Stories by Dan Newsome

Platform Experience Counts: Virtual Success

I'm a 22-year-old chief technology officer of a pre-IPO company that specializes in software and web applications for the oil and gas industry. Like most people, each morning I wake up, shower, brush my teeth and head to the office. But I don't have to go far; my office is just a few steps away from my bedroom. Part of what's interesting about my story is my age--there aren't a lot of CTOs out there who've only been old enough to buy beer for a year. But the other part is how my company has managed to succeed and thrive within a virtual model.