All too often software engineers end up feeling like they've maxed out their career potential, and that there is no where else to grow in their jobs. Not true, and Mark Herschberg is Exhibit A.
Education.Internet.com recently published a profile of Hershberg, detailing how the former software engineer made his way all the way to being the CEO of ZepFrog, a financial media company. To quote Hershberg in the article, engineers from his alma matter MIT often end up “the biggest cube, not the corner office.” The solution Hershberg chose for his own path was to transition into business. The article continues:
"With engineering, there are clear, absolute answers. Herschberg knew that in business, on the other hand, there were no absolutes and there were exceptions. To him, business posed 'much hard problems.' Those were the problems Herschberg wanted to solve ..."
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Software Engineer to CEO: How Mark Herschberg Became ZepFrog’s Top Exec