Henry Nissenbaum

Head of Engineering (CTO)
Henry is an engineer who grew up in a machine shop between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. His professional satisfaction comes from the definition, design, development and deployment of enterprise technological solutions, which he leads here at Vega Factor (he is also partial to alliteration). He started his career at Bell Laboratories and went on to engineering leadership at a variety of software ventures in NYC. He received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from NYU-Poly in Brooklyn. A lifelong resident of the same borough, he teaches cool to the hipsters arriving daily.
Core strengths:
Enrapturing any audience with insight
Making big, scary ideas feel fun, light, and inspiring
Breaking even the coldest of ice with heartfelt goofiness
Core strengths:
Finding the needle of insight in a haystack of data
Fostering harmony in diverse groups of highly skilled people
Braveheart-style inspirational speeches
Core strengths:
Making complex ideas concrete and digestible
Creating environments where people can speak the hard truth without fear
Always finding the perfect sports metaphor
Core strengths:
Cultivating ideation and strategic thinking
Developing trusting, inclusive, and collaborative teams
Able to tolerate and out-wait long pauses motivating group participation or discussion contributions
Core strengths:
Unlocking creativity through structured thinking
Bridging communication gaps
Figuring out exactly what type of nerd you are and running with it

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