Carl W Orthlieb


  1. Senior Software Executive

  2. SaaS and Enterprise Software

  3. Commercial and Consumer Products

  4. Acquisition and Integration

  5. On-Time, On-Budget Results

  6. Offshore Operations

  7. 170+ Engineers


I’m a software development engineering executive with over 25 years of experience in Consumer and B2B solutions including desktop, mobile, Enterprise, and SaaS delivery vehicles.

I have a track record of quality improvement, on-time delivery, building strong teams, and innovative ideas. My passion is to enable teams to reach their true potential.

Among other responsibilities, I just completed scaling up the team at Appcelerator, which develops the award winning Titanium mobile development platform, with a focus on repairing customer relations. I bolstered customer confidence by implementing an agile monthly release cycle, establishing an on-device automation test suite, and creating a dedicated sustaining team which reduced high priority customer issues by over 22% even as the business was growing substantially  (1400+ enterprise customers). I also was directly involved in the acquisition and integration of two new companies (Cocoafish and Nodeable) to create a brand new Mobile Cloud Services product offering.

If you had one thing you could immediately change in your Engineering organization, what would it be?

P.S. The mountain in the picture is Mt. Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa at 17,057 feet. Climbing a mountain takes planning, training, persistence, and an ounce or two of crazy. If you’re interested, I can provide you with pictures from the top looking down.

Game-changer    Turnarounds    Mentor    Ideas    Agile