maintains, and manages all of Wantable's homegrown software solutions, performing all of the necessary functions for the company including everything from the customer-facing website to order fulfillment, product/inventory management, customer relationship management, email automation, shipping, and everything in between.

Shaun Bowe, Senior Architect @ Montage Talent
As the Senior Architect for Montage, Shaun is responsible for architecture and development of the Montage SaaS platform. Prior to joining Montage in 2012, Shaun held development and architecture roles at companies such as Northwoods Software, Kohls, and Codeworks.

Startups Featured:

Wantable is an online lifestyle service for busy people on the go, offering curated Style, Fitness, and Men's Fitness Edits individually handpicked to meet your preferences. Listed 223 on the Inc 5000 ranking of fastest growing companies and one of Milwaukee Magazine's 2017 Coolest Places to Work in Milwaukee, Wantable remains on the cutting edge of the developing e-commerce landscape while being a fantastic place to work.

(m)Pirik is a healthcare technology company headquarter in Milwaukee's third ward. Working with large hospital systems, like Aurora Health Care and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, to small physician owned clinics, [m]pirik is leading the charge to address shortcomings in healthcare across the U.S. [m]pirik's cloud based software platform collects and aggregates health data from many disparate sources, including direct from patients, 3rd party APIs & devices, patient records stored in an EHR, and from staff throughout the patient's care. [m]pirik uses that data to improve care and communication with patients, reduce costs, streamline and standardize workflow, and fulfill regulatory requirements and submissions.

Montage is is the single solution to engage, interview and hire better candidates, faster. We partner with many of the world’s most well- respected brands, including 100 of the Fortune 500, to create the high-tech, high-touch hiring experience the modern candidate expects. As the pioneer of purpose-built video interviewing, our proprietary technology integrates seamlessly with enterprise needs for reliability, scalability, compliance, and security. We are committed to market driven-innovation, incorporating applicable science and data in our solutions to speed the process and improve the predictability of talent acquisition. Our commitment to superior client service and support is unique in the industry. We help each and every client at every stage of our partnership because we sincerely want them to succeed – and believe in building relationships for the long term.

Our Sponsors

MARS Solutions is an award-winning, Staffing and IT Professional Services Company that is proudly serving clients locally and nationally for over a decade.

We help our clients assess, plan and execute business and Data & Technical projects. MARS is also a proven top-flight leader in the Staffing industry.

Our portfolio of offerings includes: MARS Staffing - IT, Engineering, Finance & Accounting, and Admin Clerical, MARS Data Solutions, MARS Neolink - Enterprise Data Integration platform and MARS IT Project Outsourcing. Throughout all of our services, we empower our clients to harness their data from product to profit-generating capital.

Startup Milwaukee is focused on building and networking Southeast Wisconsin's high-growth startup community.

Skills Pipeline helps companies grow through helping them access the top digital talent in the Midwest. We help technology professionals grow by helping them find meaningful work opportunities.

Code + Craft Brews is free and open to the public, space is limited. Cash bar provided by MobCraft Beer.

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