VP of Engineering vs CTO

I couldn’t agree more with Uday’s comment on Union Square Ventures’ post on Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO for Non-Techie Founders.

“The VP-Eng & CTO are 2 different job types.

VP-Eng Responsibility: To deliver products.

He Speaks: Budget,resource,process,schedule and product delivery.

CTO Responsibility: Technical roadmap for the company.

He Speaks: Evangelism, Stds, Architecture, Technology, Vision,Customer…”

Uday Subbarayan