Hello and welcome! I’m Francis.

I'm an engineer, author, ultrarunner, artist, woodworker and musician. I enjoy building things that enhance the Human Experience. My pronouns are he/him. Thanks for stopping by!

I’ve held leadership positions at places like Audible/Amazon, Nike, and currently Peloton. Over 27 years I’ve been mentored by some amazing leaders and have worked through some extreme situations (like the first-ever Prime Day). I’ll share some of those adventures here along with thoughts about what I’ve learned along the way.

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Sharing Career Guidance for Software Engineers; lessons learned from 27 years of building teams and delivering software in the tech industry.


He/him - Engineering @onePeloton. CardioVeep on the leaderboard. #pelotonMedTwitter @moab200 finisher, @LTRaceSeries finisher.