Yvette Pasqua

CTO at Exos


It's A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna CTO
career development

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Many of us wonder about our career development as an engineer and as an engineering leader. The truth is that there is no single trajectory to success, nor is there a single definition of what success even means. As with all things engineering, everything is a tradeoff, and there is always more than one way to do it.

This talk will explore those tradeoffs, to help you decide where you are going and what to do along the way. Inspired by the great musical philosophers of the 1980s, we will look at various dimensions of career development: Who Do You Want to Be? (Livin' in the) Limelight Should I Stay or Should I Go? Money For Nothing * (I'm on my way, I'm making it) Big Time You will hear some career war stories, take away some actionable insights, and develop a deeper appreciation for classic and progressive rock. (Apologies to AC/DC, Oingo Boingo, Rush, The Clash, Dire Straits, and Peter Gabriel)


Yvette is the CTO of Exos where she leads the product and engineering teams with a focus on continuous improvement, iteration, and using data to launch products that help our members become healthier and achieve their wellness, life, and work goals.

Prior to joining Exos, Yvette led Product and Engineering at Haven, a health tech startup, and was the CTO at Meetup. Yvette’s career has included leadership roles at startups and product development firms building products like Grindr. She’s on the Board at Chloe Capital, a VC firm that invests in women-led seed stage companies.

Yvette lives in Brooklyn and Rhinebeck, NY with her wife, daughter, and wheaten terrier.