My name is Neal Enssle. And this is a blog filled with my ramblings – mostly about managing programmers, engineers, developers, designers, and creative types. I also have a page where I have collected some of my favorite quotations about programming, leadership, productivity, design, and quality.
I’m currently Senior Director of Engineering at Recurly, a fast-growing Boulder-based financial technology (fintech) company specializing in providing enterprise-class recurring billing, revenue optimization, and subscription management services for thousands of businesses worldwide. I lead several teams of full-stack software developers (both onsite and remote) including our payments, 3rd-party integrations, and developer experience teams.
In past lives I’ve worked in technical leadership roles at LogRhythm, Rally Software, Foraker Labs, and Acxiom, with experience delivering high-quality software in diverse industries such as healthcare, education, marketing, transportation, security, e-commerce, and finance. A long time ago I was a history professor in training at the University of Chicago. For more career info, check out LinkedIn.
Perhaps most importantly, I’m happily married and the proud father of two pretty amazing youngsters. In my free time I enjoy long walks in the woods, reading, spending time with friends and family, and the occasional romp through Skyrim. I volunteer on the Board of Directors at Flagstaff Academy, where the kids attend school. I also generally try to help my amazing wife shine as a special-education teacher in the St. Vrain Valley School District. The four of us, along with Oliver the cat, live in sunny Longmont, Colorado.